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During the season 17 premiere of Sesame Street in 1985, after 14 years, the adults see Mr. Snuffleupagus for the first time.
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πŸŽƒ Muppet History πŸ‘» Oct 4
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You’re welcome πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚
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πŸŽƒ Muppet History πŸ‘» Oct 4
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Similar to the situation when Mr. Hooper died, revealing Snuffy was done out of necessity. At the time, a string of stories of sexual abuse of children had started coming out, and for Sesame Street this was their way of letting kids know that the grown ups will believe them.
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Bruja Feminista πŸ•― Oct 4
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WHAT !!! I had no idea that’s why he existed omg
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πŸŽƒ Muppet History πŸ‘» Oct 4
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Well he existed because many children had imaginary friends and it was to show them it was okay. He was revealed to show kids that they shouldn’t fear talking to grown ups
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Bruja Feminista πŸ•― Oct 4
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Aww still cool
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lynj Oct 5
I wondered. I could never get enough of snuffleupagus so at first was bummed it wasn’t more about him. Count on Sesame Street to catch an important children’s issue and address the need. πŸ’•
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πŸŽƒ Muppet History πŸ‘» Oct 5
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On the left is Mr. Hooper. On the right is Bob’s uncle Wally. You’re welcome.
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πŸŽƒ Muppet History πŸ‘» Oct 6
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Let’s be honest, the message of this episode is still relevant today.
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call me pumpkin spice Oct 6
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Incredibly relevant. We have a right to be angry when we tell the truth and we are dismissed and no one seeks to understands us or believes us. It is very hard. So upsetting traumatizing even.
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Scott from Chicago Oct 4
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This was a wonderful years-long story line I followed through my early childhood. What a moment! Foreshadowed peak-TV 20 years later.
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Scott from Chicago Oct 4
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I just found this oral history that explains the context!
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Scott from Chicago Oct 4
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πŸŽƒ Muppet History πŸ‘» Oct 4
Replying to @scottmonaghan
Yes, similar to the situation with Mr. Hooper, it wasn’t done for β€œratings” but more so out of necessity
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Scott from Chicago Oct 4
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Peter Greene Oct 5
Of course, now nobody can see Snuffy unless they fork over money to HBO.
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πŸŽƒ Muppet History πŸ‘» Oct 5
Replying to @palan57 @tressiemcphd
The new episodes will still air on PBS
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Peter Greene Oct 6
And the old episodes?
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πŸŽƒ Muppet History πŸ‘» Oct 6
Replying to @palan57 @tressiemcphd
I imagine reruns will still happen.
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