Oscar the Grouch, or Oscar the America-Hating Socialist?

Some conservatives are up in arms (hopefully not literally) over a 2-year-old Sesame Street skit (video below) in which a puppet gets in a dig at Fox News.

From PopEater:

In the clip, Oscar the Grouch is a reporter for the Grouch News Network (GNN), but he bored one female viewer, who responds: “From now on, I’m watching Pox News. Now there’s a trashy news show!

Those puppets are such…puppets!

Big Hollywood, the celeb blog founded by conservative writer Andrew Breitbart, called out the old skit (re-run this week) as a jab at the mega popular news network. “The message is clear,” a blogger named Stage Right noted, “I can’t even sit my kids in front of ‘Sesame Street’ without having to worry about the Left attempting to undermine my authority.”

That’s so true, Stage Right. Because, you know, any 3-year-old would be all over that subversive reference! No doubt it’s been Topic No. 1 at pre-schools and day-care facilities across the land, nudging out heated debates over the details of the House health care bill and poop jokes.

Big Bird, if it comes down to Senate hearings, whatever you do, don’t “take the Fifth.” Remember the Hollywood Ten.

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