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Re: PFB: The Lost Episode
« on: November 14, 2013, 12:11:50 am »
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No clue if it's all based solely on the infamous "Two moms" episode or not

Probably.

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but I'm guessing since ONE show "promoted tolerance towards homosexuals", then they assumed ALL PBS Kids shows were promoting tolerance, and if there's one thing conservatives hate more in this world than homosexuality, it's tolerance towards homosexuals. :p

I've not seen the PFB episode in question, so I can't really vouch for how much it really "promotes the gay agenda" - Youtube to the rescue, hopefully.

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But SESAME STREET did actually have similar controversy a few years earlier: when word of a new HIV+ Muppet was to be introduced, parents absolutely FLIPPED OUT... 'cause, you know, HIV/AIDS automatically means you're gay? You know, that old stigma? But, the problem is the parents DIDN'T EVEN GET THE ENTIRE FRICKEN STORY! It wasn't the American SESAME STREET that was introducing an HIV+ Muppet to the cast, it was the South African co-production that was introducing a new HIV+ Muppet to their cast, and the Muppet wasn't gay or promoting homosexuality, and didn't even contract HIV through gay sex, she contracted HIV from a blood transfusion when she was an infant, and, well, HIV is an epidemic down in South Africa.

Yes I recall this. There was also rumors of turning Ernie and Bert gay, then the one about Ernie being killed off via AIDS after his performer (Jim Henson) died, and much regarding David's departure from the program - none of these were true of course, but in the early days of the internet just about any rumor could take off without much certification.

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Heck, anybody remember that old PBS promo that had clips of not just PBS shows, but like Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, and other clips, all set to "We Are Family"? Even THAT put bees in some parents' boxers. :p

I don't recall this one. Must have been after my time growing up on PBS fare and inevitably turning to other programming.

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But, I digress, didn't really mean for this thread to start up a debate, just wanted to share the comic.

I understand - it's a pretty funny comic, as it's played for laughs.  ;)