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PBS noticed an all time station high in ratings earlier this week with the guest appearance of Katy Perry on Sesame Street. PBS President and CEO Pat Mitchell commented “We like beautiful things here at PBS. That’s why …we have the Antiques Roadshow: to give people a false hope that their junk is worth millions. It never occurred to me that a beautiful woman could draw more ratings than the prospect of building your retirement plan on family heirlooms. I mean, there’s no liquidity in watching her. She’s on the screen, then gone. You can at least sell junk to the pawn shop down the road.”
With the ever increasing of stay-at-home dads (SAHD) in America, Sesame Street has seen a decline in ratings in families with women bread-winners and SAHD men. Bob McGrath, cast-member since the shows inception in 1969, remarked, “Back in my day, we could rely on stay-at-home moms to take the time to watch Sesame Street with their children. Today, dads get bored with the show, so they watch something else. With shows like the ‘Price is Right’ and that hussy ‘Rachel Ray,’ we have had to get creative with our programming. We can’t compete with Barker’s Beauties.”
1. This would make a great ‘The Onion’ article.
2. Never thought I would see the day that parents would have to consider if they want their children watching Sesame Street.