“J” is for “Jail” In New Sesame Street Learning Series
Remember when Oscar the Grouch was the worst offender on Sesame Street? As it turns out, the neighbourhood’s a lot rougher than it was when you were a kid.
In fact, Sesame Street recently introduced little Max, one of the area’s newer and youngest residents, who has a father in jail. He won’t say why – “I don’t like to talk about it, ” he admits in a somber voice – which in a weird way makes you want to know what the offense was even more.
Regardless, with one in 28 American kids with a parent in prison, youngsters in the U.S. have bigger problems than keeping up with The Count as he tallies how many bats are flying past the window of his castle.