Vodcast: Leveraging Childhood Stuff to Tell Adult Stories

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No Sesame. All Street.

If you grew up watching Sesame Street, you may be a bit shocked with the new “puppetry” movie, The Happytime Murders. By taking a bunch of puppets who look a lot like those beloved childhood Sesame Street Muppets and making them very adult—this movie aims to shock.

But we’ve seen this before. Ted. South Park. Even The Simpsons—now considered by some to be almost wholesome—was intentionally subversive back in the day. There’s a fascination with transforming the innocent into the adult. I wanted to know more about why this is so appealing, so I sat down with Paul Asay and Adam Holz to hear what they had to think about it all.