Million Puppet March goes on despite Sandy, overwhelming lack of interest

Even the mighty New York City Marathon has been canceled in the wake of Sandy as the nation’s attention turns to relief efforts for victims of the super-storm. Organizers of the Million Puppet March in Washington, D.C., tomorrow, though, hope you’ll spare a thought for the most helpless and vulnerable among us: the Muppets of the money printing machine called Sesame Street.

Organizers of the “nonpartisan” event say they’re expecting about 600 people and their puppets to show up in support of federal and private funding for public broadcasting.

There’s also a smartphone app available, and organizers promise a live Internet stream of the event for proud parents watching from home.


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  • Lisa

    I wonder how much public television makes for every tickle me Elmo that’s sold? Hmmm??

    • tjp77

      Sesame Street merchandising has made nearly one billion dollars over the last five years. They don’t need a dime of public money to stay on the air.

  • Tony0920

    Am I the only one that thinks the title of this march is sublime? Aptly chosen.

  • Terry_Jim

    Millionaire muppets march for what?
    40 years of Sesame Street teaching pre-schoolers how to watch TV hasn’t improved the reading scores of students.

    • TugboatPhil

      Terry, not only that but I’d say there is an argument to be made that they are much worse because of it.

  • Brett McMicken

    a million journalists were marching?

  • rivers

    Sad clowns.
    For the record these lovers of tolerance scrubbed their facebook page of any comments that even mildly contradicted their meme and then blocked the dissenting commenters!

  • Brett McMicken

    i hear sandra fluke will be there with the puppet she got at the adult book store.

  • cgraham77

    How sad. 600 people who’s level of education has not matriculated beyond Sesame Street will be gathering in the streets of D.C.

  • HerculePoirot

    Ar-r-r-r-r-rgh! This makes me want to barf.

  • mayume

    Does that mean obama and biden will be there rep resenting Egypt’s and Iran’s puppets?

    • WingedBishop

      I took it to mean everyone in attendance is Obama’s brain dead puppet.

  • Jim Cooper

    Is Barry going to be there. Its another disadvantaged group he can cowtow to and promise the WORLD.

    • WingedBishop

      They already think it’s coming. It didn’t happen over the last 4 years because he doesn’t have his flexibility yet.

  • nc

    Wonder how much puppet trash they’re going to leave behind?

  • WingedBishop

    Symbolism at its finest.

  • Forrest Sargente

    In the wake of Sandy’s devastation, the only way a “muppet march” would be a good idea is if it were delivering aid supplies, like the Romney campaign. But we know that the only intent of it is to suck up more of our taxpayer dollars rather than, you know, actually help anybody.

  • Eric Jablow

    “Nothing even matters—but moi!!!!!!”

  • Jackie Wellfonder

    Oh dear LORD….ROFL….

  • SineWaveII

    Now you see, this is just what you want to be doing while people in Brooklyn don’t have water and people in Staten Island don’t have power. Very good for your image.
    People won’t even get what this is about. That big bird comment was back in the first debate. Before Benghazi and Sandy.

  • Bill Shumaker

    How does a puppet march?

  • Robbins Mitchell

    Is Candy Crowley still planning to go as Miss Piggy?

  • mhojai

    Sandy’s aftermath, Bengahzi, Fast & Furious, and THIS is their priority? Liberalism is a mental illness.

  • Ethan Van Sciver

    God that’s funny. What a bunch of losers.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    “grab your puppet”?? sorry, i’m an adult. i don’t have a puppet.

  • Right Wired

    I worked at a PBS station in college – and they definitely are not hurting for money. When 90% of your staff is comprised of students working for free, you don’t need millions in tax dollars.

  • Right Wired

    I worked at a PBS station in college – and they definitely are not hurting for money. When 90% of your staff is comprised of students working for free, you don’t need millions in tax dollars.

  • Pat Loudoun

    DC has a population of 616,996. Even with that head start, they’ll still be way short.

  • medicinewomantwo

    And here I was going to help pack supplies up to be moved to areas of devastation………..damn I am going to have to miss the show of stunted maturity…….

  • Purple State

    Despite the “overwhelming lack of interest” we still wrote a whole story about it. (We need the page views.)