As part of the deal, starting this fall, new episodes of Sesame Street will air nine months ahead of when they air on PBS. Sesame Workshop will also produce a new show based on the Muppets.
I'm looking forward to the slightly edgier Sesame Street shows. Here are a few lines floating around the writers room...
*"Hey there, buddy Burt. Whaddya say we head down to the courthouse and make this arrangement official."
*"How many times have I warned you...Don't mess with Oscar the Grouch. Yippe-kai-ay, MFer."
*"Is it twue what they say about you BIG birds. (Zip) Oh, it's twue, it's twue, it's twue."
*"After I'm finished with you Guy, you'll reeeeeally be Smiley."
*"I love to Count my guns. One...two...three AK-47s. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. (Rat-a-tat)"
*"Cookie. I love Cookie. Cookie Rojas. Me new husband."