This is a side of Sesame Street that you've never seen before. One that you may never want to see again.
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When in the course of human events, Mitt Romney issues a death threat against Big Bird, Americans will defend the beloved Sesame Street character with every fiber of their being.
The winning defense? Making Big Bird the No. 1 Halloween costume in the country.
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And the award for most over-the-top ad spot goes to the Dems -- just weeks from Election Day and they decide to go with this?
"I just want to make sure I got this straight. He'll get rid of regulations on Wall Street — but he's going to crack down on Sesame Street!"
Big Bird and Co. are not impressed:
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Eight-year-old Alabama resident Cecelia Crawford was not impressed by Mittens' pledge during the debate to fire Big Bird, so today she fired off this sweet little note:
When I grow up I'm going to get married and I want my kids to watch it so do not cut it off. You find something else to cut off!