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Watch Sesame Street’s Spoof of the Hunger Game’s “Catching Fire”

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

To celebrate today’s movie release of “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” I’m sharing a new video made by the clever folks at Sesame Street, a spoof called “Catching Fur.” (They also have a clever spoof of “Downton Abbey”!)

As a big fan of Suzanne Collins’s book series, I love how Sesame Street transformed Cookie Monster into Cookieness Evereat, whose goal is to survive the jungle by eating his way through the “Hungry Games.” His companions include parodies of Peeta (now an animated piece of pita), Finnick (wielding a fork instead of a trident), and Wiress (who keeps staying tick tock while holding an alarm clock). For more on the names of popular characters, check out Lisa Milbrand’s “In Name Only” blog post on why names from the Hunger Games haven’t taken off.

Even though your kids might be too young to understand the inspiration behind the latest video, they can still help Cookieness as he faces challenges related to food. Kids will learn basic pattern and shape recognition by guessing which food type comes next in an apple-banana sequence and which food shape comes next after a circle-square sequence. Parents can just laugh along at the funny antics and jokes.

 

Plus: Sesame Street characters Elmo and Murray recently visited our offices! Below, watch a video where they give tips on tackling picky eating. And watch Elmo and Murray give more advice on bedtime routines and getting along with siblings!

Sesame Street Lessons: Advice for Picky Eaters
Sesame Street Lessons: Advice for Picky Eaters
Sesame Street Lessons: Advice for Picky Eaters

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

CDC: Nearly 1 in 4 Babies Born to Unwed Cohabitors
Health officials say nearly 1 in 4 babies are born to unmarried couples who are living together, a significant jump from a decade ago.

Forget Parent Error: Car Designs Make Seats Hard to Install
A new study says what many of us have suspected all along: Improper installation is not our fault! Blame the car design industry.

Argentine ‘Miracle’ Baby Found Alive After Death Declaration
One-week-old Luz Milagros Veron is Argentina’s miracle baby. Pronounced dead after her premature birth, the baby withstood more than 10 hours in a morgue refrigerator before being found alive.

Are Over-the-Counter Bug Bite Treatments Useless?
The Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB) released a report on Wednesday finding that after reviewing the evidence, there was little support for the use of over-the-counter remedies for bug bites.

‘Hunger Games’ Among Books Most Challenged by Parents
The more popular “The Hunger Games” trilogy becomes, the more reasons some parents and educators have found to question whether it belongs on library shelves.

Alicia Silverstone: ‘Very glad’ She Posted Pre-Chewed Food Video
Alicia Silverstone came under fire recently when the actress posted a video of herself feeding her son pre-chewed food directly from her mouth. Yet despite all the attention, the actress stands by her motherly decision.

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