I’ve been pissed at Abby Cadabby for awhile.
She’s a relatively new addition to Sesame Street and the neighborhood could use a few girls in that boy muppet club, so that’s all cool. Plus I, personally, love a cute fairy dress so I don’t have an issue with her fancy schmancy, sparkly outfit.
But here’s my beef: she just seems so friggin’ dumb.
At the end of every episode, she painstakingly tries to come up with the letter and number of the day.
This is kind of how it goes (try to imagine a really high pitched, squeaky voice)…
“Oh, good you’re still here. I know it’s almost time to go but first I have something very important I’m supposed to tell you. Sesame Street was brought to you today by the letter… um. The letter… um. Do you remember? (She shakes her wand and the letter L appears over her shoulder.) There it is! That’s the letter… um, do you know what you call it again? Oh yeah, the letter L!”
I don’t want to torture you so I’ll end it there.
Not exactly a kick ass female role model, right? I know she’s only like 3 years-old but still.
So imagine my surprise when I ran into the little fairy at BlogHer. What a perfect opportunity to find out why this gal is always playing the dumb card and, perhaps, teaching other young girls to do the same.
And you know what she told me?
She says, she’s tired at the end of the day so it’s hard for her to think of things. And she wants other kids to know that it’s ok to have trouble remembering things sometimes.
And Abby Cadabby wasn’t finished with me. Oh no.
Abby went on to tell me that when she can’t remember the letter or number of the day, that gives the children at home a chance to help and chime in with the answer.
Gosh, I feel like such a schmuck. Why did I have to go and pick on some innocent, sweet pink fairy?
So do you think Abby Cadabby held a grudge?
No, she did not.
She actually told me it was good question that she had never been asked before.
And then she gave me a hug.
For a 3 year-old, she’s pretty darn smart. Now where did that Grover go? Because I have a thing or two to talk to him about.
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