Posts Tagged ‘elmo’

If you don’t know who Tim Schafer is, or the games he’s made, I suppose that’s acceptable. However, if you don’t know what Sesame Street is, that’s sad.  You have clearly missed out on a fantastic childhood filled with Oscar, Elmo, Big Bird, and the rest of the crew.
That aside, Tim Schafer, the genius behind the Monkey Island series, Grim Fandango, and Psychonauts, has announced that he will develop a Sesame Street video game for the Xbox 360.
Currently known as Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster, the game will feature classic characters such as Elmo and Cookie Monster.  In addition, Tim Schafer plans to utilize the Kinect technology to help create an interactive “storybook” style gameplay.
I may be a little biased here, but I think that everything that’s come out of the mind of Tim Schafer is genius.  Despite that, some of his games have had some mature content, so I’m a little worried about what Tim might bring to the table here (see Grim Fandango and Brutal Legend).  But based on his past successes though, I am confident that Tim Schafer will hit home rather than scare kids and their families.
Depending on how the game looks, I may decide to give it a shot to re-live my childhood and experience another Tim Schafer game.  Expect Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster to hit the shelves in the fourth quarter of this year (IGN).

– Mike Thal

Dear Katy Perry,

I do appreciate the time you took away from kissing girls and waking up in Vegas to make an appearance on my television program. I really did have a great time singing our rendition of “Hot and Cold.” I think the kids would enjoy it too, but we just can’t get past your boobs.

While I thought your Kermit the Frog green dress was appealing to your California girl figure, the producers felt that it showed too much of your sun-kissed skin. They worried that our viewers would not be able to handle your beauty and sex appeal. I can’t blame them; my face was even redder than usual while we ran around the set playing tag. Yes, you had some sheer fabric covering those luscious curves, but the stage lights let us see everything.

It is quite upsetting to me that this wardrobe malfunction means our song and music video will not be able to air on television. I thought we made a great duet, and I don’t mean just singing. You might be a little taller than me and a little less furry, but walking down Sesame Street with you by my side would make my teenage dream complete.

So, if you ever want to play dress up again — or maybe dress down please let me know. I love to be tickled.

Love, Elmo

~Nicole Fisher