The sesame street movie 'Follow That Bird' is it is actually a communist analogy. Big Bird represents the common man/woman, living and accepted by Sesame Street, the communist collective. Cookie Monster represents the capitalist-mole that must be beaten down. John Candy representing the universal equilibrium/karmic retribution. And so much more... discover the true evils of Sesame Street's large yellow menace.
Written originally as a humorous email I unleashed upon my friends, enjoy!
I've just realized that Sesame Street's "Follow That Bird" movie is actually a pro-communist analogy. Follow:
Initially, Big Bird is contented in his idealic life on Sesame Street. Sesame Street represents the purist form of the Utopian Communism which Marx, Lenin, Plato and so many others dreamed of. However, the capitalist pig-dogs (represented by the "Society of Feathered Friends" as well as "The Dodos" [Big Bird's adoptive family]) see this as unfit. Mrs. Finch [a representative of the Feathered Friends, and the bird that convinces Big Bird that he would prefer to leave sesame street] represents the Ultra-Left Wing Liberal "Democratic" Media. She confronts Big Bird and, against Big's better judgement (is big bird a boy or a girl? No one knows. S/he represents the common person, genderless, accepted by communism, rejected by capitalism), Big Bird decides to leave Sesame Street to live with the Dodos.
Sesame Street (the loving communist collective), allows Big Bird to leave, wishing only Big's happiness. But what happens?! Upon arrival, Big finds the Dodo family to be prejudicial, stupid, and stuck in their simple minded beliefs regarding the pursuit of happiness. Indeed, who would wish to join the Dodos.. ingrained in their simpleminded ways? Big Bird naturally grows dissatisfied with their materialistic ways. Note the Dodo's constant exercise programs - broadcast from the "t.v." (or television) - the Mrs.Finch-inspired media. As long as we slave away to the capitalistic television's every wishes, we have no desires. But Big Bird, born from the beloved womb of communism, cannot allow his life to waste away! He cannot stand this life - absorbing every whim that the capitalist tells him. Note: Big Bird receives a postcard from Snaufallupagus, what happens? The Dodos (capitalists) inform him that Snuffy cannot be his best friend! Because he is not a Bird (ie, he is not a capitalist, like them). Conformity! Birds (capitalists) only! Let's all follow Mrs. Finch (media) like good little automatons! Do the capitalists have any love for the common man/woman (big bird)? No!
Snuffalufagus ([Big Bird's best friend] who represents George Orwell's Big Brother) writes Big, asking him how things are going. Once Big sees how The Dodos (the stupid capitalist pig-dogs) reacts to his multicultural inter-relations with Snuffy (they scorn him, stating Birds must only associate with other Birds - No Tolerance!), Big Bird finally sees through the so-called "democracy" of the Dodos/Feathered Friends and decides to leave. To return to his loving communism. But unlike Sesame Street, which allowed him to follow his heart, the capitalist media (Mrs. Finch) will not allow this! It does not fit within their single-minded view of human(bird)-kind! Mrs. Finch pursues Big, hunting him/her down! Mrs. Finch (the capitalist media) knows that if Big's message of rebellion and communist-satisfaction reaches the masses, the jig will indeed be up. Big's loving communist fellows (sesame street) launch a search. They must find Big! Communism looks after it's own. Protect Big from the capitalist pig-dogs!
The Count (who obviously represents a Stalin/Hitler composite ["One! One dead Jew! Aha!Aha!Aha!"]), Oscar the Grouch (representing the worldly communist who has seen the other side, and knows it holds no glory), as well as others love Big Bird. As only a communist can care about his brethren. They will find Big Bird! A massive search ensues. Will Sesame Street (communists) or Mrs. Finch (the capitalist media) find Big Bird first?
Hilarity Ensues. The Tension Rises!
As Bert and Ernie search for their dear friend, using a flying machine (airplane), they reflect that the world, as they see it, is an "upside-down" world (they do this through a musical number). The capitalistic, so-called democracy, of the lands outside sesame street, has had it's values polluted. Indeed, it is an "upside-down world" when the values of the media and conformity are placed above the common man. And as they reflect on what a twisted society capitalism has turned their landscape into, we, the viewer, reflect that Bert is not evil. He has merely been painted that way by the damning media (Mrs. Finch/webmasters everywhere). Communism accepts and loves Bert and Ernie for their differences. "Democracy" has Bert run over by a bus. I ask you: Indeed, who has more love for their populous?
Other musical numbers constitute a down-to-earth truck driver informing Big that you must "Learn to say Yes when life (the capitalist) says No". A heartfelt number in which Bird, Snuffy, and others sing of their heartfelt longing to be together (to rejoin the collective). Scenes in which Cookie-Monster (the capitalist-mole who must be beaten down) devours the car in which he rides - A metaphor for the way a capitalist will run his economy. He only thinks about the now! And two ex-second-city actors, representing the capitalists themselves (as opposed to Mrs. Finch, representing the media), who seek to *enslave* Big Bird; wishing only for the monetary gain they could receive from caging and using Big Bird.
Indeed! We see the folly of the capitalist/democratic view!
Eventually, the law (John Candy), representing the universal equilibrium/karmic retribution, arrests the second city actors (capitalists). Big Bird returns to Sesame Street (communism), having seen the error of his/her ways. And Mrs Finch (the brainwashing left-wing media), is laughed out of sesame street - as the *true* multiculturalism and acceptance of communism is drilled into her. Her old-world prejudices have no place within the acceptance of communism! Well-meaning as they might be, the capitalist media has no place within the hallowed halls of communism.
Finally, Big Bird returns to his/her nest to talk with Snaufallupagus. To return to Big Brother and let him know that s/he made a mistake, and has now returned to the loving collective.
VIVA LA COMMUNISM!!!
Can You Tell Me How To Get To Sesame Street?
I can... but it's not a physical destination, it's a mental one. We will get to Sesame Street (utopian communism), when we learn to reject Mrs Finch and her ilk. Viva La Communism? No. Viva La Sesame Street! Let us home that, as the youth of tomorrow are raised with the loving communist influence of sesame street, we are one step closer to overthrowing our democratic oppressors.
VIVA LA SESAME STREET!!!