Well this week the Glee kid died. Corey Monteith died. That will happen with heroin I suppose. Sometimes you just gotta wonder why, just selfish. I’m sure there are a shit load of people devastated by his actions. Soooo, anyway, I was stumbling the net the day after he died (I think) and found a blog post about the way shows cope with a main character dying. Some shows had written the death into the show and I actually read the whole post. It was quite interesting to see the other characters in the shows display real emotion. I watched all of the clips, enjoyed them too, until I got to one about half way through. At that point I regretted reading this bloody post. It was terrible, just awful stuff. It looked innocent enough, you know a giant yellow bird holding some pictures he had drawn, oh and by the way…he is a very good cartoonist. So I clicked and started watching and it was all down hill from there, I can tell you. I was watching ( the infamous) … wait for it…
THE MR HOOPER EPISODE OF SESAME STREET, THE ONE WHERE THE BIG PEOPLE HAD TO EXPLAIN DEATH TO BIG BIRD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAHA. 😦
Just really well done, it’s a great way to explain death. So if you have a box of tissues handy, and you remember Mr Hooper (70’s kids) give it a go.
Gotta love big birds reaction, I think he was a little angry that Mr Hooper wasn’t coming back ever… Here it is.