Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization that produces “Sesame Street,” is cutting 20 percent of its workforce because of the recession, Bloomberg reported today.
The New York-based company said it eliminated 67 of 355 staff positions. “Sesame Street,” featuring characters such as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, has been on the air since 1969 and is the most widely viewed children’s TV show in the world, according to the producers.
Our question for you: If you got to make the call, which Sesame Street character would get laid off? Which one would absolutely be safe?
An informal poll of Squeeze associates from around Charlotte prompted varied (and surprisingly passionate) answers. Among the leaders: Bert ("unable to complete tasks assigned to him"); Cookie Monster ("crummy attitude"); and Elmo, just because.
The clear winner: newest character Abby Cadabby. "Last one in, first one out," said more than one respondent.
Very safe: The Count ("He's the number cruncher.")
Take a breather from the gloom. Cast your votes here or over to the right.