Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Grover Takes Jerusalem

Grover meets a boy in Jerusalem during his
travels in “Chanukah: The Missing Menorah.”
Report: Grover has been getting to know Israel.

The furry, blue “Sesame Street” character visited the Dead Sea, Caesarea, the Western Wall and even Jerusalem’s shuk (to sample the produce).

But Grover wasn’t in the Holy Land on pleasure. It was more of a business trip. He was “working” to complete a new Sesame Workshop production called “Shalom Sesame.”

The 12-part series — geared toward North American Jewish children and their families — aims to forge a sense of Jewish identity by providing a taste of Israel, Jewish traditions and culture. The first two titles were released two months ago: “Welcome to Israel” and “Chanukah: The Missing Menorah,” with more episodes scheduled to start coming out in January. []

Am I the only one wondering if the monsters also visit Mecca, the Vatican and similar cultural/religious landmarks? Have the Sesame Street people only sent Grover to Israel because they know Jews have an appetite for such tripe?
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