Sesame Street begun way back in 1969, and in that time we have seen a number of influential characters. For me it was always Big Bird and Grover, but over time that has changed. Today it is Elmo, as he is popular with the kids, but there could be another, who The Daily Mail reports will be called Hungry Muppet Lily. Now you may wonder why we would be talking about this on a tech site, well if this new pink Muppet proves popular, then we could start to see some new gadgets based on the characters over the Christmas period.
Currently it’s Elmo who’s a favorite with the kids, so much so that a number of interactive toys have proved to be very popular over the holiday season. We believe that Lily will be a hit because of what she represents. She will be a poverty-stricken Muppet, and it is hoped that this will teach kids that we are not all privileged to live in fancy homes and have all the latest gadgets.
Now it will be ironic to have gadgets and toys based on such a character, but that’s how the business works. Parents find it hard to discuss with their children that there are those who cannot afford to eat, and this is where things could come good for not only Sesame Street as a brand, but also for the homeless in America.
I believe that there should be a range of Lily toys and gadgets, much like Tickle Me Elmo and Hokey Pokey Elmo, as well as Elmo’s Learning Fun Laptop. The reason I say this is because children will think that they are helping Lily out, and then the toy makers should give a percentage of sales to charities who helps those less fortune than you or I.