File puptcrit/puptcrit.0803, message 432

Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 03:16:57 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] CBC Sketch

Dear Andrew and others,

You have clearly thought upon this much more deeply than I have. I  
found your article on the subject particularly interesting. I  
originally wrote out of emotion, as Mike Harding is a good friend of  
mine, and I applaud your well-reasoned analysis of the "incident."


Jamie Ashby

BA, MA, PhD Candidate, Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University  
of Toronto: "Ideas in Motion: New Work Development at Puppetmongers  
Theatre Company"
Cofounder and Co-Artistic Director, PuppUTopiate, the only puppet  
theatre company based at the University of Toronto
Member-at-Large, Ontario Puppetry Association Board of Trustees

On 27-Mar-08, at 12:04 AM, Andrew wrote:

> This is an old story; I wrote some thoughts about it when it first  
> occurred
> -
> and I have to disagree with you Jamie. I don't personally find the
> sketch
> that offensive (I thought it was actually pretty lame), but the CBC  
> took
> liberties with characters/puppets they didn't own and obviously  
> breached
> their agreement with the Homme family.
> The family was right to yank the puppets from the museum. The  
> producers
> should have asked permission or dropped the idea. I'm curious what  
> Sesame
> Workshop thought of it's characters being included in the sketch,  
> albeit
> briefly.
> - Andrew
> On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 7:54 PM, <>  
> wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 3:33 PM, Jamie Ashby  
>> <>
>> wrote:
>> Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill. I even knew the  
>> puppeteers
>> who were following the orders given for this sketch. It's all so  
>> ridiculous.
>>> On 23-Mar-08, at 3:21 AM, Mathieu Ren? wrote:
>>>> Two articles for the price of one!!!
>>>> First one has a link to the culprit video.
>>>> _______________________________________________
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