‘Sesame Street’ zings Patriots with Friday’s ‘Word of the Day’: ‘Inflate’ (video)
The New England Patriots probably will not be asking how to get to Sesame Street anytime soon.
In what is either one of the most amazing, hilarious and timely coincidence ever or an indication that the folks scheduling programming at PBS are a bunch of snarky — not to mention savvy — wisenheimers, Friday’s episode of “Sesame Street” featured “inflate” as the “Word of the Day.”
Great googly moogly.
Parents watching the episode with their kids took to Twitter to point out the hilarity of it all.
Ok so my son is watching Sesame Street & of all things, the "word on the street" today is INFLATE lol. pic.twitter.com/U9IixBItPh
— Casual Observer (@ProsFB) January 23, 2015
Even @sesamestreet getting in on #Deflategate action.
The Word on the Street today was "inflate."
— Garrett Walvoord (@Mr_Playbyplay) January 23, 2015
The Word of Day on this morning's Sesame Street was "Inflate." Really. http://t.co/ziOM9vZ1kn pic.twitter.com/YoOM8092IS
— Dan Carson (@TheDoctorCarson) January 23, 2015
While it’s unlikely anyone at PBS will admit to it, the odds that this episode — which is a rerun originally aired in 2013 — just so happened to air in the midst of the “DeflateGate” controversy without some semblance of deviousness are slim to none.
At least the episode can serve as a suitable media-based companion piece to the “interesting” article The Boston Globe published this week entitled, “What can I tell my kids about Deflategate?” Having the gang on Sesame Street help visually illustrate the importance of proper inflation cannot be overemphasized.
But fear not, Patriots, as the theme song points out, a sunny day will be sweepin’ the clouds away and you’ll be on your way to where the air is sweet … you know, Glendale, Arizona … for the Super Bowl. Yeah.
[H/T Bleacher Report]