Next thing you know, they'll peg Mr. Rogers as a pedophile and say he's inappropriate for kids too.
This "Protect the Children" attitude really is getting out of hand. Even as a child, I recognized that the Monsterpiece Theater sketch was spoofing the show Masterpiece Theater, and thought it was funny...it didn't make me want to start smoking a pipe. As for Oscar, were there any kids who really wanted to live in a garbage can and be a jerk just because he was? I agree, shows today are far more insinuating and closer to adult themes than Sesame Street could ever be.
Personally, I think all of us who grew up with Sesame Street should be insulted that it's no longer good enough for today's precious little darlings, and that parents today should be insulted that no one has faith in their ability to raise their own children to be decent human beings, regardless of what they watch.