Will.i.am plays Sesame Street theme to introduce Obama’s OSU appearance
You read that correctly. A man who goes by “will.i.am” is DJing for the president’s campaign appearance at Ohio State University, and introduced the president with a remix of the Sesame Street theme.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 9, 2012
The crowd either went wild, was confused or had “some reaction,” depending on the media outlet.
— Sarah Boxer (@Sarah_Boxer) October 9, 2012
http://t.co/u2XQh4Rk now playing Sesame Street theme song…some reaction from the crowd…but not a ton
— Joe Vardon (@joevardon) October 9, 2012
At Ohio State, http://t.co/BxJpasek picks up Big Bird theme, playing Sesame Street song as a warm up act for Obama. Crowd looks confused.
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) October 9, 2012
Much, much more enthusiasm when @iamwill plays Journey than for the Sesame Street theme song.
— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) October 9, 2012
Conservatives online had “some reaction” as well.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 9, 2012
You're kidding right? RT @toddstarnes: Sesame Street theme song being played at Obama Columbus rally.
— Kristina Ribali (@KristinaRibali) October 9, 2012
Somebody got ahold of Biden's iPod. RT @toddstarnes Sesame Street theme song being played at Obama Columbus rally.
— Aaron (@a_ryan88) October 9, 2012
Even Obama fans are getting a little tired of the Big Bird meme.
Hoping the O team was listening 2 criticism 2day & Sesame Street may die down. Then, http://t.co/HDCsojXP opens rally w/ theme song. Sigh.
— Milkshakes Anytime (@MomMilkshake) October 9, 2012
The Obama campaign apparently wasn’t listening to Sesame Workshop either, who earlier asked the campaign to take down its pitiful ad featuring Big Bird, saying that as “a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization” it does not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. Will.i.am is such a huge fan of Sesame Street, though, he’s ignoring their request.
Guess they didn't get Big Bird's memo. RT @toddstarnes: Sesame Street theme song being played at Obama Columbus rally.
— Call me Crazy, Lois. (@Mermaz) October 9, 2012
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) October 9, 2012
Sesame Street asks Obama to remove Big Bird ad and the campaign answers that by playing their theme song at a rally? Harsh.
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) October 9, 2012
Can someone please tell us how to get away from Sesame Street? Please?