Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Abby From the Block
For the first time in 13 years, Sesame Street is introducing a new character: Abby Cadabby. Sesame Street is filled with masculine characters (The Count, Cookie Monster, Oscar) and tomboys (Zoe). Now, Abby enters in true girlie-girl fashion as a fairy in training and a possessor of magical powers. Abby's all pink and sparkles, embodying something real women are more and more often afraid to acknowledge: the fun and power of being feminine. Sesame Street big-wigs hope that Abby will teach kids to embrace diversity and steer little fashionistas-in-training away from the whole "mean girl" attitude. Welcome, Miss Abby!