Roundtable 9: HBO Versus Sesame Street


Spooking everyone with family-friendly fare! With half the panel on vacation, Chris and Dimitri discuss a series of disturbing yet family-oriented project in Hollywood, including a sequel to Beetlejuice (1988), a theatrical Scooby-Doo cartoon, and a new My Little Pony: The Movie. Then, they talk about HBO’s controversial acquisition of Sesame Street and all of its ramifications. Also, our two-person panel digresses about HBO Go, and Dimitri confesses his awful taste in television. Come back next time as we discuss the home video market.

  • 00:00     Introduction
  • 00:37     News: Michael Keaton, Wynona Ryder, and Tim Burton Reunite for Beetlejuice 2
  • 04:42     News: Scooby-Doo Will Return to Theatres
  • 09:35     News: Lionsgate Develops a My Little Pony Movie
  • 13:34     HBO’s Sesame Street and Its Sociopolitical Implications
  • 25:09     The Problem with HBO Go
  • 28:14     Dimitri’s Recommendation: Revenge
  • 29:42     Chris’ Recommendation: The Circle
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Author: Chris Duncan
Podcaster / Guest Contributor With a sordid past involving illustrations, libraries, and subtitles, Chris has reinvented himself as a specialist in the liberal insertion of puns. Like anyone working with words, he hides an embarrassing novel in his drawer but not in his drawers.