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Meanwhile, another contentious legal issue is resolved. At last!

This just in--a long-standing legal dispute, thought by many to be an irresolvable impasse, appears to be settled: Justice Sotomayor on Sesame Street

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Not nearly as educational, but here's my favorite celebrity appearance on Sesame Street.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWCEG6lV0ek&feature=relmfuThank you, Children's Television Workshop, helping bridge the gap between toddlers and their elderly parents one performance at a time.

@ Jean: love it! And how often do you find a really really excellent sax player who's an owl? (Correct embouchure is SO tricky with a beak!)

Lisa, possibly one of the reasons my kid is a horn player today! But, between you and me, I don't think that wolf has much of a case. Some pigs' homes may not have been up to code, but breaking and entering for the purpose of eating the inhabitants just won't wash in any court I can think of.Seriously, kids learn interesting things from the most unlikely sources. Recently, while watching Tony Soprano on DVD defraud money out of HUD, we had a good discussion about property values and taxation. Someone should really write a civics teachers guide for that episode.

Jim, you're forgetting the wolf climbed down the chimney to eat the pigs, which is clearly B&E with intent to do murder. I suppose some liberal judge could let him countersue in civil court for injuries sustained when the piggies scalded him in a pot at the bottom of the chimney. When my kid heard this story as a child, he wanted to know why the pigs didn't call 911 when the wolf was climbing down the chimney. His little friend said, "The pigs should get their dad's gun!" We live in interesting times.

I didn't know that there is a legal dispute about Sesame Street - except on the lunatic right fringes, of course.{ ; > }}

Jean,the wolf's predicament is not much worse than Goldie's. I think she should have gotten 5 years at a minimum. Judges today are just too lenient!Besides. the wolf just huffed and puffed. Not only is there no law against that, it might be considered protected speech.

Sotomayor and Ohlah should be charged with Very Bad Acting. The wolf puppet could be judge and the pigs, the bear, and Goldilocks would do jury duty.Jean, who is the clown?

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Lisa Fullam is associate professor of moral theology at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. She is the author of The Virtue of Humility: A Thomistic Apologetic (Edwin Mellen Press).