Did AOL come down on Elmo?

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  1. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    I realize alot of you probably don't watch Elmo's World. But, my son and I do when we're getting ready for daycare in the morning.

    Anyway.. Elmo's computer used to run around saying "You've got mail!" in an AOL-esque voice whenever he got an email.

    Recently.. that's been replaced by "Elmo's got mail!" (even on the older episodes) and it intriqued me.

    AOL is a sponsor of Sesame Street as far as I know.. do they have the rights to the "you've got mail" phrase?
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Yes, they do
     
  3. David Forbes

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    I wondered about that myself. I just saw a new episode with my son last night. First time we've watched it in a while.....
     
  4. MickeS

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    I think AOL owns pretty much everything these days. My wife works for them, and it's incredible the number of affiliates and partners they have. Incredible as in "scary".

    Do they own any of the network stations? I assume they do.

    /Mike
     
  5. Parker Clack

    Parker Clack Schizophrenic Man
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    Yes that is a shame. I watch Elmo's World with my daughter all the time and I noticed it had changed. That is too bad that AOL is that money hungry that they can't support a PBS program. They are getting to be like CNN is refusing to allow any studio to use their newsmen, etc. in their movies anymore. (Not that that really matters IMO).

    Parker
     
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  7. Dave Poehlman

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    Actually, I did a search on this subject and found this tidbit:

     

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