Most Controversial Sesame Street Moments of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Death of Mr. Hooper

Granted, it was out of necessity since the actor who played Mr Hooper really did die.

2 Kami has HIV
3 Bert & Ernie Couple Scenes
4 Katy Perry sings Hot N Cold with Elmo on Sesame Street
5 Oscar the Grouch mocks Fox News
6 Mahboub Character
7 Cookie Monster smokes a pipe
8 Mr. Snuffleupagus first apparition
9 Cookie Monster is now the Veggie Monster

Should be first

10 The Wicked Witch of the West

It’s the most controversial episode of Sesame Street, it is now a piece of lost media

The Contenders
11 Tickle Me Elmo Propaganda
12 Mr. Snuffleupagus stopped being an "imaginary friend"

I don't see the problem with everyone now knowing of his existence instead of writing him off as Big Bird's imaginary friend, and that only because you can only have everyone *just* miss him so many times before it gets old. But plenty of people are still miffed about this development to this day.

13 Snuffy's Parents Get a Divorce

So controversial it's a "lost episode" that never made it to air. Though later an unnamed Muppet bird and Abby Cadabby were shown to have divorced parents.

14 Birth Of Gabi
15 It disappeared in 2001 from Channel 4 UK
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