Goodnight show host sent packing

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If your kids watch PBS Sprout's "The Goodnight Show," you're probably wondering where Melanie the Babysitter went.

Well, Melanie decided to tell the people at PBS Kids Sprout about an independent video she starred in several years ago that ended up on the 'net. The good people at Sprout then decided to fire Melanie because "that the dialogue in this video is inappropriate for her role as a preschool program host and may undermine her character's credibility with our audience."

Let me get this straight: Do they really think that parents believe that Melanie lives in a happy asexual land where she only plays with kittens? Hello, she's an actor! She is on television!

For those of you who are curious, the clip is called Technical Virgin. I am lazy and haven't seen the clip but from what I gather, the title says it all. Now I understand PBS wanting to have a wholesome host for their shows, but saying that it may undermine her character's credibility?

Give parents a break. I think that anyone over the age of ten realizes that an adult will say adult things. If your kids are wondering where Melanie went, perhaps she went to college with Joe from Blue's Clues? Let's just assume they all went to Happy College, where nobody ever drinks or does anything bad!

Thanks to Anna for the tip!

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.