By John Aloysius Farrell, Thomas Jefferson Street blog
The portly French Canadian comic, Ricky Gervais, continues his assault on American institutions.
In company with his comedic consort, the English actress Kate Winslett, Gervais has made a laughing stock of the Academy Awards.
Inexplicably—or perhaps not!—the producers of American public television have now chosen to invite this cynical foreigner to appear as a guest on Sesame Street, the long-running children's "educational" program.
One of my researchers has unearthed the accompanying clip from the filming of the show, in which Gervais makes jokes about the Holocaust, and profane sexual practices, and repeatedly paws at a pajama'd Elmo.
Janet Napolitano, the secretary of homeland defense, would be wise to pull this comic's visa.
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