Posted by Sphinx on March 28, 2004
In Reply to: Smarter than the average beaer posted by ESC on March 28, 2004
: : : : : Dear Webmaster: If you MUST delete my thread, could you do me a GREAT FAVOR telling me WHY first?????!!!!!
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: : : : : The keys are:1. B 2. C 3. D 4. B 5. A
: : : : : Could you help me with question No.4 and 5?
: : : : : 4.Why isn't the author saying 'he won't let his son watch Sesame Street' according to the this sentence?
: : : : : 'I might be letting my young son watch too much television. '
: : : : : 5.What knid of feeling does he hold exactly? And why the author wants Elmo to be real?
: : : : : 'I think we'll turn off the TV and go out for a walk. Maybe we'll run into that mouse who dresses well but certainly doesn't speak as clearly as the average bear.'
: : : : : Thanks!
: : : : The article is meant to be funny or whimsical. He is talking about his son watching too much TV. But he is also talking about all the time he spends, as the father of a young child, watching children's programs.
: : : : Like when my children were little I was all excited because Maria and Louis on Sesame Street were getting married.
: : : : So when the father started wondering about things like how come Goofy the dog has a pet dog, he decided it's time to turn off the television and take the kid for a walk.
: : Why the author wants to say that there's a TV mouse that should speak more clearly?
: : And take the kid to go out, for what?
: : --a helpless guy
: They are going outside -- to walk and probably to play.
: "I think we'll turn off the TV and go out for a walk. Maybe we'll run into that mouse who dresses well but certainly doesn't speak as clearly as the average bear."
: I'm not familiar with children's TV today since my children are grown. But I am guessing that the "mouse" is Mickey Mouse, more of a movie star than a TV star. The "average bear" part refers to cartoon character Yogi Bear who is "smarter than the average bear." See:
But it seemed that this question is not answered yet -- Why the author wants to say that the TV mouse should speak more clearly? As they are going outside, what is the author's attitude towards TV play?