Monday, September 27, 2010

Super Grover is Latest Hero to Get Costume Change

The world of superheroes are full of costume changes.  The creative teams behind our favorites are always tinkering with them, usually with poor results.  For instance, Wonder Woman recently received a brand new outfit at the hands of legendary comic artist Jim Lee, and almost everyone hated it. 

Now another beloved superhero, perhaps the most beloved of them all, is taking a trip down the "image makeover" highway.  Today Super Grover, who has been entertaining children for years, gets a new costume with added body armor and a new name - Super Grover 2.0

"He has been upgraded," says Sesame Street's Executive Producer of the lovable blue monster who's starring in his own segments this season, which mix humor with lessons on STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts.

Super Grover was the first superhero I worshiped.  While I'm happy that he's being given a more high profile role in Sesame Street, I don't see why we needed to change his costume to do it.  And I really think the name Super Grover 2.0 is ridiculous. 

See Super Grover 2.0's first appearance on Jimmy Fallon below. 

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