Beloved children’s character seeks your vote


I can’t be the only who sees these campaign signs for Grover Merritt (above) and immediately thinks of the “Sesame Street” character (below).

I’m unaware of any political aspirations on the part of the blue Muppet, but people of a certain age will recall that he often daydreamed he was a crimefighter, Super Grover (bottom), a role that may not be so distant from being a district attorney. (Super Grover, whose alter ego was doorknob salesman Grover Kent, was described in the opening as “smarter than a speeding bullet.”)




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  • Joanne Dallas

    Oh, dear. There’s so much to consider when designing campaign posters.

  • John Clifford

    As Grover said at the end of “There’s a Monster at the End of this Book,” “Oh, I am So Embarrassed.”