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Truly outrageous that 99 percent of the cookies are consumed by 1 percent of the monsters on PBS.

In a democracy, it’s your vote that counts. On Sesame Street, it’s your count that votes. Ah-ah-ah.

Serious or silly, the lampooning of Occupy Wall Street may actually serve as an early barometer of the movement’s budding social significance — the same way politicians can measure their importance by the number of attack ads broadcast against them, or rappers by the number of diss tracks directed their way.

“Nobody likes to be made fun of, but there’s an element of the ‘Saturday Night Live’ syndrome,” Mr. Wilson said. “You know you’ve made it when there’s an ‘SNL’ parody.”