Saturday, June 18, 2011

Black Market Benny

Black Market Benny was a short-lived character who arrived, like most dealers, to fill a void. His stock in trade, diacritical Latin alphabet letters, proved hugely popular with the immigrant community of Sesame Street, who had been underserved for so long by the show's Anglo-centric programming. It didn't take long, however, for Benny's activities to draw the attention of the League of Republican Mothers, who reported him to the IRS. Benny is eligible for parole in 2014.


  1. Brilliant. I especially like the texture on his hat.

    I personally think Benny's a hero. Trying to provide for the immigrant community and all. Respect.

  2. I think he's mostly ambivalent to the value of his actions - an accidental hero, although a hero nonetheless. There is no justice.