Mandi Bierly
March 11, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EDT

The headlines these days can make you want to crawl back into bed with wine milk and cookies, and a new episode of Ghost Whisperer (hello, my Friday night), but this one on Variety.com just hit me especially hard:

Sesame Workshop cuts staff by 20%
‘Sesame Street’ producer announces layoffs

Really? Can’t the people who bring us Sesame Street go untouched? (Not if they’re a nonprofit, apparently.) I wonder if they’ll incorporate the layoffs into the show: Hey kids, if your production company needs to trim 20 percent of its 355 staff positions, how many people get let go? You gotta do, what you gotta do. It’s just sad….

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