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Broken Heroes: When Childhood Characters Meet Tragic Fates

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Sesame Street's Ernie Hits the Real Streets
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Ernie from "Sesame Street" as envisioned in "Broken Heroes."

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German artist Patricia Waller has used warm-and-fuzzy yarn to recreate famous childhood icons -- like Ernie from "Sesame Street" -- in ways most people have never envisioned.

In this case, Ernie is a drunk bum sitting on a different kind of street from the friendly place we see on TV.

I particularly like the addition of facial hair -- I never realized that Muppets had to shave.

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