In the case of Baby Bear v. Goldilocks…
12:16 pm, January 29th, 2012
“Sesame Street” viewers on Thursday got to see something almost unheard of on TV: a Supreme Court justice deciding a case. Justice Sonia Sotomayor was having coffee with her friend Maria when Baby Bear showed up with a complaint against Goldilocks. Sotomayor quickly changed into her black robe and heard the arguments.
Baby Bear said Goldilocks came into his house–”uninvited, mind you”–sat on his chair and broke it. Goldilocks responded she was sorry, she had been tired, the chair fit just right and it broke by accident.
“Accidents do happen,” Sotomayor mused, and suggested a settlement in which Goldilocks would help Baby Bear fix the chair with glue.
Before Maria and the justice could resume their coffee, three little pigs and a wolf showed up seeking certiorari.
There was no word on whether “Sesame Street” will get to televise March’s arguments on the health care case.