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Reporting from Sesame Street — In a recursive act of meta-ness, the popular children’s TV show, Sesame Street, reluctantly agreed to give directions to itself. The famous street struggled for years as to how to talk to itself, often assuming that it already knew how to get to itself.

“We had no idea Sesame Street had such wildly cartoonish internal struggles,” said Children’s Television Workshop spokesperson Bethany Millbright. “The street always just kept to herself and didn’t say much of anything. I guess it’s so true, you know? You never know what someone is going through.”

Trouble started early this year when the famous street started demonstrating self-deprecating ideations about its self-worth. Many friends just thought it was just a “phase the street was going through” and ignored its bizarre ramblings. However, it was this week that things took a turn for what many believe is better.

“Everyone was really concerned,” continued Ms. Millbright, “but then there was this breakthrough. You know, some kind of epiphany. Like a huge weight was lifted off its shoulders. I mean, its sign. It stood up proudly and announced, ‘I’m right here.’ Everyone around here believes and is relieved that Sesame Street is on the right healing path now.”

According to psychologists, this kind of repression of will and desire can lead to all kinds of psychological problems if left unaddressed.