Colo. Town Censors Busty Avenue Q Puppet
Billboard firm decides puppet cleavage too racy for Colorado Springs
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2010 5:19 AM CST
This image provided by NewSpace Entertainment on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 shows a promotional poster for the play "Avenue Q."   (AP Photo/NewSpace Entertainment)

(Newser) Avenue Q puppet Lucy the Slut is too slutty for the fine people of Colorado Springs, according to a local billboard company. The firm decided that a bus stop ad for the risque Broadway show which featured Lucy in a top revealing plenty of puppet cleavage "wasn't appropriate for their market," according to an exec the entertainment company bringing the show to small cities around the country.

An exec at the billboard firm says ads need to pass a simple test. “If I have to explain it to my 4-year-old or my grandmother, we don’t put it up," he told the Colorado Springs Gazette. The city—nicknamed "the Evangelical Vatican" because of its high concentration of church HQs—will now see ads featuring other Avenue Q stars, including Rod, the buttoned-down closeted gay Republican, the Los Angeles Times notes.

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robertjberger
Feb 25, 2010 5:35 AM CST
Isn't Avenue Q the show that has the totally accurate and fabulous song "The Internet is For Porn"? There are many remakes of it on the Net including some that were done in World of Warcraft ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... ) and the original (but not as much fun but with puppets): http://video.google.com/videop... #
Chuck Snow
Feb 25, 2010 2:03 AM CST
Whatever- not to mention that it's the sign owner's right to reject whatever he wants- Don't like it? Find another sign company- It's that simple. I'm sorry, when did I say I "hated" anybody in my post?
Chuck Snow
Feb 24, 2010 7:52 PM CST
Hmmm- after seeing several videos of "Avenue Q" I think we should just ban the production for just being pretty lame and unfunny. Since I'm guessing none of the smug commentary here comes from people who actually live in Colorado Springs as I do, I would invite you to shut the fuck up and stop stereotyping people who live here based on some dumb billboard company's actions. We didn't have so many zealots and politically correct dickheads here until the flood gates from California and other parts of the country opened up and these assholes moved here- which is when the problems began.