Sesame Street teases Patriots with word of the day, "Inflate"

Friday January 23rd, 2015

Sesame Street is the latest on the ever-increasing bandwagon of Deflategate jokesters, after the long-running children's show ran an episode featuring "Inflate" as the word of the day.

According to Bleacher Report, the episode first aired in April 2013, long before the nation was gripped by the Deflategate scandal, but whoever is in charge of picking episodes decided to have a little fun and run it again on Friday morning.

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The episode features Thursday Night Football pitchman Don Cheadle and Elmo giving examples of the word inflate.

Brendan Maloy

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