REGENERATE RESPONSE (Or, “Why, That’s Just What *I* Was Thinking…”)

A“non-fiction short story,” according to CHATGPT


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Okay, let’s finally test this thing out…..


Who is Roosevelt Franklin?


Roosevelt Franklin is a character from the children’s television show Sesame Street. He was created by the show’s producers and made his first appearance in 1970. Roosevelt Franklin is depicted as a young African-American Muppet named after him who attends the fictional Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School.

Roosevelt Franklin’s character was designed to represent a confident and charismatic student, with a focus on teaching children about diversity, self-confidence, and learning. He was known for his energetic personality and his memorable catchphrase, “Yeah, yeah, yeah!”

Although Roosevelt Franklin was a popular character on Sesame Street during the 1970s, he was eventually phased out of the show in the early 1980s. The reasons for his departure were not explicitly stated, but it is believed that the decision was made to address concerns about racial stereotypes and to create a more racially diverse cast of characters on the show.

While Roosevelt Franklin is not as well-known as some of the other iconic characters from Sesame Street, he remains a significant part of the show’s history, particularly for his representation of an African-American character aimed at promoting a positive self-image and education.

Aw, shiiittt! This is what people are talking ‘bout! At least it got one thing wrong: Roosevelt was phased out way earlier than 1980. Actually, two: that was not his catchphrase! Ha! You big dummy! But everything else…Man, I thought Grammarly was powerful! No, three: he was the show’s early breakout character—with his own segment on the show and the first Muppet to get his own album!

Okay, stay calm….You have nothing to prove…..But….Hmmm…


Hey, do you remember when Fred Sanford used to say, “You big dummy?”


Yes, the catchphrase “You big dummy!” was a memorable line often used by the character Fred G. Sanford, portrayed by actor Redd Foxx, in the classic sitcom Sanford and Son. The show aired from 1972 to 1977 and followed the comedic misadventures of Fred Sanford, a junk dealer in Los Angeles. Fred would often playfully insult his son, Lamont, and other characters on the show, punctuating his remarks with the popular phrase, “You big dummy!” It became one of the show’s most well-known and humorous lines.

Now to spring my know-it-all trap!


But do you remember who said “Good Goobley Goo?”


The phrase “Good Goobley Goo” was frequently used by the character Grady Wilson, played by actor Whitman Mayo, on the sitcom Sanford and Son. Grady Wilson was a close friend and neighbor of Fred Sanford and often served as a comedic counterpart to Fred’s antics. “Good Goobley Goo” was one of Grady’s catchphrases and was used as an exclamation or expression of surprise or disbelief. It became associated with the character and added to the humor of the show.

Damn! You ol’ heathen!


Okay, back to Roosevelt Franklin. What would be a good novel to write about Roosevelt?


A potential novel about Roosevelt Franklin could explore his life beyond his time on Sesame Street and delve into his experiences as he grows up and faces various challenges and triumphs. Here’s a concept for a novel that could be developed:

Title: “Resilience Road: The Journey of Roosevelt Franklin”

Synopsis: “Resilience Road: The Journey of Roosevelt Franklin” follows the life of Roosevelt Franklin, the beloved Muppet character from Sesame Street, as he navigates his way through adolescence, young adulthood, and beyond. The novel delves into his personal growth, struggles, and accomplishments, shedding light on his experiences as an African-American individual.

The story could start with Roosevelt Franklin’s departure from Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School and his transition to a new middle school. The novel could explore themes such as identity, acceptance, and overcoming adversity as Roosevelt faces challenges related to race, socio-economic background, and self-discovery.

As the story progresses, Roosevelt could encounter pivotal moments, such as developing a passion for music or becoming involved in community activism. The novel could also introduce a diverse cast of supporting characters who shape Roosevelt’s journey, including friends, mentors, and individuals from different backgrounds who contribute to his personal growth and understanding of the world.

Throughout the narrative, Roosevelt Franklin’s unwavering optimism and determination could serve as a guiding force, inspiring readers to embrace their own uniqueness, rise above obstacles, and advocate for positive change. The novel could explore themes of social justice, equality, and the power of education, highlighting Roosevelt’s ongoing commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.

By portraying Roosevelt Franklin’s life beyond Sesame Street, this novel could serve as an engaging and inspiring story that appeals to readers of various ages while addressing important issues of diversity, resilience, and personal growth.

Note: Since Roosevelt Franklin is a fictional character, the novel would be a work of fiction and not based on any real-life events or experiences.

*Thismotherfucker*…..Almost all my ideas I spent six months working on, all above and generated in *one* minute! And fully outlined yet!


How should I use Roosevelt Franklin’s album in my novel about him?


In your novel about Roosevelt Franklin, you can incorporate his album as a significant element that reflects his passion for music, creativity, and self-expression. Here are a few ways you can use Roosevelt Franklin’s album in your story:

  1. Musical Journey: Make Roosevelt Franklin’s album a representation of his musical journey. Explore how he develops his talent, discovers his voice, and collaborates with other musicians. Use the album as a milestone in his artistic growth, with each song reflecting different stages of his life and personal experiences.
  2. Emotional Connection: Connect Roosevelt Franklin’s album to his emotional journey in the novel. Each song on the album could mirror his inner thoughts, struggles, joys, and triumphs. The lyrics and melodies could capture his emotions and serve as a means for him to express himself and connect with others.
  3. Motivation and Inspiration: Highlight how Roosevelt Franklin’s album becomes a source of motivation and inspiration for both him and those around him. Through his music, he can inspire positive change, encourage social consciousness, and uplift others. Explore the impact of his songs on different characters in the novel, showcasing how they find solace, hope, or empowerment through his music.
  4. Community Engagement: Use Roosevelt Franklin’s album as a catalyst for community engagement. Explore how he organizes concerts, performs at local events, or uses his music to bring people together. Through his album, he can promote unity, celebrate diversity, and raise awareness about social issues that he cares deeply about.
  5. Character Development: Incorporate the creation and release of Roosevelt Franklin’s album as a vehicle for character development. Show how he faces challenges during the recording process, deals with criticism, and overcomes self-doubt. This can be an opportunity for him to grow, learn from setbacks, and find his authentic voice.

Remember to weave the album organically into the story, using it as a means to deepen the reader’s understanding of Roosevelt Franklin’s character, his journey, and the themes explored in the novel. Whether it’s through his lyrics, performances, or the impact of his music on others, the album can serve as a powerful and meaningful element in your story.


You sure are easy to use.


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I’m beginning to like you. It’s like when Sally Brown on Peanuts was fussing with her school building, then suddenly said, “Your bricks are cool.” Your bricks are cool, Chat GPT!


Thank you for the kind words! I’m glad you’re enjoying our conversation. While I may not have physical bricks like Sally Brown’s school building, I’m here to assist and provide information to the best of my abilities. If you have any more questions or need further assistance, feel free to ask.

Hmm…..Boy, it sure is nice outside…..


Would you write my Roosevelt Franklin novel for me?


I apologize for any confusion, but I cannot directly write a complete novel for you as an AI language model. However, I can certainly assist you by providing guidance, and suggestions, and answering any specific questions you may have during the writing process.

Writing a novel is a creative endeavor that requires your unique voice and vision. It’s an opportunity for you to explore your ideas, develop characters, and shape a narrative that resonates with your vision for Roosevelt Franklin’s story. I encourage you to take the lead in crafting your novel while utilizing my assistance to brainstorm ideas, refine concepts, or seek advice on specific aspects of the story.

If you have any specific questions or need guidance on particular elements of your novel, please feel free to ask, and I’ll be glad to help you further.


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An Attempted Deadline Poem About The Democratic National Convention: “Love’s Booty Call (a.k.a. Crazy In Love)”


Love, American Style / Truuer than the red, white and bluuueee!
It’s the song from an old TV show
Back when Hill was shifting from Goldwater Girl
To ambitious law student seeking writ, not revolution

Last night, she moved into the place
Banishing the ’08 failed entitlement
Taking a village, indeed!
Barack, Michelle, some pork-chop preachers
(the latter Deese Negroes Cooning)
Black People To The Rescue!
Too bad Santa and Superman didn’t show
Wanted to hear their testimonials about puppies, truth and justice
If balloons, CVs, Alicia Keys and Katy Perry produced trust, Hill has won
But I would count the change she makes
before walking out the store

Hill and Kaine were proud of how
white-bred boring they are
And how they are, like, real grownups
(“A man you can bait with a Tweet is not a man you can trust with nuclear weapons”)
But we can trust you to bomb from above
Because that’s what America has become
Available in Marvin and Tammi flavors
As Blacks dance with Joe Biden down the “Soul Train” line
Arguing over who gets to play Crockett and who’s stuck with Tubbs


Hill: “America is great because America is good”
Yeah, there it is, white supremacy slipped in with the beer
But why were so many Black people cheering?
Did they know that while they were integrating
The Sister Prosecutor of the cops who killed Freddie Gray
Threw up her hands because of a rigged system?
Or did their inclusion into the Party turn their cheers to Nyquil?

Wow, even Trayvon’s and the other moms are riding the donkey
Black folks have had their turn at the Prez bat
And now want their old, good jobs back
Leaving the Party with the Black cat far behind in history
As caution or model

Blacks love Dems, treasure their booty call status
Knowing the platform is a fake prenup
But showing it off
Like a gold-plated engagement ring

Not like those crazy Bernie people
Dumb to democracy
Not accepting just half of freedom
Cheering and booing at will
Trying to not choke at the Clinton’s historic s/triangulation
SmallPOX News (*cough* devils *cough*)
Produced their Hill Hate Card in an interesting way:
Spent a lot of airtime on the Burned Out
Before they split the scene
(With their YUGE, inflatable doobie!)
Searching for an abstract freedom
That freezes imperialism

News Flash: The RNC will never nominate
Kermit The Frog or the ghost of Fred Rogers
Maybe that thrown-away vote
Will one day hit the right person between the eyes

Makes me want to
Cross at the Green not in-between
This fall
Or just mark “X”


The conflict is clear
Amiri Baraka, critiquing Jesse’s ’88 DNC’s crossover joint, said it best:
“Both the slave and the slavemaster can’t be right”
But this is what Obama has wrought
Confusion disguised as progress
The Obamas are the fulfillment of so many dreams
I just don’t know whose

Hill’s great advantage?
That maddening Trumpet wailing on the other side
Archie Bunker sitting on a pile of cash
Dialing the Russians on his iPhone
America Ferrera had it right: “He’s making America hate again”
The DNC’s mentally colonized will be put to good use just this one time
To judge this unpopularity contest
Just leave Steve Harvey home this time

Daddy-O, aping Reagan
Applied select crayon to Norman Rockwell
Weaving the strands of American struggle
In ways that would make Howie Zinn’s ghost weep
(MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow: Dems convention had “eaten the Republican Party whole”)
But a clear thought did emerge:
This is, Daddy-O explained, a “fundamental choice of who we are as a people”
(As usual, he meant American, not Black)

So the POTUS-to-POTUS pass has been made
And Black people were included in every respect and aspect
Which makes empire acceptable
Because when Black people love
It’s for real

Boomerang-ing while chomping Peanuts
Hmm: Lucy never gets Schroeder, Sally never nabs Linus,
Charlie Brown ducks the Little Red-Haired Girl
And Linus never catches up with Miss Othmar
Snoopy, wearing Panther shades, is the only one who’s free
He kicks on the door to demand his reparations
And after getting what he wants
Leaves the gang to their dysfunction

I hope Blacks ultimately remember
That unrequited love is freer than a dollar-store midnight raid
‘Cause it’s just pain smoothed over by denial
A love hostage with an unpaid ransom
It’s a perversion of Carter G.
Going in the FRONT door
But only to babysit, and to be thanked
With only $10 and a kiss on the forehead.