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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Spill O'Reilly: Bill O'Reilly Meets Sesame Street Counterpart (VIDEO)

Sesame Workshop Executive Vice President Sherrie Westin appeared Tuesday on "The O'Reilly Factor" to discuss the recent controversy surrounding "Sesame Street's" Fox News joke and to unveil the newest anchor on Grouch News Network: Spill O'Reilly.

Westin — who is married to ABC News President David Westin — said that Oscar the Grouch joking about "trashy" Pox News was a parody — and even a compliment.

"If you looked at that whole parody," Westin said, "Oscar, the highest praise is being trashy."

"So he was actually praising Fox News!" O'Reilly said.

Westin also introduced Grouch News Network Spill O'Reilly, who follows in the footsteps of anchors like Walter Cranky and Dan Rathernot.

Spill shouted into the camera, welcomed viewers to "the No-Spew Zone," and even plugged his book, A Stinky Rotten Pile of Grouchiness.

O'Reilly told Spill he reminded him of Barney Frank.

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