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This message was brought to you by the letters "P," "R," and the number…well, let's go with a big fat goose egg.

In an example of either hilarious or horrendous timing, Sesame Street has decided that now that Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon have split it's the perfect time to release a video of the actor teaching kids the importance of the word "separate."

We knew this show wasn't just for kids. We also look forward to next week's inevitable PSA in which Elin Nordegren runs down the ABCs of prenuptial agreements.

And while Sesame Street always was good with analogies, the only take home lesson we're getting from the image of a newly single Gyllenhaal finally managing to extricate himself from the clutches of his tentacled friend is that it's adorable.


Gyllenspoon's amicable split wasn't nasty enough to make it into our Best of 2009: Juiciest Scandals! gallery, but check out what did: