Whether it’s Miss Piggy imitating Lady Gaga, Benicio Del Toro’s eyebrows making him almost indistinguishable from The Muppets’ Wolfman or Ozzy Osbourne’s bizarre resemblance to Muppet musician Zoot, there’s a lot of human/puppet crossover going on these days. Perhaps noticing this trend, a handful of designers decided to extend it to the runway this season, sending out looks that might be more at home on Sesame Street than at Bryant Park. Check out more high fashion Muppets after the jump. [Refinery29] Keep reading »
If you’re as immature as we are, Sarah Jessica Parker‘s recent spot for “Sesame Street” about the concept of “big” will send you into a fit of giggles.
Oh, poor Grover. If you only knew what we were thinking when you shout, “You must want the biggest thing I can find!” Oh yeah she does, the little minx. [YouTube] Keep reading »
Over the weekend, Alaina Reed Hall, better known as “Olivia” On “Sesame Street,” lost her long battle with breast cancer. Tear! Our condolences to her family, she will always live in the hearts of all the children she entertained (like this Frisky gal).
This loss is especially frustrating considering some government task force just advised women that they shouldn’t get mammograms to screen for cancer until they’re in their ’50s! If my mother had been given that advice 10 years ago, she wouldn’t still be here. Sadly, my mom was diagnosed when she was 45, and she wasn’t the only one in her support group under 50. So, please, get your advice off my body, bureaucrats! [WhatWouldThembiDo.com]
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OK, um, hello? Is it just me, or is this hawt
? I mean, I had no idea that an octopus puppet on Jake Gyllenhaal
‘s head could be so titillating. Something about the spread legs, and the on-top-of-Jake’s-head position, and the obsessing over the word “separate.” I feel like it’s all some kind of primal dialogue to which I am only partially privy. Where was Jake when I was watching “Sesame Street”? Probably not born yet. Sigh
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Even though the days are sunny and the air is sweet, things aren’t always perfect on “Sesame Street” … especially in South Africa. There is a new kid on the block there and she’s teaching her neighbors about some of the tough realities of life. Meet Kami (short for the Setswana word “Kamogelo” which means “acceptance”), the 5-year-old, HIV-positive muppet. The cute, yellow girl showed up on “Takalani Sesame” (that’s what it’s called in South Africa) a nervous orphan, afraid that she wouldn’t be accepted because of her disease—but, of course, her neighbors embraced her. And so has the rest of the country. Kami has become a role model in South Africa, providing hope for 28,000 HIV-positive children and 1.4 million orphans and teaching others about the challenges of living with HIV/AIDS. She has even been named a UNICEF ambassador for children. So will Kami be visiting the American “Sesame Street” anytime soon? Not a chance. Keep reading »
This week Sesame Street’s 40th birthday, and everyone is celebrating. Google is honoring the fabulous Muppet-tastic show with a prime spot for Cookie Monster (surrounded by cookies — none of this “sometimes food” nonsense,” please). And we’re reminiscing … Keep reading »
The best address in America has always played host to the cutest and brightest puppets, and now like a grand socialite giving her 40th birthday celebration, the show has created a simply amazing guest list for the upcoming season. Set your DVRs, volunteer to babysit, or call out sick and stay home to watch kids’ TV, because the new episodes, beginning Nov. 10, are going to be awesome …. Keep reading »
Hipster porn aside, you know you love those shirts. Something else that’s near and dear to your heart? Sesame Street. To commemorate the show’s 40th anniversary, American Apparel sifted through the archives to select original line drawings of Jim Henson’s characters for limited edition T-shirts that will be sold in 25 stores and online later this month. Not only are they cute and — given our current obsession with all things ’70s and ’80s — surprisingly modern-looking, unlike Lindsay Lohan and Ungaro’s design FAIL, this is one designer collaboration we’re actually feeling. Keep reading »