Posts tagged "sesame street"

Sadists, Watch This Tickle Me Elmo Getting Incinerated By A Jet Engine And Laugh

Some people have majestic hobbies. For Louie at the PowerModz YouTube channel, it’s putting things in front of a jet engine and seeing what happens, and the best of this

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 6, 2015 - 3:05 pm

#TBT: The Time A Drunk, Handsy Letter U Groped Smokey Robinson On “Sesame Street”

Smokey Robinson & the Miracles’ “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” is maybe my most favorite song of all time. It so perfectly captures the heartbreaking frustration of loving…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 17, 2015 - 6:10 pm

“Maria” From “Sesame Street” Released A Memoir

Sonia Manzano is more than just Maria.

Bronwyn Isaac | September 2, 2015 - 3:10 pm

“Sesame Street” Gets Gentrified, Signs 5-Year Lease With HBO

If you want to get to “Sesame Street” without paying for HBO, you’ll have to wait nine months.

Megan Reynolds | August 13, 2015 - 2:10 pm

I’m Mesmerized By This Documentary About The Man Behind Big Bird

“I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story” began showing at festivals last year, but it’s newly available on iTunes and on demand, as well as on the big screen at…

Claire Hannum | May 8, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Watch Macklemore Sing A New Version Of “Thrift Shop” On “Sesame Street”

Macklemore made a guest appearance “Sesame Street” and brought his own kid-friendly version of “Thrift Shop” with him. In a duet with “Oscar the Grouch” and with backup from fellow…

Claire Hannum | January 13, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Sir Ian McKellen Teaches Cookie Monster How To Resist Cookies; Also, Sir Ian McKellen Is Hot

This week, Sir Ian McKellen visited “Sesame Street” to teach Cookie Monster about the word “resist.” First, McKellen tried to use a shiny gold ring to demonstrate the meaning of…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Lupita Nyong’o & Elmo: “I Love My Skin”

“Elmo can see that Miss Lupita’s skin is a beautiful brown color!”
That’s Elmo learning all about skin when “12 Years A Slave” actress Lupita Nyong’o visited “Sesame Street.” They…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Jon Hamm Brings His Emotions To “Sesame Street”

I thought the first time I’d see Jon Hamm look “amazed” would be after a roll in the hay with me … but watching him act out facial expressions for…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2014 - 9:00 am

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Solve His Most Adorable Mystery Yet On “Sesame Street”

In his titular role on BBC’s “Sherlock,” Benedict Cumberbatch has solved gruesome murders and thwarted terrorist attacks, but in an appearance on “Sesame Street,” he was faced with his ……

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | February 4, 2014 - 1:20 pm

One Direction On “Sesame Street”: That’s What Makes “U” Beautiful

Sesame Street has been invaded by the British! Here’s One Direction teaching kiddies all about the letter “U.” [YouTube]
The LAPD might get a search warrant to go…

Jessica Wakeman | January 22, 2014 - 10:40 am

This “Sesame Street” Parody Of “Homeland” Is Not Baaaaad

Depending on who you ask, season three of “Homeland” is either going further off the rails than season two, or has helped the show regain the excitement and appeal of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 28, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Jimmy Fallon & The Roots Will Tell You How To Get To “Sesame Street”

The Muppets are having a busy week! First, the family of Jim Henson donated the “Sesame Street” characters  to the National Museum of American History, part of the Smithsonion. Then,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Peter Dinklage Sings About Bossiness On “Sesame Street”

Simon, man, why does that guy have to be so bossy?! Peter Dinklage — you know, Tyrion Lannister from “Game of Thrones” — stopped by “Sesame Street” to sing a little song…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 22, 2013 - 9:00 am

The New Yorker Memorializes DOMA With Controversial Bert And Ernie Cover

This week, the Supreme Court made the historic ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 are both unconstitutional.  It’s an enormous victory for gays and lesbians, their families,…

Jessica Wakeman | June 28, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Some G-Rated Jon Hamm News For Once: A Visit To “Sesame Street”

Both (adorable) Elmo and (adorable) Jon Hamm have seen their fair share of scandalous headlines lately, so it’s a delight to see them come together on “Sesame Street” over something wholesome like…

Jessica Wakeman | April 17, 2013 - 11:20 am

Melissa McCarthy Busts A Move With Elmo

A grownup dancing with puppets sounds pretty creepy … except for when that grownup is Melissa McCarthy. Then it’s just funny. Flap-a-whatta-boom-boom! [YouTube]

Jessica Wakeman | March 21, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Big Bird & Michelle Obama Talk Healthy Snacks

Big Bird flew up from Sesame Street to help Michelle Obama hunt for healthy snacks in the White House kitchen as part of her Let’s Move! campaign.


Jessica Wakeman | February 24, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Nothing Could Make Joseph Gordon-Levitt Better, Except Maybe A Puppet Pal

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who formerly occupied a large part of my heart space that is now taken up with Nicholas Hoult, appeared on “Sesame Street” recently, to discuss the finer points…

Julie Gerstein | February 18, 2013 - 10:00 am

Accuser No. 4 Emerges In ‘Elmo’ Sex Scandal

The “Elmo” sex scandal shows no signs of going away: Kevin Clash, the former puppeteer of the popular “Sesame Street” character, has been hit with yet another lawsuit alleging he had sexual relations with…

Newser | December 10, 2012 - 4:50 pm
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