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Jon Hamm Brings His Emotions To “Sesame Street”

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This Is Jon's "Amazed" Face

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 a puppet on “Sesame Street” isn’t a bad consolation prize. Here’s Jon explaining the meaning of the words “guilty,” “frustrated” and “amazed” and showing what they look like for Murray.

After the jump, check out another (freakin’ adorable) video with Jon Hamm and Murray all about the letter “O.” Keep reading »

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

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"I'm Not Actually Sherlock, I Just Play Him On TV."

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 … fruitiest mystery ever. Can Benedict Counterbatch determine how many apples and oranges are on the table? You’ll have to push play to find out. Also, is it just me or are Benedict’s cheekbones looking even more stunning than usual? He can count my apples anytime (I don’t really know what that means, but you get the idea). [YouTube]

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

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  • Sesame Street has been invaded by the British! Here’s One Direction teaching kiddies all about the letter “U.” [YouTube]
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This “Sesame Street” Parody Of “Homeland” Is Not Baaaaad

This "Sesame Street" Parody Of "Homeland" Is Not Baaaaad
And now for a new episode of "Homelamb"...

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 season one. But both sides would probably agree that this “Sesame Street” parody of “Homeland,” called “Homelamb,” is better than most of the episodes in season two. Baaaaah-rody is literally a wolf in sheep’s clothing! And don’t mind Saaaaaaaaul — he’s just feeling a little sheepish. As for Carrie? She’s as emotional as ever. [NYMag.com]

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

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Can you tell me 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, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Big Bird and the gang stopped by “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” to perform with The Roots. They sang — what else? — the “Sesame Street” theme song.  Dying. DYING!  [YouTube]

Peter Dinklage Sings About Bossiness On “Sesame Street”

Peter Dinklage Sings About Bossiness On "Sesame Street"
Peter Dinklage Takes On "Simon Says"
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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 about “Simon Says” and his really annoying habit of telling everyone what to do. Watch above! And after the jump, Tyrion’s sister Cersei (aka Lena Headey) helps Muppet Murray learn to relax. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

The New Yorker Memorializes DOMA With Controversial Bert And Ernie Cover

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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, and anyone who cares about equality.

So how did The New Yorker, arguably the most reputable magazine in the country, memorialize the occasion on their cover? With Bert and Ernie, two puppets from “Sesame Street,” watching a television with the Supreme Court justices shown the screen.

The background, in case you aren’t aware, is that there have long been jokes that roommates Bert and Ernie are actually extra-special roommates. Predictably, some whackadoodles have gotten upset about children watching “Sesame Street” and wondering why two male puppets (and their rubber ducky) live together.

I’ll be honest: I think the cover is a little cute just because I like Jim Henson puppets, especially the ones from “Sesame Street.” I also think it’s an eye-catching image, which means it may sell better on the newsstands (and is likely the primary reason The New Yorker chose it). The media is a business after all.

But not everyone feels the same way I do. Let’s ignore the National Review’s Kathryn Jean Lopez, who posted the image under the homophobic title “Innocence. Lost.” Blogger Tyler Coates of Flavorwire, whom I implicitly trust to interpret all things LGBTQ-related, blasted the cover as “infantilizing,” “offensive,” and click-baiting for Internet outrage. Keep reading »

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

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Jon Hamm Learns About Sculpture

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 sculpture. [YouTube]

Melissa McCarthy Busts A Move With Elmo

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Shake Your Groove Thing, Melissa!

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]

Big Bird & Michelle Obama Talk Healthy Snacks

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"Sesame Street" In The White House

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.

Another video about how much fun (?) it is to exercise, after the jump… Keep reading »

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