Posts tagged "sesame street"

“Maria” From “Sesame Street” Released A Memoir

Sonia Manzano is more than just Maria.

Bronwyn Isaac / September 2, 2015

“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

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 New York’s IFC Film Center. It’s about exactly what it sounds like — the life of Caroll Spinney, who’s played Big Bird and Oscar the…

Claire Hannum / May 8, 2015

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 Grouches, Macklemore muses about the finer points of looking for bargains …i n the trash. I guess that’s an important lesson for today’s youth? I…

Claire Hannum / January 13, 2015

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 “resist,” but in Cookie Monster’s words, “Me not much of a jewelry guy,” and if he was going to understand what “resist” means, McKellen would…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 17, 2014

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 talked about touch and tickling, but the most heartwarming part of their skin conversation is loving their skin color. I hope all the kids who…

Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2014

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 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…

Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2014

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 … 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,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 4, 2014

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 through Justin Bieber’s text messages and see if he bragged about the incident where he egged his neighbor’s house, allegedly causing thousands of dollars i…

Jessica Wakeman / January 22, 2014

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 season one. But both sides would probably agree that this “Sesame Street” parody of “Homeland,” called “Homelamb,” is better than most of the episodes i…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 28, 2013

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, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Big Bird and the gang stopped by “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” to perform with The Roots. They sang — what else?

Jessica Wakeman / September 26, 2013

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 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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 22, 2013

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, and anyone who cares about equality.

So how did The New Yorker, arguably the most reputable magazine in the country, memorialize the occasio…

Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2013

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 sculpture. [YouTube]…

Jessica Wakeman / April 17, 2013

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

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.

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

Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2013

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 of the word “reinforce” with a puppet friend named Murray (Jewish puppet?). To demonstrate the meaning of the word, JGL sacrifices his wristwatch to the…

Julie Gerstein / February 18, 2013

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 a minor. Accuser No. 4, so far not identified, claims he met Clash when he was 16 or 17 and Clash was in his 30s,…

Newser / December 10, 2012

RIP Society: Elmo Accused Of Having Sex With A 16-Year-Old Boy

Noooo! I just watched the documentary “Being Elmo” last month and was obsessed with what an inspiring person Kevin Clash, the man behind “Sesame’s Street”‘s most adorable Muppet, seemed to be. Consider my faith in life dashed if this story turns out to be true.

A young man, now 23 years old, ha…

Ami Angelowicz / November 12, 2012

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Talks Princesses On “Sesame Street”

At some point in the life of many little girls and some little boys there comes the cold, hard realization that you cannot be a princess when you grow up. Think about it: do you really want to spend the rest of your life like Kate Middleton abusing brown eye liner? I thought not. A…

Jessica Wakeman / November 12, 2012
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