“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 watch Elmo and Lupita learn to love the skin they’re in, just like her. [YouTube]
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 »
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]
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]