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Meet Zari, Sesame Street’s New Afghan Muppet

She looks hella dope! More »


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 video series involves a Tickle Me Elmo doll.

This is admittedly not new, but it’s making the internet rounds, because it’s the greatestMore »


#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 someone who is so, so bad for you, who can’t give you what you deserve, and doesn’t deserve what you have to give.

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“Maria” From “Sesame Street” Released A Memoir

Sonia Manzano is more than just Maria. More »


“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. More »


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… More »


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? In… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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,… More »


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 in… More »


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 in… More »


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? More »


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… More »


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 occasion… More »


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] … More »


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]More »


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