Posts tagged "sesame street"

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

“Sesame Street” Sends Cease-And-Desist To Sexy Big Bid

“Sesame Street” issued a cease-and-desist letter to put the kibosh on Sexy Big Bird’s unauthorized costumes. The letter was directed to, a Halloween costume web site whose multitudes of “sexy” get-ups will have you gagging. The Sesame Street Workshop is not buying that Yandy’s “Exclusive Yellow Dress With Stockings” is not just a…

Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2012

10 Memories I Have Of “Sesame Street”

I grew up with parents who were not particularly pro-television. My dad even attached a scarf to the top of our TV and would insist on pulling it down to cover the screen during commercials (he also muted the sound). But one show they were always in favor of me watching was “Sesame Street.” I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 8, 2012

Big Bird Biggest Star Of Presidential Debate

Big Bird was trending on Twitter during last night’s debate, after Mitt Romney said he would cut funding for PBS. Check out the Twitter account @FiredBigBird — really funny and, well, sad. [Fired Big Bird]
Shakira has confirmed that she is having a baby boy. Little Shakiro? Congrats! [PopCrush]
Rihanna and Chris Brown were…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 4, 2012

RIP Jerry Nelson, “Muppet Show,” “Sesame Street,” “Fraggle Rock” Veteran

You might not recognize Jerry Nelson‘s name, but you’re probably more familiar with “Sesame Street”’s the Count, Amazing Mumford and Snuffalupagus, or Statler (half of the heckling duo of Statler and Waldorf), Floyd Pepper (the mustachioed guitar player in the Muppet Show house band), Lew Zealand (that guy who chucks fish), Gobo Fraggle, Robin the Frog,…

The Mary Sue / August 25, 2012

Jon Hamm Visits “Sesame Street” With Elmo, My Ovaries Explode

Jon Hamm looks like he’s gotten into a lick of trouble on “Sesame Street” but I’m sure it’s nothing his little red pal Elmo can’t fix!
Don Draper isn’t the only fabulous celeb headed to the Street this season. Other guest stars include Kristen Bell, Steve Carell, Halle Berry, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Common and…

Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2012

Cookie Monster Sings “Call Me Maybe” Cover “Share It Maybe”

Jimmy Fallon and the Roots? Colin Powell? Miss USA contestants? Move over, everyone: Cookie Monster is here with a cookie-centric (of course) “Call Me Maybe” cover. “Share It Maybe” is all about (duh) sharing your cookies. I might have listened to it seven times already this morning. I just might have. []…

Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2012

Help Bring Breastfeeding Back To “Sesame Street”!

In order for breastfeeding to be seen as “normal” and natural, and not frowned upon in public, we clearly need to be doing more than what we are doing. The nurse-ins are wonderful, and extremely supportive for nursing moms, but to the general public may be seen as a big nuisance. Which is why I think it&#8217…

The Stir / January 11, 2012

Emma Stone Is A Balancing Queen

Don’t you just love it when celebs stop by “Sesame Street” to teach the kiddos a new word? Emma Stone is the latest star on the block and she’s teaching them “balance.” Or trying to, anyway.

I would love it if The Frisky were famous enough one day to do something like this.

Jessica Wakeman / November 27, 2011

So Cute: Sesame Street’s “Change The World” Gives Us The Warm & Fuzzies

If a tough week at work has trodden on your self-worth, let the “Sesame Street” critters sing you into solace. “Change the World” is an adorable little ditty performed by the same girl puppet who proudly told the world she loved her hair. “Change the World” sends a similarly positive message as our Muppet declares, “I am…

Stefanie Blejec / October 23, 2011

New Sesame Street Muppet Is Poor And Hungry

“Sesame Street” has got a hungry, impoverished new character—and it isn’t Oscar the Grouch or the Cookie Monster. Lily, a 7-year-old girl whose family often struggles to get enough to eat, will appear in the show’s prime-time special “Growing Hope Against Hunger” this Sunday, reports Entertainment Weekly. The Wal-Mart-sponsored special looks at the issue of hunger, which…

Newser / October 9, 2011

The Muppets Get More Love In “Being Elmo” Documentary

If you grew up watching “Sesame Street” — uh, who didn’t? — I’ve got the documentary for you. “Being Elmo” is about Kevin Clash, the man behind Elmo, arguably one of the most popular “Sesame Street” Muppets of all time. Clash aspired to work for Jim Henson since he was a kid, even making hi…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 3, 2011

Grover Turns Off The Dark

Ahhh, Grover. In this video, “Sesame Street” spoofs “Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark,” the musical that’s left several stars injured and is only ready to open after a whopping seven months of previews and revisions. If only Grover could actually save the musical. [BuzzFeed]…

Bert Gets Down To Brass Tacks With Andy Samberg

Who knew that Bert, as in the best friend of Ernie, was such a hard-hitting interviewer? In this edition of “Conversations with Bert,” his version of “Inside the Actors Studio,” the yellow guy talks to Andy Samberg of “Saturday Night Live.” While Bert missed the obvious question of asking about his threeway with Justin

Kanye West’s Video Re-Imagined With Real Monsters

I wasn’t as bothered by Kanye West’s video for “Monster” as Jessica, but I think we both would agree that it would have been better if “Sesame Street” Muppets had been involved.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 3, 2011

Is Cookie Monster The Next Betty White?

Cookie Monster wants to branch out and show that there is more to him than his enthusiasm for cookies. Homeboy wants to host “Saturday Night Live” and he wants us to help make his dream come true. Check out his audition tape. Um, he’s got my vote. I’m totally joining his Facebook group

Ami Angelowicz / November 25, 2010

Ryan Reynolds Gets An “A+” For His “Sesame Street” Cameo

Naturally, I’m a fan of the letter “A.” Also a fan of hot dudes like Ryan Reynolds wearing silly costumes while singing and dancing with muppets. As far as I’m concerned he gets an “A+” for this little “Sesame Street” ditty, “The A Team.” [Just Jared]…

Ami Angelowicz / November 7, 2010

“Sesame Street” Clings To Jude Law — And So Would We

In his recent appearance on “Sesame Street,” Jude Law was used to illustrate what the word “cling” means. The show had a mouse, an octopus, and a monkey “cling” to Law. Which, we suppose is slightly more appropriate than, say, Sienna Miller or Daisy Wright (the nanny he had an affair with) clinging to the…

Julie Gerstein / October 29, 2010

See Katy Perry And Elmo Behind The Scenes On “Sesame Street”

You may remember how Katy Perry did a video with Elmo called “Hot N Cold,” and it was pulled from the tube because Perry’s outfit was deemed too hot ‘n’ sexy for young viewers to see.

In response to this fluffy red kerfuffle, you gotta check out this video of what really went…

TruTV / October 28, 2010

“Sesame Street” Costume Used As Punishment For Shoplifting

An 18-year-old Virginia boy who was caught shoplifting at a Halloween store was given a very fitting punishment for his crime. Instead of calling the cops, the Halloween Express owner offered the boy an alternative to a criminal record: stand for six hours outside of the store dressed as Bert of “Sesame Street,”…

Ami Angelowicz / October 18, 2010