Posts tagged "sesame street"

“Sesame Street” Schools Black Girls On The Beauty Of Their Hair

“Sesame Street” has aired a new song, “I Love My Hair,” aimed at young black girls to teach them to value and love their natural hair. The character dances and sings in every little girl hairstyle imaginable, from a small Afro to ponytails to cornrows to twists. This is an important lesson for…

Annika Harris / October 15, 2010

If You Love Your Hair And You Know It, Sing Along

Sesame Street reminds us to add one to our list of affirmations: “I love my hair!” Check out this adorable song about just how awesome your hair (well, African-American hair to be specific) can be. We’ll be playing this to set all our bad hair days right. [YouTube]…

Leonora Epstein / October 15, 2010

“Sesame Street” Spoofs Old Spice Ads

He isn’t as hot as Isaiah Mustafa, but Grover still amuses in this Old Spice ad spoof on “Sesame Street.” How long do you think before media-savvy Isaiah and the people behind his ads get him a guest spot beside those lovable Muppets? [via BuzzFeed]…

Wendy Atterberry / October 11, 2010

When Snooki Met Elmo — A Love Story

“Sesame Street” and “Jersey Shore” — two great tastes that taste great together? Nooooot realllly. But this clip (from “The Jimmy Kimmel Show”) of “Sesame Shore” does introduce us to “The Snooki Monster” — and for that we’re forever grateful. [YouTube]…

Julie Gerstein / September 27, 2010

“Sesame Street” For Grownups?

PBS is working on a “Sesame Street” for adults called “Next Avenue.” It will be meant to act as a “virtual life coach” for lost baby boomers. I wonder if they will use puppets. And words of the day? I’m picturing Oscar the Grouch pushing Viagra. “Can you tell me how to get, how to…

Ami Angelowicz / September 25, 2010

“Sesame Street”‘s Take On “True Blood”: “True Mud”

Sesame Street” may have said no to Katy Perry’s boobs, but that doesn’t mean that the classic kids’ show has lost its cool. This amazing spoof of “True Blood,” called “True Mud,” is designed to teach kids about rhyming. And make us adults laugh, because the idea of trying to clean up this show…

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 23, 2010

Katy Perry’s Boobs Are Banned From “Sesame Street”

Katy Perry’s play date with “Sesame Street” has been canceled! A video of Katy and Elmo made it onto YouTube this week where she sings a cleaned-up version of “Hot N Cold” about wanting to play dress-up with her furry red friend. But then someone at The Sesame Workshop started reading the internet commenters’ complaints.

Jessica Wakeman / September 23, 2010

Katy Perry Pays A Visit To “Sesame Street”

What’s going down on “Sesame Street”? Katy Perry has come to play, but Elmo is feeling a tad moody. What’s a gal to do? Sing a kid-friendly version of her hit song “Hot N Cold,” of course! When you’re done singing along, check out these other awesome female “Sesame Street” guest stars. [The Daily

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 20, 2010

Video: Everyone Should Talk To Grover Before They Get Married

Where is Grover when we need him? [BuzzFeed]…

Ami Angelowicz / August 8, 2010

Sesame Street Meets Lady Gaga’s “Telephone”

Well, this was bound to happen. I, for one, am glad it did. [BuzzFeed]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 29, 2010

Muppet-Inspired Runway Looks

Whether it’s Miss Piggy imitating Lady Gaga, Benicio Del Toro’s eyebrows making him almost indistinguishable from The Muppets’ Wolfman or Ozzy Osbourne’s bizarre resemblance to Muppet musician Zoot, there’s a lot of human/puppet crossover going on these days. Perhaps noticing this trend, a handful of designers decided to extend it to the runway this season,…

Lily Q / March 4, 2010

Cookie Monster In High Heels Is All Kinds Of Wrong

Who knew that underneath his crumb-flecked blue fur, Cookie Monster wore over-the-knee tights and foxy white kitten heels? Hey, look on the bright side: these Sesame Street Halloween costumes aren’t as seXXXy as they could have been! []…

Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2010

Behold The Sexual Innuendo In SJP’s “Sesame Street” Spot

If you’re as immature as we are, Sarah Jessica Parker’s recent spot for “Sesame Street” about the concept of “big” will send you into a fit of giggles.

Oh, poor Grover. If you only knew what we were thinking when you shout, “You must want the biggest thing I can find!”…

Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2010

“Sesame Street” Loses Icon To Breast Cancer

Over the weekend, Alaina Reed Hall, better known as “Olivia” On “Sesame Street,” lost her long battle with breast cancer. Tear! Our condolences to her family, she will always live in the hearts of all the children she entertained (like this Frisky gal).

This loss is especially frustrating considering some government task force…

Simcha / December 21, 2009

Jake Gyllenhaal Learns How To Separate, Looks Hot At The Same Time

OK, um, hello? Is it just me, or is this hawt? I mean, I had no idea that an octopus puppet on Jake Gyllenhaal’s head could be so titillating. Something about the spread legs, and the on-top-of-Jake’s-head position, and the obsessing over the word “separate.” I feel like it’s all some kind of primal…

Susannah Breslin / December 14, 2009

Meet Kami, The First HIV-Positive Sesame Streeter

Even though the days are sunny and the air is sweet, things aren’t always perfect on “Sesame Street” … especially in South Africa. There is a new kid on the block there and she’s teaching her neighbors about some of the tough realities of life. Meet Kami (short for the Setswana word “Kamogelo” which mea…

Ami Angelowicz / November 17, 2009

Which “Sesame Street” Muppet Were You?

This week Sesame Street’s 40th birthday, and everyone is celebrating. Google is honoring the fabulous Muppet-tastic show with a prime spot for Cookie Monster (surrounded by cookies — none of this “sometimes food” nonsense,” please). And we’re reminiscing …

Erica Maxwell / November 5, 2009

Sesame Street’s Reign Of Cuteness Continues

The best address in America has always played host to the cutest and brightest puppets, and now like a grand socialite giving her 40th birthday celebration, the show has created a simply amazing guest list for the upcoming season. Set your DVRs, volunteer to babysit, or call out sick and stay home to watch kids’…

Erica Maxwell / October 30, 2009

American Apparel And Sesame Street Make Kind Of A Sweet Team

Hipster porn aside, you know you love those shirts. Something else that’s near and dear to your heart? Sesame Street. To commemorate the show’s 40th anniversary, American Apparel sifted through the archives to select original line drawings of Jim Henson’s characters for limited edition T-shirts that will be sold in 25 stores and online later…

Erin Flaherty / October 6, 2009

“Mad Men” Gets A Sesame Street Send-Up

Those wacky Muppet operators over at “Sesame Street” have created a wonderful send-up of “Mad Men.” In it, puppets Don Draper and Co. at Sterling Cooper learn how to be … happy! Who would have thunk it? I love the idea of Draper the cad going to teach the little kiddies that what’s important i…

Susannah Breslin / October 1, 2009