Sesame Street’s 46th season premiered on HBO today, with back-to-back half-hour episodes (the shortened run time, down from hourlong shows, is “is viewed as a more manageable amount of time for children to focus,” according to a recent New York Times piece). With the new episodes’ controversial move from PBS to a…
Sesame Street Workshop has added a new, autistic muppet named Julia to the gang. Julia’s addition is part of a program launched Wednesday morning called “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children,” that features routine cards, videos, and further resources for family and friends of an autistic child.
I’m not particularly proud of the fact that I’ve watched this Sesame Street parody of When Harry Met Sally twice, but I’m more than a little impressed by how spot-on the Meg Ryan character’s wigs are.
Sesame Street, the emblem of our childhoods, has fallen victim to the whims of a generation with a shorter attention span and will officially shorten its episodes to 30 minutes down from its usual hour. The change will take effect November 16.
Sonia Manzano, the Puerto Rican actress who has brought to life the character of Maria on PBS’s Sesame Street since 1971, is retiring.
Man, Sesame Street was so much easier back in my day, when all you had to know was above/below and inside/outside and that the letter R was radical and that reading was an important skill. Now, kids have to learn about tablets and smartphones and the fact that Christina Hendricks calls her grandpa pop pop, and it’s…
The kingdom of Jesteros is in need of a new leader, but who shall rule? Robb Stark? Cersei Lannister? Daenerys Targaryen? Or will it be noted screw-up Grover Bluejoy? Only The Game of (musical) Chairs can decide. (Thankfully, Joffrey “chokes” early.)
Caroll Spinney, the 80-year-old man behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar, is finally getting his moment in the limelight with the documentary I Am Big Bird. The film is set to hit theaters on May 6th and what the fuck? What is happening to my face? Water. Water emerging from my eyes in an unstoppable waterfall of…
"Some people say there's too much pork in this town. I could not agree more," drawls Frank Underwolf, the anti-hero of Sesame Street's House of Cards-style take on the The Three Little Pigs.
Billy Eichner managed to snag Michelle Obama for an episode of Billy On The Street, this time taking place in a supermarket to bring attention to her Eat Brighter! campaign.
Meet Oscar the Grouch's new buddy "Mucklemore" who stopped by Sesame Street to rap about the beloved character's sad hoarding tendencies.
In honor of the 45th anniversary of Sesame Street this year, Ernie got a colonoscopy live on Conan. Natch, because he's old and needs to take care of his puppet parts. What a piece of in-depth reporting.
Your British boyf John Oliver reunited with his W-ORD co-anchor (probably the best co-anchor in all of television history) Cookie Monster to send the blue muppet off to the UK. Little does Cookie Monster know, there are no cookies over there across the pond. Just biscuits.
This video of Grover and Aziz Ansari is just ridiculous. Totally, totally ridiculous.
Does Tuesday morning seem like a weird time for a dance party? Not if you're ENTHUSIASTIC about it!
Perfect human Lupita Nyong'o has made her debut on the American version of Sesame Street, and, as could be predicted, she's perfect.
You might actually go insane if you tried to count all the adorable food puns in Sesame Street's latest parody, Star S'Mores.
Bert can't sing the right notes. Cookie Monster can't bake the right cookies. Elmo can't do math. That is, until a tuxedo-clad Janelle Monáe arrives on Sesame Street to teach them "The Power of Yet."
In this modern day of spin, propaganda and partisanship, it's important to determine which news outlets you can trust. It's slim pickings, but at least we have W-ORD Channel 7 News hosted by John Oliver and Cookie Monster. Finally, news we can actually use.