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Sesame Street Spoofs Lord of the Rings

Originally posted 12/10/2013 02:00PM

Sesame Street has a pretty great track record with parodies, so it's no surprise that when they turned their googly eyes to Lord of the Rings, they knocked it out of the park.

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VIDEO: What do Jennifer Lawrence and Cookie Monster Have in Common?

Jennifer Lawrence and Catching Fire Get Spoofed in New Sesame Street Video

Originally posted 11/18/2013 04:15PM

One is an Academy Award-winning actress and the other is a blue puppet, but Jennifer Lawrence and Cookie Monster have at least one thing in common – they both star in adaptations of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire this week!

While Lawrence will hit theaters strong-willed heroine Katniss Everdeen in big screen adaptation of the hit book on Friday, Sesame Street will air a segment parodying the popular book starring Cookie Monster as Cookieniss Evereat on Thursday.

In the PBS children's program version, Cookiniss must complete patterns and learn healthy eating habits to win "The Hungry Games" along side her companions Tick-Tock Lady, Finnicky, and Pita (a bread version of Josh Hutcherson's Peeta Mellark).

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Adorable! Homeland Gets the Sesame Street Treatment

Homeland Gets the Sesame Street Treatment

Originally posted 10/28/2013 03:45PM

Carrie's cry-face just got a whole lot cuter because Homeland's been given the Sesame Street treatment.

From the moody jazz-infused opening sequence to Special Sheep Agents, the Showtime drama is parodied in "Homelamb," a segment for the iconic children's show.

Nicholas Ba-a-a-a-rody – who sports Damian Lewis's trademark red locks – comes under fire for being a wolf in sheep's clothing. While Saul (who is played by Mandy Patinkin on the series) dons trademark glasses, Carrie breathlessly delivers why she thinks Ba-a-a-a-rody's is deceiving the Special Sheep Agents in a performance that rivals Claire Danes's portrayal on the actual Emmy award-winning series.

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Young and the Restless vs. General Hospital for Top Daytime Emmy Nods

The Young and the Restless Earn Top Daytime Emmy Nods

Originally posted 05/01/2013 11:45AM

CBS soap The Young and the Restless leads the pack for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy awards with 23 nominations, the academy announced Wednesday. They are followed by ABC rival General Hospital with 19.

The award ceremony will be held June 16 in Beverly Hills, Calif., televised for the second year on the cable network HLN.

PBS' venerable children's show Sesame Street and the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives both earned 17 nominations.

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Downton Abbey

Sesame Street Spoofs Downton Abbey

Originally posted 02/04/2013 03:30PM



There's been plenty of drama on Downton Abbey this season but nothing compared to the challenges facing the residents of Upside Downton Abbey.

In a Sesame Street spoof of the hit PBS show, a Dowager Countess of Grantham lookalike requests several items from her butler, Carson, including tea, crumpets and a steak and kidney pie.

"I live to serve," he says, bringing her the food and drink. But each time the items fall to the ceiling because, the puppets discuss, everything is upside down on Upside Downton Abbey.

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Sesame Street's Kevin Clash Resigns as Elmo

UpdatePosted 11/20/2012 01:00PM

Sesame Street's Kevin Clash Resigns as Elmo

Originally posted 11/20/2012 11:55AM

Kevin Clash, the voice and puppeteer behind Elmo on Sesame Street, has resigned.

"I am resigning from Sesame Workshop with a very heavy heart. I have loved every day of my 28 years working for this exceptional organization," 52-year-old Clash said in a statement Tuesday.

"Personal matters have diverted attention away from the important work Sesame Street is doing and I cannot allow it to go on any longer. I am deeply sorry to be leaving and am looking forward to resolving these personal matters privately."

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Sesame Street Elmo Puppeteer Accuser Recants Claim

Sesame Street Elmo Puppeteer Accuser Recants Claim

Originally posted 11/13/2012 06:00PM

Kevin Clash is no longer facing a claim that he was involved in an underage sexual relationship.

The puppeteer, 52, who is the voice of Elmo on Sesame Street, was granted a leave of absence from the long-running program amid an accusation from an unidentified male that Clash was having sex with him at age 16.

On Tuesday the law firm that represents the accuser released a statement to the Los Angeles Times, recanting the claim.

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Elmo Puppeteer Takes Leave from Sesame Street Amid Sexual Allegations

UpdatePosted 11/12/2012 12:50PM

Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Takes Leave from Sesame Street Amid Sexual Allegations

Originally posted 11/12/2012 12:00PM

The puppeteer who performs as the Sesame Street character Elmo has been granted a leave of absence from his job amid allegations he had an improper relationship with a 16-year-old boy.

Kevin Clash denies the allegations first reported by TMZ but says that he had a consensual relationship with a man, who is now 23, that occurred when the accuser was of legal age.

"I am a gay man. I have never been ashamed of this or tried to hide it, but felt it was a personal and private matter," Clash, 52, tells PEOPLE in a statement via his personal rep.

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Voice of Sesame Street's The Count Dies at 78

Jerry Nelson, Voice of The Count on Sesame Street, Dies at 78

Originally posted 08/24/2012 01:15PM

It's a sad day for numbers.

Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer known for playing the instructional Count von Count on Sesame Street, died Thursday of unspecified causes, according to CBC Radio-Canada. He was 78.

Besides the non-threatening vampire, Nelson, a Tulsa native who grew up in Washington, D.C., also performed Gobo Fraggle on Fraggle Rock and The Muppet Show's Sgt. Floyd Pepper of the Electric Mayhem band; "Pigs in Space" stalwart Dr. Julius Strangepork; Kermit the Frog's nephew Robin; and Gonzo's girlfriend Camilla the Chicken, among other roles, says the site.

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Katy Perry Reunites with Elmo – Almost | Katy Perry, Russell Brand

Katy Perry Reunites with Elmo – Almost

Originally posted 11/15/2011 05:55AM

You can take the girl out of Sesame Street, but you can't take the Sesame Street out of the girl. Though her sketch with Elmo was famously cut from the show last year, Katy Perry still supported her furry friend, catching the documentary Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey on Saturday at the Laemmle Sunset 5 theaters in West Hollywood. The singer arrived solo in black boots, jeans, a gray knit sweater and sunglasses and purchased two tickets; husband Russell Brand joined her a few minutes later. – Jessica Wedemeyer

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