05:06 PM EDT 07/04/2015
Originally posted 07/01/2015 11:35PM
She's helped generations of children grow up and she's met many a Muppet in her day. But after 44 years playing human Sesame Street resident Maria, actress Sonia Manzano is retiring.
Manzano, 65, made the announcement on Tuesday during an address at the American Library Association Annual Conference. She has since fielded an outpouring of grief from fans.
Originally posted 06/09/2015 02:20AM
[YOUTUBE "d0dbJj6x0eU"] Twenty-two years after the first Jurassic Park, but just in time for Jurassic World, Sesame Street has put its own spin on the franchise with a new Cookie Monster segment titled "Jurassic Cookie."
(No, it's not the most solid of puns, but the short holds up.)
"Jurassic Cookie" puts Cookie Monster in the Richard Attenborough role, fleeing from a giant gingerbread Tyrannosaurus. But the lesson here – for Cookie Monster and for us viewers – is in how staying calm can help us solve problematic situations.
Originally posted 05/19/2015 11:50PM
[YOUTUBE "x4_ZVWUot2A"] Sesame Street has united two of our favorite redheads!
In a new clip from the educational show, Christina Hendricks and Elmo team up to give kids a primer in technology. One by one, Hendricks explains how a laptop, a cell phone, a digital camera, a tablet and an e-reader are all forms of technology we use to make life easier.
Originally posted 05/15/2015 04:55PM
Caroll Spinney has played one of the most iconic characters on American television for over 45 years, but he knows you probably don't know his name.
The puppeteer, 81, has voiced and provided the movements for Sesame Street's Big Bird since the show hit the air in 1969.
Originally posted 05/14/2015 07:15AM
Get Cookie Monster's favorite cookie recipe!
Originally posted 05/13/2015 07:15PM
Originally posted 04/27/2015 07:50PM
[YOUTUBE "AHPn5d7wRtk"] You've got to hand it to the Sesame Street crew: They go all-in on their parodies.
Originally posted 04/18/2015 02:40PM
Even Sesame Street's residents get shots!
Originally posted 04/15/2015 11:15PM
[YOUTUBE "Y8kjhbJq1GY"] "Zach be nimble"? He gets there eventually.
Originally posted 04/06/2015 11:40PM
Sesame Street has created another parent-friendly parody, this time with a play on the HBO dragon drama. Instead of Game of Thrones, viewers find Grover Bluejoy engaged in a "Game of Chairs."
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