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After 44 Years, Sesame Street's Maria Is Retiring

After 44 Years, Sesame Street's Maria Is Retiring

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.

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Cookie Monster Stars in Sesame Street's Jurassic Park Parody

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.

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Christina Hendricks and Elmo Talk Technology on Sesame Street

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.

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5 Things You Should Know About the Man Behind Big Bird | Sesame Street, Sesame Street, Big Bird

5 Things to Know About the Man Behind Big Bird

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.

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Sesame Street's Let's Cook! May Just Be the Cutest Cookbook Ever

Sesame Street's Let's Cook! May Just Be the Cutest Cookbook Ever

Originally posted 05/14/2015 07:15AM

Get Cookie Monster's favorite cookie recipe!

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Watch Cookie Monster Hulk Out in Sesame Street's Avengers Parody

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.

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Elmo Encourages Kids to Get Vaccinated in Hilarious New Video

Originally posted 04/18/2015 02:40PM

Even Sesame Street's residents get shots!

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Zach Galifianakis Learns the Word 'Nimble' in New Sesame Street Spot

Originally posted 04/15/2015 11:15PM

[YOUTUBE "Y8kjhbJq1GY"] "Zach be nimble"? He gets there eventually.

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Sesame Street Plays Musical Chairs in Amazing Game of Thrones Parody

Originally posted 04/06/2015 11:40PM

Travel to the land of Jesteros, where major decisions are decided by rousing rounds of musical chairs and everyone looks like a Game of Thrones character – just a little more felty.

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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