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WATCH: Gina Rodriguez Stops By Sesame Street to Teach Elmo the Spanish Alphabet

Originally posted 07/14/2016 07:55PM

[YOUTUBE "MO3xvPyBzmw"] Everyone knows Elmo just loves to sing the ABC's. Now with the help of Gina Rodriguez, he can belt them out in Spanish!

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A Sneak Peek of Nick Jonas Singing with the Count, Bert and Cookie Monster on Sesame Street

Originally posted 05/18/2016 06:00AM

[YOUTUBE "TIRdMFo-h4U"] Nick Jonas needs no help figuring out how to get to Sesame Street.

The "Chainsaw" singer will guest star on Saturday's episode of the HBO children's program.

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Sesame Street's Maria (a.k.a. Sonia Manzano) Shares Her Favorite Big Bird Memory

Originally posted 05/02/2016 02:35PM

Sonia Manzano has changed addresses, but her heart still lives on Sesame Street.

The seasoned actress, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award at Sunday's 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, tells PEOPLE that life has been "wonderful" – albeit a little less furry – since she retired from the show last summer.

"This is the best year of my life, and at the pace I'm going it might be my last," Manzano, who portrayed Maria for 44 years, joked. "I swear, I'm doing so many things and traveling around and promoting books. It's wonderful."

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Jimmy Fallon and the Sesame Street Gang Photobombing Unsuspecting Kids Is the Cutest Thing You'll See All Day

Originally posted 01/15/2016 10:20AM

What do you get when Jimmy Fallon teams up with the Sesame Street characters to play a prank on a few unsuspecting kids? Complete and utter adorableness.

In a new clip, the Tonight Show host teaches the PBS stars a lesson in photobombing: "Okay guys. Be quiet. We're doing a photobomb. You know what a photobomb is, right?" Fallon, 41, tells Elmo, the Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby.

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30 Years Ago, Sesame Street Had a Major Revelation: Snuffleupagus Was Real

30 Years Ago, Sesame Street Had a Major Revelation: Snuffleupagus Was Real

Originally posted 11/18/2015 12:30PM

Sesame Street has been on the air for a long time – 46 years as of last week, in fact – but most of us who grew up watching it probably think of the era we personally remember as being what the show was always like, but that's not necessarily the case. The show has grown and changed over time, and some of its major characters have too.

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Meet Sesame Street's First Character with Autism: 'We Want to Create Greater Awareness and Empathy'

Meet Sesame Street's First Character with Autism: 'We Want to Create Greater Awareness and Empathy'

Originally posted 10/21/2015 09:25AM

Fuzzy favorites Grover, Abby and Elmo are joined by their newest muppet pal, Julia, a character with autism, in Sesame Street Workshop's new nationwide initiative.

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Filed Under: Autism, Sesame Street
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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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Filed Under: Sesame Street, TV News

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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