Mark your calenders, guys, cause Sesame’s gonna be making eight different television appearances this upcoming week! Here are all the appearances, as listed by Tough Pigs:
- Wednesday, September 19: Elmo, Big Bird, Murray, Grover, Bert, Abby, Rosita, Oscar, and Cookie Monster will be “taking”…
I went and wrote up an entry over on my Wordpress about what Jerry’s passing means to me personally. It’s pretty lengthy and I tend to ramble a lot in it, so I won’t go posting the entire thing on here, but here’s a snippet:
I’m sure every fan and friend of Jerry is thinking the same thing today: what did Jerry mean to me? Mortality tends to do that to us. It makes us think on all that the person did for us and the rest of the world. And Jerry did so much. He taught us to count. He taught us that halfway down the stairs is a great place to sit, and that being little isn’t such a bad thing (which is good to know, as I am a pretty short person). He taught us that silly things like boomerang fish can be art, that chickens can be beautiful, and that theatre phantoms aren’t always so scary. He taught us that adventures are worth going on, and what some people consider to be trash can be the most important thing on this planet for other. He even taught us that sometimes you just get bad service at restaurants and it can’t be helped (curse you, Grover!).
You can read the whole thing here.
It’s Vincent van Gogh’s birthday! To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Sesamstraat, the Dutch version of Sesame Street, Sesame Workshop partnered with the Amsterdam-based Vincent van Gogh Museum, where Bedroom in Arles hangs, to recreate a version of the famous painting featuring Elmo, Bert, Ernie and the beloved Sesamstraat MuppetsTM Ienie Mienie, Tommie, Purk and Pino. The special painting, which was unveiled by Sesamstraat actor Frank Groothof, was on display at the museum in December 2011.
Read more about it here.
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Joel McHale on Sesame Street.
Sesame Square — the Nigerian adaptation of Sesame Street — stars Kami, the world’s first HIV-positive Muppet (introduced by South Africa’s Takalani Sesame), and Zobi (pictured), a blue cab driver who educates children about malaria. The production has its lighter side, too. Zobi is the…
Meet Lily, Sesame Street’s “poverty-stricken” Muppet who will star in a one-hour prime-time special (airing Oct. 9) that aims to teach kids about poverty and hunger. In the special, Lily reveals that “sometimes I go with my family to the food pantry.” That really affects fellow-Muppet Elmo. “Elmo never has to think about where his next meal is coming from.”
Of course Elmo doesn’t have to worry. Elmo’s the 1%. Elmo took over Sesame Street in 1998.