Just in case you weren’t feeling your Friday yet, I present to you a powerful dose of squeeeee inducing joy in the form of Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage singing “Whatever Simon Says” in a promo for today’s appearance on Sesame Street.
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It seems the landmark rulings by the Supreme Court on two separate gay marriage cases Wednesday is having implications everywhere — even on Sesame Street! The New Yorker revealed the cover for it’s next issue earlier today and it features muppets Bert and Ernie seemingly cuddling on the couch and watching coverage of the rulings on TV.
Sesame Street does a wonderful job of helping children deal with serious real life issues like death, illness, and now the incarceration of a parent, something that happens far too often with 7 millions adults currently locked up.
Playing the stoic Don Draper on Mad Men doesn’t leave a lot of room for Jon Hamm to debut his goofy side, which is why it was so much fun to learn that he would be starring in a Sesame Street segment this season! In an episode premiering Thursday, April 18th, a bearded Jon Hamms it up with Elmo and presents the word of the day, which was sculpture, and teaches us all about the art form.
Though Melissa McCarthy has one of the most impressive comedic resumes of the last ten years, we all know you haven’t really made it in the world of funny until you’ve been invited to take a stroll down that famous road where the air is sweet and the clouds are chased away by a sunny day. Well, Melissa has now officially made it! Check out her hilarious skit on Sesame Street alongside Elmo in which the two of them learn a little dance thanks to a choreographer penguin.
This 30-year-old Sesame Street clip about Big Bird learning about death is making the rounds on the web in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting as a means to help children, and adults too actually, cope with the grief of this terrible shooting.
The moral fabric of our great nation began to unravel earlier this week when Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash was publicly accused of having a sexual relationship with an underaged boy, resulting in Clash taking a leave of absence from Sesame Street. The previously unidentified accuser, 24-year-old aspiring model Sheldon Stephens, has since recanted his accusations, and details are beginning to emerge about his questionable past, including a 2009 arrest after allegedly stealing $250,000 in jewelry from a music executive he was interning for!
Whew! This situation is still embarrassing for Elmo’s puppeteer Kevin Clash, but the young man he’s had a relationship with has now recanted the accusation that the relationship happened before he was a consenting adult.
Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who cheers up the world with his performance of Elmo, has allegedly tarnished the innocence of Elmo forever. He is currently on leave from Sesame Street after being accused of having a sexual relationship with an underage teenage boy seven years ago.
Sunny Day, Sweepin’ the clouds away
On my way to where the air is sweet
For the 43rd Season of Sesame Street!
Despite what area of the country you’re from, your economic class, your race, or your religion — if you’re American, then chances are you spent a good deal of your childhood growing up on Sesame Street. Thankfully, this historic avenue where learning is cool and fun (and bullying non-existent) is still around after more than forty years on the air! Keep reading to check out photos of all the celebrity guests for the upcoming 43rd season of Sesame Street, watch a couple preview clips, and read the full press release announcing a new Elmo element (Elmoment?) that is being added to the show!