We’re used to seeing the puppets from Sesame Street poking fun at different parts of pop culture, but it’s rarer to see someone sending up Sesame Street itself. That all changed with Christoph Waltz's moving performance of the show's theme song.
Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster is getting ready for The Furchester Hotel, a new UK TV series that just started airing this fall. Sometimes, Cookie Monster will work at the hotel, and he recently spoke to Brit John Oliver about the differences between the UK and the American street he generally lives on.
Here at Cinema Blend, we're tipping out hats and raising our straight blades to the 25 most masculine mustaches that have ever graced our television screens. As any man will tell you, it's not just about how big and thick it is -- Wilford Brimley would like to run counterpoint on that -- but it's also a combination of the performer and what they're representing.
The Tonight Show cleverly got some of the characters from Sesame Street to appear for some good, clean fun. To celebrate Sesame Street’s 45th Anniversary, on Thursday, The Tonight Show crew scoured the Internet to come up with the best tweets featuring the hashtag #WhenIWasAKi
When there’s a mystery afoot, who better to solve it than the real-life counterpart of Sherlock Holmes himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, eh? That’s exactly what happened when Sesame Street put the Sherlock star on the case of Murray (oh, sorry, Murray-arty)’s apples and oranges. And with a little help from Count Von Count, The Sign of Four has turned into the most adorable video of the day.
Sesame Street has a little something for everyone, including the Homeland fan. While the Showtime terrorism-focused drama might not seem like a good fit for a children’s program, Sesame Street knows how to tone down a plot and play up whatever humor might be mined from even the most serious of subjects for the sake of their young audience
The nominations for the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards were announced and CBS came out on top in total nominations, with 50. PBS trailed behind with 44 nominations, and ABC earned 38. For CBS, it was The Young and the Restless that helped it hit the top spot, earning almost half of the network's nominations, with 23. For ABC, it was General Hospital, which secured 19 nominations.
Sesame Street has their own way of doing things. The long-running children's program has a knack for finding funny ways of teaching a lesson. Take "upside down," for example. What better way to teach kids about the phrase than with a a sketch that has two characters stuck upside down? And what better way to entertain their parents by throwing a Downton Abbey twist in? Check out this sketch, titled "Upside Downton Abbey" ahead!
Last week, Kevin Clash took a hiatus from Sesame Street to deal with an allegation he illegally had sex with a sixteen-year-old boy some years ago. A settlement was eventually brokered, paving the way for the Elmo puppeteer to return to work. Unfortunately, Clash was hit with a fresh allegation by a different accuser yesterday, and rather than turn Sesame Street into a mess of controversy, he’s officially decided to resign from the show effective immediately.
Things are just beginning to heat up on the third season of HBO’s award winning Boardwalk Empire and blood is sure to be spilled soon but something tells me disputes are handled a bit differently down on the “Birdwalk.” That’s right, when waddle comes to hop during a spoof of the prohibition drama on the celebrated children’s show Sesame Street, a few feathers may fly but ultimately things come to a peaceful flapping resolution. Confused? Just watch the PBS series spoof HBO with ”Birdwalk Empire”…
As we reported earlier, Muppets puppeteer and voice-actor Jerry Nelson has passed away. With a list of voice credits that includes The Count for Sesame Street, Robin the Frog for the Muppets, Gobo Fraggle of Fraggle Rock and Emmet Otter for Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas, I felt compelled to scour Youtube for some of the man's best musical moments in the Muppetverse.
It is with great sadness that we share the news that Jerry Nelson has passed away. Those who grew up watching Sesame Street may be more familiar with his voice than his name or face. Nelson was the voice and puppeteer behind a number of characters, including Count von Count, otherwise known as the Count, the Dracula-like purple vampire with a deep appreciation for numbers.
Sesame Workshop, which produces the famed Sesame Street had financial problems just a few years ago. Back in 2009, despite being the 15th most watched kids program on television, the company was forced to let go more than 60 of its employees after funding was cut. Today, the company was forced to hand out pink slips to another 12 employees, this time mostly in the Digital Media department.
Most of us with fond memories of the long-running children’s series Sesame Street are familiar with Roscoe Orman’s version of Gordon Robinson, as he played the part of the friendly teacher since 1974. However before him, Hall Miller and Matt Robinson had the part. But the original Gordon, who appeared in an unaired pilot, is an unknown man that Sesame Street is trying to track down.
In an odd bit of co-branding, the introduction of Lily is coming as part of a one-hour special called Growing Hope Against Hunger, sponsored by Walmart and also featuring singer brad Paisley and his wife. The show seems to be part of an ongoing Walmart effort to bring attention not just to families going hungry, but the even bigger problem of "food deserts" and general lack of access to nutritious food