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'Sesame Street' joins CNN in educating kids, parents on coronavirus special

Apr 24, 2020 - 2:06 PM

Sesame Street characters will be with CNN medical correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta and reporter Erica Hill in 'The ABC's of COVID-19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents'

WATCH: 'Sesame Street' characters teach kids (and adults) hygiene basics

Mar 31, 2020 - 5:55 PM

Elmo, Cookie Monster, and friends show you how to wash your hands and cough or sneeze properly

Muppets help conflict kids in new Arabic 'Sesame Street'

Feb 02, 2020 - 1:59 PM

The Middle East version of the children's show aims to 'nurture care to children and caregivers affected by the Syrian conflict' by teaching them how to 'cope with emotions'

'Sesame Street' Big Bird puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at 85

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:04 PM

Puppeteer Caroll Spinney brought iconic characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life on 'Sesame Street' for half a century before retiring in 2018

At 50, Sesame Street still going strong – and big honor awaits

Dec 08, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Since its debut in November 1969 on American public television, the famous address has taken on many forms in more than 150 countries

'Sesame Street,' Earth, Wind & Fire among Kennedy Center honorees

Jul 19, 2019 - 1:26 PM

This year, the Kennedy Center Honors, one of America's most prestigious arts awards, recognizes the impact of 'Sesame Street' and the famous R&B group

'Sesame Street' introduces new muppet Karli, tackling foster care issues

May 21, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Karli is a muppet who is taken into a foster home

MMDA, Sesame Street partner for educational campaign for kids

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:49 PM

Children in Metro Manila may now learn about road safety, waste management, and public safety in a fun manner with Sesame Street characters

EDUCATIONAL DRIVE. (Left) MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim and (Right) Will De Pippo, Director for Asia-Pacific of Sesame Street, sign an agreement for an educational drive for children at the Children Road Safety Park in Malate, Manila. Photo by: Lito Boras/RAPPLER  EDUCATIONAL DRIVE. (Left) MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim and (Right) Will De Pippo, Director for Asia-Pacific of Sesame Street, sign an agreement for an educational drive for children at the Children Road Safety Park in Malate, Manila. Photo by: Lito Boras/RAPPLER

'Sesame Street' live-action musical ready for 2021

Mar 13, 2019 - 1:35 PM

Alongside Anne Hathaway, your beloved childhood puppets will be waving at you from the big screen

Ompong, Duterte on Mendoza, Bert and Ernie | Evening wRap

Sep 19, 2018 - 9:12 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

Bert and Ernie a 'loving couple' claims writer – 'Sesame Street' disagrees

Sep 19, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Many have speculated about the iconic TV puppet duo's relationship

First look: Uniqlo to launch 'Sesame Street' T-shirt collection

Jun 01, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Uniqlo collaborates with artist KAWS for a collection of cute, playful shirts to rock on your day-to-day

'Sesame Street' creators sue over lewd puppet murder mystery

May 27, 2018 - 1:45 PM

'The Happytime Murders' stars Melissa McCarthy who teams up with puppet detective to solve a string of grisly murders

WATCH: Elmo of 'Sesame Street' tours Manila

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Elmo leads the TV show's 'Spread Kindness, #ShareTheLaughter' global campaign

Blue hour view at Harbour square of Manila bay. Iconic place for local tourists and local photographers.

WATCH: 'Despacito' gets the Sesame Street treatment

Aug 25, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Not even Bert and Ernie are immune to the overplayed song s catchy tune

'Sesame Street' memperkenalkan boneka baru yang mengidap autisme

Mar 20, 2017 - 3:16 PM

Julia adalah boneka baru yang dikisahkan mengidap autisme

JULIA. 'Sesame Street' memperkenalkan Julia, karakter anak pengidap autisme. Screenshot dari YouTube/Sesame Street

'Sesame Street' to tackle autism with new muppet

Mar 20, 2017 - 11:12 AM

Meet Julia a Sesame Street muppet with autism

WATCH: Stars do the Mannequin Challenge

Nov 22, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Anne Curtis Solenn Heussaff Beyonce Ellen DeGeneres Sarah Geronimo and other stars do the latest online craze

David Smyrl, 'Sesame Street' actor, dead at 80

Mar 26, 2016 - 12:47 AM

Best known for playing Mr Handford on Sesame Street actor David Smyrl dies at the age of 80

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WATCH: 'Sesame Street' meets 'Game of Thrones'

Dec 10, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Grover threatens to eat every chicken in this room ala Sandor The Hound Cleagane on Jimmy Kimmel Live

THE HOUND. Grover channels Sandor Cleagane in Jimmy Kimmel's 'Sesame Street'/'Game of Thrones' mashup. Screengrab from YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live

'Sesame Street' introduces first character with autism

Oct 22, 2015 - 1:44 PM

Julia the children s show s newest character is part of the initiative Sesame Street and Autism: See All in Amazing Children

MEET JULIA. 'Sesame Street' introduces their first character with autism for their initiative, Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children. Screengrab from Facebook/SesameWorksho

WATCH: 'Sesame Street' parodies 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Apr 28, 2015 - 11:59 AM

In The Aveggies: Age of Bon Bon Dr Brownie eats up Captain Americauliflower’s shield because COOKIE

COOKIE! Dr Brownie (played by Cookie Monster) is Sesame Street's Hulk in the 'Avengers' parody 'The Aveggies: Age of Bon Bon.' Screengrab from YouTube

WATCH: Ed Sheeran sings in 'Sesame Street' music video

Apr 02, 2015 - 11:13 AM

Here s another reason to love Ed

Happy birthday, 'Sesame Street'! Iconic children's show turns 45

Nov 11, 2014 - 7:55 AM

The show that started in 1969 and features the famous Muppets puppets now says it reaches 156 million children worldwide

Sesame Street celebrates its 35 years in the Netherlands with characters Elmo (L), Tommie (2nd L), Bert (R) and Ernie (2nd R) at the Dalton School in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on Wednesday 20 July 2011. Marcel Antonisse/EPA

Eulogy for a flapping bird

Feb 16, 2014 - 11:34 AM

Flappy Bird is gone but its spirit lives on through other games and thoughtful analysis of the game itself

GOODBYE FLAPPY BIRD! Will you miss this opening screen for the game? Screenshot from Flappy Bird

Benedict Cumberbatch meets ‘Murray-arty’ on ’Sesame Street’

Feb 05, 2014 - 2:50 AM

Stumped by a challenge posed by Murray arty ‘Sherlock’ star Benedict Cumberbatch enlists the help of Count Von Count in this clip posted by PBS

MEET MURRAY-ARTY. The furry friend presents a challenge to Benedict Cumberbatch on an episode of 'Sesame Street.' Screengrab from PBS' YouTube channel

How Sesame Street can teach gender equality

Mar 29, 2013 - 1:10 PM

TV executives in India and Afghanistan try to use Sesame Street to teach children and families gender equality

Jeremy Scott designs Poodle shoes

Mar 09, 2013 - 11:26 AM

Love dogs? Now you can wear em on your feet But hurry these shoes are limited

AREN'T THEY THE CUTEST? The world of dogs and shoes meet in these shoes designed by Jeremy Scott for adidas Originals. Photo courtesy of ICON International

#FamilySunday: Monsters and memories

Jan 20, 2013 - 10:35 PM

A parent’s review of the story book app The Monster at the end of This Book

WHO'S THAT MONSTER? 'The Monster at the End of This Book' is written by Jon Stone and illustrated by Michael Smollin. The original book was released in 1971 by Golden Books, USA. The iOS App was released in January 2011. Screen shot from the iTunes app store

Elmo's puppeteer resigns over sex claims

Nov 21, 2012 - 12:56 PM

Sesame Street fans await on who will take over puppeteering one of the show s most loved characters

ELMO CUTIE. How will Clash's departure affect the lovable puppet? Image from the Elmo Facebook page

Pupeteer behind Sesame Street's Elmo denies underage sex claim

Nov 13, 2012 - 10:30 AM

The puppeteer behind Elmo on Sesame Street says he is taking time out from the much loved US children s TV show to fight a defamatory claim he had a sexual relationship with an underage boy

Photo dated November 19, 2007 shows puppeteer Kevin Clash and his Sesame Street character Elmo at the 35th Annual International Emmy Awards in New York. AFP PHOTO/FILES/Stan HONDA

The U.S. elections, as viewed on YouTube

Nov 05, 2012 - 9:12 AM

In an election filled with videos from campaign ads to verbal gaffes from the candidates here follows a selection of the 10 most popular aired on YouTube during the US presidential campaign

Romney threat to sack Big Bird draws outrage

Oct 04, 2012 - 2:55 PM

In a campaign dominated by talk of high unemployment and soaring deficits Mitt Romney s threat to sack one particular government employee Sesame Street s Big Bird has ruffled feathers

Big Bird (L) and other Sesame Street puppet charactors pose next to temporarty street sign November 9, 2009 at West 64th Street and Broadway in New York on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the broadcast of the children's television show. AFP PHOTO/Stan Honda

The Muppets is sheer fun, no matter your age

Mar 25, 2012 - 10:20 AM

The new Muppets movie is plain and simple such fun