Sesame Street

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Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, isn't afraid to keep it real for kids. Last year they introduced Julia, the first muppet with autism. Now they've launched an initiative called Sesame Street in Communities that, amongst other things, will bring the first muppet to experience homelessness. Her name is Lily and she was originally introduced in 2011 as a character whose family was struggling with hunger. Unfortunately, Lily’s path is common for many children experiencing homelessness. “We know children experiencing homelessness are often caught up in a devastating cycle of trauma—the lack of affordable housing, poverty, domestic violence, or other trauma that caused them to lose their home, the trauma of actually losing their home, and the daily trauma of the uncertainty and insecurity of being homeless,” said Sherrie Westin, President of Global Impact and Philanthropy at Sesame Workshop. “We want to help disrupt that cycle by comforting children, empowerin...
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The makers of Sesame Street have introduced a new character to the iconic children’s program, with the goal of offering help to homeless children.
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Sesame Street has introduced a homeless character named Lily to mitigate the impact of the trauma for young children without a permanent place to live.
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4 days ago
“We don’t have our own apartment anymore, and we’ve been staying in all different kinds of places," Lily reveals to Elmo in one video.
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Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization behind "Sesame Street," has announced a new initiative to tackle homelessness using the character of Lily.
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4 days ago
Who needs Steak-umms or Moon Pie Twitter when you can have eight-foot-tall big yellow bird Twitter? On Wednesday morning, Big Bird decided to contribute his own "thank u, next" meme. Folks, it was good. The meme, which has been trending for weeks, came out of Ariana Grande's latest hit, "thank u, next." Big Bird came in hard: thank u, nest — Big Bird (@BigBird) December 11, 2018 If this doesn't make you "LOL" or even "L" internally,  you need to open up your heart. Sesame Street has an exceptional social media presence. I enjoin you to abandon your hardened Twitter ways and embrace Cookie Monster social. Read more...More about Watercooler, Memes, Big Bird, Thank U Next, and Culture
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Lily, a “Sesame Street” character that debuted in 2011, will return to the children’s program to speak about homelessness.
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Lily, a character introduced seven years ago to address child hunger, returns. This time her family does not have a place to live.
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Lily, a Muppet on "Sesame Street," has been given a storyline about homelessness in new online videos and resources to raise awareness around youth homelessness. She is the first Muppet to be portrayed as homeless.
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5 days ago
OMG, these hand-crocheted Yip Yips stockings by Carissa Browning sure do make me smile. The big mouths of Sesame Street's Muppet martians are perfect for stuffing in holiday gifts (and later for storing toys, Browning suggests). One catch: If you want these, you'll have to crochet or knit them yourself. Fortunately, Browning has provided patterns for them which can be downloaded for free from her Ravelry page. The spaceship has landed, and any fan of late 20th century children’s public television will recognize these lovable aliens. Crochet them or knit them, use them as holiday stockings, toy storage, kids’ laundry, whatever really! You should also be prepared to play with ping pong balls and pipe cleaners, and do a little light sewing. Yip yip uh-huh uh-huh (Cool Mom Picks, Daily Crochet) photo via Carissa Browning, used with permission Read the rest
 
1 week ago
It's no secret that creativity plays an essential role in a child's education. And what better way to teach Rohingya and Syrian refugee children than to bring them Muppets?
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A charitable foundation created by Lego has granted $100m to the not-for-profit behind Sesame Street to provide toys to displaced children.
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A five-year grant from the Lego Foundation will allow Sesame Workshop and aid groups to develop education programs for Syrian and Rohingya children.
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A charitable foundation set up by toymaker Lego has granted $100 million to the not-for-profit group behind hit TV show "Sesame Street" to help provide educational toys to children affected by the...
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3 weeks ago
Signs that you're a full-fledged old: The gift you're most excited about is a Dyson vacuum and the person with a sack of gifts you're awaiting the most is the wine delivery guy. Can't we just go back to the good old days of flipping through the toy catalog over a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch? You know the young-ins in your life deserve that joy — what you may not know is what the kids are into these days. (Hot tip: kids play with drones now, not toy planes). And with Toys 'R' Us gone, there's not really a store (or a Black Friday ad with more than two pages of toys) to show you what's big.  SEE ALSO: All the best Black Friday 2018 sales, right in one place Hi, it's us. We've done the research, compared ads, and put together a guide to 2018's hottest toys, complete with all of the places they're on sale. You don't need to know what on earth a Hatchimal is to know that you've heard it mentioned nonstop for the...
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3 weeks ago
The only thing better than a Target run is a Target run during a sale. We are obsessed with Target and could easily spend hours in the store or on the site just for fun — so Target with slashed Black Friday prices is an IRL dream. Target dates just turned into Target marriage proposals.  SEE ALSO: All the best Black Friday 2018 sales, right in one place The variety here is one of the best we've seen this Black Friday season, folks: Smart TVs, iPhones, Instant Pots, DSLR cameras, DNA kits, and nearly any gaming console you could want are on sale — meaning foodies, techies, and every other person on your gift list is covered. And if you've been waiting for that one perfect place to get all of your holiday gift shopping over with (and only enter your card info one time), Target's your homie. Here are the best deals at Target for Black Friday 2018: TVs and accessories LG 65-inch 4K UHD Smart OLED TV (OLED65B7A) — $2,499.99 (list price $3,299.99) LG 60-inch 4K U...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Diana Ross might be singing “Stop! In The Name of Gloves” by the time she’s done performing at New York City’s super chilly Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which forecasters say could be the coldest ever. John Legend, Martina McBride and the Muppets from “Sesame Street” are also slated to perform in […]
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SERIES Sesame Street Abby and Elmo play veterinarians by using their eyes, ears and hands to figure out what’s wrong with their pretend patients in the season premiere. 9 a.m. HBO Guy’s Ranch Kitchen Host Guy Fieri invites some of his chef friends over to do a warm-up for Thanksgiving. Alex Guarnaschelli...
October 26th, 2018
"Today" anchors Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Dylan Dreyer shared a photo with their sons and daughters on the "Sesame Street" stoop.
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October 21st, 2018
Now that Big Bird's original puppeteer Caroll Spinney is leaving Sesame Street after 50 years, people are wondering who can possibly step in to fill his big orange shoesThe Late Show With Stephen Colbert put forth a few... interesting candidates.  Like Kanye West, Brett Kavanaugh, and Donald Trump.  It's probably for the best that veteran puppeteers Matt Vogel and Eric Jacobson got the role instead.  Read more... More about Kanye West, Stephen Colbert, Big Bird, Big Bird Auditions, and Who Plays Big Bird
October 21st, 2018
Caroll Spinney – the puppeteer and voice behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch – is to retire from the programme aged 84, but he says he'll still be an ambassador for The Muppets when he's 100
October 19th, 2018
Al Asha co-starred in hit comedy, and played ‘Malsoun the Bird’ in Arab adaptation of Sesame Street
October 19th, 2018
Caroll Spinney, the performer behind Big Bird and Oscar, announced his retirement after almost 50 years.
October 18th, 2018
Caroll Spinney, 84, retired from “Sesame Street” on Oct. 17, relinquishing his role as Big Bird after nearly 50 years.
October 18th, 2018
“Sesame Street” puppeteer Caroll Spinney, 84, retired Oct. 18 after nearly 50 years of embodying Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.
October 18th, 2018
“Sesame Street” puppeteer Caroll Spinney, 84, retired Oct. 18 after nearly 50 years of embodying Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.
October 18th, 2018
Big Bird is retiring. More precisely — puppeteer Caroll Spinney — the voice behind and the man inside Big Bird is retiring after nearly 50 years on "Sesame Street." He also voiced Oscar the Grouch.
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October 18th, 2018
Big Bird is retiring. More precisely — puppeteer Caroll Spinney — the voice behind and the man inside Big Bird is retiring after nearly 50 years on Sesame Street. He also voiced Oscar the Grouch.
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October 17th, 2018
After nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” the actor who has brought Big Bird to life on the iconic children’s television series since its debut ...
October 17th, 2018
Caroll Spinney, 84, has performed the roles since the show's very first episode. "I will always be Big Bird," he said. "And even Oscar, once in a while!"
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October 17th, 2018
The Sesame Workshop is reporting that long-time Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney has announced his retirement, noting that he's performed on the program since its 1969 premiere. Spinney has played the roles of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for nearly 50 years! After five decades as the heart and soul of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, it’s impossible to entirely separate the man from the characters he so vibrantly brought to life. Big Bird visited China with Bob Hope in 1979. He’s danced with the Rockettes, and with prima ballerina Cynthia Gregory. He’s been feted with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, celebrated with his likeness on a U.S. postage stamp, and named a “Living Legend” in 2000 by the Library of Congress. Performing Big Bird has taken Caroll to China, Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He has performed on hundreds of episodes of television, starred as his big yellow avatar in the feature film Follow That Bird, and conducte...
October 17th, 2018
Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who has portrayed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street" since the program's 1969 premiere, announced that he is stepping down from the roles.
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October 17th, 2018
Puppeteer Caroll Spinney announced Wednesday that he is retiring from "Sesame Street," the TV show in which he performed as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.
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October 17th, 2018
Puppeteer Caroll Spinney is flying the nest after a 50-year long career as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.
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October 17th, 2018
Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer and voice actor behind Sesame Street greats Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, will retire from the show after 50 years of embodying these characters. Sesame Street announced Spinney's retirement on Wednesday morning, leading to an influx of well-wishes and goodbyes from generations of Americans – all of whom grew up with Spinney's characters over the past five decades. Puppeteers Matt Vogel and Eric Jacobsen will take over. SEE ALSO: The Big Bird, 'Birdman' parody that needed to happen Long-time puppeteer Caroll Spinney has announced that he is stepping down from the roles of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. Spinney is pleased that his iconic roles will be carried on by puppeteers Matt Vogel and Eric Jacobson. Learn more: https://t.co/BALgkIPI5q pic.twitter.com/sGMDjqLklQ — Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) October 17, 2018 Read more... More about Entertainment, Twitter, Television, Twitter Reactions, and Sesame Street
October 17th, 2018
Caroll Spinney, the actor who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” since 1969 said he will retire from the long-running program on Thursday.
October 17th, 2018
Caroll Spinney has been with Sesame Street since its start in 1969. But the puppeteer who brought Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life for nearly 50 years says its time to retire.
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October 17th, 2018
Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who has portrayed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street" since the program's 1969 premiere, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from the roles.
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October 17th, 2018
WOODSTOCK, Conn. (AP) — The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spinney tells the New York Times that Thursday will be his last day on the program, which he joined from the start in 1969. In addition to Big Bird, the 84-year-old […]
October 17th, 2018
Mr. Spinney’s remarkable run as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, two of the most beloved characters on television, will end this week.
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October 15th, 2018
To quote Homer Simpson: So that brings us to today's rankings. Break out the felt and feelings. It was a weird weekend in the SEC and we're going to countdown the damage done using Jim Henson's greatest creations. A quick note here before we begin. The Sesame Street gang are not part of the
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October 11th, 2018
Alan Carter is the anchor for Global News at 5:30 and 6 p.m. Carter grew up in Burlington Ont. consuming books, TV and newspapers. “When I saw Kermit the Frog reporting live from the scene of Humpty Dumpty’s fall on Sesame Street — I knew what I wanted to be,” he says. After graduating from Ryerson University in 1989, Carter began his journalism career as an anchor and […]
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October 10th, 2018
Britain’s Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling Wednesday and ruled that a bakery owned by a Christian family didn’t discriminate against a gay customer when it refused to make a cake in 2014 of “Sesame Street” characters Bert and Ernie and the phrase “Support Gay Marriage.”
October 10th, 2018
The bakery refused to bake a cake depicting Sesame Street characters with a message supporting gay marriage.
October 10th, 2018
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Supreme Court says a bakery owned by a Christian family didn’t discriminate against a gay customer when it refused to make a cake supporting same-sex marriage. Ashers Baking Co. in Northern Ireland refused in 2014 to make a cake iced with the Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie bearing the slogan […]
October 9th, 2018
Everyone can use a little TLC, and that's what the guys of Queer Eye aim to do in every episode. Whether it's be new clothes, adding something to a skincare routine, or a piece of furniture — a gift that helps enhance someone's lifestyle is one worth giving. If you know a dude who might be in need of a serious makeover, then consider getting a thoughtful gift instead. It's a gentle nudge that tells the guy in your life that they kind of need to get their crap together — but since it's a present, they won't even realize this. SEE ALSO: 'Sesame Street' writer thinks of Bert and Ernie as a 'loving couple' Read more...More about Makeover, Gift Guide, Queer Eye, Gift Guide 2018, and Culture
October 2nd, 2018
“Is it a Sesame Street themed wedding because you will all look like Big Bird!!”
September 18th, 2018
Mark Saltzman said he wrote the iconic muppets as a “loving couple.” Sesame Workshop says they’re “best friends.” We may never know for sure.
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