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  • 'I became what I needed to see myself as a kid': 'Sesame Street' star Sonia Manzano reflects on Latinx representation in TV

    After 44 years as Maria on "Sesame Street," Sonia Manzano talks about her new children's series, "Alma's Way."

  • Frank Oz says he's not welcome to perform with the Muppets or on 'Sesame Street': 'Disney doesn't want me'

    Oz claims that he's been forced into retirement by the current powers that be that control the Muppets and Sesame Street, respectively, in a new interview.

  • ‘Sesame Street’ takes a big leap for LGBTQ visibility, introduces gay dads with a daughter

    The "Family Day" episode for Pride marks a milestone on the iconic kids' show, which has a long history of embracing equality.

  • New 'Sesame Street' documentary reveals the story behind Roosevelt Franklin, the show's first Black Muppet

    "The people on Sesame Street were very much behind Roosevelt Franklin," "Street Gang" director Marilyn Agrelo tells Yahoo Entertainment.

  • Daytime Emmys Announce Kids, Animation, Lifestyle Awards: ‘Sesame Street’ Among Big Winners

    The Daytime Emmys completed its third and final pandemic-delayed ceremony on Sunday night, with Amazon Prime Video, HBO and Netflix all landing six wins in the various children's, lifestyle and animation awards handed out, while Disney Channel and sister network Disney Junior combined for a total of nine wins. Among the top winners were Disney […]

  • ‘Sesame Street,’ CNN Teach Kids About Coronavirus in Second Town Hall

    CNN hosted a second town hall on Saturday in partnership with "Sesame Street." This time, CNN anchor Erica Hill and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta taught kids and their families about coronavirus through lessons from beloved "Sesame Street" characters and special guests, including gold medal-winning Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez and […]

  • 'Sesame Street' and CNN host town hall on racism: 'Don't judge people by the color of their skin, fur or feathers'

    Sesame Street and CNN hosted a special episode about racism and the George Floyd protests.

  • 'Sesame Street' and CNN to host town hall on racism, protests following death of George Floyd

    The news and children's networks are teaming up for a second town hall on important topics.

  • Kacey Musgraves and Lil Nas X Perform Sesame Street Songs on Elmo’s Late-Night Show

    HBO Max launched yesterday with a slew of original programming, which included a late-nights hosted by Elmo and is a parody of other late-night shows. To get things kicked off on The Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo, Kacey Musgraves and Lil Nas X dropped by to perform a couple of Sesame Street classics. Musgraves sang Ernie's…

  • Billy Porter talks ‘Sesame Street’ backlash, upcoming election: ‘My rights as a human being are on the chopping block’

    "We live inside of a cancel culture, and nobody wants to get Dixie-Chicked. ... I totally get it. That's what your bread-and-butter is. That's not the kind of artist I am, though."

  • The It List: 'Deadliest Catch' captains face off against the Russians, 'In Living Color' turns 30, 'Mrs. America' debuts and the best in pop culture the week of April 13, 2020

    During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we’re going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for April 13-19, including the best deals we could find for each.

  • Billy Porter fires back at critics upset that he’ll wear a dress on ‘Sesame Street’: ‘If you don't like it, don't watch it'

    The "Pose" star's upcoming appearance on the children's show has riled up critics.

  • Television's highs and lows of 2019, from Baby Yoda to that 'Game of Thrones' finale

    Yahoo Entertainment looked back on the year in television and found the following highlights... and lowlights.

  • Caroll Spinney, 'Sesame Street' puppeteer who brought Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life, has died at age 85

    Tributes are pouring in for the beloved "Sesame Street" puppeteer.

  • Sesame Street Is 50 Years Old! Here, 10 Muppets Who Tackled Tough Topics Through the Years

    From teaching about divorce to talking about the opioid crisis, the show has never shied away from difficult topics

  • ‘Sesame Street’ 50th Anniversary: Here Are 21 of the Cutest Celebrity Guest Appearances (Photos)

    In honor of the 50th anniversary of iconic children’s program on Sunday, here is a list of some of the absolute cutest and most heartwarming celebrity guest appearances on “Sesame Street.” There are far too many to list them all  — 650 in total — but here is a smattering of our favorites, from John Krasinski helping Murray define the word “soggy,” to Julie Andrews helping Kermit the Frog sing “It Isn’t Easy Being Green.” Catch a bunch more celebrity guests including Sterling K. Brown and Elvis Costello on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. during HBO’s “Sesame Street 50th Anniversary Celebration,” hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.John KrasinskiThe “Office” star came on “Sesame Street” in 2011 to help Murray define the word “soggy” — hint, it means very wet. Little did Krasinski know, he would become the example of what a soggy thing looks like when he gets sprayed with a surprise blast of water from an elephant’s trunk. The best part is the into-the-camera look of defeat Krasinski gives at the end, “The Office” style.Steve CarellAnother star of “The Office” came on the show in 2012 to explain what the word “vote” means by asking Abby Cadabby and Elmo to vote for their favorite snack foods. Spoiler: they choose the last-minute third party candidate, pizza.Lupita Nyong’o“12 Years a Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o visited “Sesame Street” in 2014 to help Elmo define the word “skin,” which Elmo discovers he has for the first time underneath his red fur. It’s a very touching moment.Ed SheeranThe “Shape of You” singer visited “Sesame Street” in 2015. He and the Muppets sang a pretty adorable song called “Two Different Worlds” about how to behave at school vs. at home.Julia RobertsThe “Mystic Pizza” star came on the show in 1990 to demonstrate the meaning of the word “afraid,” but every time Elmo tries to scare her, he just makes her laugh because of his impossible cuteness. Go figure.Mark RuffaloNext time you’re having a bad day, play this video. Ruffalo, who plays “The Hulk” in “The Avengers” franchise, explained the meaning of the word “empathy” to Murray in a 2011 appearance. But in order to help Murray understand what he’s talking about, Ruffalo tells him the story of how he lost his favorite teddy bear, which leads the two collapse into a fuzzy puddle of tears. If that’s not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen, you might need to check your own empathy levels.Adam SandlerThe “Happy Gilmore” star visited Sesame Street in 2009, and he brought his guitar with him. As he makes up a song about Elmo, the two brainstorm different words that rhyme with the fuzzy lil’ guy’s moniker, such as bell-mo, smell-mo, and farewell-mo. This one is also particularly cute because you can tell how much fun Sandler is genuinely having.Michelle ObamaThe former first lady came on “Sesame Street” in 2014 to convince Grover why he should eat a healthy breakfast every morning… but little did she know that in all his excitement, he would end up eating hers.Bill HaderThe “Trainwreck” star came on the show in 2015 to define the word “grouchy.” To get him in the spirit, Elmo and Murray present him with some of his biggest pet peeves: cereal with no milk, when a woodchuck wears his favorite hat, and of course, veggies dancing the polka.Zach GalifianakisThe “Hangover” star came on the show in 2015 to learn what the word “nimble” means. Murray explains it to him by unleashing a piranha muppet so that Zach runs away — nimbly! — to avoid being bitten.Queen Latifah The “Last Holiday” actress visited “Sesame Street” in 1992 to do an extremely hip hip-hop number about the letter O with a little help from some Muppets.Aziz AnsariThe “Master of None” star and Grover wear chicken suits to explain the meaning of the word “ridiculous” in a 2014 appearance. It is exactly that, but in the best possible way.Bruno Mars The “Uptown Funk” singer visited “Sesame Street” way back in 2011 to sing a surprisingly catchy song about the importance of not giving up.Julie AndrewsThe “Sound of Music” and “Mary Poppins” star visited “Sesame Street” in 1973 for what may just take the cake as the most heartwarming celebrity appearance of them all.  She starts by dancing onto the iconic street with a bunch of well-choreographed trash cans, only to be surprised by Oscar the Grouch. Then she makes small talk with Big Bird and helps Kermit sing “It Isn’t Easy Being Green.” To thank her, Kermit gives her some roses — which the Cookie Monster promptly gobbles up.Tyra BanksThe supermodel visited in 2014 to sing the ABC song with Abby Cadabby — until the letter Z comes and interrupts them to complain about how his letter doesn’t get enough credit.Jason AlexanderThe “Seinfeld” star stumbles across Big Bird and a group of kids while waiting for his bus into the city on “Sesame Street” in 1996. While teaching them how to play a game that involves jumping up and down, turning around, and then falling down, he gets so distracted that misses his bus. Totally worth it.Buzz AldrinThe famous astronaut visited “Sesame Street” in 2005 to talk about outer space with a little boy named Alex, who declares that one day when he’s an astronaut, he’ll have a shirt just like Buzz’s when he comes to “Sesame Street.”Maya AngelouThe late poet, singer, and civil rights activist visited “Sesame Street” in 1996 to sing a song with Elmo and two kids named Lexi and Carlo about being proud of their names.Benedict CumberbatchThe “Sherlock” actor visited the show in 2014, where Murray decided to rename himself “Murray-arty” and become Cumberbatch’s new nemesis. In a truly mind-bending challenge, Cumberbatch enlisted the help of The Count to figure out how many apples and oranges are on the table in front of them.Janelle MonaeThe “Dirty Computer” singer visited in 2014 to sing a song called “The Power of Yet,” all about continuing to try even when things don’t work out the first time.John MayerWhen the “Gravity” singer visited “Sesame Street” in 2009, he declared one thing for certain — “Nothing cute is about to happen.” Elmo agreed. But soon their resolve is broken and cuteness ensues when the pair slowly turn to each other and have a nice hug. Read original story ‘Sesame Street’ 50th Anniversary: Here Are 21 of the Cutest Celebrity Guest Appearances (Photos) At TheWrap

  • 'Sesame Street' at 50: Why Bert and Ernie are central to the show's legacy

    Fifty years ago, a generation of children learned how to get to "Sesame Street "when the classic TV series premiered on PBS on November 10, 1969. Five decades later, that street is still a beloved destination for kids, which is why they’re throwing a televised block party with the help of some famous friends.

  • Oscar the Grouch gets the 'Joker' treatment in David Harbour's 'Saturday Night Live' parody

    The moodiest Muppet on "Sesame Street" is a gritty (and very grouchy) anti-hero in this "SNL" parody starring David Harbour.

  • 'Sesame Street' takes on the opioid addiction and more news from the week

    Alex Trebek opened up about his difficult battle with cancer. Ellen DeGeneres responded to criticism over her sitting and laughing with George W. Bush. Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran teamed up for a video on World Mental Health Day. "Sesame Street" took on the opioid crisis with a character whose mom has an opioid addiction. Miley Cyrus called Cody Simpson her boyfriend on Instagram.