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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Sesame Street

All time
# joining the crew
Korean-American 'Ji-Young' becomes Sesame Street's first Asian ethnicity character
Ji-Young’s existence is the culmination of discussions by producers after the rise in anti-Asian hate in the US last year.
# meet lily
Sesame Street introduces first-ever homeless character
Lily will help teach viewers about homelessness, a growing problem in many countries.
# Sesame Street
Sesame Street says Bert and Ernie are just friends and 'don't have a sexual orientation'
The comments come after a former writer for the show recently said he considered them to be gay.
# Zeerak and Zari
Afghan Sesame Street gets 'proud brother' muppet who reveres his educated sister
It’s hoped the new character will help millions of children see the value in education.
# meet julia
'The big question was - how do we do this?': Sesame Street welcomes new character who has autism
Julia is the name of the new character.
# Take a Break
Sorry, Rihanna - Miss Piggy's BBHMM video is better
You do not mess with Miss P.
# have a rotten time
Oscar the Grouch spends his Christmases in Ireland
In an exclusive interview with this week, puppeteer Caroll Spinney told us he visits Ireland every year.
# Doppelganger
Yep, this fella looks exactly like Kermit the Frog
Or at least frog that looks exactly like him…
# singalong
Ed Sheeran demonstrated how lovely he is with this appearance on Sesame Street
Continues to be a big old pet.
# house of bricks
Sesame Street did a House of Cards parody, and it's adorable
Frank Underwood CAN be cute. As a Muppet, obviously.
# squawk box
Sesame Street stars miss perfect opportunity to slag CNBC after that mortifying IDA interview
E is for euro.
# Jean Bon Bon
Here's the Sesame Street Les Mis parody everybody's raving about
Jean Bon-Bon is a very sad French guy on the hunt for cookies in the streets of Paris.
# counterbatch
Cumberbatch's Sesame Street meeting opens with a big fat Sherlock spoiler
Miss me?
# ye rat
Elmo from Love/Hate met the real Elmo in Vegas
We’re having a hard time telling them apart.
# pitta
WATCH: Sesame Street parodies the Hunger Games with 'Catching Fur'
“May the cookies be ever in your flavour”.
# baaaa-rody
Homelamb is Sesame Street's must-watch Homeland parody
The hits keep coming from Sesame Street.
# sunny days
Sweep the clouds away with Elmo, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots
It’s a classroom instruments version of Sesame Street and it is as amazing as it sounds.
# cookies of the carribean
WATCH: Cookie Monster parodies famous movies
You’ve heard of Karate Kid, now see Biscotti Kid.
# The Waiting Game
WATCH: Cookie Monster learns about self control from Tom Hiddleston
You know Tom Hiddleston, he was in The Avengers and Thor.
# me love it
Cookie Monster covers Icona Pop, with wonderful results
Cookie Monster shares his love for cookies and his struggle with self control in a new musical moment.
# Video
James Gandolfini talks about feeling scared on Sesame Street
This will melt your heart. RIP.
# celebrity street
13 amazing celebrity appearances on Sesame Street
From early Destiny’s Child to a Shakespearean soliloquy from Patrick Stewart, they’ve truly covered all the bases.
# watch and learn
How Sesame Street tones down for Afghanistan
In a country where only half of all children go to school, the programme treads a fine line to help bring the 3 Rs – and a little lesson in gender equity – to its audience.
# Upside Downton
VIDEO: Sesame Street’s take on Downton Abbey is pretty funny
Carson and the Dowager Countess star in a rudimentary physics lesson, in ‘Upside Downton Abbey’.
# Elmo
Elmo puppeteer resigns in the wake of sex allegations
Kevin Clash was accused of being involved in an under-age relationship, but the allegations were then recanted.
# Elmo
Man who accused Elmo puppeteer of underage sex changes his story
A man who accused Kevin Clash of having sex with him when he was a teenage boy now says they had a consensual relationship as adults.
# Elmo
Man behind Elmo denies allegations of underage relationship
Kevin Clash has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street to deal with the allegations.
# yellow peril
VIDEO: Sesame Street ask Barack Obama to take down Big Bird ad
The Barack Obama campaign has made an ad mocking Mitt Romney over his Big Bird comments – but Sesame Street isn’t happy.
# Big Bird
Internet rallies to defence of Big Bird but Romney insists he loves him
The Sesame Street character’s future came under threat during the US presidential debate last night and the internet sure wasn’t happy about it…
# Sesame Street
Voice of Sesame Street's The Count dies
Jerry Nelson passed away this week, aged 78.
# Sesame Street
Pics: Luke Ming Flanagan wears his Oscar the Grouch t-shirt in the Dáil
Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street
# Share It Maybe
Another 'Call Me Maybe' parody...but this one features the Cookie Monster
In the most recent version of Carly Rae Jepson’s song, Cookie sings about his growing desire for those sweet treats.
# bye elmo
US terminates funding for Pakistani Sesame Street
The US has withdrawn its $20 million funding for the programme amid reports of corruption.
# No Muppet
Meet Elmo's new best friend, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees
Looks like taking over American television every Sunday night isn’t enough to keep Brees happy…
# Television
Sesame Street comes to Pakistan - and preaches tolerance
Pakistan is the latest country to get its own version of Sesame Street – and only Elmo has survived the transition, with a cast of new characters joining him.
# Sex-ame Street
Sesame Street returns to YouTube after porn hacking
Sesame Street’s popular YouTube channel reopens after being hacked, when intruders had uploaded pornographic footage.
# Work Can Wait
WATCH: So here's what you missed on Sesame Street's Glee parody
Sesame Street’s latest pop-culture parody lampoons Glee, featuring depictions of most of the show’s best-known characters.
# Muppet Marriage
Sesame Street rules out prospect of Bert and Ernie wedding
The show’s producers respond to an online petition calling on the pair – suspected of being more than friends – to tie the knot.
# Gay Marriage
Thousands call for Muppet marriage... between Bert and Ernie
The Sesame Street room-mates are being urged to get hitched after New York legalised gay marriage.