A few days ago, HBO announced that they picked up Sesame Street for 5 more seasons. So what does that mean for the show that has spent 45 years on PBS? So That Happened got their hands on the first trailer and there will be cursing and so much more. This is not the Sesame Street we grew up on, but it is the Sesame Street I want to watch now. I just won’t let any kids watch it. Which is OK because they are watching Dora the Explorer and Doc McStuffins.
The Muppets isn’t going to debut until September 22nd, and ABC released the 10 minute pilot presentation two months before the premiere. These are not The Muppets we grew up, but they are The Muppets we can grow old with.
Sonia Manzano, who has played Maria on Sesame Street for 45 years, announced yesterday that she is retiring from the kids educational show according to The Hollywood Reporter. She joined the show back in 1971 and became a mainstay 3 years later. Once she was part of the show, we saw her date, get married and have a kid. Now it is time for her to move on.
As she grew up on the show, we all grew up watching her. If you think about most of us have watched Sesame Street at some point in our lives, so she has been part of all of our lives. Now it is time for her to enjoy her life and I wish her the best! We will miss her, but we will remember her with a big letter F as in fondly.
Mad Men ended on Sunday and Christina Hendricks is already back on our televisions. The much loved red head is going to be on Sesame Street and she is going to teach Elmo about technology. Something Joan Holloway knows nothing about, but Hendricks does. She knows all about lap tops, cell phones, cameras, tablets and eReaders, while only one of those readily available back in the days of Mad Men. Hey kids, can you guess which one that is?
Want to feel really old, ask a kid which item was around the ’60s and see how many of them guess the right answer.
Sesame Street did a parody on The Avengers, and Aveggies wound up ruining the blockbuster. When went to see the movie, we were impressed by all of their powers but maybe we shouldn’t have been. Because as Cookie Monster ate their abilities, they seemed useless.
Watch the video and tell me how pointless Captain America seems without his shield and how wasteful Thor is without his hammer. They are just like you and me and we are boring.
Cookie Monster smash. As in he destroyed a great movie.
Zach Galifianakis is on Sesame Street and Murray reworked a nursery rhyme for his guest. Instead of Jack be Nimble, it was Zach be Nimble. Only problem is that the Between Two Ferns host didn’t know what the word nimble means. So Murray had a piranha chase him around and the Hangover star got real nimble, real quick. You know Zach be nimble, Zach be quick…
So now we know how he lost all of that weight, he has been chased by the killer fish for all of these months. Poor Nimble Zach!
Taraji P Henson hosted Saturday Night Live yesterday and she brought Cookie with her. She decided it was time to run a different Empire, so she took over Sesame Street. Let’s just say the sun ain’t clearing the clouds away anymore. Especially for Elmo.
So how does the original Cookie Monster feel about the new one? He Tweeted, “Me finally meet da other cookie monster everybody talk about!!! @TherealTaraji not blue and furry like me imagined.” He better watch out, or he will be the one that is covered only in skin and she’s wearing his blue fur as a fur!
Ed Sheeran took a trip to Sesame Street and he was so happy that he had to sing with some of the locals there. The red head along with Grover, Abby, Cookie Monster, Elmo and Murray jammed together as they rocked out their new tune Two Different Worlds. The song is about differences between life at school and at home, and of course home sounds so much better!
So listen to their delightful ditty because it will totally bring a big smile to your face. I know I can’t stop smiling since I heard it!
Adam Scott is on Sesame Street and his word is awful. Only thing is Murray didn’t tell him what his word for the educational programming would be, instead he decided to show it to him. The red monster did this by giving the Parks & Rec star some gross tasting cupcakes, a bad smelling cologne and played a horrible song for him. All of them were awful.
The only thing that wasn’t awful in this Word of the Day segment was the interaction between Murray and Scott. That was the opposite of awful!
You’d think being on Sesame Street would be a relaxing job, but for Zach Braff it made him very anxious. That is because it was his word to teach the viewers about. A word that wasn’t given to Telly and him, so that made them anxious. What made them even more anxious was when they were given a Jack in the Box to reveal their word. The anxiety of waiting to find out what was in that kids’ toy was almost too much for these anxious guys. So much so, I thought it was going to be too much for their hearts to handle. And that made me anxious.