Sesame Street

Best of the Web: Smell your Facebook updates & Google gets jiggy wit it

Best of the Web: Smell your Facebook updates & Google gets jiggy wit it

Google Music: Yesterday, Google launched its first music sharing and downloading platform, “Google Music,” as a direct competitor to iTunes. Yes, you have to buy the songs (drag), but users can share whatever they purchase with friends for one free listen…

Elmo's at the cineplex and I'm tickled!

Elmo's at the cineplex and I'm tickled!

Watch out, Margaret Thatcher. Move over, J. Edgar. Scoot over to the nearest subway grating, Marilyn Monroe. Elmo is back to claim his box office throne, as you recently heard from our very own cuddly Annie J. Howell.

It’s all thanks to Kevin Clash, the Baltimore-born man with a knack for sticking his hand up cloth creatures and making them sing, laugh, cry, and annoy in the most adorable ways. Most specifically, he’s known for doing Elmo the red monster from Sesame Street, and now they’re both stars of a film guaranteed a nomination for Furriest Documentary…

Beastie Boys and Sesame Street mash-up

Beastie Boys and Sesame Street mash-up

Sesame Street breaks it down from Wonderful Creative on Vimeo. Branding agency Wonderful Creative put together this “wonderful” mash-up of clips from Sesame Street so it appears as if the puppets are performing the funkadelic song, “Sure Shot,” by the Beastie Boys. My favorite part is the flute at the beginning. G is for Gangsta!…

Conversations with Bert: Andy Samberg

Conversations with Bert: Andy Samberg

A droll Bert from Sesame Street sits down with Andy Samberg for a two part interview. Bert’s got a little bit of Charlie Rose and James Lipton going on here. I’m really hoping this is the first of many in a series. I’d like to see the host of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis…

Elmo makes a pregnant woman's day at Sundance Film Festival

Elmo makes a pregnant woman's day at Sundance Film Festival

This adorable video of Elmo (and Kevin Clash, the man behind the lovable puppet) greeting a delighted pregnant audience member at the Sundance Film Festival premiere of BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEERS JOURNEY has been going viral. This is unsurprising because the Internet loves Elmo…and I strongly suspect Elmo loves it back. Gah, I can’t wait…

Cookie Monster's SNL audition tape

Cookie Monster's SNL audition tape

The Internet (and my Facebook News Feed) ate up Cookie Monster’s audition tape for SNL, which went rapidly viral. I’m sold. Lets start a Cookie Monster as SNL Host campaign.

Katy Perry's Sesame Street Controversy

Katy Perry's Sesame Street Controversy

Katy Perry’s duet with Elmo will be removed from the broadcast version of Sesame Street after the online video drummed up a significant amount of controversy due to her revealing top.  The high strung Elmo seemed a bit more energetic in her presence. Perry: Hey, Elmo (pointing to her eyes)…they’re up here. Check out the…

Cookie Monster explains museum etiquette

Cookie Monster explains museum etiquette

From the time capsule from our youth, check out this old segment of the Cookie Monster teaching and singing about museum etiquette. The big takeaway here is that even if it looks yummy, don’t go eating the paintings. Maybe the woman who recently fell into the Picasso at The Met should have watching this segment…

Sesame Street screenings at BAM

Sesame Street screenings at BAM

Sesame Street celebrated its 40th anniversary last month (with a guest appearance from Michelle Obama, no less) and BAM is screening, this weekend only, some of Jim Henson’s feature length films with his lovable muppets, including ABBY IN WONDERLAND, FOLLOW THAT BIRD, and THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SESAME STREET, a documentary about the show’s international…

Sesame Street raps

Sesame Street raps

The video of Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie spliced to look as though they were rapping M.O.P’s popular hit “Ante Up” became a global viral hit with over 4 million views on YouTube. I mean, you really haven’t lived until you’ve seen this puppet (are they or aren’t they) couple boast: Things that we need,…

101 muppets

101 muppets

In honor of Sesame Street’s 40th anniversary, Canada’s National Post has an illustrated interactive feature with 101 characters from the popular children’s show. You can scroll over each character to get their name, brief bio, and the season in which it first appeared. For some additional pun chuckles visit parody muppets, such as Barbra Streisandwich,…