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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sesame Street’

New Sesame Street Character’s Father is in Jail

Among other things, the children’s TV show Sesame Street is famous for addressing sensitive topics that touch many children’s lives, but that may not be addressed well by the adults in their lives. Topics such as death, AIDS, and nutrition have all been taken up by the show, which has won 143 Emmy Awards in its over 40 years on …

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Google TechTalks Takes A Trip To Sesame Street

One of the challenges facing our nation and many others is getting children excited about science and other STEM fields. Google definitely has an interest in advancing STEM education as the next generation of its employees will come from the children of today. One group that’s helping to bring STEM education to children around the world is Sesame Workshop, the …

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‘Cookie Monster’ Arrested For Pushing a Two-Year-Old

Cookie Monster is well-known to have an obsession (addiction?) to cookies, but it seems that the blue Sesame Street character can also become a bit belligerent when he doesn’t get paid. According to a New York Post report, a man dressed as Cookie Monster in Times Square assaulted a two-year-old boy this weekend. The man, named Osvaldo Quiroz-Lopez, is reported …

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Sesame Street Is First Non-Profit to Hit 1 Billion Views on YouTube

YouTube has just announced that Sesame Street is the first non-profit to hit 1 billion views on their YouTube channel. In honor of this milestone the Count has made a video, well, counting the views. Check it out:

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“Downton Abbey” As Told By Sesame Street

If you’re like me and most of the U.S., you’re addicted to “Downton Abbey” like a fat kid’s addicted to Cheetos. No one can really pinpoint what makes the show so great, but personally I think it’s the atmosphere, the cinematic quality of the camerawork, and the way the characters interact with one another that keeps us tuning in. It’s …

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“Sesame Street” Divorce: Show Tackles Sensitive Subject

As most longtime fans of “Sesame Street” know, the showrunners aren’t afraid to sometimes take on big, sensitive subjects in order to teach children about the things most of us have to go through at one time or another. Topics ranging from natural disasters to the death of a loved one have been broached, but, surprisingly, it’s taken the show …

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Fourth Elmo Accuser Comes Forward, Files Suit

Kevin Clash, the longtime voice of “Sesame Street” character Elmo, can now add a third lawsuit onto the list of legal battles he’s facing after a fourth accuser came forward recently. Clash was initially the recipient of some nasty allegations back in early November, when a man accused him of underage sexual relations; that man eventually recanted his story, then …

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Third Elmo Lawsuit Sounds Familiar

A third man has come forward with allegations that the man behind Elmo’s voice, Kevin Clash, had a sexual relationship with him when he was 16 years old. Now 28, the man–who is simply going by the name John Doe in legal documents–says he met Clash on a gay chat line in 2000 during a trip to New York, which …

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Elmo Puppeteer Resigns: Is Elmo Done For?

Kevin Clash, the voice behind Sesame Street’s most popular character, has now resigned from his post after a second accuser came forward with allegations of underage sex. The first round of claims came last week, when a 23-year old male model accused Clash of having an inappropriate relationship with him when he was just 16. Clash maintained that it was …

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Sesame Street Wants Obama Campaign to Take Down Big Bird Ad

Poor Big Bird. Nobody wants to be inserted into a campaign as rough as the one currently playing out for President of the United States, and I can imagine that the eight-foot tall bright yellow bird is no exception. Now, on his behalf, Sesame Street has taken lengths to make it abundantly clear that Big Bird (and any other character, …

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So, This Cookie Monster “Call Me Maybe” Parody Now Exists

The “summer of Call Me Maybe” has reached its logical conclusion, as Sesame Street has decided to jump on the bandwagon and release their own parody of the megahit. Since first appearing on Youtube back in March, Carly Rae Jespen’s infectious tribute to the casual summer fling has amassed nearly 150 million views. The track’s popularity has spawned dozens of …

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Elmo Arrested in NYC, Scheduled for Psychological Evaluation

Elmo arrested: If your kids are reading this, there’s a very strong possibility they’re in tears right now. Since childhood trauma isn’t the sort of thing we want to encourage here at WPN, let me clarify a few things. First, the real Elmo is alive and well on Sesame Street, his police record clear of any nefarious wrongdoings. Second, the …

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