My latest from Tumblr, in partnership with TIME — about the breakup of Abby Cadabby’s parents on Sesame Street (!). So many feels about this show.
On Friday, we’ll be airing a very special episode of Sesame Street.
A hurricane has swept through Sesame Street and everyone is working together to clean up the neighborhood. When Big Bird checks on his home, he is heartbroken to find that the storm has destroyed his nest. Big Bird’s friends and neighbors gather to show their support and let him know they can fix his home, but it will take time. While everyone on Sesame Street spends the next few days cleaning up and making repairs, Big Bird still has moments where he is sad, angry, and confused. His friends help him cope with his emotions by talking about what happened, drawing pictures together, and giving him lots of hugs. They also comfort Big Bird by offering him temporary places he can eat, sleep, and play. Big Bird remembers all the good times he had at his nest and realizes that once it is rebuilt, there are more good times and memories to come. Finally the day has come where most of the repairs to Big Bird’s home are done and his nest is complete. As he is about to try it out, though, the city nest inspector says it not safe, yet, because the mud isn’t dry. Big Bird is sad that he has to wait another day, but Snuffy comes to the rescue and blows the nest dry and he passes the test! Big Bird thanks everyone for being his friend and helping to rebuild his nest and his home.
Please check your local listings to see what time the episode will air on PBS.
Sesame Street I COULD NOT LOVE YOU MORE.
GUYS SRSLY R U FOLLOWING OUR LIVE-GIFFING?
Oscar, Elmo and Cookie Monster: Chalk drawings from Sesame Street HQ in NYC. #chalk #sesamestreet #nofilter #oscarthegrouch (Taken with Instagram)
Jerry Nelson played the voice of the Count, Emmet, Robin (Kermit’s nephew) and many other muppets. He was 78.
Cutest thing ever. Also: gotta love those NY accents. “What does a compuwtah do?”
Bert and Ernie just friends? Really?
Bert and Ernie are best friends. They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves. Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.
Bert could not be reached for comment.
MY WORK HERE IS DONE
I’ve been off the interwebs all day, but, omg, IT’S SESAME STREET LIP-SYNCING TO THE BEASTIE BOYS. It has truly been a big news day.
Joey Mazzarino, the head writer of Sesame Street, on his young Ethiopian daughter’s relationship with her hair. Mazzarino is the man behind the now-viral “I Love My Hair” song, in which a little Muppet with an afro sings a love song to her hair. He tells NPR he wanted to say in song what he says to his daughter: “Your hair is great. You can put it in ponytails. You can put it in cornrows. I wish I had hair like you.”
Seriously, this could not be cuter.