BY Alexa Salvato
on Jul 06, 2015
Sesame Street’s Maria has been a staple on the show since 1971. Her warmth has enticed young viewers around the globe for over 40 years. Both Maria and the woman who played her, Sonia Manzano, broke many barriers, especially by being one of the first Latinas on TV.
“I had never seen people of color on television,” Manzano said in an 2014 interview with CBS. “And that was like whoa! This show is really in your face and outrageous. Read More
BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Apr 14, 2015
A wise woman once said, “the streets aren’t for everyone, that’s why they made sidewalks.” So it was only natural that Cookie Lyon took to Sesame Street (clad in her purple fur and full of sass) to show them what's up.
Empire star, Taraji P. Henson is a comedic goldmine and SNL used her to perfection in this skit about Cookie visiting Sesame Street and letting everyone know that she is most certainly in charge. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Nov 13, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor stopped by Sesame Street to dish out some career advice to the adorably oblivious, princess-obsessed Muppet Abby Cadabby.
“Pretending to be a princess is fun, but it is definitely not a career,” says Sotomayor. "A career is a job you train for and prepare for and plan on doing for a long time."
Though it is technically possible to make a career out of being a princess—and young Ms. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Jul 16, 2012
Although I find that Carly Rae Jepsen’s song “Call Me Maybe,” perpetuates the stereotype that I have to wait for a guy to call me (if I am interested, I WILL CALL YOU!), I still find it incredibly catchy. And apparently Cookie Monster does too because, from the makers of Sesame Street, a new spoof of the song went viral this week. The version, “Share It Maybe” riffs off what Cookie Monster knows best—his love affair with cookies. I now know exactly how to serenade the person who stole the cookies from the cookie jar. Read More
BY niesha sharay
on Oct 06, 2011
Leave it up to longtime running children’s program Sesame Street to tell it like it is. On an upcoming episode of the show, a new muppet will make their way onto Sesame Street. On October 9th Lily will make her debut as part of a a special episode about hunger in America that features country star Brad Paisley. “ Food insecurity is a growing and difficult issue for adults to discuss, much less children,” said Paisley about the episode.
Sesame Street has never been the type of children’s show that shied away from the tough issues. Read More