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11:57 // 1 week ago
July 20, 2014

floppyhump:

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loosetoon:

Early 70’s behind the scenes of Sesame Street with the Muppets.

THIS IS THE BEST PHOTO SET I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. 

Love!

The top pic, featuring an orange Oscar the Grouch, is literally the best of the bunch.

(via bookoisseur)

14:09 // 1 month ago
September 19, 2013
A homeless man who went on an anti-Semitic tirade in New York City’s Times Square while dressed as Elmo is facing prison time for a plot to extort $2 million from the Girl Scouts.
In case you needed an AP story you couldn’t make up, here you go.
18:51 // 12 months ago
January 4, 2013

Big Bird and friends could help shine a light on the difference in learning styles

  • what When kids watch “Sesame Street,” their brains “show better revealed the unconstrained and spontaneous thought processes that are essential to learning.” Because each kid learns in a different way, discovering which way works best for them early in life can prevent blocks in the learning process.
  • how Since it’s hard to measure “real-world thought process that a child has while observing an actual school session,” scientists put kids, and some adults, through an fMRI machine while they watched an episode of “Sesame Street.” They then took a standardized math and verbal assessments; depending on how they scored told scientists if they benefit from the specific learning style that the show helps stimulate. source
14:30 // 1 year ago
December 14, 2012
sesamestreet:

Here are some resources to help parents and caregivers speak with children about today’s events. (PDF): http://www.sesameworkshop.org/assets/1192/src/HereForEachOther_vEng2012Modified.pdf

Sesame Street as public service.

sesamestreet:

Here are some resources to help parents and caregivers speak with children about today’s events. (PDF): http://www.sesameworkshop.org/assets/1192/src/HereForEachOther_vEng2012Modified.pdf

Sesame Street as public service.

(via libawr)

16:42 // 1 year ago
November 20, 2012
buzzfeed:

BREAKING: Kevin Clash, the longtime Elmo puppeteer, has resigned from “Sesame Street.” 

"Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us want, and he has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job and has resigned from Sesame Street.” This is such a bummer on multiple fronts.

buzzfeed:

BREAKING: Kevin Clash, the longtime Elmo puppeteer, has resigned from “Sesame Street.”

"Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us want, and he has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job and has resigned from Sesame Street.” This is such a bummer on multiple fronts.

(via afternoonsnoozebutton)

11:53 // 1 year ago
November 13, 2012

Voice of Elmo vindicated: A day after allegations arose that Kevin Clash, the puppeteer known for playing Elmo on “Sesame Street,” had a relationship with an underage male, Clash was vindicated after the accuser’s lawyer recanted the earlier claims — saying it was a relationship between two consenting adults. More details in the Newsbreaker clip above.

18:20 // 1 year ago
November 3, 2012
millionpuppetmarch:

Here’s the official Million Puppet March route map! See you in DC on 11/3

So this is apparently happening right now.

millionpuppetmarch:

Here’s the official Million Puppet March route map! See you in DC on 11/3

So this is apparently happening right now.

13:21 // 1 year ago
October 11, 2012
thedailyfeed:

As it turns out, Big Bird is a registered Democrat. Well, at least the guy in the suit is.

Caroll Spinney, the 78-year-old puppeteer behind the 8-foot-tall bird, is also very active at the polls.
“He’s very consistent. He votes in not only municipal and gubernatorial races,” said Suzanne Woodward of the Registrar of Voters Office in Woodstock, Conn.. “He votes in just about every election we have. Even referendums.”


Ironic, considering the piece we just read titled “Big Bird is a Republican.”

thedailyfeed:

As it turns out, Big Bird is a registered Democrat. Well, at least the guy in the suit is.

Caroll Spinney, the 78-year-old puppeteer behind the 8-foot-tall bird, is also very active at the polls.

“He’s very consistent. He votes in not only municipal and gubernatorial races,” said Suzanne Woodward of the Registrar of Voters Office in Woodstock, Conn.. “He votes in just about every election we have. Even referendums.”

Ironic, considering the piece we just read titled “Big Bird is a Republican.”

(via thedailyfeed)

10:07 // 1 year ago
October 9, 2012
Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down.
A statement from Sesame Workshop • Requesting that the Obama campaign desist in airing an ad featuring Big Bird. Despite leaving the first presidential debate with strong winds at his back, the singular Mitt Romney line that has endured in the days after was his insistence that he’d cut funding to public broadcasting, which President Obama characterized as him “going after Big Bird.” This isn’t the only Obama ad that’s rankled some folks recently, either – a recent ad attacking Romney’s honesty used footage of NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, which the network has asked to be stopped. source
19:14 // 1 year ago