Sesame Street

What’s On At Flavorwire: The Day’s Best Links

Happy National Teacher’s Day! Celebrate with us by learning a few new things, eh? We found out that Mr. T was a gym teacher and that quite a few celebrities started out as (presumably crush-worthy) teachers. We got a hilarious primer on every illogical moment in Star Trek. We’re thrilled that the… Read More

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Charming Portraits of People with Their Favorite Things

Photographer Michael Warren, who Design You Trust introduced us to, photographed his subjects with their favorite things. Somebodies depicts the strange and lovely things we cling to, because of their personal meaning. For some, that meant an old doll and a tube of cherry chapstick. Other people were photographed with their pets and a bag of used Kleenex that belonged to their late spouse. See more of Warren’s charming photos in our gallery, and visit the artist’s website to read the stories behind them. … Read More

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Delightful and Hilarious Vintage Library Videos

We haven’t stopped giggling over the hilarious 1987 workout video for librarians that we told you about earlier this week. Seeing Betty Glover and her team of aerobicizing bookworms do the “horizontal drawer pull” and “Coke machine kick” to Van Halen and Paul Lekakis’ “Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back to My Room)” inspired us to seek out other vintage library clips. Find out what happens when pop culture and books join forces for literary raps, a Stevie Nicks reading, Captain Kirk confessions, and more. … Read More

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14 Celebrities’ Holiday Cookie Recipes

You can probably guess that we have sweet treats on the brain. It’s the holidays, and we did recently show you how to host a hipster cookie party. With everyone’s ovens working overtime, is it any wonder we’re craving cavity-inducing yumminess? After we spotted a holiday recipe from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his family (it’s in a new cookbook filled with recipes from technology gurus), we wondered what other famous people are snacking on while they make merry. It felt like the right time to host an online cookie exchange. Get personal recipes from Neil Patrick Harris (he loves his cookies “ooey gooey”), Cookie Monster, and many others past the break. Report back to let us know how the taste test went. … Read More

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Accuser Recants Allegations Against Elmo Puppeteer, Kevin Clash

“I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further,” Kevin Clash, the voice of Sesame Street’s Elmo, said after his accuser recanted recent claims of underage sex. The 23-year-old, unidentified man’s law firm issued this statement: “He wants it to be known that his sexual relationship… Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we remembered several Nickelodeon toys most people probably forgot about. We found out what Lil Wayne vs. Rent sounds like. We enjoyed The Onion’s 1990s-riffic BuzzFeed ribbing. We practiced a series of bets that are proven winners. We loved seeing all the cute pups… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Did you go see Skyfall over the weekend? The movie pulled in $90 million at the domestic box office, making it the biggest Bond film opening in the 50-year-old franchise’s history. [via Vulture]

2. Kevin Clash, who has voiced Sesame Street’s Elmo for the past 28 years — and charmed us all… Read More

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Al Roker and Kermit Present The ‘Sesame Street’ Hurricane Kit

We’ve been a little worried about what to do to prepare for the hurricane that is apparently barreling towards the East Coast, but now we can rest easy: as in all other things in life, Sesame Street knows what’s best. In this special hurricane episode, the denizens of Sesame Street buckle down to weather the storm, stocking up on food, bringing things in from outside, and taping windows. All with a lot of cooperation, of course. Click through to watch the first part of the video, and then watch the rest on the Sesame Street Hurricane Kit page, which also features tips and activities to help kids feel safe during a big storm. … Read More

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Million Muppet March Planned to Protest Romney's PBS Threat

Mitt Romney should have known better than to diss Big Bird. Despite Sesame Street’s reluctance to get involved with politics, a pair of fans are planning the Million Muppet March (which looks like it may have recently been renamed the Million Puppet March) in response to the candidate’s promise to defund PBS. Animation… Read More

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‘Sesame Street’ Not Cool With Obama’s Big Bird Campaign Ad

Sesame Workshop has asked the Obama campaign to take down a new campaign video that features a character that’s been getting a lot of attention recently: Big Bird. The video mocks Mitt Romney’s vow to end the federal subsidy to PBS by cheekily painting Big Bird as a nefarious “evil genius” and menace to our economy, with Romney as the only man brave enough to go up against him. But friendly as he seems, the big yellow bird’s not having it. The folks behind Sesame Street posted this statement on their blog: “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.” Watch the offending video after the jump (while it lasts), and let us know what you think in the comments. … Read More

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