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'Sesame Street' Announces Deal With HBO For Next Five Seasons


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In a dramatic shake-up of children’s TV that’s bound to be divisive, eternal favourite ‘Sesame Street’ is being added to the roster of the HBO network alongside adult dramas like ‘Game of Thrones’. Who saw that coming?

Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organisation behind the beloved children’s show, released a statement announcing the new deal with HBO on Thursday (August 13th). The next five seasons of ‘Sesame Street’, which has been airing for 45 years on PBS up until this point, will be aired first on the premium cable channel and its subscription streaming services.

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Sesame Street's "Game Of Chairs" Lovingly Parodies 'Game Of Thrones'


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Ahead of the much-anticipated return of HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ this coming Sunday, ‘Sesame Street’ has released an adorable parody video of the drama series.

Entitled ‘Game of Chairs’, the spoof video of the violent and long-running fictional drama was released on Tuesday and has racked up nearly a million views in just under twenty four hours. In it, four characters who look suspiciously like ones from the series compete in a game of musical chairs hosted by Grover. The three throne-like chairs are a bronze one made out of ping-pong bats, a silver one made of golf clubs and golf balls, and a gold one made out of baseball bats.

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George R.R. Martin and 'Game of Thrones' have been parodied by 'Sesame Street'

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Watch Ed Sheeran Perform On 'Sesame Street' With Elmo And Grover!


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Ed Sheeran has appeared on ‘Sesame Street’ to perform a special song with the gang which teaches children how to behave at school. The British singer filmed the performance back in October 2013, but it has only just been made available to watch online.

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Sheeran announced the video’s release this morning, posting a link on his Twitter page and writing, ”Filmed that a long time ago, happy it's finally out.” So far the just under three minute video has racked up over 90,000 views (though we’re guessing quite a lot of these were from Sheeran’s more grown-up fans).

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Sesame Street - Lance Bass headlines the 6ABC/Dunkin Donuts Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - Thursday 27th November 2014

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Abby Cadabby - Meteorologist Rob Marciano is joined by Sesame Street characters Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby and Grover on Good Morning America - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 12th September 2014

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Bert & Ernie Spark Equality Debate After Bakery Refuses To Create 'Support Gay Marriage' Cake


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A Northern Ireland bakery has been contacted by the government and is facing legal action after it refused to create a cake with an image of Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie and the words "support gay marriage" on the icing.  There has long been controversy surrounding the sexual orientation of the Sesame Street characters, which whilst an interesting point, isn't exactly the issue here. 

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Ernie and Bert have sparked debate in Northern Ireland.

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'Sesame Street' Spoofs 'The Hunger Games' With 'Catching Fur'


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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will arrive in cinemas this month amidst a flurry of excitement and anticipation from the film's already ardent following. Any event as big as a new Hunger Games movie is prone to receive its fair share of spoofing, and with 'The Hungry Games: Catching Fur,' the Sesame Street gang may have already come up with the best spoof of the all.

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Susan Thompson with some of the Sesame Street puppets, including (far R) the Cookie Monster

Starring the Cookie Monster in a segment aimed at getting kids more familiar with patterns, the 5-minute clip stars CM as Cookieness Evereat, a volunteer from the first 'The Hungry Games,' who returns to the competition for one more time.

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Cookie Monster Covers Icona Pop's 'I Love It' In 'Me Want It (But Me Wait)' Song [Video]


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Cookie Monster, everyone's favourite cookie-loving, blue furred hedonist, has dropped the song and video for his latest track, 'Me Want It' (But Me Wait)' - cover of Swedish duo Icona Pop's recent hit 'I Love It.' The video sees the member of the Sesame Street gang practising self-restraint in front of a big bowl of chocolate chip cookies.

"But now me know something//Self-control is something me must learn," he sings, "Me want it! But me wait." Seemingly, the track is being used to promote moderation and self-restraint where food is concerned, as America sees the number of overweight children rise in its obesity epidemic.

Listen To Cookie Monster Singing 'Me Want It (But Me Wait)':

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Judge Dismisses Allegations Against Sesame Street's Kevin Clash


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A judge has ruled allegations made against former 'Elmo' puppeteer Kevin Clash cannot be taken further as the three accusers filed their claims too late. Of the five lawsuits filed against Clash, since autumn 2012, only one remains unresolved.

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'Elmo' and Kevin Clash at Sesame Workshop's 8 Annual Benefit Gala, New York, 2010. 

The allegations concern Clash's involvement with three men whilst they were underage. Three separate lawsuits were dismissed by the judge who said the statute of limitations had run out on the claims. This is because it is "more than six years after each plaintiff reasonably should have become aware of the defendant's alleged violations".

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Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Cleared Of Child Molestation Charges


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It was a good day for Sesame Street and Kevin Clash, as the one-time Elmo voice-actor has been cleared of all charges of sexual molestation against three underaged boys, with the ruling judge at a federal court in New York saying that the defendants have waited too long to file their case.

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The voice actor and puppeteer has been cleared of all charges

The lawsuits filed by Cecil Singleton, Kevin Kiadii and a 3rd unnamed accuser was deemed unfit for court, with the judge deciding that the cases against the voice actor and puppeteer was submitted too long after the statute of limitations had run out. As the judge detailed, the statute of limitations to sue someone for molestation expires 3 years after the accusers' 18th birthday and with Singleton - the man who cam forward to the police - aged 23 when he filed the report, he has missed the deadline.

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Bob McGrath - The Annual Sesame Workshop Benefit Gala is held at the Cipriani - Thursday 30th May 2013

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Upside Downton Abbey - Sesame Street Meets The Crawley Family


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Sesamy Street has remained the world’s favorite kids show (and no, that’s not an exaggeration) for over 40 years by staying current and recently, with the show taking to spoofing the most popular shows on air.

The latest production to come under fire? None other than Downton Abbey; although “fire” is probably too strong for a description for the lighthearted spoof that Sesame Street has done. Upside Downton Abbey is… well it’s funny, to be honest, even from the perspective of someone way out of Sesame Street’s demographic. Then again, the show has been known to hold its appeal with kids and adults alike. What other children’s show would think to parody a series about British aristocracy?

“Why is the tea not going in my cup?”

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Elmo's Kevin Clash Comes Under Fire For A Fourth Time With Another Underage Sex Accusation


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It has been over a month since Kevin Clash's first confused accuser came forward to sue the voice of Elmo for sex with an under age boy. Since then another three people have also sued Clash. The fourth accuser's suit has filed a suit, made public knowledge today, under the name John Doe (either that's a pseudonym or his parents have an interesting sense of humour). This is the third lawsuit still in action as the first accuser agreed to a financial deal and chose not to further the litigation. 

The details of Doe's case, according to TMZ, state that "he's suffered tremendous emotional, mental and psychological damage as a result of the relationship." Doe's lawyer, Jeff Herman (who is also representing two of the other accusers) has also said that: "According to our lawsuit, Kevin Clash knowingly paid to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of satisfying his sexual interests." Apparently, this took place in the mid to late '90s when the victim was 16-17, and Clash in his 30s.

The suit claims that Clash and Doe met in Miami in 1996, struck up a relationship and spent a lot of time on the phone before Clash offered to pay for a flight to New York. Doe then stayed at Clash's home for four days, according to CBS. Clash has already resigned from Sesame Street where he was a creative executive producer and the voice and puppeteer of the beloved character Elmo.

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Elmo and Sesame Street - Sherrie Westin, Elmo, Melvin Ming, and the rest of Sesame Street Muppets Wednesday 30th May 2012 Jon Stewart with Elmo and The Sesame Street Muppets to host Sesame Workshop's 10th Annual Benefit Gala

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