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Project Sunshine's 13th Annual Benefit Celebration - Arrivals

Sesame Street Cast Memebers - Project Sunshine's 13th annual benefit celebration at Cipriani 42nd Street - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 5th May 2016

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Actor David Smyrl Dies At 80


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The Emmy winner was diagnosed with the disease in January, and passed away at Lankenau Medical Center in Pennsylvania, according to his wife Cheryl Smyrl.

"He was funny," Cheryl tells the Associated Press. "I could say so many good things about him. He was loved by so many people. He was a mentor to a lot of children. He was a family man, loyal, true and faithful."

Smyrl was best known for his role as Mr. Handford on the beloved long-running children's show, playing a retired firefighter who ran Hooper's Store on Sesame Street. He was an eight-time Emmy Award winner for his contributions to children's TV programming.

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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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Ed Sheeran Visits Sesame Street


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The Lego House hitmaker joined puppet friends Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover and pals to teach young viewers the differences between rules at home and at school by debuting a catchy tune to help them remember the lesson.

The Two Different Worlds segment featured lyrics like, "At home I can speak whenever I please/I can talk real loud and shoot the breeze/At school I raise my hand in the air when there’s something that I want to share".

The clip was posted online on Wednesday (01Apr15), and Sheeran shared a link to the footage on his Twitter.com page, writing, "Filmed that a long time ago, happy it's finally out".

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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6ABC/Dunkin Donuts Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

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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Rob Marciano Is Joined By Sesame Street Characters Good Morning America

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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Sesame Street's Abby Cadabby Lights The Empire State Building

Abby Cadabby - Sesame Street's Abby Cadabby lights the Empire State Building in honor of Autism Awareness Day - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

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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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Dave Matthews Films Guest Appearance On Sesame Street


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Rocker Dave Matthews has taken a walk down Sesame Street to share a song about feelings.

The singer recently filmed a guest appearance on the hit children's Tv show, teaming up with the puppet Grover to express sadness.

Strumming on a banjo, Matthews sings, "I need a word so I can say what I'm feeling today/ I need a word so I can say how I feel/ I need a word that will say what I'm meaning to say/ And tell you the way that I'm feeling".

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A Week In Music, We Catch Up With Diiv's Cole, Icky Blossoms Unveil Their Self-Titled Album And Cookie Monster Shows Restraint In Icona Pop Cover


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Brooklyn band Diiv

A week in music videos... We caught up with Brooklyn band DIIV last week as they are currently enjoying the 2013 festival season. Talking to lead member Cole, he explained just how different it was playing festivals compared to club gigs, that it was more about coming into the world of the fans rather than bringing them into your own. He was also not shy about admitting that the pressure of working on a second album has lifted. 'People are gonna be way more patient and wanna hear what you come up with', he says. 'The first record you have to have a clear statement of purpose like a sound and catchy pop songs.' As well as taking the time to chat to us, we were treated with an uplifting live rendition of their song 'Human'. Watch the full interview here and watch the live video for Human.

With the release of their highly-anticipated sixth album 'Mechanical Bull' imminent, Kings Of Leon follow up the audio release of its first single 'Supersoaker' with a grainy, retro-style, artistically produced video. Just as we expected, 'Supersoaker' is made of the anthemic, driving and infectious stuff that previous international hits 'Use Somebody' and 'Sex On Fire' are made of and we certainly can't wait for what looks to be another well-loved record that will see us through the autumn. Watch the video for Supersoaker here.

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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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Sesame Street Workshop Benefit Gala

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

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