Sesame Street's Lord of the Rings parody was, in a word, precious

I don't know how Sesame Street managed to make it this far without doing a Lords of the Rings spoof before — presumably they know a little something about delayed gratification — but man, was it worth the wait. I don't know what's better, Cookie Monster screaming "ME PRECIOUS!" over and over again or the fact that… » 12/09/13 11:24am 12/09/13 11:24am

Sesame Street's Grover is the least mad scientist of all time

Reason #3,428,964 Sesame Street is awesome: This Mashable video, made for the show's Little Discoverers website, features Grover learning about buoyancy, surface tension, density, and more with fun science experiments. If you've ever wanted to learn what Bert's favorite non-Newtonian fluid is, this is a must-watch. » 10/09/13 1:40pm 10/09/13 1:40pm

Must Watch: The BBC's hard-hitting interview with Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster has been getting around lately. First he engaged in a battle of wits with Loki, and now he's gone on the BBC's Newsnight as their "last word," discussing his decision to come appear on a new show on CBBC. Watch as Cookie Monster has the perfect answer to everything. [Thanks, Tony!] » 10/08/13 11:29am 10/08/13 11:29am

Become the next Mr. Snuffleupagus at the Sesame Street open auditions

Can we tell you how to get to Sesame Street? Indeed, we can — simply go to New York City's Roseland Ballroom on August 20 between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM and secure your place in the pantheon of legendary children's entertainers. Just think, centuries from now your visage will be carved out of a 100-foot slab of… » 8/13/12 8:00pm 8/13/12 8:00pm

The Child Psychology of Sesame Street

Sesame Street has been there for three generations of children at this point. Everyone reading this has cherished memories of their favorite characters or segments. They seemed entirely organic. But psychologists (along with other creators) shaped every last one of them Find out about the child psychology of the… » 12/02/11 12:31pm 12/02/11 12:31pm

Sesame Street hopes to fix the U.S.'s lousy Science and Math scores

The brand new 42nd season of Sesame Street will be brought to you by STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)! This year, the word on the Street is all about Math and Science. Which means Elmo singing about the number 10 with Elvis Costello, science experiments, and learning about engineering by launching a… » 9/28/11 11:30am 9/28/11 11:30am