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

6 Nerdy Parties Throughout History We Would've Loved To Attend

Since the dawn of humanity, our species has been assiduously researching ways to party hard. And every now and then, this impulse to rage like banshees unchained intersects seamlessly with our geekier proclivities. Behold six wonderful nerd soirées that were almost stranger than fiction. » 9/19/12 11:05am 9/19/12 11:05am

Sookie Stackhouse meets her one true love at last: Sesame Street's Count

After five seasons, True Blood's Sookie Stackhouse has found the love of her twisted life, and it's not Bill or Eric or even Alcide. No, it's that G-rated vampire from Sesame Street, the Count. Finally, someone who is willing to count all the plot lines happening in this show. » 9/15/12 4:00pm 9/15/12 4:00pm

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

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

Even the Muppets can't stand the Spider-Man musical

You know you're down-and-out when even venerable PBS productions are taking potshots at you. Such is the case with Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, which will be parodied mercilessly next season on Sesame Street. Those preschoolers will be in stitches. » 6/13/11 4:30pm 6/13/11 4:30pm