El Patito

Jarrod Fairclough – Sesame Street have today released a fantastic new music video starring Ernie, parodying the song ‘Despacito’ by Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee.  He sings to his old pal Rubber Duckie, reminiscent of the old classic song he sang back in 1969.  Not only is the clip extremely well made, it’s also a great…

I Was A Three Year Old Muppet Snob

Jason Mondine – My earliest childhood memory isn’t of my mother’s cooking or my dad tossing me into the air. It’s Muppets. On my third birthday, I unwrapped my presents to find toy puppet versions of Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Ernie and Bert. I was ecstatic. Here were the very same fantastic characters I was…

‘Ernie and…’ Looking At Ernie & His Friends

Jarrod Fairclough – If I said ‘Ernie and’, 100% of those surveyed would say ‘Bert’.  Of course they would, Ernie and Bert are one of the most successful duos in the history of television.  But over the years, Ernie has been paired with a number of characters on the series, playing both the straight man and…

The Top 10 Songs of: Bert

Kieran Moore – As I sit here by my window looking out onto a gray, drizzly day where nothing much is going on it would be easy to assume that there is no better time to write about Bert – Sesame Street’s self-professed square. Despite his sunny yellow color Bert is often seen as being a…

Top Songs of… Eric Jacobson

Kieran Moore – In my mind there are 3 generations of Muppeteers; “The Oldschoolers” which includes anyone who was around before The Muppet Show, “The Inbetweeners” who are performers like Steve Whitmire and Kevin Clash that straddled both the pre and post Jim Henson eras, and then “The New Kids” who are the current crop of Muppeteers.…

Comic Con Street

San Diego Comic Con was held over the weekend, and as we noted in our News Updates, Sesame Street and The Jim Henson Company both held panels at the world’s biggest fan convention. Updates on the Henson panel are still coming in, but the Sesame Street panels were a major success. Our friends at Nerdist.com have a great recap of…

News Update: May 20, 2014

MAY 20, 2014 On Friday, Sesame Street and Mashable teamed up to release a really fun new video starring Bert and Zachary Levi (Chuck, Tangled) going on a fun journey through Central Park on “A Lovely Sunny DAy.” They sing a great song, dance, and even run into Grover. Watch it below! Two weeks ago, Nicholas…

News Update: February 16, 2014

JANUARY 16, 2014 Miss Piggy and the Muppets will be offering up their talents to home-shopping channel QVC next month in connection with both Muppets Most Wanted and “Miss Piggy’s Haute Tote,” a tote bag designed by the divine swine herself. Miss Piggy will be on QVC’s Red Carpet Style event on February 28 at 9:00pm to exclusively debut…

Confusing Things About Bert and Ernie’s Apartment

Michael Wermuth – One of the most iconic locations of Sesame Street is Ernie and Bert’s apartment, located in the basement of 123 Sesame Street. It seems like a simple place to live… So why are there so many confusing things about it? First of all, let’s look at their living room. Often there’s not much…