If you remember reading 'The Monster at the End of This Book' you'll love Grover's most recent "Tweet" "Storm".
Sesame Workshop is taking a step toward wiping away the stigma associated with autism.
A new character, Julia, has been introduced as a part of Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children. Julia will live digitally on an app that helps parents and children with autism communicate through story cards.
The movement to bring Julia to life has taken three years, and includes other pieces to the campaign like "The Amazing Song."
"Our goal is to bring forth what all children share in common, not their differences. Children with autism share in the joy of playing and loving and being friends and being part of a group," Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, the senior vice president of community and family engagement at Sesame Workshop, told People magazine.
Early Aug. 13, Sesame Street announced a surprising partnership with HBO that will give the premium cable network, known for graphic, graphic content, a whole lot of children's programming.
Sesame will be able to produce almost twice as much new content as previous seasons, and for the first time ever, make the show available free of charge to PBS and its member stations after a nine-month window.
It didn't take long for Twitter to weigh in on this turn of events.
"a lighter, happier westeros this season on hbo" pic.twitter.com/jK5MachyNB— darth™ (@darth) August 13, 2015
Yes, the clues to this HBO / Sesame Street partnership were subtle, but they were out there. pic.twitter.com/hPYOiFRGh1— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) August 13, 2015
sesame street on HBO finna be like pic.twitter.com/SYG2SLV7aW— Tracy LaFway Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) August 13, 2015
There were lots of True Detective season 3 jokes.
Anti-vaxxers just got schooled by a little red muppet.
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Sesame Street and The Daily Dot have teamed up in a new PSA about why vaccinations are so important.
In the 3-minute clip, Murthy explains to Elmo, who initially isn’t so keen on getting a shot, why he needs one if he wants to stay healthy. He compares it to wearing a bicycle helmet or carrying an umbrella when it rains.
Murthy talked more about the collaboration on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services blog:
Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools we have for preventing disease and death. They not only help protect vaccinated individuals, but they also help protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases. Among children in the U.S. born between 1994 and 2013, routine vaccinations will prevent an estimated 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations, and 732,000 deaths over the course of their lifetimes.
And they both took a little dig at the anti-vaxxer movement at the end of the video.
“That was so easy. Why doesn’t everybody get a vaccination,” he says.
“That’s a good question Elmo,” Murthy replies.
Youtube user Crysknife007 (purveyor of "ambient geek sleep aids and other eccentric long videos") has created a true monster out of your favorite Sesame Street vampire, with audio of The Count reading every digit of Pi out 10,000 decimal places.
The maddening video is 5.5 hours long, and includes his signature laugh in between each digit.
If you're curious how he accomplished this, you can read about the process on his blog, where he describes creating a similar video but with a rotary phone dialing each digit.
So how far can you listen before tearing out all of your hair and bashing your face against the wall?