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Ricky Gervais Scares Elmo with Screeching Lullaby

Elmo thinks a lullaby from Ricky Gervais will put him to sleep. Credit: Sesame Street/YouTube
Ricky Gervais' Dec. 22nd appearance on Sesame Street is getting plenty of positive reactions online, calling it "the best thing he has done in recent ye...

Sesame Street Gets A New York City Address

How do you get to Sesame Street? Walk down a stretch of Columbus Avenue at 64th Street in New York City, which has temporarily been named "123 Sesame Street" in honor of the show's 40th anniversary, NBC New York reports. View more news videos ...

PBS Kids Games: A Brief Overview

If your child loves shows like "Super Why!" and "WordWorld" from the PBS Kids TV line-up, he or she will love to play games with these characters on the PBS Kids web site. PBS Kids was founded in 1993 by the Public Broadcasting Service as the bran...

Sesame Street Goes to Israel

Beloved characters from "Sesame Street," including Grover, go to Israel in the DVD series, "Shalom Sesame"Credit: Kobi Gideon, FLASH90
Is "Sesame Street" good for the Jews?
Well, the Jews are certainly good for Sesame Street. "Shalom Sesame...

Elmo Makes a Flu PSA for Kids

In case you haven't heard, Swine Flu -- or H1N1 -- is coming back. And so is the plain ol' regular flu. Fun! OK, not fun at all. But the United States government is doing its part to raise awareness in a fun way. First, it announced a contest, asking...

Sesame Street Gets Downsized

With so many people from all walks of life losing their homes these days, it seems that no neighborhood is immune to the credit crunch; from the row houses of Chicago to the gated estates of Palm Beach, foreclosure signs are popping up everywhere. Th...

Are Educational Toys Just Commercial Products In Disguise?

The Scholastic Book Fair has stood the test of time. Just about every school has one -- not to mention those monthly Scholastic Book Club brochures you find crumpled in your child's backpack. Some things have changed, though. Over the past year there...

Man Shoots Kid Over Pogo Stick

I didn't know that kids still played with Pogo sticks, but apparently they do in Skowhegan, Maine. And clearly 23-year-old Randall L. Brackett doesn't like it one bit. When some boys started playing on a pogo stick near his mobile home part, some adu...

Sesame Street - Not Just for TV Anymore

For six months straight, we watched only the last 10 minutes of Sesame Street every day. (Parents of Elmo fans will know why.) Now, after 39 years of airing on PBC channels, Elmo and friends are jumping off the TV screen and into the world wide web, ...

Oscar the Grouch says reduce waste

Oscar the Grouch may love trash but that doesn't mean he wants people to generate more of it. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Oscar is the spokesgrouch this year for Waste Reduction Week, taking place this week in Canada. The annual campaign is aim...

Sesame Street prepares for an emergency

(Click the photo to see the 5 Most Irritating Kids Shows on TV) The lovable Muppets of Sesame Street have never shied away from difficult topics. There was a series of episodes wherein Big Bird's nest was destroyed by a hurricane, a grease fire in ...

PBS to cut Mister Rogers' Neighborhood!

(Click the photo to see the 5 Most Irritating Kids Shows on TV) Yes, yes, you read that right. Sad but true, the Public Broadcasting Service, better known as PBS, has decided to cut Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. If ever there were such a thing as tr...

Feist's Sesame Street appearance

Feist's hit song 1234 might not be what you want to use to teach your little one to count -- she leaves out a couple numbers on the way to ten. For an upcoming appearance on Sesame Street, however, she's changed the lyrics to focus on learning to cou...

David Beckham appears on Sesame Street

He's an elite soccer star, one half of a popular celebrity couple, and one heck of an underwear model. But David Beckham is also a dad and a soccer coach. This summer, Becks is showing his softer side by taking on a new challenge -- Oscar the Grouch....

Big Bird costume designer Kermit Love dies

There are few childhood characters that have stood the test of time as well as those on Sesame Street. Kermit Love, creator of one fhe most famous of those characters -- Big Bird -- passed away last week at the age of 91. Though Love's career spanned...

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