Sesame Street Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

13th January 2015

Fact: Rapper Macklemore made an appearance on beloved children's Tv series Sesame Street to sing a parody of his hit Thrift Shop with character Oscar the Grouch and his crew of Grouches. The hip-hop star wore layers of second-hand clothes and occasionally sung from inside a dustbin during the sketch, which aired in the U.S. on Monday (12Jan15).

21st June 2014

Fact: Beloved children's series Sesame Street and The Ellen DeGeneres Show were the big winners at the annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday (20Jun14). Production teams on Sesame Street went home with six accolades, including Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series, and the chat show scooped five, including Outstanding Special Class Writing.

30th May 2014

Fact: Veteran U.S. newswoman Barbara Walters showed off her fun-loving side of Thursday night (29May14) when she joined a host of Sesame Street puppets to celebrate the children's programme's 45th anniversary. Walters joined iconic characters including Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Grover, and the show's co-creator Joan Ganz Cooney, for the plush celebrations at the Cipriani restaurant in New York.

20th September 2013

Fact: Game Of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey have put aside their onscreen rivalry to play nice with the puppets of Sesame Street. Dinklage showed off his singing skills in a musical game of Simon Says, while Headey helped teach the art of relaxing with manic muppet Murray. The co-stars' Sesame Street episode will air later this year (13).

4th June 2013

Fact: Ginnifer Goodwin has become the latest celebrity to film an episode of children's Tv hit Sesame Street. The actress, who recorded her mystery segment on Tuesday (04Jun13), joins Jon Hamm and Joseph Gordon-Levitt among the educational show's most recent guest stars.

15th May 2013

Quote: "I met the Queen of England, but I freaked out more when I met Oscar the Grouch!" Michael Buble was more nervous coming face-to-face with his favourite Sesame Street character than meeting the British monarch.

20th March 2013

Fact: Actress Melissa McCarthy has joined the cast of children's education show Sesame Street. The Bridesmaids star will show off her dance moves onscreen with puppet Elmo on Thursday's (21Mar13) episode of the U.S. Tv show.

7th August 2012

Fact: Zac Efron is to make an appearance as a special guest in the upcoming season of kids' show Sesame Street. The actor will appear in an episode of the programme's 43rd season and the installment will focus on the word 'patience'.

20th June 2012

Fact: Bert and Ernie, Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch are heading to the big screen. The iconic children's TV show Sesame Street will be given a movie makeover by studio bosses at 20th Century Fox.

18th October 2011

Fact: Sesame Street's account was reinstated to its original content on Monday (17Oct11). The site was taken down on Sunday (16Oct11) after a web user hacked into the children's channel and redirected viewers to an X-rated adult film.

4th October 2011

Fact: Actress Sofia Vergara is to make an appearance on popular kids show Sesame Street. The Colombian beauty will give puppet Elmo a Spanish lesson.

23rd August 2011

Quote: "I don't mind Sesame Street but I hate him. Always moaning about f**king cookies." Kasabian rocker Tom Meighan isn't a fan of children's puppet The Cookie Monster.

27th December 2010

Quote: "Burt Lancaster and I were the first probably known people to participate. I did the letters of the day and Burt did the numbers... I said to the producer, 'This is not gonna work because the children are gonna be terrified of those Muppet characters.'" James Earl Jones on his initial concerns about long-running children's show Sesame Street.

30th May 2010

Quote: "It was the best thing I've been offered this year. I did a scene with Elmo and a couple of the other characters. The word of the day was 'investigation'. We did a scene with a couple of talking carrots and s**t. It was genius!" Irish actor Colin Farrell had a blast filming a guest appearance on longrunning children's TV show Sesame Street in March (10).

9th April 2010

Fact: Irish movie star Colin Farrell spent St. Patrick's Day (17Mar10) filming an episode of Sesame Street with Elmo.

8th February 2010

Fact: Carrie Underwood has received the ultimate honour - she has been turned into a Sesame Street character. Carrie Underworm will make its debut on Thursday (11Feb10) when the country star appears on the kids show.

2nd October 2009

Fact: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama is returning to kids show Sesame Street to urge America's youth to grow their own vegetables on the iconic series' 40th anniversary episode on 10 November (09).

27th August 2009

Fact: Jake Gyllenhaal and Christina Applegate are part of an all-star line up due to appear in a new Sesame Street-style production which aims to teach Jewish-American children about Jewish culture. SHALOM SESAME will be a 12-part series and is due to air in the U.S. next year (10).

31st January 2009

Quote: "Of all the highlights in my career, I dont know of one more sentimental than getting to walk through Sesame Street. When you make contact with those big beautiful eyes, youre done. Five years old again. Life is good. Rocker John Mayer on filming an appearance on SESAME STREET with iconic puppet Elmo.

30th January 2009

Quote: "Worked on the sketch I'm doing for Sesame Street next month. They've let me write a song. I can't give too much away but I'm singing to Elmo. Can't believe my luck. Being paid to go to New York to sing to a furry little blue thing. As I've said before, all my little friends are freaks." Ricky Gervais blogs about his forthcoming appearance on kids' TV show SESAME STREET.

16th July 2008

Fact: TV show Sesame Street has turned Feist song 1234 into an educational montage to teach its young viewers how to count.

11th April 2008

Fact: Canadian singer Feist has recorded a version of her hit 1, 2, 3, 4 for U.S. kids TV show Sesame Street. The episode featuring the reworking of the track will air later this year (08).

4th March 2008

Fact: British singer Natasha Bedingfield is set to make a guest appearance on legendry American TV show Sesame Street. The star has a walk-on part on the show - joining the likes of Johnny Cash and Whoopi Goldberg who have also mingled with the muppets.

24th July 2006

Fact: Children's show Sesame Street will feature a series of LAW + ORDER-style vignettes called Special Letters Unit, which will help teach children the alphabet.

6th February 2006

Fact: <p>THE SOPRANOS star Edie Falco once played Sesame Street's Cookie Monster at a wedding. Her job was to encourage guests to get up on the dancefloor. </p>

8th December 2005

Fact: <p>R+B sensation Alicia Keys will guest on the 30 December (05) episode of long-running children's show Sesame Street in America, during which she'll perform a reworked version of her hit FALLIN' with beloved puppet Elmo. </p>

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