REVIEW: The Cookie Thief

Ryan Dosier – Sesame Street‘s latest televised special, “The Cookie Thief” debuted on PBS last week, taking over the PBS Kids segment every day. The special has been promoted like crazy via Sesame Street‘s brilliant social media channels, including Cookie Monster’s Twitter and Facebook, Cookie Monster appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Cookie Monster going on a museum tour…

REVIEW: Sesame Street Season 45, Part 3

Shane Keating – Hey! Missed the last few Sesame Street season 45 episodes? No problem. Here’s what you missed and what I thought of the new stuff. EPISODE #4510 – CALM DOWN AND THINK, ELMO – Elmo needs Alan’s help calming down to win Guy Smiley’s game show, “Calm Down and Think.” This was a pretty nice street…

REVIEW: Sesame Street Season 45, Part 2

Shane Keating returns for the second collection of Sesame Street episodes for its historic 45th season! EPISODE #4506: FIFTEEN’S QUINCEANERA – Zoe, Abby, Telly and Mando help a number 15 have the quinceanera she’s always dreamed of. This story felt a tad similar to the “Enthusiastic Penelope” one, in the sense that the new character is a nigh nuisance…

How Sesame Street Should Celebrate 45 Years

Michael Wermuth – Ever since Sesame Street’s 20th anniversary in 1989, the show has celebrated its anniversary every five years. There have often been big celebrations, with specials, books, videos, albums, exhibits, and more. This year marks the 45th anniversary, and with that in mind there should be a lot to celebrate. But what has there been…

Learning Puppetry from Martin P. Robinson at NYPL

Spencer Cohen – As mentioned in my recent article for the Mindset, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is having special Sesame Street programs for the public, to tie in with its brand new exhibit, “Somebody Come and Play:” 45 Years of Sesame Street Helping Kids Grow Smarter, Stronger, and Kinder. I recently had…

REVIEW: Sesame Street Season 45, Part 1

Shane Keating – Hey folks! This year marks Sesame Street’s 45th anniversary, in case you weren’t aware. I would highly recommend anyone in New York or New Jersey visit the Lincoln Center exhibit; it’s truly awesome. As always, another year means another season of Sesame, so let’s take a look at the first few episodes of…