Tag Archives: Sesame Street

Are Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie Gay?

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I always thought Bert and Ernie were simply characters on Sesame Street, but apparently I missed the memo. The New Yorker has outed the pair and put them on the cover of the magazine celebrating the supreme court’s decision on DOMA. My question is who decided that they were a gay couple? Share your thoughts.

Kevin Clash resigns from Sesame Street after 2nd accuser files suit

Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo has resigned amid a widening sex scandal. A second accuser has filed suit against him. It was feasible to believe that the 1st accuser might have been lying for his own purposes, but when another one comes forth you have to wonder is there some truth to the allegations. We live in a society that a person is innocent until proven guilty and at this point Clash has not been convicted of anything, but it looks bad and it simply makes you sad to believe that Clash could have taken advantage of underage boys, but as I said before the jury is still out.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/sesame-workshop-says-elmo-actor-kevin-clash-resigned-calling-sex-allegations-distraction/2012/11/20/47b67eb0-332f-11e2-92f0-496af208bf23_story.html

Sesame Street’s Hungry Muppet Lily is a Sad sign of the times

“A hungry muppet is joining the cast of Sesame Street for an upcoming special on hunger in America. Lily, a 7-year-old girl muppet, comes from a family that struggles to have enough food. In the one-hour special, “Growing Hope Against Hunger,” Lily talks to other characters about growing up in a home where there was not always enough food, and then helps Elmo and friends plan a food drive for the food bank that helped feed her family. She also visits a community garden with new pals Elmo and Rosita to see how food can be grown locally.”* Sesame Street should be commended for exploring this difficult subject, but it is heartbreaking that this is no longer an isolated scenerio. With unemployment in double digits in some communities this has become a reality for so many children. It is sad that this character ever had to be created it is just another sad sign of the times.
*ABC News

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey Proves Dreams Can Come True if You Stay committed

BEING ELMO chronicles the life story of puppeteer Kevin Clash – the multiple award-winning persona behind the furry red monster Elmo of television’s Sesame Street. this story shows that dreams can come true if you work to make them come true. As a teenager growing up in Baltimore in the 1970s, Kevin had very different aspirations from his classmates—he wanted to be a puppeteer. More specifically, he wanted to be part of Jim Henson’s team, the creative force responsible for delivering the magic of Sesame Street on a daily basis. With a supportive family behind him, Kevin made his dreams come true. Combining amazing archival footage with material from the present day, filmmaker Constance Marks explores Kevin’s story in vivid detail and chronicles the meteoric rise of Jim Henson in the process. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and including interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others, this insightful and personal documentary offers up a rare, behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson legacy. The film has continually played to sold out festival screenings and standing ovations along with numerous awards including Audience Awards at the Nantucket Film Festival and the Traverse City Film Festival and a Special Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2011. For more info please go to: http://www.beingelmo.com
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