Another “Most Ambitious Crossover” event unfolds. Westeros has just been invaded by Elmo, from straight outta Sesame Street. However, the beloved Red Walker bears a message worth “putting up thy sword” for.
Game of Thrones wasn’t the only HBO world that our Sesame Street residents crossed over into. The Cookie Monster paid a visit to West World as well, to also impart the wisdom of “Respect.”
The unexpected cameos are all part of Sesame Workshop’s “Respect Brings Us Together” campaign, which was launched on Thursday to celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary.
“Our society is increasingly divided on many issues, and we know that kids pick up on this tension. We have always shown preschoolers that everyone is welcome on Sesame Street,” says Sesame Workshop CEO Jeffrey D. Dunn, in a statement shared by the Los Angeles Times.
Dunn continues, “Our hope with this campaign is that a lighthearted look at a very serious subject can help us all pause for a moment to remember the value in respecting the viewpoints of others, even when they differ greatly from our own.”
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