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GOT Elmo

Elmo Teaches Cersei and Tyrion About Respect!

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.”

 

Featured Image via Los Angeles Times

Sesame Street

New ‘Sesame Street’ Book Celebrates Show’s 50th Anniversary

Stop the presses! A Sesame Street book is coming this fall, on Oct. 22, to celebrate the franchise’s 50th birthday.

 

A beach with the phrase 'life is good' etched in the sand

Image Via Psychologies

 

The book, entitled Sunny Day, will soon be available through Random House… although not soon enough! As exciting as it is, this release should be no surprise to fans: after the show’s premiere on PBS on November 10, 1969, the first tie-in book, The Sesame Street Storybook, hit readers’ shelves just two years later. Fans needed more of this heartwarmingly wholesome (and educational!) series.

 

Image Via Entertainment Weekly

 

According to Entertainment Weekly, who got the exclusive, the book will accompany the series’ iconic song lyrics with illustrations that will feature “a different artist’s interpretation of the lyrics, resulting in a unique tribute to Sesame Street and the generations of children who have loved the show.” And we all love nostalgia.

 

Big Bird waves

Image Via The Verge

 

I don’t know about you, but October 22 can’t arrive quickly enough. And I know I’ll get one, because I pre-ordered… did you?

 

Featured Image Via The Wrap.