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When Superman met Super Grover: Henry Cavill visits 'Sesame Street' -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… Super Grover and Superman!

Season 44 of Sesame Street kicks off on PBS today, and as has become custom, some familiar faces will appear on the beloved kids show throughout the season. On the premiere, which airs at 10 a.m. ET/PT, Elmo, Cookie Monster, et al. will be visited by Charlize Theron and Dave Matthews. Then in Tuesday’s episode, things will get heroic on Sesame Street when Superman himself, Man of Steel star Henry Cavill, swoops in.

The British actor filmed his segment during Sesame Street‘s annual Celeb Week, when the show’s New York-based cast and crew pack up their puppets and fly to Los Angeles for a few days of taping celebrity guest appearances. Celebs like Usher and Ginnifer Goodwin step on set on the hour, every hour for back-to-back tapings of segments for the show’s upcoming season.

Cavill appears in a “Word on the Street” segment with Elmo, the Three Little Pigs, and the Big Bad Wolf to teach kids about the word “respect.” But of course the newest Superman couldn’t leave set without taking time to meet another Muppet — or, rather, the alter ego of another Muppet — who knows a thing or two about wearing capes and saving the day. Before leaving set to get back to his busy Man of Steel promotion schedule (his Sesame Street visit was a mere week ahead of the blockbuster’s release), he took time for a photo opp with Super Grover.

EW has an exclusive photo of the moment when Superman met Super Grover. Check out the full image below, then read on for more details from the set of Cavill’s Sesame Street guest appearance. READ FULL STORY

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