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Jon Hamm shows ALL the emotions in 'Sesame Street' clip -- VIDEO


Don Draper may not be in touch with his emotions, but Jon Hamm certainly is.

The actor — sporting a not-Draper-approved beard — stopped by Sesame Street to explain various complex emotions, like ‘guilty’ or ‘frustrating,’ to Murray. Next stop: Exploiting those emotions while thinking up an ad campaign.

This isn’t the first time Hamm has shown up on Sesame Street; last year, he also helped out Elmo (wearing the same outfit he wore for this appearance). This time around, in addition to explaining something, he even managed to charm his way through knowledge of the alphabet. Watch below: READ FULL STORY

'Sesame Street': Anna Kendrick demonstrates the word 'absorb' with Elmo and Abby -- VIDEO

Acting with puppets was nothing new for Anna Kendrick when she visited Sesame Street. The Pitch Perfect star had appeared in a music video with the Fraggles, Ben Folds Five and Chris Hardwick in 2012.

“All I need to do now is the Muppets, and I’ve got the ultimate trifecta,” Kendrick told EW on the set of Sesame Street.

With her previous bit of acting alongside Jim Henson creations, Kendrick knew to expect the puppeteers to chat with her, in character, via their puppets, during her time on set. But even that didn’t quite prepare Kendrick for when little Abby Cadabby the fairy told her, “I really liked your arc and range in Up in the Air.”

“That was a freaky experience,” the Oscar-nominee said.

She teamed up with Abby and Elmo for Sesame Street‘s “Word on the Street” segment, where she teaches kids about the word “absorb.” If Kendrick could have picked any other Sesame Street resident to join her for the segment, she’d invite Mr. Snuffleupagus, a favorite from her days watching the PBS program as a kid.

“But I think that might be a little hard to get in frame — me and Snuffleupagus,” the diminutive actress noted.

Check out Kendrick’s Sesame Street appearance below: READ FULL STORY

Actress-novelist Lauren Graham teaches kids the word 'author' on 'Sesame Street' -- VIDEO

Only in Hollywood: The same week that Gilmore Girls alum Lauren Graham was asked to appear on Sesame Street, she also got an offer to appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

“I was just marveling at the range of opportunities out there,” Graham told EW.

The Drag Race gig didn’t work out due to scheduling conflicts, but Graham did have a chance to visit Sesame Street last June during the show’s Celeb Week — when the Muppets and their puppeteers ship off to Los Angeles for a week to tape segments with celebrity after celebrity.

Graham’s segment teaches kids about the word “author” — an apt choice, since her debut novel Someday, Someday Maybe hit the New York Times Best Seller list last year.


'True Blood' star Rutina Wesley teaches kids the word 'plan,' meets some vampire Muppets on 'Sesame Street' -- VIDEO

When True Blood star Rutina Wesley visited Sesame Street, she probably didn’t plan on meeting any vampires (the Count wasn’t around that day). But Tara Thornton’s real-life alter ego still managed to encounter some fellow vampires when she filmed a segment for the PBS show last June.

“My fangs are still growing in,” Elmo told Wesley, proudly baring his big toothless grin. The furry red monster and scene partner Abby Cadabby then presented the guest star with their best vampire hisses. (So faerie-vampires do exist.)

Wesley joined Elmo and Abby for Sesame Street‘s “Word on the Street” segment to teach kids about the word “plan.” Check out her guest appearance in the video below, then read on for more of EW’s details from the set. READ FULL STORY

'Sesame Street' creates 'Flappy Bird' parody game 'Flappy Bert' -- play it here!


If you’re among the few who didn’t get a chance to discover the joys and anguish of playing the iPhone/Android game Flappy Bird before its creator deleted the app for good, Sesame Street has you covered with its new parody game, aptly titled Flappy Bert.

Much like the original game, players must make Bert (who flies with the help of a little blue bird that’s attached to his head) soar through the air while avoiding Sesame Street‘s own colorful versions of the bright green pipes that are the bane of every Flappy Bird addict’s existence.

Play Sesame Street‘s Flappy Bert game online here.

Benedict Cumberbatch faces his Muppet nemesis on 'Sesame Street' -- VIDEO

Who’s even more dastardly than the wicked Moriarty? That’d be Murray-arty, the Muppet alter ego who challenges Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch to solve a tricky mystery in the following clip: Does the table before them have more apples on it, or more oranges? (Turns out you can compare the two.) Because Cumberbatch, of course, isn’t really Sherlock Holmes — sorry to wreck the fantasy, guys! — he has to call in an expert to get the job done: Sesame Street‘s very own Count.

Can their combined brainpower crack the case? Find out by watching the Internet’s new favorite video below.


One Direction visits 'Sesame Street' to teach us about 'U' -- VIDEO


One Direction has added a new stop to their Where We Are tour, which kicks off April 25 in Colombia — but this location isn’t a place you’ll find on the back of a T-shirt. The popular boy band will make an appearance on Sesame Street in the fall singing about, what else? U, of course!

…The letter “U,” that is. The quintet — Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik — will join the hit PBS show to teach us all about the 21st letter of the alphabet with a catchy song that will probably sound more than a little familiar to die-hard 1D fans (hint: think a certain 2011 hit single).

Check out the preview clip below for some pure adorableness (and seriously, boys aside, that “U” puppet is pretty darn cute too.)

'Sesame Street': Ginnifer Goodwin and Abby Cadabby go on an adventure -- VIDEO

Once Upon a Time star Ginnifer Goodwin has made a trip to Sesame Street, and, naturally, it’s a guest appearance that befits a princess. Taking a break from what the actress calls “her day job” playing Snow White on Once Upon a Time, Goodwin teams up with fairy Muppet Abby Cadabby to teach kids about the word “adventure.”

Goodwin learned that Sesame Street wanted her on the show via an email from her publicist. Having grown up watching the PBS series with her younger sister, Goodwin’s reply was pretty enthusiastic: “I believe my response was in all-caps, and there was a lot of cursing and happiness,” she told EW. READ FULL STORY

Sesame Street's perfect 'Hunger Games' parody is here -- VIDEO


We now know for sure: The Sesame Street writers are huge Hunger Games fans.

Yes, the Sesame Street crew is finally taking on The Hunger Games, or, excuse me, The Hungry Games, and Cookieness Evereat is ready to win. But sadly, the arena competition isn’t just about Cookie Monster in a wig eating cookies. Instead, it’s a silly send-up of everything in the Games, from the ticking clock to Peeta, or rather, Pita bread.

Watch The Hungry Games: Catching Fur below, and may the cookies be ever in your flavor: READ FULL STORY

Hank Azaria mimics Cookie Monster, Grover, and more on 'Sesame Street' -- VIDEO

Grover may be owed some thanks for all the superb voice acting Hank Azaria has done on The Simpsons. The blue Muppet was the first character Azaria ever did an impression of, long before he found success in both voice performance and live-action work.

“I remember talking like Grover as a little kid,” said Azaria, who was 5 years old when Sesame Street first aired. “I was at the exact right age… so it was a huge event in my life when Sesame Street premiered.”

Azaria appears on Sesame Street alongside Elmo, but while on set he made sure to find time to meet Eric Robertson, who has puppeteered Grover since 2001.

In Azaria’s “Word on the Street” segment, he teaches Elmo — and young viewers at home — the meaning of the word “imposter.” He dons hats that look like Cookie Monster and other Sesame Street characters, while taking on their recognizable voices. Naturally, the episode will air on Halloween.

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