Wow… can you believe that the 43rd season of Sesame Street is about to begin on Monday morning, September 24th (check your local PBS station for the times). I remember watching Sesame Street when I was growing up, and now I get to share these beloved characters with my children. This season promises to be the most exciting season ever with lots of spoofs, celebrities, and the debut of “Elmo the Musical.”
Elmo the Musical (this is replacing “Elmo’s World after 13 wonderful years)He’s red, he’s furry, he’s adorable, and this season Elmo will be adding to the excitement of the 43rd season of Sesame Street with the debut of an innovative new segment, “Elmo the Musical.” In each entertaining 11-minute skit, Elmo will use his imagination to make math musical – singing, dancing and taking kids along with him on fun-filled interactive adventures. Focusing on imagination and math, Elmo will take viewers on thrilling explorations as he imagines himself in “Sea Captain the Musical,” “Mountain Climber the Musical,” “Prince Elmo the Musical” and even “President the Musical!” “Elmo the Musical” is the first new Elmo format 13 seasons!STEAM CurriculumLast season Sesame Street integrated a STEM curriculum into its format as part of a new and bold mission to excite and engage a generation of future scientists, mathematicians and engineers. This year, the show will add Arts to the equation, in an ongoing effort to encourage preschoolers to think artistically and critically even before they start school.A-List CelebritiesEverything’s more fun with a little help from your friends – especially celebrity friends. That’s why this season, Sesame Street is thrilled to welcome an all-star lineup of celebrity guests: Academy Award-winning and nominated actors Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Amy Ryan, Casey Affleck and Melissa McCarthy; Golden Globe-winning and nominated actors Steve Carell, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar; Emmy Award-winning and nominated actors David Hyde Pierce and Timothy Olyphant, Up All Night’s Maya Rudolph; Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet; Mad Men’s John Hamm; Parenthood’s Dax Shepard; NBA Slam Dunk Champion Blake Griffin; NFL Superstar Troy Polamalu; Los Angeles Dodger’s Matt Kemp; actors Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Kristen Bell and Paula Patton; Extra’s Mario Lopez; talk show host Wendy Williams; singer Colbie Caillat; rock band Train and rapper/musician Common.The Sesame Street Muppets™ will also have a lot of fun spoofing some of pop-culture’s favorite shows, including Birdwalk Empire, The Voice, and Upside Downton Abbey.
Enjoy some time learning with your children! Sesame Street is innovative, exciting and a timeless classic for children of all ages! I hope you will join me in watching Season 43 of Sesame Street .