The excellent Meet Your Maker podcast meet Sesame Street writer Ed Valentine (top right).
Host Liam Geraghty writes:
I met with kids TV writer Ed Valentine to chat about how he got to Sesame Street, the challenges of writing for Muppets and where he keeps his THREE Emmys!
As Ed sez on the podcast:
“The Street is, in its own way, a very real place. It was the first integrated neighborhood I lived in. The inter-play of humans and Muppets thought me more than the reading and writing.”
Meet Your Maker
The uniquely challenging, effectively blindfold, sweaty, muscular spasm inducing job of Caroll Spinney – the charming man behind the beak of Sesame Street’s Big Bird.
Related: They Sweated For All Of Us
Cookie Monster covers Busta Rhymes’ ‘Gimme Some More’ thanks to some nifty editing by visual artist Benjamin ‘Animal Robot’ Roberts.
Now try Big Bird singing Big Pun’s ‘Still Not A Player’.
Nick ‘Pogo’ Bertke’s latest sample-fest draws on random sights and soundbites from Sesame Street and its denizens.
He must never create a Bosco version.
26 all-too-brief seconds of feel-good vampiro-numeric brilliance by Irish animator Chris O’Hara, set to the tune of “Sesame’s Treet’ by 90s ravers, the Smart Es.
RIP Jerry Nelson
Vimeo user Chester Fielder’s full length version of Wonderful Creative’s 2011 edit of the Sesame Street Crew performing Sure Shot by the Beastie Boys.
It first appear in 1970s in Big Bird’s Busy Book.
He not favour chocolate chip. Him like plain old sugar cookies.
(Hat tip: Rachel Hegarty)
Sesame Street will spoof Glee as part of its 42nd season. There was a video preview, where the Gleeppets sing a song about the letter ‘G’, but it’s been taken down.
An episode of Sesame Street from 1976 whereby the late great Richard Pryor recites the alphabet without using the n, c, or f words once.
It must have been a terrible strain on the man.