Hands up if you remember Sesame Street from your childhood!
Sesame Street, the long-running, beloved, and multiple award-winning series returns to the UK in November on preschool channel Cartoonito.
The new series, which broadcasts daily from Monday 7 November at 4pm, helps kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder through fun and familiar pre-school relevant themes – and makes learning more meaningful by helping kids focus their attention and engage with each storyline.
Sesame Street new series trailer
And there are some exciting new changes to The Street including new show opening and closing songs, an updated set, a funny, fresh segment with Cookie Monster, and a new charismatic young cast member called Nina all contribute to a happy atmosphere of learning and fun.
The all-new series of Sesame Street also features a dazzling array of celebrities including: Alan Cumming as “Mucko Polo” the grouch explorer, Ne-Yo singing “You’ve Got a Body, So Move It!” and Nick Jonas singing “Check that Shape”.
Sesame Street Facts and Figures
Why the name Sesame Street? After a long search for a catchy name, one of the show’s writers suggested “Sesame Street.” The word “sesame,” an allusion to the fabled command from The Arabian Nights, “Open, Sesame!,” suggested excitement and adventure. Since the show was set in an urban street scene, “Sesame Street” seemed an ideal combination
Sesame Street is the longest running children’s show and has won nine Grammy Awards, 159 Emmys to date and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award – the most for any television show in history
There have been over 500 celebrity visitors to Sesame Street including David Beckham, Ricky Gervais, The Simpsons, Nina Simone, Michael Jackson, Superman, Prince, Lady Gaga, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Katy Perry
All of the Sesame Street Muppets™ have four fingers, except Cookie Monster, who has five
Although Big Bird is a curious 6-year old and Oscar is a Grouch, the two are identical on the inside. At age 80, Carroll Spinney has been both characters since 1969