Street Season 38 preview
Workshop plans to continue a mix of old favorites with new characters
in season 38 scheduled to air beginning Monday August 13
Greg James, Muppet Central
its 1969 debut, Sesame Street has helped entertain and educate audiences
around the world. In the US alone, approximately 8-million people
tune in to Sesame Street each week and there are over 74-million
"graduates" of the program. The groundbreaking show's
38th season is currently in production and is set to debut towards
the end of the summer.
the full and formal announcements are planned to roll out later
this spring, many details on the forthcoming season have surfaced.
Here are some things to expect in the next batch of 26 episodes.
Caddaby, the newest addition to the Sesame Street cast, will return
in season 38. Last season the newcomer eased into audience view,
as she appeared in only 3 of the 26 new episodes. This season however,
it is said that Abby will be seen a lot more. Puppeteer, Leslie
Carrara, said that fans will be able to spot her in "almost
every episode next season".
Marco (Gina's recently adopted son) will be featured in the new
season. Marco will be played by tot Guatemalan adoptee "Matthew"
(replacing last season's infant twin-team of "Ashlynn"
those craving the "classics" need not worry because Big
Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Grover,
Bert, Ernie, Snuffy, Rosita, Baby Bear, Curly Bear, Zoe, Elmo and
all the rest will be back too. For
the past 8-years, "Elmo's World" has been a staple segment
of the series. The popular segment will return with several new
episodes – covering such topics as mouths, noses, violins
and the beach.
since the first episode in 1969, celebrities have been an integral
part of the show. This season will be no exception as several big
name celebs have already recorded new inserts for inclusion in season
38. Anderson Cooper will demonstrate Grouch journalism with the
help of Oscar and Grouch reporters Dan Rathernot and Walter Cranky.
James Blunt will sing a about triangles to Telly with a variant
on his song "You're Beautiful". And Elmo will get a lesson
in football from the New York Jets (Coach Eric Mangini and players
Ben Graham, Laveranues Coles and Chad Pennington).
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Clash takes leave from Sesame Street
Street to air hurricane special Friday November 9
Street Old School Volume 3 coming to DVD November 6
• Sesame Street Season 43 begins September 24 on PBS
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