"...So it's worth noting what he thinks will last through the slowdown. The SEO-defying Street, settled into the downstairs space from the Northwest Chinatown, is pan-Asian in both decor and cuisine – reportedly inspired by years of travel throughout the continent..."
"...Okay, I give up: Two Muppet movies that require grown men to carry hankies with them lest they exit the theatre with telltale snufflings and watery eyes? As I noted in my review of the recent and successful reboot of the Muppets franchise, Jim Henson's magical puppetry skills defined a generation or two in terms of what was possible, not only on television but also in real life. As it turned out, many a youngster raised on Sesame Street and The Muppet Show went on to pursue their dreams with creativity and gusto that can be traced directly back to those early days spent staring goggle-eyed at the alleged idiot box..."
"...Williams, Sonia Manzano, Roscoe Orman, Fran Brill, Dave Goelz and Carmen Osbahr. It seems blasphemous to say anything bad about the Sesame Street gang..."
"...Pity poor Fox News. Not only are those poor, defenseless wretches being bullied by those nasty White House socialists, but now Sesame Street is ganging up on them...."
"...If you've had some distance between then and now – "then" meaning those formative childhood years parked in front of Sesame Street or The Muppet Movie, and "now" meaning an adult's fond but abstract appreciation for Jim Henson's marvelous felt and fleece and foam puppet creations – then do yourself a favor. Dip back in..."
"...Strange as it may sound, but since the giant yellow friend to children everywhere first appeared on Sesame Street in 1969, it's been the same man inside the suit: Caroll Spinney, the voice and heart of the innocent eyes through which kids have been introduced to the world. For 46 years, he has been a voice of wonder, and this documentary finally looks inside the suit to find a man as sweet and in love with the world as the character he created...."
"...They taught us to count, the value of diversity, and what vaudeville was. They took us to Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock, to the storyteller’s fireplace and the world of the Dark Crystal..."
"...Like a phoenix a ratty, 47-year-old bisexual ex-con-junkie-streetwalker phoenix with serious malocclusion and daddy issues rising up from the detritus of cable-TV obscurity and film-distribution limbo, the feature-length "prequel" to the cult Comedy Central series Strangers With Candy arrives. In doing so, it reinforces that antiheroine Jerri Blank is indeed the high-school-comedy genre's strangest bird, while also making clear that brilliant programs often founder when migrating from the small screen to the big...."
"..."A decade ago, bilingualism on TV was nonexistent. [Today, it] has clearly found a niche on TV," declared TV Guide critic Sally Bedell in her 1977 article on bilingual children's programming, "A Generation Without Cultural Hang-Ups." If a reading between the lines of Bedell's article is accurate, there's a mild exasperation in her tone when she continues: "sometimes as much as 10 minutes of Spanish appear in some Sesame Street episodes."..."
"...Underneath the dork veneer are professional showmen who know how to give the audience a good time, pounding out the hits as well as some fun impromptu moments. (An homage to Sesame Street’s near/far skit, in which the entire band runs to the front of the stage and yells “near!” then runs to the back end to yell “far!” is a winning moment to be sure.) Some man-on-the-street interviews prove particularly funny, considering most of the people approached either have never heard of the band or quite adamantly think that they suck..."
"...The Street We Live On: A special celebrating 35 years of Sesame Street (35 years!) airs on PBS Sunday. Check local listings...."
"...James carries a major torch for Eve, but he’s locked in the friend zone while she snogs some jerky French rocker, in a romantic arithmetic problem that occasions many endearing pop songs. Murdoch translates to the letter his lyrics into dramatic staging (if somebody sings about getting on a train, we’re gonna see that train being boarded), and there’s something about its Sesame Street-like literalness, combined with the student-film aesthetic (unpolished, exuberant), that makes God Help the Girl so very cheering...."
"...Fewer than 10 people were there. As the trailers for Kick-Ass 2 and The Hangover 3 rolled like a deranged Sesame Street counting lesson, I expected more people to trickle in..."
"...Begun as a radio station, Tolo today employs more than 800 people. Shown the ropes by a group of Australians and Afghani expats, Afghans are learning how to produce programming – news, cooking and travel shows, dramas, and, yes, even Sesame Street – for a population where people often gather around an old-school set powered by a car battery..."
"...• Elmo’s alleged affair with an underage male rocks Sesame Street...."
"...Clash was raised in the Baltimore projects worshipping Captain Kangaroo. When Sesame Street premiered in 1969, Clash was a preteen fascinated by the costumes..."
"...AC: You played a great Lucky No. 7 on Sesame Street..."
"...Still, what lingers from Wondrous Journey are the repeated outpourings of feeling for song, the testament to its power and splendor. For this listener, the simplest and most affecting of these came when the new Conspirare Children's Choir joined the adult company for the Sesame Street standard "Sing." Joe Raposo's lyrics might strike some as sappy, but delivered by these young voices, so pure, so honest, they carried the ring of wisdom..."
"...As a card-carrying BHL, I received no fewer than six pleas from like-minded friends, as well as progressive online media organizations like MoveOn.org, to save PBS, imploring me to contact my state representatives and demand that the funds be reinstated. At risk, the messages placed front and center, was the Ready to Learn Program, which funds programs like Sesame Street and other shows most viewers equate with quality programming for children...."
"...But Durang's Man and Woman also suffer from schtick that stretches credibility. Only the Count of Sesame Street could get away with a repeatedly long and annoying laugh..."