Sesame Street Celebrates Season 42
Sesame Street, beloved by four-decades of preschoolers and their caregivers, launches Season 42 on the Community Idea Stations on September 26. In an effort to encourage school readiness, especially in the disciplines of science and math, areas where US students are falling behind, the new season focuses on a STEM curriculum, an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Other season highlights include original songs and street stories; a brand new segment, “Murray’s Science Experiments;” new “Super Grover 2.0” stories and new “Abby’s Flying Fairy School” animations. Also in Season 42 are many humorous celebrity moments featuring Elmo, Oscar, Abby and their friends making keen observations and showing their interest in hands-on investigation...all of which reinforce and encourage preschoolers to say: “Let’s Find Out!”
The new season continues its focus on STEM education; encouraging children to think critically about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Sesame Street’s furry residents are more curious than ever about the world around them, using a hands-on, ears-on, eyes-on approach to tackle complex problems and understand puzzling phenomena.
A-list celebrities visit the famous street including Mark Ruffalo, Drew Brees, Nicole Kidman, Liev Schreiber & Naomi Watts, Conan O’Brien, Bruno Mars, Carmelo Anthony, and many more! As always Sesame Street is filled with hysterical moments for both children and their caregivers, some of this season’s spoofs include: “Cast Iron Cooks,” in which Chris and Elmo help Alan compete in cooking challenges hosted by Jason Schwartzman; “G,” a spoof of Glee where “G Club” members prepare for “G-ginals;” and “Ate My Red Two” sung by Elvis Costello and Elmo, based on Elvis’ song, “Red Shoes.”
Timed perfectly to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month, Sesame Street will premiere a special episode “The Latinization of Marco” where Gina teaches her adopted Guatemalan-born son about his roots. Special guests include South American Superstar, Juanes, Sofia Vergara teaching the Spanish word “Baile,” and Ballet Hispanico.