Judge rules in favor of The Happytime Murders' puppet fucking 

Last week, we reported that Sesame Workshop—the company that produces Sesame Street—had filed a lawsuit against Melissa McCarthy’s raunchy puppet movie The Happytime Murders over its tagline, “No sesame, all street.” The family-friendly puppet people were worried that the R-rated movie’s prolonged gags about puppet…

Sesame Street's producers are suing the puppet jizz movie

In a lawsuit notable mostly for once again allowing us to use the rich, evocative phrase “puppet jizz” in a headline, Variety reports that Sesame Workshop—the company that produces and owns the rights to Sesame Street—is suing Melissa McCarthy’s new R-rated comedy The Happytime Murders over its advertising campaign.…

Even the adults who work on Sesame Street pinch themselves when Big Bird walks by

The Sesame Street Muppets have been a staple of American childhoods for the past 40 years. Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, and the rest of the gang are among the most-beloved characters of television ever, and luckily, that isn’t lost on the people who work on the show. We spoke with producers Benjamin Lehmann, Justin…

Cookie Monster shows he’s hungry for mashups with his latest Busta Rhymes cover

Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster is more than his insatiable appetite for baked goods. He’s also one of the most prolific cover artists of our times, if YouTube is to be believed. In his latest performance, the fuzzy blue beast bounces his way through Busta Rhymes’ “Woo Hah!!” with help from the YouTube mashup channel …

At last, someone mashed up Sesame Street with “Sabotage”

YouTuber Mylo The Cat, a.k.a. Adam Schleichkorn, specializes in mashups between classic TV series and modern music, featuring characters from Rick And Morty, He-Man, SpongeBob, and especially Sesame Street. A previous video highlighted the Muppets interpreting The Beastie Boys’ “So What’cha Want,” and now Mylo returns…

Sesame Street’s Orange Is The New Black parody is kind of surreal

Sesame Street is no stranger to adapting adult properties for kids at this point, offering up everything from the classic “30 Rocks” to the ”Who is this for?” weirdness of the Kurt Sutter-inspired “Sons Of Poetry.” Now, it’s ventured into the world of Netflix prestige TV, with the HBO-funded series offering up the…

What song is always stuck in your head?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Watch Muppets treat each other horribly in “The Real Grouches Of Sesame Street”

Sesame Street has long been a purveyor of quality Muppet-based parodies of pop culture favorites, and its latest should be a hit with the Bravo set. “The Real Grouches Of Sesame Street” follows Oscar, Grundgetta, and Diva GarbageDump as they mix with outsider Grover and revel in treating each other terribly. It’s not…

Get Involved, Internet: Fund a Jim Henson exhibit to preserve dozens of puppets

Four years ago, New York City’s Museum Of The Moving Image announced it had received a gift of nearly 400 puppets, costumes, and historical materials from Jim Henson’s family, and that a new permanent exhibit was in the works to celebrate the legendary creator’s life. Now called simply The Jim Henson Exhibition, the…

Sesame Street’s new “alt-right” Muppet will teach your kids how to spell “cuck”

Last week, Sesame Street got a new resident in Julia, an orange-haired Muppet with autism. Funny Or Die has envisioned a distressingly realistic possibility for another new Muppet in the form of Stan, a character that aims to educate children on the issues important to the eminently punchable “alt-right,” a subsection…

Sesame Street characters attempt iconic one-liners from throughout film history

Watching cute things say explicit things is a trope that’s pretty much run its course at this point, so it’s a relief to say that this Vanity Fair video of Sesame Street characters quoting famous films doesn’t include anything from Reservoir Dogs. Rather, Big Bird, Elmo, and Grover (and a bunch of muppets you’ve…

You’ve got questions, the cast of Sesame Street has answers

Google’s autocomplete has been known to turn up some strange queries, but it’s also a helpful way to get a sense of what people are wondering about. So Wired invited the cast of Sesame Street to answer some of the most-searched questions about the show. Specifically Bert, Ernie, Elmo, Big Bird, Oscar The Grouch, The…