Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
As a premium cable channel, HBO can show pretty much whatever the hell they want, and when it comes to their prestige dramas they rarely pass up an opportunity to do just that. Colorful curses? Great. Graphic, gory violence? Fantastic. Nudity? Yes please, and preferably while some esteemed British character actor is delivering a boring exposition dump.
But that’s not all HBO does. The network shows a very wide variety of programming, thank you very much. Why, just this winter, they’re premiering both Vinyl, which comes with all the usual trapping of an HBO prestige drama, and Sesame Street, which has none of them. And let’s not forget the new season of Togetherness, which earned tons of great buzz when it debuted last year. Watch trailers for all three shows — Vinyl, Sesame Street, and Togetherness — after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, December 28th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
A few months ago, it was announced that Sesame Street would be leaving PBS after 45 years and taking up new residence at HBO. Today, the first trailer for the iconic children show’s 46th season has arrived and despite the new network, there aren’t any executions or sequences of full-frontal nudity to be found. At least not on first glance. And we’re talking about humans, because Big Bird and Elmo are, technically, always completely naked.
But let’s move on before we fall down that horrifying rabbit hole. Watch the new Sesame Street HBO trailer after the jump.
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With the release of Jurassic World just a few days away, there’s plenty of retrospective looks back at the entire Jurassic Park franchise around the web. Some of them are pretty scathing, like Everything Wrong with The Lost World: Jurassic Park, while others are just adorable and fun, like the Sesame Street spoof of Jurassic Park that debuted this week.
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Posted on Monday, April 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
You didn’t think Sesame Street was just going to let one of this summer’s biggest movies go by without comment, did you? Feast your eyes on their latest action-packed adventure, Aveggies: Age of Bonbon. All your favorite produce-themed superheroes are here, including Onion Man, Captain Americauliflower, and Mighty Corn.
Watch the Avengers Age of Ultron Sesame Street parody after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
At this point, there’s still no telling who’ll wind up in control of Westeros at the end of HBO’s Game of Thrones. But it takes just five minutes to find out who’ll rule over Jesteros, the Sesame Street equivalent.
In an adorable skit, Ned and “Grover Bluejoy” preside over the “Game of Chairs” to decide on the kingdom’s next king or queen. It doesn’t go quite as planned — but then again, neither did the plans for succession on the real Game of Thrones. Watch the Game of Thrones Sesame Street parody after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, February 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
Not many of us can relate to Riggan Thomson’s exact predicament, because not many of us got world-famous playing avian heroes. But you know who can? Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer behind Big Bird, in this pitch-perfect spoof of Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s Birdman.
Big Birdman: The Unexpected Virtue of Orange Pants follows Spinney as he asks himself questions like “How did we get here?” and gets advice from a certain giant bird. Watch the Sesame Street Birdman parody after the jump. Read More »
For over 40 years, the characters of Sesame Street have been delighting children everywhere. It’s such a crazy, fun cast of characters and every few years, it feels like one or two of them get a moment in the sun. Big Bird had a few movies, Elmo had his tickle toy thing and now, it seems like it’s the Cookie Monster’s moment. PBS has announced everyone’s favorite blue…thing, will star in his own special called The Cookie Thief, co-starring Rachel Dratch. Read more about the Cookie Monster special below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
There are about eighty million Star Wars parodies on the Internet, roughly five thousand of which we’ve featured here on /Film. But leave it to Sesame Street to come up with the sweetest of them all. And we do mean “sweetest” — this one is called “Star S’Mores” and takes place “a long time ago, in a cookies and milky way galaxy far, far away.” Watch the Sesame Street Star Wars parody after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, November 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
Katniss Everdeen and Cookie Monster wouldn’t seem to have a whole lot in common. One is a serious, prickly teen living in an oppressive dystopia; the other is a jolly mop of blue fur who resides in the world’s friendliest neighborhod. One hunts to feed her starving family; the other is famous for a destructive addiction to baked goods. And so on.
And yet, after seeing Sesame Street‘s Hunger Games parody The Hungry Games: Catching Fur, we can’t think of anyone better to play “Cookieness Evereat” than Cookie Monster. As he puts it, “being strong heroine of entire franchise hard work,” but he’s more than up to the task. Watch the adorable video after the jump.
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