Yesterday marks the anniversary of Sesame Street! On November 10th, 1969, Sesame Street debuted on television for the first time. The show was developed by Joan Ganz Cooney, a former public television documentary producer, in hopes to help educate underprivileged children on spelling, counting, and other skills, before they reached preschool. The show features a diverse set of characters, positive social messages, and has aired in over 120 countries worldwide.
The above images are from The World According to Sesame Street followed by Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey, which premiered at the 2006 and 2011 Sundance Film Festivals respectively. The World According to Sesame Street looks into the challenges of creating international adaptations of the show and features a segment about the introduction of an HIV positive character to the roster of muppets in South Africa. Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey shows the life of Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who performs Elmo and infused the character with heart and soul. The film shows the early life and career of Clash who had dreamed of becoming a puppeteer working with Jim Henson since his childhood in Baltimore.
Film stills courtesy of The World According to Sesame Street and Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey
For Alexandria to last past this generation, procreation must be a priority. When Deanna explains to Rick what’s expected of him and Jessie, he blurts out that he’s already married. To Michonne. And she’s expecting.