- Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka will appear as a guest on the latest episode of “Sesame Street.”
- Her segment involves teaching young viewers about the importance of wearing sunscreen for all skin types.
- She considers this guest appearance a “once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka is the latest celebrity of Asian descent to make a guest appearance on the educational children’s television series “Sesame Street.”
The 24-year-old athlete will be sharing the importance of wearing sunscreen for all skin types in the new episode, which is set to premiere on streaming platform HBO Max on Jan. 6.
A conservative union chairman has called out PBS and proposed to defund the network after its children’s show “Sesame Street” introduced its first-ever Asian American Muppet early this week.
What happened: Matt Schlapp, the president of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), took to Twitter on Monday to criticize PBS and “Sesame Street” for introducing Ji-young, a 7-year-old Korean American Muppet.
Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Ji-Young, the first Asian American muppet, and hear from puppeteer Kathy Kim about how the character came to life.
A glimpse into the creation of muppets on “Sesame Street,” the video shows the meticulous stitching of Ji-Young’s clothes, the care given to brushing her hair, and the gentle tweaks that shape her features. In a heartwarming moment, Kim meets the finished muppet and hugs her before lifting her up for the first time and exclaiming, “Hi, I’m Ji-Young!” before adding in her own voice, “Oh, I’m going to start crying now.”
The beloved American children’s show “Sesame Street” will introduce its first Asian American muppet in its 52-year history this month in a Thanksgiving special which will also feature appearances from Simu Liu, Padma Lakshmi and Naomi Osaka.
The Korean American muppet, a 7-year-old named Ji-Young, was created to foster discussions about the Asian American experience amid the recent rise in anti-Asian hate, the Associated Press reported.
American children’s show “Sesame Street” has introduced two new muppets as part of an effort to educate Rohingya refugee children and help them overcome trauma in the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh.
Sesame Workshop, a non-government organization behind the children’s show, introduced twins Noor and Aziz Yasmin on Dec. 17, 2020, according to a recent press release.
“I have a choco!” and “I have a butter!” goes the latest PPAP parody to hit the internet. The popularity of Piko Taro and his “PPAP song” has now reached the world of Sesame Street, with no less than Cookie Monster and Elmo of Sesame Street Japan doing their own version of the viral ditty.
With over 87 million views on YouTube, PPAP has indeed become a global phenomenon, turning Kosaka Daimaou into a certified internet star. His first breakout hit earned him a Guinness World Record for having the shortest song to ever appear on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts.