The long-running kids’ show is back with the long waited Season 53, and we are here to bring you updates for the latest episode of the season. The new season of Sesame Street has been aiding kids to focus on different areas like learning letters, maths, and ways to read easily. But what makes the show different from other such educational shows is the characters of the show. Our favorite characters include Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Rosita. Elmo has been the favorite of all children and is also the longest-running character.
The red Muppet monster is three-and-a-half years old, and he even has his own segment on Sesame Street as Elmo’s World. We also have Abby Cadabby- who is actually a fairy in training and lives on Sesame Street. She was launched in the show in 2006 as an approach to kids who resonate with fictional characters and fairies- which explains her name to be the wordplay of “abracadabra.” Abby possesses the magical qualities to float when she is happy, turn things into a pumpkin and even pop out of thin air. She used the words “Zimppity-zap” a lot past few years when she had to do magic.
Last but not least, we have Rosita (Rosita, la Monstrua de las Cuevas which translates to Rosita, the Monster of the Caves)- who is a bilingual turquoise monster who appeared on Sesame Street in 1991. She is considered to be the second bilingual muppet on Sesame Street, as she speaks both English and Spanish. Rosita is responsible for the Spanish word of the day as well, which ensures a new addition to things children learn from the show- diversity. Other characters in the show include Cookie Monster, Ernie, Grover, Bert, Julia, Kermit The Frog, Gina, Two-headed monster, Count von Count, Oscar the Grouch, and more.
The celebrity stars that feature on the show range from Mickey Guyton, Amber Ruffin, Zazie Beetz, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Samuel L. Jackson, Brett Goldstein, Ava DuVernay, and HAIM. You read that right, Brett Goldstein, to Roy Kent! This season welcomes Ji-Young to the main cast as well. The series, with every season, brings new themes to focus on and especially with this season. The executive producer of the show, Sal Perez, mentioned this in an interview.
“As with every new season, the goal of the show is to deepen connections with families by creating unique and dynamic ways for them to engage with. There’s always so much laughter and joy throughout every episode as rated by the audience which is why the creators can’t wait for the new season to debut.”
Season 53 started streaming on 3rd November 2022, and this season’s theme will focus on introducing and celebrating diversity among children and trying to boost their confidence. The long-running show has seen children of different generations growing up, and there are new topics that are being included in the show so as to keep up with the difficulties they are facing.
The idea of a healthy self-identity and self-belonging is very important to establish in kids (as mentioned by fans online), and to make the children aware of the diversity this world experience is a great step mixed with laughter. Sesame Street has approached such topics to make children comfortable around others and embrace the similarities and differences they have with others by introducing Anti-racism back in March 2021. Warner Brothers also reacted to the season’s debut by appreciating the theme of this season.
“Amy Friedman (Head of Kids and Family at Warner Bros. Discovery) mentioned how the new season will give kids a sense of connection across differences”
When Will Sesame Street Season 53 Episode 2 Come Out?
The wonderful series has received love from parents and children worldwide, and with Elmo’s world being showcased once again- who would ever miss it? Episode 2 will play around Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Rosita as superheroes. Elmo and Abby wish for Rosita to be Super Carga (a superhero who acts on Spanish words), where Rosita presents how Spanish is not the only thing that makes her who she is. Episode 2 of Season 3 of Sesame Street is set to air on 10th November 2022. This season will feature 35 episodes in total and will be available to stream on HBO Max’s Cartoonito every Thursday and will be on PBS Kids next fall.