Cookie Monster may be taking the lead on Sesame Street's new initiative to teach kids self-regulation, but he's left room for other monsters to get in on the action too. In this case, fuzzy lovable old Grover with his friend Dave Matthews.
Part of the curriculum this year is "to get children to have a better understanding of their emotions," Dr. Rosemarie Truglio told HuffPost Parents in an interview about season 44. "So, to give them the words to describe complex emotions -- frustrated, disappointed, jealous." You know, like when you're Dave Matthews and you see that Grover can put on a cape and become Super-Grover? Just play the banjo, tell the word you feel a little jealous and you might feel better for having said the word.
And here's who stopped by Sesame Street last season...
Maya Rudolph & Elmo
"Up All Night's" Maya Rudolph and Elmo explain the word "brainstorming" as part "Sesame Street's" 43rd season.
Kristen Bell & Abby
"House of Lies" star Kristen Bell and Abby Cadabby demonstrate the word "splatter" as part "Sesame Street's" 43rd season.
Don Cheadle & Elmo
Academy Award nominee and "House of Lies" star Don Cheadle and Elmo demonstrate the word "inflate" as part "Sesame Street's" 43rd season.
Eric Stonestreet & Abby
"Modern Family's" Eric Stonestreet explains the word "remember" with Abby Cadabby as part "Sesame Street's" 43rd season.
Jon Hamm & Elmo
"Mad Men's" Jon Hamm explains what a "sculpture" is with Elmo as part "Sesame Street's" 43rd season.