Murray Monster may not be as famous as his amphibious and porcine companions, but he is a key reason why his TV show, Sesame Street, is still thriving deep into its 42nd season.
I don't mean to suggest that every successful joke about autism will necessarily portray it positively. But I do think that good jokes at least have to portray autism originally. Easy stereotypes don't get laughs, no matter what the topic.
By: Noah Nelson Publicity photo courtesy Submarine Deluxe/Constance Marks Full disclosure: the first time I became aware of the Elmo phenomenon I...
Products like the Kinect can and will play a huge part in our kids' future development. With it's immersive interactivity, the experience becomes as much about kids teaching themselves as it is about being taught.
The report finds that a primary factor underlying the persistent harassment, ridicule and discrimination against American Muslim children is the American mainstream's general misperception of Islam and Muslims.
An interview with Constance Marks, director of a documentary on Kevin Clash, the creator of Elmo.
Did you see what Google did late last month? In honor of Jim Henson's 75th birthday, they posted a logo which featured five Muppet-like characters. W...
Sesame Street has been helping to grow new generations of conscientious global citizens. Through its thoughtful and entertaining characters, we have learned about the world, how to care for it, and how to see it through the eyes of others.
Stuffed and Unstrung would seem to be a born of the same zeitgeist that brought us Avenue Q; our desire to titter at the incongruity of naughty and innocent.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: the Iowa straw poll is meaningless. The Republican debate last night in Iowa wasn't as meaningless, but will also soon be forgotten.
Earlier this week, a participant on change.org launched a petition for Sesame Street to "let" Bert and Ernie get married. I'm a strong advocate of marriage equality, but here's why I think this petition is ill-advised.
If the information is verified, the Sesame Street character known for his gastronomical tunnel vision may face charges of fraud.
Bert and Ernie are just friends. I know that because the producers of Sesame Street told me so. Does the gay rights movement really want to be seen as forcing two men to get married irrespective of their actual say in the matter?
It's summer: time to start hating yourself for accidentally falling asleep while watching TV like an elderly person. So which shows will you watch the first 15 minutes of this summer? We've narrowed it down to the 12 best, most summery shows.
What do Elmo, the New York Times, McDonald's coffee, transsexual tennis star Renee Richards, a chimp using sign language, electric cars, the real horse whisperer and Al Franken have in common?
Who is your financial role model: Elmo or Cookie Monster? That was the headline I was greeted with when I logged on to Moneyland, Time Inc.'s new personal-finance website.