Joel McHale to demonstrate the word 'prickly' on 'Sesame Street.' How perfect is that?


Image Credit: Jesse Garnt/Sesame Workshop

It’s season 42 of Sesame Street come Sept. 26 (check your local listings), and the guest list could not be hotter. Among those on tap: Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Robin Williams; up-and-coming actresses Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, and Amy Adams; Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Rico Rodriguez; Community’s Joel McHale and Ken Jeong; The Office’s John Krasinski; late night hosts Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, and Conan O’Brien; musicians Elvis Costello and Bruno Mars; The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee and Jason Jones; The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki; funny guys Seth Rogen and Andy Samberg; Tony winner Sutton Foster; New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees; the New York Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony; and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. How’s that for variety?

Which guest appearance are you most psyched for? McHale, according to the caption on this photo, at some point, “demonstrates the word ‘prickly’ with the help of his cactus, pineapple and porcupine pals.” Yes, they look very friendly in this picture. I cannot wait. Sadly, we have no idea what Ferguson is demonstrating in the shot below of him with three chickens, but we love it. We’ve also got a surprisingly dignified portrait of Jeong with Elmo for you as well. 


Image Credit: Jesse Garnt/Sesame Workshop


Image Credit: Jesse Garnt/Sesame Workshop

The new season focuses on a STEM curriculum, an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. A sample sketch, per the press release: “Telly, Elmo and Rosita are playing Shape-O-Bots, robots that transform into shapes to help people. Andy, a guy in need of shapes, played by Andy Samberg, rushes in several times and asks the group to transform into octagons, triangles, pentagons and rhombuses!” I feel like that should involve a leotard, but it probably won’t.

Read more:
Sutton Foster and Elmo talk ‘Sesame Street,’ premiere clip from the Broadway star’s upcoming appearance
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  • Sam

    “Up and coming actresses… Amy Adams.” I hate to burst your bubble, but she’s up and she’s come (you know what I mean).

    • Regina George

      Yayyyy!!! Emma Stone and Mila Kunis! As for Amy Adams, I agree with Sam. She’s not exactly up and coming.

      • Gretchen Wiener

        Yeah Amy Adams has definitely paid her dues. This sounds like an all-star group, can’t wait to watch.

  • Eric

    It’s about time Craig Ferguson did something with puppets. ;)

    • Intern Jack

      Yay! Sesame Street for grown ups!


  • Sydney

    SNL’s Seth Rogen…do we mean Meyers? Because I haven’t seen Rogen anywhere over the past season.

  • Gregoire

    Joel McHale can rub my cactus any day!

    • Michelle

      Me, too!!

  • Jenn

    John Krasinski? Oh, yes!

  • Molly

    Craig Ferguson is AWESOME! I really love the picture of him with the chickens.

  • kim in kentucky

    PLEASE EW! Please post the segments as they air so we can see them!!

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  • Johna

    Craig Ferguson! Zoot alors! First Paris and now Sesame Street?! Wonderful.

  • lonestarjrs

    JOEL MCHALE this perfect but he’ll have to struggle with avoiding the F word ….I love that guy. Looks like the kids are not the only one tuning in this season

  • Kerri

    What an awesome time to have a three year old. I’m just as excited as she is.

  • Blake

    Joel McHale!!!!

  • Rob

    Elvis Costello flanked by Muppets is the greatest news I’ve ever received.

  • Eric

    Yeah cause you know, 4-yr-olds watch “Community” and “the hangover” all the time. They’ll definitely be seeing “friends with benefits” this week. And what childhood could be without “family guy” and “modern family”?

    Get a clue, seasame street.

    • @Eric

      They pick those people to be on the show as an incentive for parents to watch with their children and participate in the learning process. Seriously man? Don’t be such a snarky d***. All the kids need are the puppets to enjoy it, they could care less about the actors and actresses who they would know little to nothing about regardless when they’re that age.

    • Intern Jack


    • Intern Jack

      Eric, I have to disagree with you about 4 yearolds not watching Community or the Hangover. I’ve been surprised to hear what 4 year olds do watch.

      Thing is Sesame Street is more of a multigenerational show that tries to appeal to all ages. Plus I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that alot of the grown ups appearing on this show have either watched it growing up or watched it with their kids.


      • Intern Jack

        It’s a kind of an honor for a parent to be asked to do this show. LOL

  • Sean

    Joel + Seasme Street = :D
    Joel + Spy Kids = *puke*

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