Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate


Status: Completed


An extension of the Caring for Each Other initiative, launched in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the half-hour special features Elmo and his Sesame Street friends having a virtual playdate. Anne Hathaway, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Tracee Ellis Ross guest star. The special also features an edited version of Taye Diggs’ cover of “Let’s Go Driving.” When aired on PBS, this outro was shown after the credits: Cookie Monster recites a poem about being kind, and demonstrates kindness by sharing a cookie with Rosita and a boy.