Sesame Street premiered in 1969 and has aired on public television through PBS until 2016. That’s when the production was taken over by HBO, which now airs all new episodes first, without corporate funding. I thought this explanation would help you understand how Elmo, and other muppets could just show up in Westeros.
So what is the lesson?
From Sesame Street:
Respect brings us together, and if anyone can convince Game of Thrones’s Cersei and Tyrion to get along, a familiar furry red friend might just be the one. #RespectIsComing
This isn’t the first time we have seen a crossover between the two shows, (which have VERY different audiences), as last week this fun little parody arrived. You must watch this to the end, as the references are amazing!
The Muppets have really stepped up their game on HBO, but if you can’t handle paying for HBO, you and the kids can still catch Sesame Street in the morning and the afternoon, weekdays on PBS.
Susan Saunders 4/18/19