Go on a playdate with Elmo

Offering Families a Moment of Joy and Connection in Challenging Times

  • Fred Vigeant

Celebrity guests Anne Hathaway, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Tracee Ellis Ross join Elmo and friends for a half-hour “virtual playdate” with Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate on WITF and WITFK-PBS Kids 24/7.

The half-hour special follows Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and a few famous friends as they find new ways to play and learn together. Celebrating everyone from the EMTs, doctors, and other everyday heroes who are helping families through the health crisis as well as things like the simple pleasures of baking cookies at home, the playdate takes the form of a cozy video conference that will feel very familiar to today’s viewers.

Celebrities and Sesame Street friends will sing songs, play games, and take silly dance breaks. Tracee Ellis Ross plays a game of “Elmo Says,” Lin-Manuel Miranda pops in for a few rounds of “Old McDonald Had a Farm,” Anne Hathaway and Elmo get moving with “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes,” and more. Kids will love getting a visit from their Sesame Street friends, and caregivers will appreciate how the special models playful learning opportunities they can use at home.

Watch Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate on both WITF and WITFK. The special premieres first on WITFK-PBS Kids 24/7 at 7pm April 14.  Watch an encore on WITF at 11am and 7pm on April 15.  Additional broadcasts occur throughout the week. You can find all airdates via our TV schedule.

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