Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sesame Street launches new season with Oprah Winfrey and "The O Show" animated segment

For over 40 years, Sesame Street has been a top ranked television favorite with preschoolers, parents and caregivers, and on Monday, September 27, 2010, the award-winning series launches an outstanding lineup of programming produced by the nonprofit educational organization, Sesame Workshop.

Premiering in the first episode of Sesame Street’s 41st season is a charming animated segment, “The O Show,” voiced by Oprah Winfrey, which introduces youngsters to the letter “O” utilizing talk show guests “Otto the Orangutan” and “Ophelia the Octopus.”

A wide roster other celebrities are performing in many more delightful parodies during the new season and include such notables as Academy Award-nominated actor, Jude Law; Golden Globe Award-winning actors Colin Farrell, Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman; Emmy Award-winning comedian Wanda Sykes; NFL superstars Reggie Bush and LaDainian Tomlinson; Grammy Award-winning artists, Usher and Michael McKean and pop star Katy Perry to name just a few.

Also on tap, Sesame Workshop’s continuing commitment to science-based curriculum, which invites young viewers to become active participants in the processes of scientific inquiry.

“Children are naturally inquisitive – they are always questioning and analyzing the world around them,” says Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, Vice President of Education and Research, Sesame Workshop. “The goal of the curriculum is to introduce young children to vocabulary and process skills that are integral in developing scientific reasoning abilities.” She adds, “Having our characters model these skills, especially ‘Super Grover 2.0,’ is a perfect age-appropriate way to engage children while they learn science concepts and build knowledge about how the world around them works.”

Now, for your viewing enjoyment, below is a new video clip of “The O Show,” and by visiting Sesame Street’s YouTube Channel you’ll see more of the 41st season original segment clips featuring Wanda Sykes, Katy Perry and other celebrities.

Also, be sure to log in to Sesame Street on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates.

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