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Sesame Street Elmos Playdate Preview CaringForEachOther

Elmo's Playdate is a simulcast Sesame Street primetime special airing on April 14, 2020.

An extension of the Caring for Each Other initiative, launched 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."

The special was televised on PBS stations and the WarnerMedia networks HBO, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and truTV. It also appeared on HBO's on-demand and streaming services, and was released on HBO Max at launch.[1] The special was also available on the PBS Kids streaming service.

Elmo's Playdate: Scavenger Hunt, a follow-up special, premiered in August 2020.

The program won a Rockie Award at the 2021 Banff World Media Festival, in the category "Live Action: Children (0-10)".[2]


Special Guest Stars

Anne Hathaway, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tracee Ellis Ross

Insert Guest Star

Taye Diggs

Sesame Street Muppet Performers

Jen Barnhart, Tyler Bunch, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Frankie Cordero, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Ryan Dillon, Eric Jacobson, Peter Linz, Carmen Osbahr, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, Matt Vogel


Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, Bert, Rudy, Ernie, Prairie Dawn, Abby Cadabby, Zoe, Count von Count, Rosita, Big Bird, Telly Monster, Louie, Mae




  • When the special aired on PBS, one of the rotating Sesame Street outro segments, featuring Cookie Monster sharing a cookie with Rosita and a boy (First: Episode 4609), was shown after the credits.


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