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Helpsters is a Sesame Workshop series for Apple's streaming video service, Apple TV+, premiering at launch on November 1, 2019.

The educational series is about a crew of monsters, led by Cody, whose business is solving problems big and small by using the concepts of coding.

Helpsters features the involvement of many alumni from Sesame Street and The Jim Henson Company, but it has no affiliation with the latter. The puppet characters were designed and built by Monkey Boys Productions (co-founded by Marc Petrosino),[1] and they are not referred to as "Muppets."


The project was first announced on March 25, 2019 at Apple's launch event, "It's Showtime", in Cupertino, CA. Big Bird appeared with Cody on stage at the event to introduce the show. Cody explained, "Coding fosters collaboration, critical thinking skills, and is an essential language that every child can learn."

She continued, "By teaching preschoolers about coding, we're giving them the opportunity to change the world." Big Bird replied, "You're helping kids to grow up to be smarter, stronger and kinder," a reference to Sesame Workshop's Kindness initiative.



  1. @monkeyboysproductions on Instagram
  2. Puppet Tears podcast Episode #24: Jim Kroupa (00:07:24-00:09:18)

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