Play with me mall tour

Gina, Grover, Bert, and Ernie playing with kids.

Noggin’s Play With Me Sesame Mall Tour, based on Noggin's Play with Me Sesame, is a stage show to promote Noggin's new series in 2002. A stage would be set up in the middle of the mall with a roped off area where kids and parents could sit. The tour would travel to high-traffic shopping malls in ten major markets across the country targeting preschoolers, ages 2-5, parents and caregivers. The show is approximately fifteen minutes long and was performed three times: at noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm. The tour also won the 2003 CTPAA Beacon Award.

The human host of the show is Gina with walk around Ernie, Bert, and Grover.

Grover actor Tucker customized existing action figures to look like the tour's cast and crew. Figures of Yososogita and Murphy come dressed as the characters with removable heads; there is no Grover/Tucker figure. The back of the packs claimed a Pam Arciero figure was "coming soon". Separately, he made an action figure of Rick Lyon.


  • Gina Rubino as host
  • Joemarie Yososogita as Ernie
  • Russell Tucker as Grover
  • Jason Murphy as Bert


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