Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate, designed to look like a video conference, is a half-hour special featuring celebs like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anne Hathaway and Tracee Ellis Ross as part of Sesame Street‘s new Caring for Each Other initiative.
The “virtual play date” special follows Elmo and his Sesame Street pals as they find new ways to learn together online and discover fun things to do at home with their families — plus, they’ll celebrate today’s heroes like EMTs and doctors. The special is taped to look like a video conference — a familiar sight to most kids and their parents these days amid the coronavirus pandemic.
They’ll also sing songs, take dance breaks, and play games. (Hathaway will join in a round of “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.”)
Elmo’s Playdate will air Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. EST:
WarnerMedia Networks: HBO, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TBS, TNT, truTV and PBS KIDS
Watch on PBS Kids or YouTube
“With help from our distribution partners around the world, this special will encourage parents and kids to gather and relax as a family — in a way that only the Sesame Street Muppets can.” — Steve Youngwood, Sesame Workshop’s President, Media & Education and Chief Operating Officer