Elmo Is Hosting a Virtual Playdate to Bring Comfort to Kids Everywhere

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Elmo is on Zoom! Next week on April 14, one of America’s favorite fuzzy muppets is inviting viewers to join him for Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate, a half-hour special that will feature celebrity guests including Lin-Manual Miranda, Anne Hathaway and Tracee Ellis Ross.

The special is part of Sesame Street’s new Caring for Each Other initiative and aims to bring comfort to kids as they struggle to understand the ongoing pandemic and lockdown. The special, which is taped to look like a video conference call—a sight that is becoming increasingly familiar to parents and kids, alike—will follow Elmo and his neighborhood friends, including Grover, Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby, as they discover new ways to learn new things together online and find fun new ways to spend time with their families at home. They will also sing songs, take dance breaks, play games and celebrate…

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