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'Sesame Street' Season 47: HBO Brings Back 'Elmo's World'; Mr. Noodles, Dorothy And Smartie To Join Elmo In Revamped Musical Segment

By Mandy Adams , Oct 22, 2016 12:32 PM EDT

"Sesame Street's" transfer to HBO from PBS will see some changes in the show's formatting and this time they plan on giving the red muppet, Elmo, more airtime. The 25-minute musical segment "Elmo's World" will be brought back. The segment will feature Elmo, his friend Mr. Noodle, his goldfish Dorothy, the animated cellphone Smartie and other new characters that will add fun and excitement to the show. .

New Faces In Elmo's Chalk-Drawn World

"Sesame Street's" new season will reinvent Elmo's segment by featuring interactive mind games and live action flicks. Bill Irwin will be in the show to play Mr. Noodle and he will drag his two brothers, which will be played by Daniel Koren and Daveed Diggs. There will also be three real dogs in the show, namely Frank, Floodle, and Schmoodle.

Sesame Workshop's executive vice president and creative director Brown Johnston issued a statement saying that they are excited to bring back "Elmo's World" since kids love interactive learning with the red muppet. Elmo's segment has been scrapped from the "Sesame Street" show in 2009 but the showrunners plan to bring it back. This time, "Elmo's World" will feature fresh content.

Focus On Kindness

One of the biggest changes in "Sesame Street" is the jump from PBS to HBO. There have been numerous changes on the show linked with the move. The most controversial event was when many of the original cast were let go.

This time, the main focus of the kid's show would be about kindness. Based on Sesame Workshop's research, four out of five educators and three out of four parents believe that the world is not a kind place for youngsters. More than half of educators and two out of three parents believe that children today do not respect others and that people are no longer willing to offer a helping hand. Hence, the show will focus on kindness, generosity, respect, and empathy for children and for their parents.

"Sesame Street" season 47 will be all about kindness and one of the best segments on the show, "Elmo's World," will be back with Elmo, his friends, and tons of new characters. "Sesame Street" will air on HBO starting January 2017.

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