Saturday, November 10 at 7 PM ET/PT on HBO
For almost five decades, SESAME STREET has been helping kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. This November, the groundbreaking show kicks off its 49th season with a special evening presentation of WHEN YOU WISH UPON A PICKLE: A SESAME STREET SPECIAL, followed by new weekly episodes.
WHEN YOU WISH UPON A PICKLE: A SESAME STREET SPECIAL puts a madcap spin on pretend-playing different careers. After a mysterious Wish Pickle is delivered to Sesame Street, Elmo, Abby and Bert see their wishes coming true. All three wish to have jobs, and once the Wish Pickle springs into action, Elmo finds himself switching bodies with Chris so that he can be grown up and run Hooper’s store. Abby gets to solve mysteries with her favorite literary detective. And Bert winds up on TV to achieve his impossible dream of being a TV weathercaster. In the end, Elmo, Abby and Bert learn that if they believe in themselves – and practice, and play it, and dream it – they can be anything they want to be, without needing magic.
As always, this season of SESAME STREET features a lineup of top celebrity guests. Individual episodes throughout the season celebrate the careers theme, as the gang learns about scientific inquiry with Bill Nye, explores the library with Zoë Kravitz, plays the drums with Questlove, and more.
November’s weekly episodes:
When You’re a Vet
Saturday, 11/17 (9:00-9:30 AM)
Abby and Elmo play veterinarians. By using their eyes, ears and hands, they figure out what’s wrong with their pretend patients and help them feel better.
Guest: Tiffany Haddish.
Saturday, 11/24 (9:00-9:30 AM)
Alan gives Elmo, Rosita and Abby his old cameras to play with and suggests they can be photographers for the day. Abby, Rosita and Elmo go around Sesame Street learning how to use their cameras and taking pictures of things like sports and fashion.