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Sesame Street Elmo's Playdate

By Angela Zimmerman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Cheerful special celebrates virtual fun and friendships.

Movie NR 2020 25 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

It's so scary Elmo kills everything in his path and has sex with loads of women
age 3+

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Part of Sesame Workshop's Caring for Each Other initiative, this sweet special starring Elmo and friends is positive and cheerful while subtly acknowledging the changes and challenges of isolation. Grover's issues with his technology, Cookie Monster's inability to get to the store to buy more cookie ingredients, the reminder that Julia's dad is an EMT so he isn't able to be home with his family right now... they are a subtle reminder to kids that life is indeed different right now, but we're all in it together. Kids will be drawn to the virtual fun in Elmo's Playdate, like the silly dance they're called on to do when Elmo blows a horn and seeing what kind of activities their friends have been getting into. Parents will find reassurance in the positive exchanges between friends and important messages about gratitude and staying safe and healthy.

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