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When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Role playing reinforces affirming themes in fun TV special.

TV HBO Educational 2018
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age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

Epic crossover between Sesame Street and Rick and Morty

This is an epic film where the Sesame Street gang team up with Rick and Morty to defeat lord Fartquad. Even though it features Rick and Morty, it is actually very family friendly, as all the swear words are bleeped out. However, I give this film a 7+ rating because anyone younger may be scared of lord Fartquad.
age 4+

Enjoyed it!

Overall a good movie for my more sensitive 5 year old with lots of laughs and a sweet message. We enjoyed it for our movie night.

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In keeping with Sesame Street's new "Learning Through Play" curriculum, this special sees three characters role playing in areas of career interest a store owner, a TV personality, and a detective. By making a wish (or having one made for them), Bert, Elmo, and Abby get to try these jobs and learn some of the skills that go along with them. There's mixed success in every case, but the experiences still teach them valuable lessons about their own capabilities. Meanwhile, other residents turn to the wish-granting pickle for hopes that don't turn out exactly as they had planned.

Sesame Street's nearly 50-year presence in preschool programming is no lucky accident. It has set the bar for TV that draws and maintains viewers' attention while incorporating quality prereading learning content and social themes. When You Wish Upon a Pickle aptly heralds the start of another season with classic puppet characters, a diverse human cast, and an amusing newcomer in the magic pickle who's "kind of a big dill" around town.

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