Saturday, December 12, 2015

Star Wars Stars on Sesame Street!

For decades Sesame Street has been a respected and popular TV program for young children around the world. Over the years many celebrities have dropped by to join in the fun. There have been many connections between The Muppets and Star Wars over the years (here's a blog I wrote on that for StarWars.com) Did you know that several of your favourite performers from Star Wars films have been guests on Sesame Street? Whether it was before their Star Wars fame or after, Sesame Street has often welcomed visitors from a galaxy far, far away!
Padme might be also known as Queen Amidala, but one of her Sesame Street appearances she starts off as the princess, playing a game called "The Princess and the Elephant" with Elmo. Perhaps our favourite Queen of the Naboo doesn’t want to be a Princess after all...


Lupita Nyong'o may not be familiar to young Star Wars fans just yet, but she's in The Force Awakens ! She’ll be somewhat unrecognizable as the alien Maz Kanata but here she is (in human form) - also with Elmo - talking about skin...

Liam Neeson (Qui-Gon Jinn) has also visited Sesame Street more than once. Here he dramatically counts to twenty with The Count! 
 

If you don’t recognize this man’s face you’re sure to recognize his infamous voice! That’s James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader himself in this vintage clip. Jones is sure intense when he’s brushing up on his ABC’s!


While were going way back, here's Billy Dee Williams (aka Lando Calrissian) counting backwards...
Actors aren't the only ones visiting the Street either...here's the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 meeting Big Bird: 
 

While we're enjoying Star Wars actors visiting Sesame Street you can also enjoy Sesame Street doing it's own version of Star Wars here:

 

Got a favourite Star Wars moment we missed? Let us know in the comments below!


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