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Emilio Delgado poses for a picture at Kaufman Astoria Studios while filming the 50th season of "Sesame Street," in October 2018.

‘Sesame Street’ actor, Emilio Delgado, dies after a battle with blood cancer

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Updated March 11, 2022 at 11:10 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Generations of children knew Emilio Delgado as Sesame Street‘s fix-it shop owner, Luis Rodriguez. This week, Delgado died at age 81, having been diagnosed with a form of blood cancer two years ago. He played Luis for 44 years, starting in 1971. The… Read More

Elmo from Sesame Street posing for a portrait

What’s making social media smile? That time Elmo lost his cool over Rocco

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Elmo losing his last nerve feels so good right now. With omicron raging and the prospect of more mass shutdowns, the beloved Muppet yelling about his pal Zoe’s pet rock — “Rocco’s just a rock!” — is downright cathartic. Thank you to Twitter user @wumbooty for sharing this video clip, which… Read More