Smile! Bert and Grover are so hip they’re taking Instagram selfies

Bert and Grover get their selfie on Mashable's own Sam Sheffer (image via Mashable)
Bert and Grover get their selfie on Mashable’s own Sam Sheffer (image via Mashable)


If you ever doubted how cool Bert and Grover are, and seriously why would you do such a horrible thing, then be sceptical no more.

As it turns out, two of the mainstays of TV’s Sesame Street are very much to the social media groove, particularly that very funky site that all the hip kids call “’Gram”.

Well that’s according to Grover who correct Mashable‘s own Sam Sheffer aka Sweatband Sam when he hilariously calls it “Insta”, much to Grover’s admonishing mirth.

While Grover and Bert may be right across what the now Facebook-owned photo and video sharing service is called – OK they’re not really but they’re so damn adorable, that no one, not even Sweatband Sam, has the heart to correct them – what they don’t really know is how to take a selfie.

So Sam shows them and the rest is social media history.

Well it might be if Grover can just work out which filter to use. Just not Nashville OK? #nofilter


Oh and on a less fun-filled note, Sesame Workshop decided late last week that they would no longer need the services of three iconic characters from Sesame Street – Gordon (Roscoe Orman), Luis) and Bob (Bob McGrath) who together have over 100 years of experience on the show – a decision which was greeted with the expected voluble shock and dismay by the show’s many adult fans.

Both HBO, the new home of Sesame Street and PBS, its home for many years which still runs old episodes, professed to be ignorant of the decision, leaving Sesame Workshop in the position of explaining that while the three characters would no longer appear on Sesame Street that they’d be making appearances to publicise the show. Following the backlash, it appears that Sesame Workshop may have relented with Delgado have this to say, according to Zap2It:

‘”Due to your overwhelming reaction regarding the status of myself and others on the show, the new producers of Sesame Street have reached out to us,” the 76-year-old Delgado, who joined “Sesame Street” in 1971, says in a message to Fox News Latino. “[They have expressed a] desire to continue our longstanding relationship, to be initiated with a meeting in September.
“Hopefully, this [September meeting] will result in the inclusion of veteran cast members in upcoming productions,” says Delgado, speaking for his co-stars with remarks that make it sound like they want to continue filming episodes with Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster and the rest. “I look forward to sharing with you, at such time, the results of that conversation. Thanks again for your loving support and devotion to ‘Sesame Street’ and to what it has meant to the children of the world.”‘
Let’s hope they’re allowed to keep finding their way to Sesame Street which just won’t be the same without them!
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