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‘Sesame Street’ Is Highlighting a Forgotten Skill: Failing

The message of the show’s 50th season is that it’s okay to make mistakes. It couldn’t come at a better time.

Sesame Street characters Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Abby Cadabby inside a bus.
Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for HBO

In an upcoming episode of Sesame Street, disaster strikes: Rudy, the brother of muppet Abby Cadabby, messes up a drawing he’s been working on and gets very upset with himself.

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Kate Morgan

Kate Morgan

Kate is a freelance journalist who’s been published by Popular Science, The New York Times, USA Today, and many more. Read more at bykatemorgan.com.