Don’t miss the debut of Sesame Street’s new pandemic puppy
posted by: Mile High Mamas
Sesame Street just got a whole lot cuddlier!
When season 52 debuts on Cartoonito on HBO Max on November 11, viewers will get to meet Elmo’s pandemic puppy, Tango, for the first time.
Tango was introduced in the August 2021 animated special “Furry Friends Forever: Elmo Gets a Puppy,” but this is the white and brown pup’s first appearance as a live-action puppet on the happiest street in America.
Plans to introduce a pet on “Sesame Street” predated the pandemic, when animal adoptions soared. Sesame Workshop hopes Tango leads to modeling of age-appropriate help with pets, their care and feeding.
“The timing of it is perfect. It was not like we decided six months ago, ‘Let’s create this new character because a lot of people are adopting pandemic pets.’ But we do know that a lot of families have been adopting pets during the pandemic as a source of comfort and joy,” said Wilson Stallings.
“With Elmo adopting Tango, it’s going to mirror for many of our children what they’re experiencing now at home and help them understand how best to love and take care of their furry friends as well.”
Find out how Elmo’s floppy-eared, tail-wagging friend got her name and so much more!
Buy Tango the Puppy!
Do you want to learn Tango’s lessons for taking care of him? A Dog’s Best Friend: A Sesame Street Guide to Caring for Your Dog is a fun and informative picture book.
And don’t want to buy a real puppy? Sesame Street just released a darling Dance and Play Elmo and Tango Animated Plush!
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