Sesame Street debuts first Asian-American muppet


Since the children’s television show first aired 52 years ago, Sesame Street has made television history by introducing its first Asian American muppet.

On Monday, November 15, America’s beloved children’s show introduced Ji-Young, a 7-year-old Korean American.

Kathleen Kim, a Sesame Workshop puppeteer, plays the new puppet character, who joins long-time favorites Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo, and Abby Cadabby.

Ji-Young will be featured in “See Us Coming Together: A Sesame Street Special,” which will air on Thanksgiving.