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Season 43 of Sesame Street premieres on Monday, September 24th on PBS Kids and we were excited to see that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, an inspiration to all women and Latinas, will be making her second appearance on the show. This time around, she’s on the “Word on the Street” segment talking about the word “Career,” perfectly suited for the beloved “Wise Latina.”

The new season will feature an exciting segment, “Elmo: The Musical!”, a new S-T-E-A-M curriculum, and visits from guests including Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Amy Ryan, Casey Affleck, Melissa McCarthy, Steve Carell, Jon Hamm, Eric Stonestreet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Hyde Pierce, Timothy Olyphant, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Blake Griffin, Matt Kemp, Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Kristen Bell, Paula Patton, Mario Lopez, Wendy Williams, Colbie Caillat, rock band Train, Common, and more.

As soon as I read the press release, my thoughts wandered to recollecting all the Latinos who have made a celebrity VIP appearance on Sesame Street throughout its last 42 seasons. The list I compiled is truly amazing and I share it with you below and for easy reference as a list of Latinos on Sesame Street on our You Tube channel (which, by the way, you should be subscribed for fun videos that celebrate our cultura and el español!!) Scroll through these videos with your child and let’s celebrate Latinos on Sesame Street!

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Elmo

Rico Rodriguez and Elmo: Magnify

Gustavo Dudamel and Elmo: Stupendous

Juanes Sings “Muévete

Sofía Vergara: Baile

Jessica Alba and Elmo

Cameron Díaz: Habitat

George López with Elmo and Abby: Liquid

Zoe Saldaña and Elmo: Transportation

Natalie Morales and Abby: Floats

Eva Longoria and Elmo: Exquisite

John Leguizamo is Captain Vegetable

Celia Cruz Sings Songo’s Song

Gloria Estefan and Rosita Sing a Song

Joe Torres and Elmo: Walk

Tito Puente

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