Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Other Sesame Street Characters Honored With USPS Stamps

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November 10, 2019 will mark 50 years since Sesame Street first aired on television. In celebration of the landmark anniversary, USPS is releasing a special series of postage stamps featuring the most popular Sesame Street characters, WMUR reports.

As the Postal Service said in a news release, the new stamps are meant to honor "one of the most influential and beloved children’s television shows." The set, designed by USPS art director Derry Noyes, features 16 postage stamps, each with its own colorful Muppet. Classic characters like Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Oscar the Grouch are included, as well as more recent additions, like Julia, Sesame Street's first Muppet with autism, and Abby Cadabby.

Sesame Street stamps from USPS.
USPS

According to USPS, the new stamp collection will be made available some time in 2019. Specific release dates and the locations of first-day-of-issue ceremonies will be announced soon.

Sesame Street is just the latest wholesome show from your childhood to be recognized by the U.S. Postal Service. In 2018, USPS released a Mister Rogers stamp in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

[h/t WMUR]

Pottery Barn Is Launching a Friends-Inspired Furniture Line That Includes Rachel’s Iconic Apothecary Table

To celebrate this fall’s 25th anniversary of the premiere of Friends in 1994, Pottery Barn is releasing a line of furniture inspired by the beloved NBC sitcom, Deadline reports.

The collection will feature accessories, furniture, and tabletop items, including Central Perk mugs. One highlight is a replica of the apothecary table that made a name for apothecary tables everywhere with its spotlight-stealing performance in the season 6 episode “The One with the Apothecary Table.” In it, Rachel purchases an apothecary table from Pottery Barn and, when she finds out Phoebe hates Pottery Barn, tells her the table is an antique from the “days of yore.” It gets more complicated (and hilarious) from there.

Pottery Barn's 'Friends' furniture collection
Pottery Barn

According to BuzzFeed, the episode was actually part of a product placement deal with Pottery Barn, and Entertainment Weekly even ranked it first on their “Best Product Placement” list for Friends.

You can shop the collection beginning on July 30, with prices starting at $12.50. If you’re a diehard Friends fanatic looking to celebrate its 25th anniversary in a way that Rachel Green would be proud of, you can also enter Pottery Barn’s sweepstakes for a chance to win a free trip for two to Los Angeles, complete with a $1000 shopping spree to Pottery Barn and a Warner Bros. Studio Deluxe Tour which includes, of course, a visit to the Central Perk set.

And, if you haven’t seen “The One with the Apothecary Table,” you can watch it on Netflix before Friends leaves for WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max in 2020.

[h/t Deadline]

Target Has Launched a Harry Potter Line of Clothing, Accessories, and Home Goods

Target
Target

No more blending in with the mediocre Muggles—now wizards can decorate and accessorize like the magical creatures they are with Target's brand-new line of Harry Potter clothing and home goods.

Target shoppers will feel like they’ve stepped through Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station as they wander the Harry Potter-stuffed aisles. Popsugar reports that Target will carry more than 500 Harry Potter-themed items, including socks, lanterns, pillows, dolls and much more.

You’ll be able to wake up in your Hogwarts sheets, have your morning coffee in a Slytherin mug, and take a ride on a foam Nimbus 2000 replica while rocking a Potter t-shirt. Not sure what house you’re in? No sweat! Target is even carrying a real-life sorting hat.

Whether you need a gift for the kiddos, or just want to treat your inner witch, Target is sure to have the perfect find in its Wizarding World line.

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