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

Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

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]

Peter Dinklage Can't Say Benevolent in This Game of Thrones Blooper Reel

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

There are many adjectives one might use to describe HBO's Game of Thrones. While hilarious isn't usually one of them (though the series certainly has its moments of levity), that's the best way to describe the Game of Thrones blooper reel below, in which some of your favorite throne-seekers momentarily break character—and Peter Dinklage has a problem pronouncing the word benevolent. (Warning: profanity ahead!)

Show Houseguests Who's in Charge With This Game of Thrones Doormat

ThinkGeek
ThinkGeek

If you’re prone to houseguests who shed crumbs on your sofa and use all the toilet paper without replacing it, it might be time to demand a little respect. This Game of Thrones doormat from the merchants at ThinkGeek offers some guidance. Emblazoned on the mat is an order to “bend the knee” before entering your home.

A doormat from the HBO series 'Game of Thrones' is pictured
ThinkGeek

The 17-inch long by 29-inch wide mat arrives in time for the eighth and final season of the popular HBO series, which is set to debut April 14. Chronicling the lives of disparate characters vying for control of the Iron Throne, the show has often depicted Daenerys Targaryen, also known as the Mother of Dragons and played by Emilia Clarke, ordering subjects to “bend the knee” before addressing her. In season seven, King in the North Jon Snow famously refused to do so before eventually capitulating. Had she laid out the doormat, it’s possible he wouldn’t have taken as long.

The mat retails for $24.99 and can be purchased online here.

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