This October, everybody’s favorite furry red monster and his Danish friend named Signe will be part of SESAMGADE, a new Sesame Street block in Denmark.  The 80 episodes, 30-minute block will be featured on TV 2’s children’s weekend block Bavian, targeting 4-6 year old preschoolers. Along with the original Danish material, the block will include series Play with Me Sesame and Elmo’s World.

Elmo and Signe get ready to host Sesamgrade

Denmark’s very own Elmo and Signe, a young woman who has known Elmo since he was a baby, will sing songs, learn letters, tell stories and explore with the kids at home.  Elmo’s World will allowchildren to explore their imagination by looking at the world through the eyes of a three-year-old. And children will be jumping out of their chairs during the interactive series Play with Me Sesame.  Interstitials with fairy-in-training Abby Cadabby and her friend and mirror, Looky Lou, will be adding a magical touch to the second season of SESAMGADE.  The original Danish material and packaging of the show is being produced by Copenhagen-based production company Metronome Productions A/S.  Denmark’s Elmo puppeteer was trained by Kevin Clash, Sesame Street Muppet Captain and the force behind Elmo.

Sesame Street was first introduced to Denmark 20 years ago,” said Scott Chambers, Sesame Workshop’s Vice President and General Manager of Worldwide Media Distribution. “We’re so proud to partner with TV2, ‘broadcaster of the people’, to help a new generation of children learn to read, to count and to share with some of the most colorful characters on television today.”

“People, young and old and from all around the world, know Sesame Street,” said Preben Vridstoft, Executive Producer of Children’s Programs, TV 2. “It is a brand trusted by parents and loved by children, and we are delighted to bring to Denmark our very own Elmo and a native host to represent our wonderful rich culture.”