Sesame Street celebrates 40th with Google

Samantha Loveday

By Samantha Loveday

November 5th 2009 at 2:39PM
Sesame Street celebrates 40th with Google

Original Google Muppet 'Doodles' to run on home page until November 10th.

As part of its 40th birthday celebrations, Sesame Workshop has teamed up with internet search engine Google to create original 'Google Doodles'.

Until November 10th, Google will feature photographic depictions of the Sesame Street Muppets with the Google logo on its home page in multiple countries.

Web users who click on the doodle will get search results for Sesame Street. They will also be able to link to the official website, which features games and videos, content for parents and content which celebrates the premiere of the show's 40th season.

"What an incredible way to head into our official anniversary," said Gary Knell, president and CEO of Sesame Workshop. "Sesame Street transformed the television landscape and Google has done the same in the world of technology."

Marissa Mayer, VP of search products and user experience at Google, added: "Google doodles aim to celebrate events and anniversaries around the world, while reflecting the personality, interests and spirit of Google employees. We're excited to celebrate Sesame Street's 40th anniversary by featuring their well-known characters on the Google home page this week.

"Sesame Street is a wonderful partner, sharing our values of education, diversity and accessibility."