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Sesame Street's Elmo joins cast of 'Game of Thrones'

Sesame Street's Elmo joins cast of 'Game of Thrones'

Lessons from "Sesame Street" aren't just for kids - they're even applicable to the adults battling for control of the Seven Kingdoms.

Two very different worlds collided on Thursday (January 18) when Sesame Street's Elmo paid a visit to King's Landing to try and sort things out between sibling Cersei and Tyrion. Too many people would love to argue why this is cute, necessary, and altogether pleasing to really stand against it, but one voice standing as dissent is likely to go ignored anyway so I might as well as say what I have to say.

"Elmo thinks that you two need to respect each other", says Elmo, bursting into a tense negotiation between Tyrion and Cersei Lannister.

After all, not even Cersei Lannister, who now wants both of her brothers dead, can resist the charm of Elmo in his very own armor.

Tyrion immediately listens and realises they can be stronger if they stop fighting and work together.

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"As part of Sesame Street's 50th anniversary celebration, we have a campaign highlighting the importance of respecting one another, even in disagreement-and even in the case of sworn enemies", explains a statement from HBO.

Cersei proves harder to convince, but when pressed on whether she will take more time to listen and understand what her rival is saying she concedes "I'll try".

(Helen Sloan/HBO) Peter Dinklage, as Tyrion Lannister, in a scene from "Game of Thrones".

"Sesame Street was created in 1969, a time not unlike today, when there were large social divisions". Press play above to watch the light-hearted sketch from Sesame Street and HBO.


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