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This past Monday, you might've caught the first installment of a three-part video series that chronicled the casting of a new Hispanic Neighbor for SESAME STREET. As of today, the news is out that actor Ismael Cruz Córdova has joined the cast of SESAME STREET as Armando (or “Mando” as the gang on the 'Street has dubbed him) for the forthcoming 44th Season of the show. Armando is a writer from Puerto Rico who will join Maria (played by Sonia Manzano), Luis (Emilio Delgado) and Muppets™ Rosita and Ovejita (Carmen Osbahr) as part of SESAME STREET's bilingual community. Check out the video below for the full scoop, and keep your browser pointed at The Rock Father for more news from SESAME STREET very, very soon...

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The residents of SESAME STREET are getting a new neighbor. The folks at Sesame Workshop set out to find a new Hispanic neighbor to join the SESAME STREET gang, and for the first time ever, an open casting call was held in New York City. The first in a three-part video series that documents their search for a new cast member is now online. Check out the casting call below...

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SESAME STREET has musical connections that run deep. Throughout the years, the songs have become timeless, and countless artists from all genres have appeared on the long-running series (which airs daily on PBS Kids). As a kid that grew up on it, I'm now a parent that's raising my own daughters with the "knowledge of The Street." I've become pretty fond of the rock connections over there, and as such I'm always on the hunt for cool merch that also brings the musical connections into play.

I love SESAME STREET. Even better, my girls love Sesame Street. It's near-daily viewing via PBS KIDS and Sprout, and we have a ton of Sesame Street toys, books, and games. One of the first items I wrote about for The Rock Father back in 2011 was LET'S ROCK ELMO!, which I thought should've been a massive hit. Considering that I've seen it on clearance (I pre-ordered it at Toys "R" Us and paid full price), it seems it wasn't. But... It's a big hit here at Rock Father HQ, and that's what matters. Now, the details are out on the 2013 lineup of SESAME STREET items from PLAYSKOOL, and things are looking good. Here's the latest from TOY FAIR in New York...

I'm not sure anyone is 100% sure how to get to SESAME STREET from Brooklyn (I believe it's somewhere in Manhattan), but one man who could probably supply some directions is Bob McGrath - THE "Bob" - who just began his 43rd season on the popular PBS Kids show. A "Rock Father" himself with five children, McGrath has released numerous children's albums, a a seasonally-appropriate CHRISTMAS SING ALONG. On December 9, he'll be appearing at the monthly HIP TOT MUSIC FEST, where he'll be joined by Jeremy Plays Guitar and his Rock-ucation Band. Jeremy Plays Guitar is the official band of Rock-ucation, Inc. where music is not only educational, it ROCKS!  

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Ty's Toy BoxOne of the coolest Toy Shops around is having a rockin' Cyber Monday Sale that bests their Black Friday Deals. The folks at Ty's Toy Box are offering 25% Off Sitewide today only! They run official shops for some of the hottest children's tv shows, along with some iconic pop culture brands - with super hard-to-find items that make great gifts.

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