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Elmo and Cookie Monster Check-In Online at The Furcheter Hotel This November





Furchester Logo Final



Free Full Episodes of The Furchester Hotel available 

on Sesame Street’s YouTube Channel on November 14th


(Cannes, France and New York, NY—October 12, 2014) On the heels of its UK series premiere, Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, will make full episodes of The Furchester Hotel available on YouTube at On November 14, three full episodes of the 11 X 52 series will premiere on Sesame Street’s YouTube Channel, following the recent launch of The Furchester Hotel on CBeebies in the UK. After the premiere, a new episode will roll-out every week on Friday, making it “Furchester Friday” on Sesame Street’s YouTube channel. Beginning November 3, sneak-peeks and extra highlights will be made available in advance of the online premiere.

The Furchester Hotel is a series for 3 to 6-year-olds set in an ‘almost’ world-class hotel run by a close-knit family of cheerfully chaotic monsters. The series, which is designed to encourage creative problem-solving, introduces brand new characters and also welcomes the beloved Elmo and Cookie Monster from Sesame Street.

As guests arrive at the hotel, they are greeted by monster owner Funella Furchester, her loving husband, Furgus Fuzz, and their daughter, the unflappable Phoebe Furchester-Fuzz.  Elmo, Phoebe’s cousin who is on an extended visit and Cookie Monster, who has landed his dream job as room service and dining room waiter, join the Furchester family at the hotel.  Completing the ensemble is Isabel, a furry bell monster – guests won’t get any attention until she dings to announce their arrival!

“We are so thrilled that children in the UK are currently laughing and learning from The Furchester Hotel and that families all over the world will be able to see the series by having full episodes on YouTube” said Terry Fitzpatrick, Chief Content and Distribution Officer, Sesame Workshop. “Sesame Workshop is proud to make The Furchester Hotel its first series to be made fully available online for free.”

“Sesame Workshop has spent years building a vibrant and engaged fan-base on YouTube with over 1.5 billion views and 1 million subscribers,” said Malik Ducard, Global Head of Family Entertainment and Learning at YouTube. “We’re thrilled to bring more great original Sesame Street content to fans around the world.”

The Furchester Hotel is co-produced by Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, and the In-House Production team at CBeebies, the BBC’s pre-school children’s channel.  Tony Reed and Alison Stewart are the executive producers for CBeebies and Carol-Lynn Parente is the executive producer for Sesame Workshop. Producers are David Collier for CBeebies and Dionne Nosek for Sesame Workshop; Belinda Ward is the head writer for the series.



Philip Toscano

Sesame Workshop

212-875-6687 office

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