The puppeteer behind Rosita reflects on her journey to Sesame Street – Houston Public Media

Carmen Osbahr, the puppeteer and voice actor behind Sesame Street character Rosita.

Many – if not all – Houstonians grew up on Sesame Street.

For many of us, it’s the program that taught us numbers, the alphabet, reading, lessons about sharing, and how it’s not easy being green.

Generations have been influenced by the beloved public television program, which just celebrated its 50th anniversary this weekend.

So, to help continue this celebration, in the audio above, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks to Carmen Osbahr, the puppeteer and vocal performer of Rosita, the turquoise, Spanish-speaking, and guitarist monster who joined the cast in 1991.

Rosita from Sesame Street
Rosita, the turquoise, Spanish-speaking monster and guitarist of Sesame Street.

And then Craig offers some final thoughts on the importance of Sesame Street in our culture by sharing a story about its significance in his own life.

This weekend, Houston Public Media will air Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting, a special edition of the show hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt that will look back on its 50-year history with classic segments and a number of guests. specials.

You can catch it this Sunday, November 17 at 6 p.m. on Houston Public Media, TV 8.

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