Issa Rae Plays a Queen (and a Muppet) in a New Episode of Sesame Street
Sesame Street is getting a royal visit in its newest episode, from a queen played by Insecure‘s Issa Rae. In the episode, Elmo, Rosita, and Cookie Monster help the queen, who is sad that she’s unable to build her daughter, the princess, a castle with just the two bricks she currently has. The muppets put their problem-solving skills to the test and construct a gorgeous cardboard castle for the princess (voiced by Issa) using Sesame Street‘s season 51 motto, “I Wonder, What If, Let’s Try.”
See a teaser clip featuring Issa above and photos ahead, and watch the new episode (season 51, episode five) on HBO Max when it hits the streaming service on Dec. 10.