This isn’t the first time the Street’s used a new character to tackle a sensitive subject. Aristotle (top right) was a blind Muppet who displayed his impressive sandwich-making skills back in 1982. Kami (bottom left) was an HIV-positive Muppet first appeared in 2002, who at one point discussed the subject with Bill Clinton. And Mahboub (bottom right) was an Arab Muppet introduced to the Jewish version of the show that was broadcast in Israel in 2006.
Hi! I'm Ellie Wilkinson. I'm currently working toward my master's degree in magazine, newspaper, and online journalism at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Before Syracuse, I graduated from Princeton University in 2012 with a B.A. in English.
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