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2011-04-21 09:05:00

MEDFORD, Mass., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chris Sullivan ("Shock") and Dominic Colon ("Manny Spamboni") of Sesame Workshop's "The Electric Company" will be at McGlynn Elementary School on April 26 at 10:30 a.m. to entertain second-grade students and demonstrate the dynamic, interactive and free online educational resources available through Thinkfinity.org. The resources will be made available through a partnership between the Verizon Foundation and "The Electric Company." The...

2011-04-13 09:30:00

NEWARK, N.J., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The slow economic recovery has reinforced the importance for all families to live within their means and The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) and the PNC Foundation have responded with a $12 million initiative focused on preschoolers, their parents, caregivers and teachers for an early start to smart money management. The investment in financial education was introduced today in Newark where representatives of PNC announced $7...

2011-04-06 19:45:00

LOS ANGELES, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned family entertainment producer and distributor The Jim Henson Company has partnered with 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout and Northern Ireland's Sixteen South Limited for the co-production of 26 half-hour episodes (52 x 11') of the new preschool series, PAJANIMALS, which will air exclusively in the U.S. on Sprout. The innovative series, featuring four cuddly musical puppets, will premiere on Sprout in the U.S. in fall...

2011-02-03 09:00:00

Museum and Sesame Workshop Will Collaborate on Content and Program Development WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Children's Museum (NCM) today announced it will work in partnership with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street. The National Children's Museum will provide Sesame Workshop a permanent museum home in the nation's capital, extending the Workshop's educational mission. As part of the partnership, Sesame Street, and its...

2010-12-22 08:17:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, and Callaway Digital Arts (www.callaway.com), interactive publisher of premium children's and lifestyle applications for the iPad, today announced that The Monster at the End of This Book for iPad is now available in Apple's App Store. The first Sesame Street app designed specifically for iPad, The Monster at the End of This Book takes full advantage of the platform to...

2010-12-21 17:17:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- When children experience the death of a loved one, it is hard to know how best to support them in their grief and loss, and the holiday season is a particularly difficult time. This year, thanks to the Highmark Caring Place, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind the Sesame Street television series on PBS, and WQED Multimedia in Pittsburgh, more than 500 schools in Pennsylvania are receiving a special resource kit, When...

2010-12-09 18:25:38

Children exposed to Jalan Sesama, an Indonesian version of the children's television show Sesame Street, had improved educational skills and healthy development, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Over a 14-week period, the children who had the greatest exposure to Jalan Sesama improved significantly in literacy, mathematics, early cognitive skills, safety knowledge and social awareness, compared to those with no or low exposure to the...

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2010-12-03 09:32:39

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are helping children learn their ABC's and vocabulary through educational demonstrations of how they live and work in space.NASA collaborated with Sesame Workshop, including the popular children's television programs, "Sesame Street" and "The Electric Company," to create science, technology, engineering and math-related education resources, or STEM, for children ages 2-5."The space station environment provides a unique classroom in space to...

2010-11-18 13:16:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout is celebrating the holiday season by welcoming everybody's favorite furry red monster, Sesame Street®'s Elmo, to The Sunny Side Up Show on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 from 9 a.m. - noon ET. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/sprout/42015/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101118/MM04103) (Photo:...

2010-10-15 12:44:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that the Department of Health & Human Services is joining the Ad Council and Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, to launch a national public service advertisement (PSA) designed to encourage American families and children to take steps to protect themselves from the flu this season. Sesame Workshop produced the television PSA, which features...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'