This week I had the chance to attend a Helpsters virtual press conference and do a short interview with Cody and Jordan Geary (Senior Director of Production and Development, Sesame Workshop). It was refreshing to hear about a show who makes helping others fun while reinforcing the importance of helping people in need. Of course, I gather a few Helpsters Fun Facts for you and you can check out a short video of my one on one interview.
Helpsters Fun Facts
- Cody says that the backstory to how the Helpsters got together is a subject for a graphic novel someday!
- Planning is the first part of helping others.
- The best part of helping others is that warm feeling you get when a customer says ‘Thanks for all the help Helpsters!. Cody is very proud of the work they we do and she says it feels good to help people.
- When it comes to the problems they help people with, the writers incorporate things that are relatable to the kids.
- Cody said she loves to make lists and checking things off of it.
Check out my interview with Cody and Jordan Geary
About their Halloween episode
The Helpsters were so busy that they forgot to plan for Halloween! Never fear…Helpsters Halloween / Storyteller Sophia is available to stream now, for free, through November 2, 2020 on Apple TV+.
About Helpsters Season Two
In Season Two of “Helpsters,” preschoolers continue to explore the power of teamwork as puppets Cody, Scatter, Mr. Primm and Heart join a cadre of new celebrity and musical guests to solve problems. The Helpsters approach any challenge – from party-planning to magic trick mastery, and even mountain-climbing – with a can-do attitude, because everything starts with a plan.
Featured guest stars in the new season include Terry Crews, Danny Trejo, Gabby Douglas, Christopher Meloni, Richard Kind, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, Michelle Buteau, and Judah Friedlander, with musical guests including Talib Kweli, Matt Berninger, Jason Mraz, K. Flay, Norah Jones, and Ingrid Michaelson.
Emmy Award winner and Parents’ Choice Gold Medal winner Tim McKeon (“Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: Destination Imagination,” “Odd Squad”) is the creator and showrunner of “Helpsters.” He and Sesame Workshop’s executive vice president of Creative and Production Kay Wilson Stallings are executive producers.
The recipient of a Parents’ Choice Gold Medal Award and Common Sense Media Award, “Helpsters” has been recognized as “immersive, educational, and entertaining.” The series teaches young viewers important lessons in pre-coding skills and inspires self-confidence, collaboration, effective communication and much more.
Helpsters Season One & Two are available to watch on on Apple TV+!