Your fave NBA star is about to make some new friends—on Sesame Street! The iconic children’s show will welcome basketball champ Stephen Curry and his super-talented celeb wife Ayesha to the neighborhood in a very special episode.

While you might expect the NBA star to focus solely on basketball, both Step and Ayesha use their co-starring Sesame Street roles to help the youngest of viewers to understand the benefits of a healthy breakfast. The pair team up for a “C is for Cooking!” challenge, whipping up pancakes along with Elmo, Cookie Monster and Grover.

Before the challenge starts Grover asks, Why are we talking about breakfast?” Ayesha answers, “Eating a healthy breakfast every morning helps you learn and play.” After Ayesha and Elmo win their pancake challenge (shh! don’t tell your kiddos), they head to the hoop to play a little basketball—of course!

This isn’t first time the Curry fam has focused on the benefits of healthy eating. Their nonprofit Eat.Learn.Play. is, according to the foundation’s website, “Committed to unlocking the amazing potential of every child by fighting to end childhood hunger, ensuring students have access to a quality education, and providing safe places for all children to play and be active.”

Catch the new Sesame Street episode on HBO Max starting Thursday, Mar. 25.

—Erica Loop

Featured photo courtesy of Sesame Workshop, Zach Hyman



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