Lupita Nyong’o Teaches Elmo About The Power of Skin and Tickles (Video)

For example, Elmo learned that the Oscar-winner has flawless skin

Lupita Nyong’o met Elmo, and the results were predictably adorable.

The Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” actress appeared on “Sesame Street” this week to discuss the important issue of skin — not only in terms of race (though that came up), but also how our outermost shell functions as an important sensory tool.

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After all, without skin, it’d be impossible to know if something is hot or cold, prickly or furry, or flawless enough to be put front and center in a major cosmetics advertising campaign.

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One thing that is remarkable, though: Until now, Elmo never realized that he had skin under his fur. Who is teaching these muppets? Is the school system in which Sesame Street is districted really that terrible?


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