Sesame Street adds Ji-Young, the first Asian American Muppet, to cast

Ernie appears with Ji-Young, the first Asian American muppet on Thanksgiving Day as part of a special titled “See Us Coming Together.” Quote: “In the special — that centers around a “Neighbor Day” celebration and features celebrities ranging from actor Simu Liu to Japanese tennis pro Naomi Osaka — another child tells Ji-Young to “go home” in an offscreen incident. She subsequently seeks out friends and adults who, together, help her understand she’s “exactly where she belongs,” according to a press release on the episode.”