'Sesame Street' sets Gustavo Dudamel episode for Monday
"G" is for Gustavo Dudamel, and "M" is for Monday, when the conductor will appear on PBS' "Sesame Street."
The conductor taped his segment for the children's TV show last year with several puppet characters, including Elmo. The segment is scheduled to air on PBS stations nationwide on Monday, according to the L.A. Philharmonic.
Southern California viewers will be able to catch the "Sesame Street" episode on KOCE -- now known as PBS SoCal -- at 10 a.m. Monday, and on other PBS affiliates (check listings). You won't be able to see it on KCET, which broke away from PBS last year.
In the segment, Dudamel and Elmo demonstrate the word "stupendous" by conducting a sheep playing a violin, an octopus playing the drums and a chorus of opera-singing penguins.
An orchestra spokeswoman said last year that Dudamel taped his scenes in Los Angeles ("Sesame Street" usually shoots in New York.)
The episode may still be a bit too advanced for Dudamel's young son, Martín, who was born last spring.
-- David Ng
Photo: Gustavo Dudamel in a scene from "Sesame Street." Credit: (c) 2011 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.