Sesame Street: Abby Cadabby & Julia Sing Sunny Days

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  • Published on Mar 19, 2017
  • Meet Julia, the newest friend on Sesame Street. Julia has autism. She’s also a really good singer and can remember all the words to lots of songs…like the favorite Sesame Street song, “Sunny Days”. Abby’s happy to join in!
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Comments • 185

  • Petros
    Petros 8 days ago

    Awwww Julia is so precious

  • Bethany Lingle
    Bethany Lingle 11 days ago

    I've been binging Julia videos on Sesame Street ever since I discovered her and they are just so wholesome they made me wanna cry.. as a person with autism and and seeing how inclusive of Julia and kids with differences they are and seeing how great friends Abby and Julia are and hearing the sweetness of the sesame street song awwww

  • Michael Caza-Schonberger

    I wish Julia existed when I was a kid in the 1990s. Growing up with autism was Hell on earth. I was bullied constantly, I had no friends, and contemplated suicide a few times.
    Kudos to Sesame Street for what they’ve done.

  • Terrell Johnson
    Terrell Johnson 2 months ago

    abby and julia good sing

  • GizmoDa Emocorn
    GizmoDa Emocorn 4 months ago

    I'm just really sad now cause I never grew up with sesame street and now I wanted to...

  • TheLadySilverMoon
    TheLadySilverMoon 5 months ago

    As a grown woman with autism it's just so sweet to see Julia on Sesame Street ^__^

  • Despicablemefan Studios

    That’s the theme song for the show

  • Grorge Clooney
    Grorge Clooney 6 months ago +1

    My new fave muppet

  • sunnygirl3178
    sunnygirl3178 9 months ago

    this is so cute

  • esthusiaVy ingram
    esthusiaVy ingram 10 months ago +1

    Julia is precious little angel. Don't ever let her leave street.

  • TyrekeCorrea
    TyrekeCorrea Year ago

    @SesameStreet Well, you're portraying the kid in the wrong way, and it's left a lot to the imagination. What do you want? At least when it came to Bert and Ernie, the fault lay with entirely with the audience and its misconceptions.

  • TyrekeCorrea
    TyrekeCorrea Year ago

    Julia pays more attention to the theme song than does the show, and now you're only minding it because Julia, the kid with autism is! It's not like she, with all those hindrances and idiosyncrasies you keep bringing up, is going to optimize society! You're contradicting yourselves! Come on!

  • TyrekeCorrea
    TyrekeCorrea Year ago

    Isn't it "Sunny day?"

  • Abbi Lockard
    Abbi Lockard Year ago +1

    Sesame Street theme song

  • 27johnnylove
    27johnnylove Year ago +6

    I see so much of my son in Julia. He is a beautiful boy with so many things that make him special including autism. I am glad to see this level of awareness being broadcast to our young ones. It's really important. Thank you Sesame Street.

  • Hannah Shribman-Brown

    This scene makes me feel better about autism. It shows that those like me aren't really that different. We're all human, and it's not like it is the kind of thing that causes any harm to anyone around them.

  • MyFriendsAreMyPower
    MyFriendsAreMyPower Year ago +3

    My brother is nonverbal autistic, and while he doesn't like to keep conversations for too long, he LOVES singing along to CDs!

  • hungwilliam
    hungwilliam Year ago

    So Julia is experiencing joy in her social interaction with the other girl? Hardly autistic. Looks like a whitewash to me. Maybe Julia has very mild aspergers.

    • NoriMori
      NoriMori 9 months ago

      What are you talking about?

  • Charlotte Dionne
    Charlotte Dionne Year ago

    I love the songs so much

  • Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock Holmes Year ago +2

    If this little segment saves just one little autistic girl from giving up on her love of humming because she keeps being told "it's annoying" by her peers, then I owe Sesame Street a wholehearted 'thank you'. I wish I'd had someone tell me it was okay, when I was that age. :')

    • David seg
      David seg 11 months ago +4

      Sherlock Holmes I was a bus driver on a special needs route and the little boy across from the monitor would hum to himself but it annoyed the monitor and she would tell him to stop. After I dropped the little boy and the other children off at school me and that monitor had a talk, she’s no longer a monitor on my route. Some children hum or do other things as calming gestures. As long as they aren’t too loud or hurting someone else I see no use in getting angry with them.

  • animegirl21
    animegirl21 Year ago

    I'd like to see Julia interact with the other Sesame Street characters (other than Elmo, Abby and Big Bird who she has already interacted with)

  • Rachel Eyles
    Rachel Eyles Year ago

    i'm 14 years old and autistic and this is the best thing that sesame street could have done for a while

  • The Ukulele Dude
    The Ukulele Dude Year ago

    Abby’s hair looks more puffier. Why is that?

  • Luna Hahnemann
    Luna Hahnemann Year ago

    OMG their lil shared laughter at the end and the kiss on the wrist! The cute-ometer exploded! 💗

  • Matt Piavis
    Matt Piavis Year ago

    I hope Julia meets the rest of Sesame Street

  • Shufei
    Shufei Year ago

    Please have more Julia soon.

  • Donald Horvat
    Donald Horvat Year ago

    Autism is one of the most misunderstood conditions in society. I'm glad that Julia was brought to Sesame Street. I think this new muppet will really be great for the young generation of today to learn more about ASD and what to expect from someone who has it. Maybe it'll also help parents to be more aware of the condition and have a clearer understanding of it. Autism comes in different shapes and sizes, hence it being known as a spectrum disorder. So needless to say, the way Julia is depicted is not the same as others who are on the spectrum. However, her character could show audiences what it may be like befriending someone with autism, as well as what it can be like to have it yourself. :)

  • Nency Dermawan
    Nency Dermawan Year ago

    In this video, Abby and Julia sing the Sesame Street Theme.

  • Ozzy needs help
    Ozzy needs help 2 years ago

    Amazing... I'm honestly speechless

  • Morgan Bennett
    Morgan Bennett 2 years ago

    I had autism and I love singing

  • Nancy Dermawan
    Nancy Dermawan 2 years ago

    Smurfette also knows the lyrics to the Sesame Street Theme.

  • Phanic! at the My Chemical Brides

    I loved this video so emotional. I love Sesame Street! ❤️

  • Shannon+Kyle
    Shannon+Kyle 2 years ago

    Welcome to Sesame Street, Julia!

  • trtgameing rit
    trtgameing rit 2 years ago

    cute I can't wait for her to ☺

  • Emily Roberts
    Emily Roberts 2 years ago

    I just noticed, in the episode she's in (which aired today) she has green eyes, but in this clip, her eyes are blue.

    • NoriMori
      NoriMori Year ago

      They start out green and then turn blue somehow. [shrug]

  • Leslie King
    Leslie King 2 years ago

    This is so cute.

  • AnimalLover Forever
    AnimalLover Forever 2 years ago

    This is making fun of me. I ACT NOTHING LIKE THAT AUTISTIC MUPPET, SINCE I HAVE AUTISM MYSELF! IM ACTUALLY PRETTY NORMAL. THIS SO MEAN!

    • Sophie Hanssel
      Sophie Hanssel Year ago

      Hrm?

    • Sophie Hanssel
      Sophie Hanssel Year ago

      Well, you're the one being mean to all the autistic people in the world. Julia is wonderful, you're acting like autistic people are mean to other people!

    • Jayson Bickel
      Jayson Bickel 2 years ago

      What? I can't tell if this is satire or not? If you're being serious can you please explain why you think this is mean or making fun of you? (preferably without caps locks, I always read that as if someone is shouting at me and that isn't fun)

  • hopegirl518 Ashlynn
    hopegirl518 Ashlynn 2 years ago

    Ive haven't watched this show in ages.

  • DancingPartySoda
    DancingPartySoda 2 years ago +4

    It's the little things like this that make think maybe the world isn't going to destroy itself after all.

  • Mayah Durham
    Mayah Durham 2 years ago

    C

  • Eden Sanden
    Eden Sanden 2 years ago +5

    I really wish I saw this when I was a kid. I had an autistic friend and I loved her to bits but I didn't understand why she would flap her arms about and act a bit differently. The whole topic is still so taboo and this really warms my heart.

  • Rheilly Williams
    Rheilly Williams 2 years ago

    Is it just me, or does that fairy look like a rip-off of Maggie from Groundling Marsh with wings?!!!!

  • Luis Lopez
    Luis Lopez 2 years ago

    My heart. It's melting.

  • Charles Haley
    Charles Haley 2 years ago +2

    I am glad that the autistic character Julia is now on TV. I have autism and asyberger syndrome. I am 46 years old. I am high functioning.

  • Sulai123
    Sulai123 2 years ago

    how come PBS kids is so boring
    its so weird and i don't know what to say now.I don't like PBS kids anymore

  • Skylar
    Skylar 2 years ago

    I'm so glad there's autism representation in Sesame Street ❤ I may have autism (but I was never officially diagnosed bc my mom didnt realize I might have it until I was too old to be tested) so this makes me very happy

    • NoriMori
      NoriMori Year ago

      How are you too old to be tested for autism? It's not (usually) something you grow out of.

  • wileyk209zback
    wileyk209zback 2 years ago

    Julia is also a rare instance of a Sesame Street human Muppet that is NOT made out of an Anything Muppet pattern (like Ernie and Bert.)

    • TherealRNO
      TherealRNO 2 years ago +2

      Then what is she made up of?

  • BelPepper
    BelPepper 2 years ago +2

    Okay, I think I'm gonna have go home and set my DVR to record this very special episode!

  • RydiaLS83
    RydiaLS83 2 years ago

    I'm 33 years old and I have a type of Autism. I wish Julia was around when I was little .

  • corjonbett
    corjonbett 2 years ago

    OUCH... PLEASE never have abby and Julia sing together again... They're both good singers... but they do NOT sound good at the same time!

  • shawna0383
    shawna0383 2 years ago

    SO PURE 😭😭

  • a n a i a sings
    a n a i a sings 2 years ago

    -A是一个不会

  • elle00606
    elle00606 2 years ago

    Awww, adorable :)

  • Advancing Opportunities
    Advancing Opportunities 2 years ago +1

    Thank you, Sesame Street - and thank you, Julia. Kindness reigns!

  • Rae Jean Koch
    Rae Jean Koch 2 years ago +1

    It's a show for kids. Just enjoy it.

  • Andrew Hager
    Andrew Hager 2 years ago

    Welcome to Sesame Street, Julia! I have a feeling you're gonna love it there.

  • Farheen
    Farheen 2 years ago +2

  • Willow Taylor-Parry
    Willow Taylor-Parry 2 years ago

    0:28 wtf??? her eyes changed colour.

  • Katarina Myers
    Katarina Myers 2 years ago

    This is so cute ❤

  • camelpissflavour
    camelpissflavour 2 years ago

    i always thought fozzie was autistic

  • Pinkraven
    Pinkraven 2 years ago +21

    Me: Hand me the aux
    Friend: You better not put on Sesame Street, Sunny days on
    Me: *Puts it on max volue*

  • Ben-Jammin
    Ben-Jammin 2 years ago +34

    It is cool how despite the character being autistic, they don't constantly shove it down your throat and have her do normal things with other people, while the autism is just a subtle aspect of her personality. If more tv shows could do that, that would be pretty cool.

  • Joe____
    Joe____ 2 years ago +1

    Lmao who s that regarded chick 😂😂😤💦🤔

  • GeminiJoule
    GeminiJoule 2 years ago +107

    Something I HIGHLY appreciate about this is that Julia is a GIRL with Autism. Growing up as a girl on the spectrum born in 1995 (Aspergers) no one was able to figure out what I had until I was an adult! They labeled it "Auditory Processing Disorder" and just assumed I was just being a ditsy girl or shy but my mother knew something was troubling me and did everything she could to help me. We often see white boys with autism studied or talked about in documentaries (Life Animated, Aspergers are Us) and while I relate to a certain degree, I never see myself entirely. While I agree with the concept of "You meet one person with Autism, you've met one person with autism" and not everyone is the same, often girls will be misdiagnosed or it is assumed girls are rarer when it comes to disabilities. That is NOT the case at all, so thank you for Julia! You have no idea how much I would have appreciated this as a little girl, I see similarities already

    • glamourchick21
      glamourchick21 Month ago

      I can empathize, being a girl with inattentive ADD (that’s ADD without hyperactivity.) This form of ADD is more common in girls, and manifests mostly as “daydreaming.” Because girls with this form of ADD are usually quiet and not making trouble, our struggles aren’t usually noticed as readily. The fact that my parents were both diagnosed as adults is one of the reasons I was lucky enough to be diagnosed as a child.

    • Elle The Bat
      Elle The Bat 3 months ago

      Hi I have Asperger's too I'm a girl and I was never diagnosed untill I was like 12

    • Hannah Shribman-Brown
      Hannah Shribman-Brown Year ago +1

      You wouldn't believe how many things I went through being tested because every test I went through showed negative for any disability. It took until 2017 to diagnose me. You'd think ONE test would've shown something in a nervous thirteen-year-old almost ten years prior! But no, a million useless tests recommended by an almost useless school clearly found I was too high-functioning to be diagnosed!

    • Stephie2007
      Stephie2007 2 years ago +1

      GeminiJoule I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in 1993 just months shy of my fourth birthday. I was also born with hydrocephalus so I had a seizure disorder to boot. But thanks to early intervention such as occupational therapy and age appropriate brain games such as memory games and social skills classes and post-grad transition programs after my school years as well as some very good agencies that really know their stuff. I have been able to thrive in a so called "normal" world. I should mention that more inclusion and education based awareness like this is needed in the media. Otherwise, all you get is the fear based propaganda that makes autistic people look bad and makes parents (like my dad in some cases ) stay ignorant to the progress we are trying to make in our own lives. I don't have any kids of my own yet but I applaud Sesame Workshop for introducing us to little Julia.😀

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  • Taylor Noren
    Taylor Noren 2 years ago +1

    I love it!!! Sesame Street is teaching about disabilaties

  • chris stevens
    chris stevens 2 years ago

    oh man I watched sesame street as a kid I'm 33 now can't believe it's still going awesome

  • Cindy landis
    Cindy landis 2 years ago

    it makes me very extremely happy that now they are recognizing the people of all different types of still people I have two of them in my house. I can't tonight about it on Sesame they won't think they're weird.

  • Terri Clements
    Terri Clements 2 years ago

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    lorna thomas 2 years ago

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  • james Bailey
    james Bailey 2 years ago +4

    Bad singers😂😂

  • james Bailey
    james Bailey 2 years ago +1

    Haha

  • Angle Yang
    Angle Yang 2 years ago

    'll

  • Google Pluz plus
    Google Pluz plus 2 years ago

    Very white to me.

  • MOB ENT
    MOB ENT 2 years ago +3

    this is the reason why ive always liked kids shows like this, always good to see awareness of mental health issues and so kids can become accustomed to people like this

  • Laugh out Loud
    Laugh out Loud 2 years ago +1

    aww theyre so cute... im stoned btw hahahahhahahhahahahhahahahahahasdfjjashfjljfladjksdjkljskdjfksdjfksdjklfoops mum pressed my head against teh keyboard;sdakf;lk;lsdkfldsfkdlsk

  • Harvey M8
    Harvey M8 2 years ago +5

    A U T I S M 😫😫

  • Prunk Patol
    Prunk Patol 2 years ago

    This has to be the best thing I've ever listened to.

  • Bye Felicia
    Bye Felicia 2 years ago +65

    She is such a sweetheart. Major kudos for Sesame Street for this, what a fantastic way to help kids who aren't neurotypical.

  • Liz
    Liz 2 years ago +8

    Julia is the sweetest! I have aspergers so it's nice that she has loads of friends.

    • Pinkraven
      Pinkraven 2 years ago

      Reminds me of what I didn't have during the end of primary and most of secondary school

  • Naomi MUA
    Naomi MUA 2 years ago +1

    This is wonderful

  • James Crosby
    James Crosby 2 years ago +14

    They just sang the theme song for the show...does that count as breaking the fourth wall?

    • VeganVixen
      VeganVixen 2 years ago +9

      They talk to the audience all the time, so they're always breaking the fourth wall.

  • Justin Amos
    Justin Amos 2 years ago

    Yeah Julia is cool but I hope she only appears in one episode because I have a feeling the other Muppets like Cookie Monster Telly Grover or Ernie and Bert might make her uncomfortable.

    • TherealRNO
      TherealRNO 2 years ago

      Plus, Snuffy's known for his deadpan, low self esteem-style of speaking. In fact, his known catchphrase is when he's upset, "Oh, dear."

    • marie lorde
      marie lorde 2 years ago

      Justin Amos I don't think snuffy would be on that list as he has a very low and quiet voice

    • TherealRNO
      TherealRNO 2 years ago

      Telly could actually relate to her, because he has panic attacks when scared and nervous, whereas Julia's autism covers a variety of emotions and gestures.

    • Justin Amos
      Justin Amos 2 years ago

      The Count and Snuffy also counts as a loud active muppets right?

    • BugPope
      BugPope 2 years ago +1

      But this is a good point, I don't think we'll see her in a lot of scenes with loud, active muppets like Cookie Monster or Grover. Although I think Telly is sensitive enough to understand her.

  • Danny Emory
    Danny Emory 2 years ago +1

    Just like old times! =D

  • Mimidiggz
    Mimidiggz 2 years ago +10

    Now the internet can't joke about Sesame Street being a retarded show.

    • TherealRNO
      TherealRNO 2 years ago +3

      No, but my point is, true Muppets fans don't try to ruin the Muppeteers' careers and the perception of the beloved Muppet characters like a certain troll is doing on these videos (appropriately named #Are You Sick of the BS Yet?).

    • BugPope
      BugPope 2 years ago +5

      Nobody jokes about that, though.

    • TherealRNO
      TherealRNO 2 years ago +7

      They never did. At least long term Muppet fans didn't. They just didn't like Elmo seemingly hogging the spotlight from Kermit, Big Bird, Ernie & Bert, Cookie, Count, and Oscar for so many years.

  • aversatilenaturallady
    aversatilenaturallady 2 years ago +94

    Adorable and as a parent to a 10yr old little boy with health & learning disabilities this just gave me life.

    • NoriMori
      NoriMori Year ago

      Wizard Con It's true, she does have a son with autism.

    • Wizard Con
      Wizard Con 2 years ago

      aversatilenaturallady I think I read in the RUclip comments that the person who voices Julia actually has a son with autism! (But don't quote me on that, because you don't really know how factual RUclip comments are these days!) I still think it's great that soon there might be representation for everybody!

    • TherealRNO
      TherealRNO 2 years ago +2

      Liar. Mr. Rogers & Muppet creator Jim Henson would be ashamed of you.

    • the man with the green cortina
      the man with the green cortina 2 years ago +2

      aversatilenaturallady sesame Street is well known for molesting children not helping them!

    • Nathan
      Nathan 2 years ago +2

      aversatilenaturallady kill it with fire.

  • Finlay Gurmin
    Finlay Gurmin 2 years ago +92

    Top 10 edgy characters in anime

    • BugPope
      BugPope 2 years ago +29

      It's just a dead meme.

    • Lavender Place
      Lavender Place 2 years ago +14

      What does that have to with Sesame Street?

  • I Am A Stonefield Shipper 123

    She's so cute! So happy there's a new character!

  • floatingkid
    floatingkid 2 years ago +69

    Whoa.... did anyone else notice that during the video, Julia's eyes changed color? .... IS THIS NEW MUPPET ONE OF THE X-MEN?

    • girl1213
      girl1213 Year ago +2

      Green screen is tricky. Anything green just blends right into it but shadows can make the process more difficult to blend. The blue eyes are keep the eyes from blending in to the background because otherwise Julia's irises would look like the background the people are projecting onto the green screen.

    • Kayla Violet
      Kayla Violet Year ago +1

      Julia's main puppet has green eyes.. But in the shorts or green screen areas, she has blue eyes. I'm not sure what happened to her eyes though, it went from blue to greenish to grayish and back to blue.

    • floatingkid
      floatingkid 2 years ago +3

      nah nah, see "autistic" is just a cover for whatever her REAL power is. Or, yeah, she has the uncanny mutant ability to count toothpicks when you throw them all up in the air.

    • Loopy Panda
      Loopy Panda 2 years ago +9

      might be just the green screen effects and her eyes just changed color by accident in post.

  • Clark Matthews
    Clark Matthews 2 years ago +11

    I really want to share this video! Any idea when it will be captioned so that fans who are Deaf and hard of hearing can enjoy Julia's new debut?
    *FUN FACT: Captioning helps hearing kids develop reading skills too! Talk about #SeeAmazing ;)

    • technica
      technica 2 years ago +3

      Sesame Street is a big enough company to have a closed captioning team.. I would just write to them via email about adding RUclip captions.

    • 山内貴実子
      山内貴実子 2 years ago +1

      RUclip has a community captions feature, but it needs to be enabled by the uploader. Maybe they don't know about it? We should tell them!

    • otomodachifan
      otomodachifan 2 years ago +1

      yes. I'm autistic and although I'm hearing, due to my auditory processing difficulties it can be hard to follow dialogue in movies and theatre.

  • SmolAndrogChild
    SmolAndrogChild 2 years ago +61

    I'm so excited for her. Welcome, sweet Julia!

  • Christine Thilmany
    Christine Thilmany 2 years ago +3

    finble someone with autism.

  • Teresita González Ogaz
    Teresita González Ogaz 2 years ago +92

    This is one of the sweetest videos in youtube.

    • Elaina Zimmerman
      Elaina Zimmerman Year ago

      When Abby and Julia sang the theme song together it's like they're way of welcoming Julia to the sesame Street family

    • Deb Mitchell
      Deb Mitchell 2 years ago

      Teresita Gonzalez Ogaz po

  • CeltycSparrow
    CeltycSparrow 2 years ago +58

    She is absolutely adorable. Welcome to Sesame Street little one. I am sure you will make some very good friends here. :)

  • Cheez Grater
    Cheez Grater 2 years ago +253

    I teared up when I read about Julia. I'm so glad you guys are bringing awareness to mental health and learning disabilities!

    • TyrekeCorrea
      TyrekeCorrea Year ago

      Excuse me. Autism is a developmental disability, not a mental health issue.

    • BladeMaster 122
      BladeMaster 122 Year ago

      Cheez Grater agreed I have a learning disability and seeing Julie helps me with it

    • B V
      B V Year ago

      Cheez Grater land

    • Macconna Porchia
      Macconna Porchia Year ago

      Cheez Grater

    • Macconna Porchia
      Macconna Porchia Year ago

      Cheez Grater

  • American Badass Activists
    American Badass Activists 2 years ago +66

    Love seeing an Autistic girl represented too.

    • Shufei
      Shufei Year ago +2

      American Badass Activists This is so important and deserves to be reiterated.

  • Champ2stay
    Champ2stay 2 years ago +2

    these two have good harmony

  • Lexi Reed
    Lexi Reed 2 years ago +5

    Welcome Miss Julia (even though I already know you)

  • Jubilee Jigsaw
    Jubilee Jigsaw 2 years ago +51

    Julia's finally here! 😍😁😄

  • Magda Giordano
    Magda Giordano 2 years ago +28

    so thats Julia shes so cute

  • Edward Sanchez Productions

    Welcome Julia to the Sesame Street family