Sesame Street: Butterfly Flapping Fun | Julia & Abby Cadabby

  • Опубликовано: 19 мар 2017
  • Meet Julia, the newest friend on Sesame Street. Julia has autism, and when she’s excited, sometimes she flaps her arms. Abby flaps her wings when she’s excited. Together, they’re the perfect pair to pretend to be butterflies…and then watch a real butterfly that lands in the garden!
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  • a k
    a k 12 дней назад


  • Mono Feo
    Mono Feo 24 дня назад

    This is awesome

  • Near to a Youtuber Caleb
    Near to a Youtuber Caleb 2 месяца назад +1

    This is so happy but so sad

  • Justin
    Justin 4 месяца назад

    This is wierd...I’m going to go stare at a wall now.. BYE! BYE BYE! BY!

  • flamingpotato233
    flamingpotato233 4 месяца назад

    Pg jeffy

  • kirby 64
    kirby 64 4 месяца назад +1

    i like the flapping she does. im autistic and i only recall flapping once . i only learned about flapping when i was a preteen so its good to show characteristics towards a younger audience

  • LittlezombieRocker
    LittlezombieRocker 4 месяца назад

    i can relate to the arms flapping, i used to do it so often as a kid before i was diagnosed later as an adult. i got bullied for it and would not even realize that im doing it.

  • Shufei
    Shufei 8 месяцев назад

    Please have more Julia! Maybe she can go get in an adventure on her own.

  • Luna Hahnemann
    Luna Hahnemann 8 месяцев назад +4

    Know what is the greatest thing about Julia on Sesame? She makes ALL the other lil monsters BETTER monsters. That's the idea. Different folks making everyone else have better strokes! Waiting for the down syndrome Sesame dweller. ✌ And a lil trans monster too.
    Ok, I block & mute. 👊😲 So don't even... 😴

    • BadArt
      BadArt 5 месяцев назад

      oml i like that idea, the hardest part with being trans is explaining to younger kids sometimes

  • retrogamer2023 Frushour
    retrogamer2023 Frushour 9 месяцев назад

    I have an autistic sister lily

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  • Gabe The Sesame Street Fan Est. 2001

    No, she's flapping her *HANDS*.
    But it does look like a butterfly flapping it's wings!

  • PeppermintPatti
    PeppermintPatti Год назад +1

    This is beautiful!!!! As someone who has Asburgers, and a little brother who has acted this EXACT way, I think you guys did a great job having her play with Elmo and Abby!!!

  • Carly Janette
    Carly Janette Год назад

    I love seeing people so happy about Julia representation matters

  • James Meloro
    James Meloro Год назад

    Julia is so adorable and precious. Abby is a great friend and a sweetie.

  • Caroline Penn
    Caroline Penn Год назад +3

    This show is so pure, it melts my heart and brings me back down to Earth. Some people out there need to be sat down and forced to watch this show so that they will remember what truly matters in this world. How can anyone hold onto their bigoted beliefs when they watch something as tender as Sesame Street?

  • mcht50202
    mcht50202 Год назад +2

    you should include Julia in more sesame street episodes.. I enjoy watching Julia in action more, ao does the autistic children too.. :)

  • Eri Lassila
    Eri Lassila Год назад +1

    Sesame Street makes people with autism sound like pokemon. I have autism,and yes,I do repeat certain phrases or words, I don't say them multiple times in a row,but I forget I've already told someone something. Or I might initially forget that we already discussed this that and the other yesterday.

  • Uri
    Uri Год назад +1

    My faith in humanity is restored thank you for this Seasame Street

  • Adam Jensen
    Adam Jensen Год назад


  • Jakethedog3275
    Jakethedog3275 Год назад

    Wow. Not even Hollywood could make a proper representation of what it's like to have Autism

  • Natalia Peralta
    Natalia Peralta Год назад

    this is adorable

  • Tom Whalen
    Tom Whalen Год назад +2

    This is a GREAT way to get the work out about Autism to younger kids and a whole 'nother generation. WAY TO GO SESAME STREET! From your biggest Autistic 26 year old fan...Tom

  • TheMagicalSofa
    TheMagicalSofa Год назад

    This is so cute! Oh my gosh! Thank you, Sesame Street!

  • Savannah Amos
    Savannah Amos Год назад

    This is so pure and it's an amazing message they're sending for the next generation of kids.

  • VeganVixen
    VeganVixen Год назад +2

    Julia is a wonderful addition to the Sesame Street family! Thank you for including a character with autism! :)

  • N64Lain
    N64Lain Год назад

    This is the first time I've been excited for an educational show in a very long time. I'm definitely watching this episode. My mom wants to see it too! Can't wait to see little Julia shine bright on Sesame Street!
    Someone who has Asperger's.

  • Miriam Marlene Moreno Ventura
    Miriam Marlene Moreno Ventura Год назад


  • McFreckles
    McFreckles Год назад

    Thank you so much for making Julia!!

  • alex!?
    alex!? Год назад

    it's so nice to see julia being a happy autistic kid!! as a happy autistic teenager it's really nice to see

  • Bluu Bandette
    Bluu Bandette Год назад

    The Feels is REAL....

  • The amazing Narwhal
    The amazing Narwhal Год назад

    So amazing

  • Banana Nut Duck Bread
    Banana Nut Duck Bread Год назад +22

    I'm crying with happiness right now, I'm so glad that she's been approved for this show. And that she does the same flappy hand motions that I do when I'm excited. :')

    • Beth Garrison
      Beth Garrison 7 дней назад

      I know right? ❤💜💙💚💛

    • FluffyCatGirl1
      FluffyCatGirl1 7 месяцев назад +2

      I thought i was alone!

  • Donna Glick
    Donna Glick Год назад +7

    THUMBS UP TO JULIA!!!!!!!👍👍👍👍!!!!!!From a mom with a son with autism!!!!!💑💑💑💑!!!!

  • hatsune memeku
    hatsune memeku Год назад +2

    They really included her stimming and honestly they couldn't be handling this better.

  • Rocknrollgf12
    Rocknrollgf12 Год назад +6


    • Beth Garrison
      Beth Garrison 7 дней назад

      Rocknrollgf12 I love that, "what a time to be alive"! 💖

  • kftc88
    kftc88 Год назад +16

    My younger sister is autistic and Julia acts almost exactly like she did at age 3 or 4. This was years ago and back then kids were afraid of her hand flapping made fun of her way of speaking. I wish Julia had been around to show that everyone can play together and educate people about autism. It would have been nice to say "She has autism like Julia on Sesame Street" instead of having to give a 5 minute explanation everytime we met someone new.

    • KittyChanIsHere :3
      KittyChanIsHere :3 Месяц назад

      Julia actually is 4!

    • drummer4life39
      drummer4life39 Год назад +2

      kftc88 Well, now you can tell people that she's like Julia on Sesame Street! I have Asperger's syndrome, and I think Julia is a wonderful addition. 😊

    GGBABE Год назад

    it's very good that they have a muppet who has a recognised disability.

  • Juice Man
    Juice Man Год назад

    reminds me so much of my daughter, she has classic autism. makes me cry everytime i watch this because it's so touching, innocence of an autistic child

  • TheRedhead1997
    TheRedhead1997 Год назад

    This is so cute!!!

  • elsa1942
    elsa1942 Год назад +44

    Stimming is good and natural! Pass it on! Rock on, literally!

  • Allie Hadley
    Allie Hadley Год назад +10

    My brother and sister are twins and both have Autism. This is beautiful!
    While obviously 1 person (well puppet) can never represent every single person with autism I still think they have done their research and are being very clever In the way they portray this character.
    My bro+sis have different ways in which their autism effects them

  • Harrah Abigail
    Harrah Abigail Год назад +17

    I'm not sure how old Abby is supposed to be but I heard Julia is supposed to be four. We can't necessarily expect her to be as articulate as Elmo and Abby I'd they're (much?) older. Also we know there's a spectrum of autism and we're old enough to possibly respond accordingly to individuals. (I am assuming) we are adults. Sesame Street is for children, though we may enjoy it too. Julia represents autistic kiddos as well as kids who are "different." I think the various autism organizations agreed on this representation of the spectrum because whether or not a child knows what autism is, they should be able to notice for themselves that Julia does things differently and that is perfectly fine. Kids watching will learn to follow that example. Honestly I am not too familiar with autism, i will not pretend to be. I just know one person on the spectrum and he is high functioning enough for at least really small children to not notice, in my opinion. Julia's position on the spectrum is to be noticed as well as her friends love AND respect for her.

    • Jerome Boyer
      Jerome Boyer 7 месяцев назад

      Harrah Abigail esiessedeeeodeod

    • Gabe The Sesame Street Fan Est. 2001
      Gabe The Sesame Street Fan Est. 2001 Год назад +1

      Yes she is. Also, Elmo is three, which makes Julia older than him!

    • Anna@Bella
      Anna@Bella Год назад +1

      BugPope Elmo has been officially 3 and half for 40 years. I remember him turning 3 and going to preschool for the 1st time and when his goldfish died.

    • BugPope
      BugPope Год назад +1

      Elmo is officially three years old. I.e., he's supposed to be as developed as a three years old child.

  • Sam Edwards
    Sam Edwards Год назад +7

    This is an example of sending out a message not giving an example of a specific disability... If this was giving out an example of a specific disability then every single disability under the sun would be represented through children's entertainment, however its sending that message out that disabilities of any kind can be just the same or even better within children's tv shows. There will always be a negative view towards this being not a complete representation or it being amazing however its removing the negative views that are currently placed on disabled children and adults and really it cant get any worse than it currently is at the moment so I see this as an amazing starting point for the media and entertainment within the disability community.

  • Daniel Ortman
    Daniel Ortman Год назад +1

    so wonderful. maybe we could get some psychically disabled Muppet next, it is so great to see people like me and my friends accepted for who they are.

    • FluffyCatGirl1
      FluffyCatGirl1 7 месяцев назад

      Cant you show them in a wheelchair though?

    • Daniel Ortman
      Daniel Ortman Год назад

      yes u can, given that many paraplegics use blankets to cover their legs. come on, all they need is to make a different sort of puppet, or introduce a human character into the show.

    • Hoku5Poku5
      Hoku5Poku5 Год назад

      I understand what paraplegia is. They can't be paraplegic because they don't have legs. That's my point. You can't show the wheelchair if you can't show the legs.

    • Daniel Ortman
      Daniel Ortman Год назад

      A) paraplegic just means they can't use their legs, you are thinking of double amputees. Obvious things like that is the kind of lack of understanding I want to devout my life fighting against. B) a puppet in a wheel chair isn't hard to imagine.

    • Hoku5Poku5
      Hoku5Poku5 Год назад

      That may be tough. You can't have a paraplegic muppet because they already don't have legs.

  • Colleen McIndoe
    Colleen McIndoe Год назад +47

    It's super exciting to have a character with autism! Many people are commenting about how she's a "stereotype of autism". This is one character and they did their best to represent JULIA, not anyone else. As autism is different in every person who has it, it would be impossible to represent how autism would look in every single person. They do a good job of saying "autism in Julia means...". They have given her a unique set of characteristics that many people may be able to relate to one characteristic or another.

  • Spring Man
    Spring Man Год назад +4

    I think its nice that they're doing this!
    Btw, does anyone else think Abby sounds different? Or is it just me for not watching or checking the show in like 12 or so years lmao

    • Amanda Boone
      Amanda Boone Год назад +2

      They might have gotten someone else to play her. I don't even remember what she used to sound like though lol

  • Katherine Loyola
    Katherine Loyola Год назад +3

    This makes my heart so freaken happy.

  • Shepasaurus Rex
    Shepasaurus Rex Год назад +7

    the happy flappy!!!!!

  • David Brotsky
    David Brotsky Год назад

    One day maybe I'll figure out how to fill the void....I just don't think many understand. Is there much about non-verbal boys out there?

  • Miles Beyond
    Miles Beyond Год назад +2

    1:30 you can see where the control points on the arms end, as the remaining hand gets to flap around.

  • Miles Beyond
    Miles Beyond Год назад +11

    This video is the highest form of autism.
    I know I have no say in this, because I am lucky enough to be on the highest functioning level on the autistic spectrum. If you were to look at me at 4 or 5 years old, you would call me funny and weird, and nowadays,(14) you couldn't tell the difference between me and a normal teen.
    Now, there's another kid in my class named Jonah. When nobody's looking(1-3 people actually) he would flap his arms and hands like drake bell, and fall asleep in the first few minutes of class. He frequently gets into meltdowns, and it's fairly easy to put him in one, just make a confusing or contradictory statement, and he will swing at you or bang his desk.
    If he was 4 years old, he MAY act like the character portrayed on this video, but it is NOT every child. I understand emotions, I can emphasize, and if I can, I'm pretty sure others can. You are making autistic kids into a stereotype.

    • Miles Beyond
      Miles Beyond Год назад

      aaron bristow
      edit: i said to take off your mask on the bus to jonah and he had an autistic breakdown, and swung at EVERYONE and cried.

    • Nicole Beaver
      Nicole Beaver Год назад +1

      Yes, and as someone on the spectrum myself I am very impressed with their efforts from a neurotypical standpoint to help KIDS understand autism. Plus if you watched the 10 minute skit you would have seen that they said 'for Julia', meaning that autism is different for other people. So shut up.

    • Aaron Bristow
      Aaron Bristow Год назад +1

      ıllılılı мιlεs ıllılılı Bεyond ıllılılı I'm sorry but if an autistic kid swings at me for saying something weird I'm swinging back

    • Celine Turner
      Celine Turner Год назад

      You're right that I was generalising, but to be honest you said the exact same thing I was trying to.

    • mabusestestament
      mabusestestament Год назад

      +Celine Turner
      Well, people with Asperger's "can function fine" in society is not really true in many cases, as a lot of people with Aspergers (including myself) can tell you. Some of them can, some of them barely can, some of them can't.

  • Nichelle McKinney
    Nichelle McKinney Год назад +27

    This is why it's called the Autism Spectrum. There are so many different types! Good Lord.

  • Jahaziel Cipolla
    Jahaziel Cipolla Год назад +25

    You all know there are different types of autism, right...

    • mickiblay1
      mickiblay1 Год назад +19

      A major point that they will make in the introductory episode, when a character will ask the adult what Autism is; For JULIA, it's like this. They admitted that the hardest part about making an autistic character was that it's such a broad spectrum that differs from person to person. And there's no possible way for them to create characters for each form of Autism.

    • Kcidymccus
      Kcidymccus Год назад +18

      Jahaziel Cipolla Yea the creator of Julia pointed that out. The creator whos son has autism

    • Treemeadow
      Treemeadow Год назад +74

      and this is the kind Julia has. They do explain that on the show.

  • Ms Chic
    Ms Chic Год назад +2

    She doesn't look autistic. my niece doesn't move her armas like that and don't repeat the same word.

    • Nicole Beaver
      Nicole Beaver Год назад

      Autism is different for everyone, please remember that. I don't 'look' it either (which is actually very rude to say if someone tells you that they are), and I don't echo words but I do flap my arms. Not everyone is your niece.

    • Lacey
      Lacey Год назад

      Autism is different in every child, but hand flapping an echolalia (repeating words and phrases after hearing them) are very common presentations. They are common enough that they are listed in "Early Signs of Autism" pamphlets. My 3.5-year-old son does both, though the happy-flaps are reserved for when he is REALLY happy.

    • Ms Chic
      Ms Chic Год назад +8

      I have learned something new. Thank you.

    • SmellamyBlake
      SmellamyBlake Год назад +14

      I'm autistic and I do repeat words and flap my hands. Not everyone with autism is the same

    • Invar V
      Invar V Год назад +23

      If you know one person with autism, you know ONE person with autism. It's a spectrum where people are affected in different ways; we're not all 100% the same.

  • Sancho G
    Sancho G Год назад

    Is Julia a spastic then??

  • had_ookin
    had_ookin Год назад +48

    This is just way too adorable.

  • David Brotsky
    David Brotsky Год назад +5

    Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism. So why isn't the character a boy? And what about non-verbal kids with autism?

    • Netbug009
      Netbug009 Год назад +1

      Nicole Beaver No need for the attitude! Boys do, statistically speaking, have a higher diagnosis rate. That doesn't mean autistic girls don't exist, but that's not what the OP was saying anyway. Also, saying girls can adapt better is also sterotyping...

    • Nicole Beaver
      Nicole Beaver Год назад +1

      That is complete bullcrap. Autism is a very biased and stereotyped disorder. I should know, I have it and I'm a girl. Autism affects both genders actually fairly equally, but like me those who are higher functioning can easily adapt to our surroundings better than boys can, sorry to say. Plus it's so stereotyped that getting a diagnosis is surprisingly hard. So they chose a girl to represent it to break a stereotype. That answer your question?

    • alex!?
      alex!? Год назад

      what comment? wtf are you talking about?

    • Andre Lavandero
      Andre Lavandero Год назад

      +alex!? I thought you were commenting on my comment.

    • alex!?
      alex!? Год назад

      whats true???

  • Clark Matthews
    Clark Matthews Год назад +4

    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 ;)

  • Zoë Loves Gymnastics
    Zoë Loves Gymnastics Год назад

    Why is Julia's face so huge compared to abbey's?

    • Kendra Lobsta
      Kendra Lobsta Год назад +26

      Zoe Macaroni Muppets come in all shapes and sizes :)

  • Maddy
    Maddy Год назад +50


  • Kye Talks
    Kye Talks Год назад +303


    • robert vergas
      robert vergas Год назад

      Kye Talks d

    • Marcela Baquero
      Marcela Baquero Год назад +3

      Kate Speaks Julia: *flaps* Me: *starts burning*

    • Alexei B
      Alexei B Год назад +14

      If I could thumbs up this comment many times, I would. Julia's happy flapping is making me happy flap too

  • Kelsey Rohr
    Kelsey Rohr Год назад +88

    my child is 7 and has very little speech. They are all different. If you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with autism.

    • Rochel Leah Solow
      Rochel Leah Solow 8 месяцев назад +1

      Also in the original episode where they debuted Julia Big Bird asks what's autism and the man explained by saying well for Julia its and gave explanation showing that the explanation was specific to her

    • NoriMori
      NoriMori 9 месяцев назад +1

      They quoted that on a 60 Minutes segment about Julia. :D

  • Kylie Dee
    Kylie Dee Год назад +173

    As a girl who is on the autism spectrum herself and a long time Sesame Street and muppet fan for so long. I'm so happy they added a autistic character. Julia seems like she's gonna bring such a ray of sunshine and bubbly spirit to the show. I think I have a new favourite character besides Elmo and Cookie Monster! She's so adorable.

    • Katelyn Tat
      Katelyn Tat 6 дней назад

      Kylie Dee is She was 6 years old?

    • Tide Pods
      Tide Pods 3 месяца назад

      Kylie Dee favorite not favourite

    • Stephanie Evjen
      Stephanie Evjen 4 месяца назад

      You may not know it, Kylie, but I have Asperger's and I'm a-okay with it. Seeing Julia on Sesame Street is a good step forward for the show to accept everyone of all kinds.

    • 6 месяцев назад

      Kylie Dee It supports me having autism, too!

    • futanarimouto
      futanarimouto 8 месяцев назад

      Walking on the tippy toes is a pretty standard autist trait. I notice we share it with each other more often than even the hand flapping. Since Julia is a stereotypical caricature(albeit an incredibly lovable one) it is almost certain that she walks on her tip toes.

  • Leanne Haddock
    Leanne Haddock Год назад +1

    I am so happy!

  • Phoebe Congloebe
    Phoebe Congloebe Год назад +136

    Finally Julia is a PHYSICAL PUPPET!!
    But most of us with autism can speak... and some of us don't like stuff like Minecraft, My Little Pony and transportation... We need a non-stereotypical representation of someone with autism.
    -Coming from an aspie herself

    • Llamas Without Hats
      Llamas Without Hats 3 месяца назад

      Phoebe Pikachu Same.. I have all advanced selections and my teachers went a year without knowing I had Autism. With that said, this is what the MAJORITY of Autistic kids are like so that is how they represent it.

    • Olive aka Olivia the lupus patient!
      Olive aka Olivia the lupus patient! 4 месяца назад

      Phoebe Pikachu Someone from my littke pony is Autistic?

    • Olive aka Olivia the lupus patient!
      Olive aka Olivia the lupus patient! 4 месяца назад

      Colleen Goff Aspergers is Autism..

    • parappatherapper340
      parappatherapper340 5 месяцев назад

      I swear when I see Julia I'm gonna show her ren and stimpy

    • Steven Tutty
      Steven Tutty 5 месяцев назад +1

      I personally thought it was cool that she's semi-nonverbal!!! Since autism impacts everyone differently, they had to pick and choose which autistic traits to give Julia, because obviously they couldn't represent the entire community in ONE character- there are just way too many ways for a person to be autistic. But they chose which traits they thought would highlight how autistic children are different from neurotypical children, and her having limited communication is just part of that! I don't think it was meant to offend, I think it was just to say "sometimes autistic people don't really feel like talking a lot, and that's cool! You can still be friends!" I dunno, I thought it was neat :)