A Palestinian TV network is about to launch the first Arab Sesame Street. It is an educational programme for children based on a series of puppets. It has spread across the world, and I think it is relatively culturally unspecific – although it did emerge in the US.
The programme spawned the Muppet Show, a hugely popular evening comedy show presented by the puppets, in the 1970s.
Now, Sesame Street is getting its first Arab Muppet.