Samantha Bee, who created the Emmy-winning sitcom “Sesame Street,” joins HuffPost Live’s Joy Behar to talk about how the show was created and how the audience was influenced by the show.
The show debuted in 2003 and was nominated for five Emmys, including best new series.
Bee spoke about her favorite episodes and why it has remained relevant for so long.
She also talked about the impact “Sugar Race” had on her family.
Bee has two kids, ages 7 and 5.
Bee said she’s grateful to her family for their support during the show’s run.
“They’re not only the people who make the show,” Bee said, “they are the people that I see each and every day.
They are the only people that are able to really say to me, ‘This is what you’re made of.'”
Bee, who is also the host of “The View,” said that she’s always tried to be as authentic as possible, and that the characters in her show are as authentic and relatable as they are.
“I just want them to have the courage to be themselves and just be themselves,” Bee explained.
“And to be so confident and so proud of who they are and how they’re doing it.”