Sesame Street: Meet Julia (Full Clip | 10 Min)

ALAN: Here’s some
more paper, guys. ELMO: Oh thanks, Alan. ABBY: Thanks, Alan. ALAN: You’re welcome. ELMO: OK, just a
little more green. ALAN: Oh, it’s nice. ELMO: Thank you. ALAN: Oh. Hey, welcome to Sesame Street. ELMO: Oh, hi. ALAN: We are having some
fun with finger paints. BIG BIRD: Oh. Hi, guys. Hi, Elmo. Hi, Abby. ELMO: Hi, Big Bird. BIG BIRD: Hi, Alan. ALAN: Hey. BIG BIRD: Who’s this? ELMO: Oh, this is
our friend Julia. BIG BIRD: Oh. Hi, Julia. I’m Big Bird. Nice to meet you. Oh. Julia? ALAN: Julia’s just concentrating
on her painting right now. You guys, you’re all
doing a great job. ABBY: Thank you. ELMO: Thank you, Alan. [INAUDIBLE] Elmo
loves finger painting. ABBY: Yeah, me too. I love the way the paint
squishes in my fingers. JULIA: Ew. ABBY: Oh. You’re right. I’m sorry, Julia. I know you don’t like
the way it feels. ALAN: And that’s why a
paint brush works for you. There’s lots of ways to paint. ELMO: OK, and there. Elmo’s all done. ABBY: Yep. So am I! BIG BIRD: Oh, can I see
what you all painted? ELMO: Oh, sure thing. ALAN: Wait, wait, wait,
wait, wait you guys. Here. Wipe your hands off first. ABBY: Oh, right. Right. ALAN: And I will show him. Take a look. BIG BIRD: Whoa. Those are both really great. ELMO: Oh, thank you Big Bird. ABBY: Thank you. BIG BIRD: May I see
your painting Julia? Julia? ALAN: Sometimes it takes
Julia a while to answer. It helps to ask again. Julia? Can Big Bird see your painting? JULIA: See your painting? Yes. ALAN: OK. Oh, all right. Take a look at this everybody. ELMO: Oh. BIG BIRD: Whoa ELMO: Wow. A flying bunny. Cool. JULIA: Fluffster. ELMO: Oh, yeah. That looks just like
your bunny, Fluffster. ABBY: I love it. Ooh, it’s so fun and silly. Julia, you’re so creative. JULIA: [GIGGLING] BIG BIRD: Yeah. You’re really good at painting. High five, Julia. Huh? Huh? High five? Oh, Alan. I don’t think Julia
likes me very much. ALAN: Oh, no. You two are just meeting
for the first time. BIG BIRD: Oh. So she’s shy. Oh, I get that. I can feel shy sometimes, too. ALAN: Well, with Julia,
it’s not just that. You see, she has autism. She likes it when
people know that. BIG BIRD: Autism? What’s autism? ALAN: Well, for Julia, it
means that she might not answer you right away. ELMO: Yeah. Julia doesn’t say a lot. ALAN: That’s right. And she may not do
what you expect, like give you a high five. ABBY: Yeah. She does things just a little
differently in a Julia sort of way. BIG BIRD: Oh, OK. ABBY: And she’s a lot of fun. ELMO: Yeah. Julia likes being
with her friends. Oh, and she loves to play, too. JULIA: Play, play, play. [LAUGHING] ABBY: You want play now, Julia? JULIA: Play, play, play. ELMO: OK. We can all play together. ALAN: Hey, that’s a great idea. BIG BIRD: Oh, me too. Can I play? ELMO: Sure, Big Bird. ABBY: Sure thing. OK, so what should we play? BIG BIRD: How about tag? JULIA: [GIGGLING] ALAN: I think that’s a yes. ABBY: Oh, Julia. You’re bouncing
like a rubber ball. Boing, boing, boing. ELMO: Boing, boing, boing. JULIA: Boing, boing, boing. [LAUGHING] ELMO: OK, Julia. One more thing. Tag, you’re it. [GIGGLING] BIG BIRD: Wait. What’s Julia’s doing? ALAN: Well, it looks like she’s
playing tag while jumping. BIG BIRD: I’ve never seen
tag played like that. ALAN: Well, Julia does do some
things a little differently. BIG BIRD: Oh, because
of her autism? ALAN: Sometimes
people with autism may do things that might
seem confusing to you. BIG BIRD: Oh. Like when she flaps her hands? ALAN: Yep. That’s just something she
does when she’s excited. But you know what? Julia also does some things
that you might want to try. ELMO: Boing, boing,
boing, boing. This is fun, Julia. ABBY: Hey, it’s
a whole new game. It’s boing tag. JULIA: Boing,
boing, boing, boing. ABBY: Now I’m it! I’m gonna get you. BIG BIRD: Oh, it does look
like a fun way to play. ALAN: That’s right. It doesn’t matter how
they play, they’re just a bunch of friends having fun. BIG BIRD: Huh. You know, I think I’d like
to be a friend of Julia, too. ALAN: All right,
well then go on. Join in. ABBY: Boing, boing,
boing, boing. Tag, you’re it, Big Bird. BIG BIRD: Oh, OK. BOTH: Boing, boing,
boing, boing. BIG BIRD: Boing, boing, boing. Boing, boing, boing, boing. This is a new way of
playing, Alan, but I like it. ALAN: That’s good! ALL: Boing, boing, boing. [SIRENS] ALAN: Oh, what’s
the matter, Julia? JULIA: Noise. ALAN: Noise? JULIA: Noise, noise. ALAN: The sirens
are bothering you? JULIA: Noise, noise, noise. ELMO: It’s OK, Julia. BIG BIRD: Boing, boing,
boing, boing, boing. Tag, you’re it, Julia. JULIA: No. No. ALAN: Hey. JULIA: No. No. ALAN: Julia, let’s
take a break, OK? JULIA: Break. ALAN: Here’s– I’ve got
Fluffster, all right? Come on. JULIA: Break. ALAN: Come on. JULIA: Break. ELMO: Come on, Abby. ABBY: Big Bird. BIG BIRD: I didn’t– I didn’t mean to upset Julia. ABBY: Oh, it’s not
your fault, Big Bird. Julia didn’t like the siren. BIG BIRD: The siren? It wasn’t that loud. ELMO: Oh. Well, it was to Julia. ABBY: Yeah. Her ears are really
sensitive, so some sounds are just too much for her. BIG BIRD: Gee. I hope she’s going to be OK. ABBY: Oh, she will. ELMO: Oh, yeah. Julia just needs
a break sometimes. She’ll come back to play soon. BIG BIRD: I sure hope so. ALAN: I can see why this is
your favorite spot, Julia. It’s so quiet up here. Lots of pretty flowers. It’s very calming JULIA: [CRYING] Fluffster. ALAN: Yeah. I know that Fluffster
helps you feel calm, too. JULIA: [WHIMPERING] ALAN: Hey, why don’t we do some
of your deep breathing, OK? Let’s try it, all right? Remember, take a big
belly breath in slowly. And slowly in, slowly out. Feeling a little better? JULIA: Better. ALAN: Good. I love this view. Look at Sesame Street. Everything seems different
from up here, doesn’t it? JULIA: [GIGGLING] ALAN: What’s so funny? What do you see? JULIA: Big Bird. [GIGGLING] ALAN: Yeah. Yeah, that’s your
new friend Big Bird. JULIA: [GIGGLING] Big Bird. ALAN: Oh, but he looks like a
small bird from up here, right? BOTH: [GIGGLING] ABBY: You OK, Big Bird? ELMO: Yeah, what you doing? BIG BIRD: Oh, I’m just
thinking about Julia. You know, she’s not like any
friend I’ve ever had before. ELMO: Yeah. But– well, none of us
are exactly the same. ABBY: Yeah, that’s right. I mean, you’re a bird, Elmo’s
a Monster, and I’m a fairy. We’re all different. BIG BIRD: Yeah, I
guess that’s true. All my friends are different. Each one is unique. ALAN: Look who’s feeling better. ALL: Julia! JULIA: Big Bird. BIG BIRD: For me? Oh. Gee, thanks, Julia. Oh, that’s really kind of you. JULIA: [LAUGHING] BIG BIRD: You know, we have
something we both like to do. I like to flap, too. It’s a bird thing, I guess. Watch. Flap, flap, flap. ALL: [LAUGHING] BIG BIRD: Yeah, and I know
that we both like to play. JULIA: Play, play, play. BIG BIRD: Oh, sure. We can play some more. ABBY: Oh, oh. Can I play with you guys? ELMO: Oh, Elmo too? BIG BIRD: Well, of course. We can all be friends. ABBY: Yeah. BIG BIRD: [SINGING] We all have
our own special things that make us who we are. ELMO: [SINGING] And
everyone’s important. ABBY: [SINGING] We can
all shine like a star. ALAN: [SINGING] Yeah,
we may all be different, but that’s something
that’s worth praising. BOTH: [SINGING] It’s
who we are and what we do that makes us each amazing. ALL: [SINGING] We
can all be friends. We can all be friends. BIG BIRD: [SINGING] It feels
a little better when we all play together. JULIA: [SINGING] We
can all be friends. ELMO: Oh, there’s another thing
you have in common, Big Bird. Julia loves to sing. BIG BIRD: Oh, yeah. ALL: [SINGING] We
can call be friends. We can all be friends. It feels a little better
when we all play together. We can all be friends. BIG BIRD: Let’s play tag. JULIA: Boing,
boing, boing, boing. ABBY: Boing tag. ELMO: Yeah, boing tag. BIG BIRD: Yeah, boing tag. ALL: Boing, boing,
boing, boing, boing. Boing. [MUSIC PLAYING]

100 thoughts on “Sesame Street: Meet Julia (Full Clip | 10 Min)”

  1. There should be more autistic characters on this show because not all people with autism act the same way as Julia.

  2. Iโ€™m actually crying this is the most accurate representation of autism in the media that Iโ€™ve ever seen.

  3. The intent is great, but somehow it comes off as more of a stereotype of autism to me. I saw on another video that the puppeteer for Julia has a son who has autism, but this is still not 100% successful for my taste. :/

  4. This is imbarsing I know people canโ€™t tell but my name is julia my little cousin watches this and if she sees this the will bug me until sheโ€™s older

  5. It means so much to me to see such loving representation of someone like me… I love Julia so much, and I will literally die for her.

  6. I was tearing up watching this. My 2 yo is still kinda young to understand but this makes me look forward to the day she does.

  7. This reminds me of how at my old school there was this autistic girl at my school and everyone made fun of her and now I love all the Julia episodes of this show

  8. I really love this touch they did. Showing that not everybody is perfect in shows are really nice. AND Showing coping mechanisms for autism? Sesame Street has really taught some amazing things to children.

  9. My brother has Autism!!
    He can't take Loud Noise or he will get upset and start freaking out, but it has to be extremely loud, like monster truck loud
    And you can't get him mad! He'll get upset and sometimes throw things at you!! I guess he is kinda like Julia, just older than her I guess

  10. Okay like the message behind this is really good and Iโ€™m glad it has representation. BUt like Julia should get into a high class art school. By the time she gets onto college sheโ€™d be famous frfr.

  11. A perfect example, I have a friend thatโ€™s autistic and heโ€™s really nice, I play with him a lot. But you guys should know about Kodi Lee, heโ€™s also amazing

  12. For those of you wondering how or why Julia is exceptional at drawing, it is likely Savant Syndrome. It can sometimes come with Autism or other forms of mental disability. It usually causes one or two skills to be quite above average, especially creative skills like drawing or singing. Savants can also be great at quick calculations and specific areas of expertise. (This is coming from someone with Asperger's. I have been told I have an exceptional singing voice and range, but I'm not sure if it is Savant-level skills)

  13. Why is Big Bird so miserable? Is he off his prozac? Why has Sesame Street partnered with an anti-vaccer lobby group?

  14. My older step brother has a different type of autism but he is very good at controlling it and i love him and he is good to me love you bro i love all my siblings and i love them all honorary siblings to ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’•

  15. Sesame Street, Julia is amazing and a wonderful project. You built so much trust. So why are you now partnering with Autism $peaks, a eugenics front full of antivax exploiters who are rejected by every major advocacy organization of actual autistic people? Go back to partnering with ASAN, please!

  16. Iโ€™m autistic and I do a lot of things differently. I wonโ€™t answer too many questions and I donโ€™t like loud noises

  17. New concept: they add another person with autism, only it's someone higher functioning.

    Make it a sort of parallel to this episode, even with Julia in it but the point is big bird keeps pointing out how the new character doesn't act like Julia does, and the new character keeps showing it.

    Sirens come by again? New character stays put, even warning Julia ahead of time so she can avoid the sirens altogether.

    The message: autism doesn't just look like Julia. It takes multiple forms. And you shouldn't expect every person with autism to act the same way.

  18. Omg this lightens my heart! My lil bro bro has autism and this is how he was when he was younger. Now he can cope with loud noises but he still bounces up and down though. But he is an expert at making up stuff just like Julia. I love my lil bro. Love ya Marcus! ๐Ÿ˜˜

  19. When Julia was introduced, she showed how all children can play together, and children having autism is nothing to be afraid of. Sesame Workshop has since partnered with hate-group Autism Speaks, which stands for the opposite. Please sign the petition against this, and share it to your preferred social media platform:

  20. i almost started crying when it got to the scene where she had a sensory overload from the loud noise. i have asperger's, and my hearing is also sensitive, and i constantly get made fun of for it. one time in 8th grade my school had a fire drill with no warning and i was crying the whole time because of how much the bell scared me

  21. My daughter was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum as an adult (would have been called an Aspie a few years ago). She was 33 at the time. Once we got the diagnosis, the change in her was amazing. She didn't feel like she was "crazy." We understood so much more about her anxieties and what triggered them. She was much more sure about figuring out coping mechanisms – instead of just floundering around because she did know WHAT was setting her off. We knew something was off when she was little, but back then, girls did not have autism. It was a boys thing. She was diagnosed with LD/ED. Fortunately, her high school was one of the few at that time that had a "center" for kids who learned differently (but the girls still were not considered autistic). My family (several relatives were teachers) started asking if she might be autistic. We did some research and went to therapy. And we were told, yes, she is on the autism spectrum. It has actually been a relief. She is living at home and the two of us are working things out. I have learned to recognize a lot of her triggers and can lead her out of the situation, or help shield her. Sometimes I recognize them before she does. :o) It has been an interesting and informative journey and I am sure it will continue to be so.

  22. Please give us an LGBTQ+ character LGBTQ+ kids need it.๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ

  23. I have High Functioning Autism. Diagnosed with it when I was 3. I remember what it was like being very Sensitive to certain loud noises as a kid and doing things that seem strange sometimes. I can handle normal loud noises such as Sirens as now I'm 27. Indeed was very creative, optimistic and curious and somehow smart with simple things as a kid such as working a VCR, TV to know which channels I want, turning on Game system and I played video games since I was 3 and knew like what I had to do to play.

    Today, I can Drive, Pay Bills and do basic stuff ๐Ÿ™‚ and I'm an Artist

    I know the struggles of the disability and Julia is a very cute puppet character I'd love to be good friends with and help her with her struggles too. I thank you producers of Sesame Street showing more about Autism. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  24. aspergers syndrome is a condiction not a disability I like Julia I think I may have aspergers because I see things differently aswell and have stress toys and spefic hobbies aspergers is nothing bad Julia is cool the problem is ignorant people towards aspergers I love this puppet

  25. 3;33 Julia flaps hers hands I twiddle my hair that's ok the problem is people picking on people and calling them handicapped and men shouldn't call women handicapped

  26. I have high functioninh autisim and I'm glad I could see someone
    I do not like loud noises and I have a very strict schedule that I set up by myself and I'm now 19 and growing to be more independent and I'm going to be happy. You are loved
    I'm very happy that I have people who understand me. In a matter of a fact I do not wish to be normal I am happy the way I am and wouldn't want it any other way you are loved โค

  27. Nothing makes my blood boil more than when idiots purposely rev their engines. Julia was totally me in my childhood.

  28. I'm the one who have autism. I never understood before until my mom told me about it with me. I have many ways different and I have sensitive ears to thunder, balloons popping, and loud car noises. I wish my friends would accept me and concern me with autism.

  29. This is awesome that thereโ€™s an autistic muppet on Sesame Street! As my brother does have Autism.

    EDIT: Why does Big Bird so depressed? Or is the voice of him just getting old.

  30. Some people: It's cool seeing an autistic character on a kid's TV show!

    Some other people: I think Big Bird has depression.

    Me: Can we just talk about how detailed Julia's rabbit picture really is?

  31. Iโ€™m so happy they used the siren example! Iโ€™m so excited to show my daughter this clip tomorrow! Sheโ€™s too young to understand but she loves her sesame street friends!

  32. I hate loud sounds ,but I just cover my ears if it's just to loud for me ,like a truck going by ,I hate loud sounds tho ,and if a motorcycle comes by my room window and it's loud I'll yell at it, mimicking it's loud sound I hear ,trying to be louder than it in a way

  33. I have autism and I have a special stuffed animal just like fluffster mine is a teddy bear named teddy bear ๐Ÿงธ heโ€™s soft and cuddly I had severe autism when I was little Iโ€™m 28 now and I still watch Sesame Street I love Julia sheโ€™s really sweet

  34. Comments on this are all:
    "Oh, that is so me!" "I have autism, I really, really do!"

    OR: "Sesame Street is so 'stunning and brave'" "I'm literally crying right now"

    Me: This is why we should never have closed down insane asylums

  35. Probs my favorite S.S ep! I have a friend and sister who have autism. My friend is a little bit lower. My sister is higher.

  36. Ok kids here is the scene where character named julia cover her ears because the sirens were too noisy here is a clip of this 10 minute video 5:02

  37. My parents told me about this 1 morning when I was getting ready to school and it made me so happy to find out cause recently I found out I had ASC!

  38. as someone with autism, I am so happy to see sesame street shining a light on a topic such as autism. with a lot kids with autism, it can be sometimes scary but this is showing that kids with autism are just like us and are loved all the same. ๐Ÿ’“

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