The newest resident on Sesame Street — a service dog


A new Muppet character named Brandeis will teach children about service animals on a new episode of Sesame Street airing Nov. 12 and 30 on PBS nationwide.  The episode summary explains that Brandeis, a yellow Lab, is trying to find a job when he meets series regular Gina and her service dog in-training, Hercules.  Brandeis decides he too wants to be a service dog, and after weeks of training is paired with Liliana, who is in a wheelchair.  Sesame Street consulted with the Canine Companions organization to create the special episode as an awareness campaign for service dogs.