Joey Mazzarino

I met up recently with my friend Joey Mazzarino, who is also the head writer & puppeteer extraordinaire for PBS’ Sesame Street.

I got the scoop on his personal but lesser known puppet favorites like Stinky the StinkWeed, the difficult search for strong girl role models and how his daughter has made such a huge impact on his craft. His segment/song “I Love My Hair” was not only inspired by her, but it was essentially her gift of empowerment and pride for oneself that was wrapped into a clever number which immediately went viral (presently closing in on 3 million views)!

That’s what I call harnessing positive screen power AND the power of a very loving Dad. Need I say, Joey Rocks?!


[See my PBS Parents’ The Parent Show interview with Joey Mazzarino on]