Meet Sesame Street's Global Cast of Characters
Over the course of the 40 years that the program has been on the air, Sesame Street has spawned versions in countries around the world
- By Abby Callard
- Smithsonian.com, November 06, 2009
Mahboub is an artistic Arab-Israeli Muppet who represents the ideals of the Israeli co-production, Rechov Sumsum. The show aims to help Israeli children learn to respect and appreciate other cultures in this turbulent region. Mahboub speaks both Hebrew and Arabic and interacts with the other diverse characters on the show, including native Israeli Muppets and a Russian-Israeli magic shop owner.