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Sesame Street's Maria Is Leaving The Show After 44 Years!

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The word of the day is SAD.

That's because one of Sesame Street's most longtime residents Maria is retiring after an amazing 44 years!

Maria — played by actress Sonia Manzano — joined the show way back in 1971, a year we're assured really existed, and not just on TV!

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Sonia announced her retirement during an address at the American Library Association Annual Conference on Tuesday to both shock and grief from fans.

During her time on the Street, the Latina role model won 15 Emmys for her writing and was nominated twice for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series for her time onscreen.

The next generation to watch Sesame Street will be a little worse off for not having her around. See some of her best moments through the years (below)!

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Jon Stewart Calls Charleston Shooting A Hate Crime & Terrorist Attack — See All He Had To Say About The Heartbreaking Tragedy

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Whoa.

On Thursday, Jon Stewart dedicated two segments to the tragic hate crime that resulted in the deaths of nine people in Charleston, SC on Wednesday evening. The political satirist had no intention of making this week's shooting spree into a funny moment.

He shared with the audience:

"I have nothing for you."

However, he took his time in front of the camera to appeal to the American public that this incident was more than a massacre but a terrorist attack.

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He explained:

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What's In Netflix's 'For Your Consideration' Emmy Mailer? Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Tituss Burgess Finds Out! Watch Here!

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We all know Netflix has been KILLING it with groundbreaking shows that have fresh characters and edgy concepts.

So it's no surprise that the streaming service is expecting to win a big haul for the Emmy awards in September!

To get us ready, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Tituss Burgess sits down and opens one of those fancy "for your consideration" Mailers that Emmy voters get so they can binge watch all of the shows being considered for nominations!

But Titus finds more than just DVDs in this box of treats — it also comes with props from your favorite Netflix shows!

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The goodies include a Litchfield Prison inmate jacket from Orange Is the New Black, a BoJack Horseman style horse mask, and some of Lily Tomlin's vaginal lubricant her character made in Grace & Frankie!

Check out the video (above) to find more references from House of Cards, Bloodline, and Daredevil. The Emmy nominees will be announced on July 16!

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