NPR asked, “Why did the superhero go to the toilet?
“Because it was her duty!” Raya exclaims as she throws her head back laughing.
The 6-year-old Muppet has her mind on the toilet.
That’s because Raya is the sanitation Muppet. She’s one of the newest additions to the Sesame Street family, introduced back in March as part of the Sesame Workshop’s “Cleaner, Healthier, Happier” campaign. She’s got aqua green skin, big pearl eyes and an orange button nose. And her mission is to teach kids how to pee and poop in a sanitary manner.
So Raya’s job is to get people — both adults and kids — to talk openly about poop.