'Sesame Street' Friends Announce New Human Neighbor

Ismael Cruz Cordova discusses his role as Armando on the popular children's show.
3:00 | 05/10/13

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We're about to make some history right here on "good morning america." A new neighbor coming to "sesame street" and we are revealing that brand-new human character right now and so with no further ado, kelly, are you ready? Yeah, yeah, yeah. I am so ready. Is big bird yellow? All: Five, four, three, two, one! Come on out. Ooh. Oh. Hey. How are you? Good to see you. Good to see you again. Come on over to the couch. Hello. Hey, rosita. I want you all to meet miles. He is going to be playing the role of armando on "sesame street" when season 44 premieres Before we get to see you, my daughter sarina and I met you when we visited recently. His journey gang when a big call went out for people to come and play. We'd love to meet -- ♪ sunny days ♪ Reporter: They came from across the country all competing for a chance to le on the most famous street in america. ♪ Can you tell me how to get how to get to sesame street ♪ Reporter: Last summer "sesame street" held its first ever open casting call for a new hispanic neighbor to join all those lovable characters. ♪ Come tell me ♪ baby I -- ♪ move ♪ Reporter: The coveted part went 26-year-old ismail cruz mordica playing the role of mondo. Welcome to "sesame street." What is it like to be the newest member of the family here? It's such a dream come true/full circle. My first experience with television is watching tv was in puerto rico. I only spoke spanish. I learned how to speak english watching this show. Reporter: In honor of ismael's arrival me and sarina got a spanish lesson. I can teach you how to say cookie in spanish. Reporter: With the help of cookie monster. You can say -- we'll say et together, one, two, three. yes, she was great. She's the best. All right, you said in the piece you grew up watching television, shows like "sesame street" and that is in part how you learned to speak english and now being cast and being a part of "sesame street," you're going to help teach a bunch of people how to speak spanish. How important is that to you? The hispanic population is growing in the united states and I think "sesame street" is a place of diversity of kids seeing themselves on the screen like it happened to me when i was growing up and it's so important to bring that image and that culture and that perspective of a multiculturd generation of hispanic and american. High time -- sarina says hello. She was sorry she couldn't be here. Hi, sarina. Go to our website goodmorningamerica.Com to learn more about mondo and "sesame street." We're looking forward to having you. All right, here comes the big debut of "sesame street" this september but hear the new sooegs is actually going to be on hispanic culture and with no further ado I understand there's a wonderful song sung in spanish and english as we go to break. Thank you, josh. Yeah. ♪ ♪ I love my hair ♪ ♪ there's nothing else thatan c

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