Why The Actor In The DoorDash Sesame Street Ad Looks So Familiar

DoorDash has teamed up with some cute, furry, fuzzy, and fun characters to bring their Super Bowl ad to life this year. During the first quarter of the championship game that has Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs facing off against Tom Brady and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, keep your eyes out for your favorite friends from Sesame Street. Per a press release, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Grover, and Rosita, will be taking viewers on a 60-second journey and re-introducing us to the people in our neighborhood.

Who are these people in our neighborhood that we can see walking down the street who make their products available to us through DoorDash? Well, they include people who sell items like ramen, milk, shampoo, birdseed, mango smoothies, paper towels, and, of course, cookies. But our beloved Muppets aren't the only ones who will be on this neighborhood tour that is more like a sing-a-long. The press release notes that we will be treated to a "re-imagining" of the classic Sesame Street tune "People in Your Neighborhood," led by none other than the Grammy and Tony Award-winning actor and rapper Daveed Diggs. Does that name sound familiar?

Daveed Diggs is also known for his Hamilton performance and Snowpiercer

It should. Daveed Diggs played both Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette in Lin Manuel Miranda's Broadway show, Hamilton where Diggs impressively raps the song "Guns and Ships." And if you are not a fan of musicals — but seriously how can you not be when it comes to Hamilton — then per IMDb, perhaps you may remember the multi-talented actor from TNT's hit Snowpiercer or maybe as the voice of Dos from the kids movie Ferdinand. Diggs has some serious creds and accolades under his belt. But, why is he teaming up with Sesame Street and DoorDash?

"I have always valued the importance of community, so when DoorDash approached me to be part of a campaign showcasing neighborhood connections and celebrating local heroes, I was excited to partner with them," said Diggs in the press release. "Now more than ever, strengthening and supporting local businesses is critical and I'm excited to play a role in DoorDash's efforts to build community during this time. Plus, you know...Sesame Street!!" Yeah, we know!

Diggs is also not new to the Street. He was a guest in 2017 where he rapped Ernie's favorite solo, "Rubber Duckie" (via Youtube). Of course, there is also a nice philanthropic aspect to this pairing. DoorDash is inviting consumers to support Sesame Workshop's educational and social impact programs. On game day, which is Sunday, Feb. 7, DoorDash will donate $1 for every order up to $1 million to Sesame Workshop.