Matt Berninger raps about long words in new 'The Helpsters' Apple TV+ promo

Helpsters (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Apple continues to promote "The Helpsters."
  • The National singer Matt Berninger lends a hand.
  • He raps about long words and it's surprisingly entertaining.

Apple continues to promote its Apple TV+ kids show "The Helpsters," this time with the help of The National singer Matt Berninger.

The 83-second video sees Berninger rapping about long words with four puppets from "The Helpsters." And something that could border on cringe-worthy somehow turns out to be more fun than it has any right to be.

Meet Cody and the Helpsters, a team of vibrant monsters who love to solve problems. Whether it's planning a party, climbing a mountain, or mastering a magic trick, the Helpsters can figure anything out—because everything starts with a plan.

"The Helpsters" teaches kids how to solve problems and was created by the same people behind "Sesame Street."

"The Helpsters" is one of the many shows now available on Apple TV+, Apple's video streaming service. It runs $4.99 per month but buyers of Apple hardware can get a year free, too.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.