Sesame Street (1969– )

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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, both human and puppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games and songs.

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 Bert / ... (211 episodes, 1969-2013)
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 Big Bird / ... (202 episodes, 1969-2013)
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 News Flash Announcer / ... (191 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (182 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (156 episodes, 1971-2013)
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 Telly Monster / ... (148 episodes, 1982-2013)
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 Bob / ... (144 episodes, 1969-2013)
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 Gordon / ... (141 episodes, 1974-2013)
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 Elmo / ... (140 episodes, 1982-2013)
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 Luis / ... (120 episodes, 1971-2013)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (113 episodes, 1974-1998)
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 Susan / ... (111 episodes, 1969-2012)
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 Prairie Dawn / ... (100 episodes, 1970-2014)
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The setting is in a small street in a city where children and furry puppet monsters learn about numbers, the alphabet and other pre-school subjects taught in commercial spots, songs and games. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Sesame Street Unpaved  »

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Unfortunately, some classic Muppets have been canned over the years for interesting reasons. Don Music, the piano player who would bang his head against the piano in frustration, had to be discontinued when kids at home started doing the same thing. Harvey Kneeslapper was discontinued because his signature laugh was too much of a strain on Frank Oz's vocal cords. Roosevelt Franklin, arguably one of the first breakthrough Sesame Street Muppets, had to go as he was considered to be a negative cultural stereotype (he was the only African American Muppet at the time and was seen mostly in detention after school). Professor Hastings, a teacher whose lectures were so dull that he'd put himself to sleep while he was giving them, was discontinued - because he was too dull. Some of these banned segments continued to air on the Canadian version for some time after they were removed from the US show. See more »

Goofs

During the final stanza of the Anything Muppets' song "J Friends", when the four Muppets jump up at the line "Let's jump with Jane", the hair and forehead of Muppet performer Frank Oz are briefly visible at the bottom of the screen. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Oscar the Grouch: Ding-dong! You're wrong!
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Crazy Credits

The episodes that originally aired on a Friday somewhere between 1969 and 2000 had an additional message in the funding credits saying "Recorded at Reeves Teletape III" until 1987. Starting around the 18th season of the show, the message then said, "Facilities by Unitel Video, Inc." See more »

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TWO PRINCES (COOPERATION)
Performed by The Spin Doctors, with Elmo, Telly and Zoe
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one of the coolest educational shows on TV.
24 May 2000 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

Sesame Street was my favorite show when I was a kid. I remember a scene from the episode where Mr. Hooper died. Gordon told Big Bird that he died. Big Bird thought he would come back, but Gordon told Big Bird that he wouldn't. This episode dealt with death in a way young children would understand, which makes it a classic.

I'll admit it. Sometimes when I'm flipping through the channels, I'll stop and watch SS for awhile. It brings back so many childhood memories.


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