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 / ... (229 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Big Bird / ... (221 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 News Flash Announcer / ... (213 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (199 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (174 episodes, 1971-2014)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (167 episodes, 1982-2014)
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 Elmo / ... (160 episodes, 1982-2014)
Bob McGrath ...
 Bob / ... (159 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Gordon / ... (156 episodes, 1974-2014)
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 Luis / ... (133 episodes, 1971-2014)
Richard Hunt ...
 Two-Headed Monster / ... (127 episodes, 1974-1998)
Loretta Long ...
 Susan / ... (117 episodes, 1969-2012)
Fran Brill ...
 Prairie Dawn / ... (110 episodes, 1970-2014)
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 Baby Bear / ... (93 episodes, 1986-2014)
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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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10 November 1969 (USA)  »

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Sesame Street Unpaved  »

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Trivia

Rosita originally appeared on Sesame Street Mexico (1973), the Mexican version of Sesame Street (1969). When she joined the cast of the original American version, she became first regular bilingual Muppet on Sesame Street. See more »

Goofs

In a lot of times you can see the strings of the puppets that are being used by the puppeteers. See more »

Quotes

[Another of Oscar the Grouch's famous lines/catchphrases]
Oscar the Grouch: Scram!
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Crazy Credits

Most episodes aired from 1969 to the 2000s do not have complete closing credits; ending credits usually appeared at the end of the Friday installment, or when another weekday episode ran short. See more »

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Referenced in Greek: From Rushing with Love (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

A NEW WAY TO WALK
Written by Mark Saltzman and Joe Raposo
Performed by The Oinker Sisters
1986 Sesame Street Records, Instruct. Children's Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Classic show, but lowering it's standards
2 January 2001 | by (South Portland, ME) – See all my reviews

This is a children's television classic. It's educational and entertaining, and not painful for parents to watch with their kids. At least it never used to be. It used to be quite edgy, high-brow, very adult-accessible. It's been dumbed down considerably over the years. This is a result of playing to lower age-groups, shorter attention spans, and competing with the run-of-the-mill trash in the kid's TV arena.

The adults have virtually vanished, the muppets have gotten annoying (I'm sure we're all familiar with Elmo by now), the show has shrunk to 40 minutes, the last 20 being a new show-within-a-show known as "Elmo's World". As if the 20 minutes of Elmo aren't enough, even more grating is that there are only about 10-20 episodes of Elmo's World, yet it runs every day! And rather than dealing with reading, writing, counting, nature, social skills, Elmo's World revolves around things like balls, puppies, hair, etc. Yes, this is not your parent's Sesame Street, or probably even the Sesame Street you grew up with. It's a more modern, simple, conformist Street that has considerably less charm but at least more educational value than the other, more commercial stuff out there.

The only reason to turn your kids on to television is rapidly shrinking into another Barney.


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