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 / ... (218 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Big Bird / ... (209 episodes, 1969-2013)
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 News Flash Announcer / ... (198 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (189 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (162 episodes, 1971-2014)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (154 episodes, 1982-2014)
Bob McGrath ...
 Bob / ... (153 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Gordon / ... (149 episodes, 1974-2014)
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 Elmo / ... (147 episodes, 1982-2014)
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 Luis / ... (124 episodes, 1971-2014)
Richard Hunt ...
 Two-Headed Monster / ... (120 episodes, 1974-1998)
Loretta Long ...
 Susan / ... (114 episodes, 1969-2012)
Fran Brill ...
 Prairie Dawn / ... (104 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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Trivia

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Quotes

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I DON'T WANT TO LIVE ON THE MOON
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©1984
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Lost Roots
28 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though I am 33 years old, I have still found myself drawn to watch a minute or two of Sesame Street now and then. My daughter is 10 years old so her days of Elmo are long over but I find it a little sad that they have changed so much on the show. I remember watching the show every time it came on. My daughter loved it too. It seems too commercialized now and the characters have changed so much that you don't feel a connection to them the way that I did as a child. There was a feeling of being a part of "the family" even if you weren't actually there with them. I don't think that kids have changed so much that they wouldn't like it just the way that it use to be. I think what has changed is the junk that is on T.V. now days. Unfortunately, I suppose, poor old Sesame Street just couldn't compete with all that, and ended up having to make a few minor sacrifices here and there to draw the attention of the kids. I wish that for my Grand children's sake, though, they could find a way to go back to the Sesame Street that I remember and also be able to incorporate some of the new things.


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