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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Cast

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 Bert / ... (197 episodes, 1969-2013)
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 Big Bird / ... (190 episodes, 1969-2013)
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 News Flash Announcer / ... (177 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (168 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (147 episodes, 1971-2013)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (136 episodes, 1982-2013)
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 Gordon / ... (135 episodes, 1974-2013)
Bob McGrath ...
 Bob / ... (135 episodes, 1969-2013)
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 Elmo / ... (132 episodes, 1982-2013)
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 Luis / ... (115 episodes, 1971-2013)
Loretta Long ...
 Susan / ... (105 episodes, 1969-2012)
Richard Hunt ...
 Two-Headed Monster / ... (102 episodes, 1974-1998)
Fran Brill ...
 Prairie Dawn / ... (95 episodes, 1970-2013)
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Storyline

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

In 1993, the original set was expanded to include new areas located just around the corner from Big Bird's nest, which had previously marked the end of Sesame Street's world. Among these areas was a store initially run by a character played by Ruth Buzzi. The series format was intended to simulate the commercial-filled world of TV to which American children are exposed, with a main plot line being interrupted by frequent commercials hawking educational concepts instead of products and simulated TV programs. The show also made extensive use of the reruns concept by replaying popular segments over and over, intermixed with new material. As a result, children viewing the show in 2002 will still see the occasional segment that was originally created for the series when their parents were still children! Many songs written for the series are now considered standards. These include "Sing," "Being Green," "Rubber Duckie," and "C is for Cookie," as well as the show's theme song. However, when the show changed formats in 2000, this concept is less frequently used than before. 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

Old King Cole: What ho! Bring me my royal pipe. And step on it.
Kermit the Frog: Don't worry, folks - we won't go for the old joke.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: Partial Terms of Endearment (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

FIVE PEOPLE IN MY FAMILY
Performed by An Anything Muppet Father and His Family
©1969
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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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