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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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 Telly Monster / ... (203 episodes, 1982-2015)
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 Elmo / ... (188 episodes, 1982-2014)
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 Bob / ... (185 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Gordon / ... (181 episodes, 1974-2017)
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 Luis / ... (167 episodes, 1971-2017)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (158 episodes, 1974-1998)
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 Susan / ... (133 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Prairie Dawn / ... (130 episodes, 1970-2015)
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 Baby Bear / ... (124 episodes, 1986-2015)
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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

To answer the immortal question, here is how to get to Sesame Street: Take the "R" or "V" train to Steinway Street. Stay on back of train. Walk west on 34th Avenue, three blocks to 36th Street. Turn left on 36th Street. The entrance to Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens is mid-block (between 34th & 35th Avenues). See more »

Goofs

In the end of the song "Hey Food" The drummer's drum falls off the set. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Bert: I don't get it.
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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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FIVE PEOPLE IN MY FAMILY
Performed by An Anything Muppet Father and His Family
©1969
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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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