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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
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
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
[Ernie is having Bert's head traced on the screen, unbeknownst to Bert who can't move and doesn't understand why
Okay, here is Bert's eye.
[His left eye is traced
And here is Bert's other eye.
[His other eye is traced
And the eyes are what you see with, right Bert?
[Bert starts to say something, but is cut off immediately by Ernie
Don't say anything, Bert.
Each episode is numbered, and this number is displayed at the start of the episode. See more
Performed by Ernie
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