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 / ... (211 episodes, 1969-2013)
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 Big Bird / ... (202 episodes, 1969-2013)
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 News Flash Announcer / ... (191 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (182 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (156 episodes, 1971-2013)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (148 episodes, 1982-2013)
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 Bob / ... (144 episodes, 1969-2013)
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 Gordon / ... (141 episodes, 1974-2013)
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 Elmo / ... (140 episodes, 1982-2013)
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 Luis / ... (120 episodes, 1971-2013)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (113 episodes, 1974-1998)
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 Susan / ... (111 episodes, 1969-2012)
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 Prairie Dawn / ... (100 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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Sesame Street Unpaved  »

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In 1990, "Sesame Street" songwriter Christopher Cerf told radio interviewer Terry Gross that the show was once sued for 5.5 million dollars over the song "Letter B," a parody of The Beatles' song "Let It Be." The plaintiffs were not the Beatles (who by that time no longer owned the rights to their original song and who in fact wrote a affidavit in support of the parody) but Michael Jackson's music library, which had bought the Beatles catalog. The case was settled for $500. See more »

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During the "Remembering Game" sketch, when Cookie Monster calls "Number 4", a stagehand's arm is visible reaching behind the game board at the bottom right of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Slimy: [after reading Trash Gordon] Read more! Read more!
Oscar the Grouch: Uh uh. Sorry, Slimy, time for sleep now. So close your eyes and dream of all the wonderful Trash that's yet to come.
[to the camera]
Oscar the Grouch: You too. There'll be more Trash tomorrow.
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Each episode is numbered, and this number is displayed at the start of the episode. See more »

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Referenced in The Muppet Show: Avery Schreiber (1976) See more »

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I LOVE TRASH
Performed by Oscar the Grouch
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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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