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 / ... (204 episodes, 1969-2013)
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 Big Bird / ... (197 episodes, 1969-2013)
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 News Flash Announcer / ... (185 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (176 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (152 episodes, 1971-2013)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (142 episodes, 1982-2013)
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 Gordon / ... (138 episodes, 1974-2013)
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 Bob / ... (138 episodes, 1969-2013)
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 Elmo / ... (137 episodes, 1982-2013)
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 Luis / ... (117 episodes, 1971-2013)
Loretta Long ...
 Susan / ... (108 episodes, 1969-2012)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (108 episodes, 1974-1998)
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 Prairie Dawn / ... (98 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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Trivia

The character of Oscar the Grouch was inspired by two people. His attitude comes from a nasty waiter that served Jim Henson and former director Jon Stone at a restaurant called Oscar's Tavern in Manhattan. The voice was inspired by a cab-driver that used to drive Caroll Spinney to the set every day during the first season. See more »

Goofs

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

Old King Cole: What ho! Bring me my royal pipe. And step on 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The War of the Roses (1989) See more »

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ONE FINE FACE
Performed by Ernie and Elmo
©1986
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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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