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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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 Big Bird / ... (274 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Bert / ... (274 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (257 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (242 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (213 episodes, 1971-2014)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (206 episodes, 1982-2015)
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 Elmo / ... (190 episodes, 1980-2014)
Bob McGrath ...
 Bob / ... (186 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Gordon / ... (183 episodes, 1974-2017)
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 Luis / ... (170 episodes, 1971-2017)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (162 episodes, 1974-1998)
Loretta Long ...
 Susan / ... (133 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Prairie Dawn / ... (132 episodes, 1970-2015)
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 Baby Bear / ... (126 episodes, 1986-2017)
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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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21 July 1969 (USA)  »

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1-2-3 Sesame  »

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Trivia

Gordon never had a last name until 1991 when he became a teacher. Since it would have been inappropriate for students to call him by his first name, Roscoe Orman suggested his last name should be Robinson, after Matt Robinson, the first actor to play Gordon in the show. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[repeated lines]
Grover: [out in the distance] He-e-e-e-e-ey, froggy baby!
Kermit the Frog: Oh, no.
[Grover walks to Kermit and slaps his back really hard]
Kermit the Frog: Oof!
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CAPTAIN VEGETABLE
Performed by Captain Vegetable with Eddie and Andy
©1983
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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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