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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)
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 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)
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 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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Trivia

When creating the show, executive producer Joan Ganz Cooney, deliberately made sure that the human cast would be an ensemble with approximately equal roles, so no one person would emerge as the host or star of the show and be able to use this as a negotiating tool and threaten the show's survival when it came time for contracts to be renewed, as Robert Keeshan had been able to do as the star of the Captain Kangaroo (1955) show. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[as Super Grover]
Grover: Yes, it is I, *Sup*-er Grover! Protector of small children and bunny rabbits!
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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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Referenced in Animaniacs: Draculee, Draculaa/Phranken-Runt (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

ELMO'S SONG
Sung by Elmo, Big Bird and Snuffleupagus
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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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