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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 / ... (275 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Bert / ... (275 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (258 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (243 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 / ... (184 episodes, 1974-2017)
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 Luis / ... (171 episodes, 1971-2017)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (163 episodes, 1974-1998)
Loretta Long ...
 Susan / ... (133 episodes, 1969-2017)
Fran Brill ...
 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

"Sing a Song" was originally slated to be the show's theme song. See more »

Goofs

In a lot of times you can see the strings of the puppets that are being used by the puppeteers. See more »

Quotes

Ernie: [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]
Ernie: And here is Bert's other eye.
[His other eye is traced]
Ernie: And the eyes are what you see with, right Bert?
[Bert starts to say something, but is cut off immediately by Ernie]
Ernie: Don't say anything, Bert.
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Crazy Credits

The episodes that originally aired on a Friday somewhere between 1969 and 2000 had an additional message in the funding credits saying "Recorded at Reeves Teletape III" until 1987. Starting around the 18th season of the show, the message then said, "Facilities by Unitel Video, Inc." See more »


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A NEW WAY TO WALK
(2002 remix)
Performed by Destiny's Child, with Elmo, Zoe and Grover
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one of the coolest educational shows on TV.
24 May 2000 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

Sesame Street was my favorite show when I was a kid. I remember a scene from the episode where Mr. Hooper died. Gordon told Big Bird that he died. Big Bird thought he would come back, but Gordon told Big Bird that he wouldn't. This episode dealt with death in a way young children would understand, which makes it a classic.

I'll admit it. Sometimes when I'm flipping through the channels, I'll stop and watch SS for awhile. It brings back so many childhood memories.


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