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Sesame Street 

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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.
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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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Release Date:

21 July 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

1-2-3 Sesame  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In 2004, Natalie Portman appeared as a character named Natalie, who was going to run Hooper's Store for three episodes while Alan was on vacation. After taping one episode, Portman began losing her voice and was unable to continue. See more »


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


Big Bird: At last! Now you see him and you got to believe me. He's not imaginary after all. I told you all along there was a Snuffleupagus, my best pal. I told you, but you never believed me.
Gordon Robinson: Wait a minute, Big Bird. Maria, Linda and I believed you.
Big Bird: Yeah, but no one else did.
David Robinson: That's right, Big Bird. We didn't, but...
Big Bird: But what?
Snuffleupagus: Yeah, but what?
Susan Robinson: Big Bird, you have a right to be angry.
Big Bird: I do?
Susan Robinson: Sure, I mean after all this time, and we never believed you. That must have been very hard on you.
Big Bird: Well, yeah.
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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 »


Referenced in Pastor Mike Online: Paradigm Shift and Repentance (2014) See more »


Performed by Count von Count and his bats
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Lost Roots
28 July 2006 | by 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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