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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 / ... (272 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Bert / ... (271 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (255 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (239 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (211 episodes, 1971-2014)
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 Telly Monster / ... (205 episodes, 1982-2015)
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 Elmo / ... (189 episodes, 1982-2014)
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 Bob / ... (186 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Gordon / ... (182 episodes, 1974-2017)
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 Luis / ... (168 episodes, 1971-2017)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (160 episodes, 1974-1998)
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 Susan / ... (133 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Prairie Dawn / ... (131 episodes, 1970-2015)
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 Baby Bear / ... (125 episodes, 1986-2015)
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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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1-2-3 Sesame  »

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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

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

Gordon Robinson: What are you guys doing?
Abby Cadabby: We are drawing about the house we live in.
Gordon Robinson: Cool, Le me see it.
[Looks at Rosita's house]
Gordon Robinson: Wow!
Rosita: That is my Casa! And this is my mother!
Elmo: And this is my apartment where I live on.
Gordon Robinson: That's cool, And what do you got here, Abby?
Abby Cadabby: Well, This is my house, And this is my other house.
Elmo: [Confused] Hey, Wait a minute. What do Abby mean her other house?
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Each episode is numbered, and this number is displayed at the start of the episode. See more »

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I LOVE TRASH
Performed by Oscar the Grouch
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It's Not The Same As It Used To Be
28 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I think that Sesame Street, although it is a really good children's show, isn't really the same as it used to be. It hasn't been the same since Jim Henson died and it hasn't been the same since a lot of the characters have died or moved on. The people that have come and gone from this show are the ones that have been the best I've seen in a very long time. Now instead of recording new shows and going on without some of the major players in the show they just pasted together clips from old shows. I remember the days before Jim Henson died when Sesame Street was more than just a clip show. It meant a lot to the kids of my generation.


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