Sesame Street (1969– )

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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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Series cast summary:
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 Bert / ... (225 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Big Bird / ... (217 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 News Flash Announcer / ... (208 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (195 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (172 episodes, 1971-2014)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (164 episodes, 1982-2014)
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 Elmo / ... (158 episodes, 1982-2014)
Bob McGrath ...
 Bob / ... (158 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Gordon / ... (155 episodes, 1974-2014)
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 Luis / ... (130 episodes, 1971-2014)
Richard Hunt ...
 Two-Headed Monster / ... (124 episodes, 1974-1998)
Loretta Long ...
 Susan / ... (115 episodes, 1969-2012)
Fran Brill ...
 Prairie Dawn / ... (108 episodes, 1970-2014)
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 Baby Bear / ... (93 episodes, 1986-2014)
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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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Sesame Street Unpaved  »

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Trivia

In 2004, Natalie Portman appeared as a character named Natalie. Natalie was to run Hooper's Store for three episodes while Alan (Alan E. Muraoka) was on vacation. But after taping one episode, Portman began losing her voice and was unable to continue. 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

Fat Blue: [in Grover's taxi] I do not want to go to the museum, I do not want to go the movies, I do not want to go to the zoo! I want YOU to drive ME to the library!
Grover: Gladly, sir. If you do not mind waiting.
Fat Blue: Waiting? Waiting for what?
Grover: 'Til I get my car fixed. It is broken.
Fat Blue: I can't wait 'til your car is fixed. I'm in a hurry!
Grover: Oh alright, sir, if you are going to be difficult.
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Grover: Hey, Herry! Forget the gargage. We need to go to the library!
Fat Blue: But I'm in a hurry. Hey...?
Grover: Well in that case I shall call ...
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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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BUT I LIKE YOU
Performed by Bert and Ernie
©1984
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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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