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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 <>

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Release Date:

21 July 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

1-2-3 Sesame  »

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Did You Know?


For unstated reasons, producers have frequently denied permission for the show to be inducted into The American Television Academy Hall of Fame. See more »


During the final stanza of the Anything Muppets' song "J Friends", when the four Muppets jump up at the line "Let's jump with Jane", the hair and forehead of Muppet performer Frank Oz are briefly visible at the bottom of the screen. See more »


[repeated line]
Bert: I don't get it.
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Each episode is numbered, and this number is displayed at the start of the episode. See more »


Performed by Grover (Frank Oz)
Words by Norman Stiles
Music by Christopher Cerf
© 1989
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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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