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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 / ... (278 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Bert / ... (279 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (259 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (247 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (213 episodes, 1971-2014)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (207 episodes, 1982-2015)
Bob McGrath ...
 Bob / ... (193 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Elmo / ... (191 episodes, 1980-2014)
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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 / ... (164 episodes, 1974-1998)
Loretta Long ...
 Susan / ... (136 episodes, 1969-2017)
Fran Brill ...
 Prairie Dawn / ... (133 episodes, 1970-2015)
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 Baby Bear / ... (128 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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Trivia

When Will Lee died, the production staff decided not to cast another actor as neighborhood grocer Mr. Harold Hooper. Instead, they wrote a special episode dealing with the loss of a loved one ("Goodbye, Mr. Hooper"). When the other cast members talk to Big Bird about the death of loved ones, some are visibly near tears. A child psychologist was brought in to help the writers. The episode announcing Mr. Hooper's death was scheduled for a public holiday, and was publicized in many newspapers so parents could be prepared to answer their children's questions. They were very careful not to say that Mr. Hooper died in a hospital, to avoid making children fear going to the hospital. In polls, fans have consistently voted this episode as the most moving and memorable. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Forgetful Jones: [repeated Line] I forgot!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in That '70s Show: Thank You (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

MONSTER CLUBHOUSE THEME SONG
Performed by the Monster Clubhouse Monsters
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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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