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 <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
Some classic Muppets have been canned for interesting reasons. Don Music, the piano player who would bang his head against the piano in frustration, was discontinued when kids at home started doing the same thing. Harvey Kneeslapper's signature laugh was too much of a strain on Frank Oz
's vocal cords. Roosevelt Franklin was considered a negative cultural stereotype; he was the only African American Muppet at the time, and was mostly seen in detention after school. Professor Hastings, a teacher whose lectures were so dull that he'd fall asleep while he was giving them, was discontinued because he was too dull. Some of these segments continued to air on the Canadian version for some time after they were removed from the US show. 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
Oscar the Grouch
Say! Aren't you Johnny Trash?
Oscar the Grouch
Yeah. Have a rotten day!
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
I WONDER 'BOUT THE WORLD ABOVE UP THERE
Written by Donald Alan Siegal
Performed by Kermit the Frog and Friends
Courtesy of Alto Prano Music, Easy Reader Music & Sesame Workshop
©1988 See more