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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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 Maria / ... (208 episodes, 1971-2014)
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 Bob / ... (183 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Gordon / ... (177 episodes, 1974-2014)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (157 episodes, 1974-1998)
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 Susan / ... (131 episodes, 1969-2012)
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 Prairie Dawn / ... (128 episodes, 1970-2015)
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 Baby Bear / ... (124 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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Trivia

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 »

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

Oscar the Grouch: Say! Aren't you Johnny Trash?
Johnny Cash: No, Cash.
Oscar the Grouch: Cash, Cash!
Johnny Cash: Yeah. Have a rotten day!
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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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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.13 (2011) See more »

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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
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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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