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Sesame Street 

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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 <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Release Date:

21 July 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

1-2-3 Sesame  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In 1970, the show was banned in Mississippi in a three to two split vote by the State Commission for Educational Television, an anonymous committee member citing that the show uses a highly integrated cast, and that Mississippi was not yet ready for it. Twenty-two days later, the commission reversed its decision. See more »


During the "Remembering Game" sketch, when Cookie Monster calls "Number 4", a stagehand's arm is visible reaching behind the game board at the bottom right of the screen. See more »


The Announcer: We interrupt this presentation to bring you "A message from your local chicken!"
Gordon Robinson: Hey, Zelda! You're on!
Zelda the Chicken: [Clucking]
Zelda the Chicken: [Translating] For those of you who don't speak chicken, Zelda says that she is mighty proud to be a chicken!
Zelda the Chicken: [Clucking]
Gordon Robinson: [Translating] She is proud because chickens lay eggs,
Zelda the Chicken: [Clucking]
Gordon Robinson: [Translating] And eggs are good for you.
Zelda the Chicken: [Clucking]
Gordon Robinson: [Translating] She is also proud that she is covered with feathers that keeps him warn in the winter and hoot in the...
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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 »


Performed by Elmo
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What happended to my show?
27 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Can this really be the same show that dealt with the death of Mr. Hooper? I can't see them doing anything like that now. They used to count up to twenty. Now they sometimes go past ten. I even remember one cartoon segment where they went up to 40! I miss Mumford the Magician(ala peanut butter sandwiches!) and the honkers. I had a honker doll when I was little. Drove my folks nuts.

Please get rid of Elmo World! He doesn't even TEACH anything.('cept for that one PC Holiday Speacial) and as many others pointed out he's annoying and talks down to kids.

For people who tell me not to get upset over a kids show, I remind them that Sesame Street was a show parents could watch with their kids without being bored silly. The show had jokes that parents could get. and some awesome guest stars.

I have a feeling this show may be coming to an end. It will be replaced by Elmo's World in hour long form.

Farwell Sesmae we had great times together.

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