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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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 Bert / ... (245 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Big Bird / ... (238 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 News Flash Announcer / ... (226 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (213 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (189 episodes, 1971-2014)
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 Telly Monster / ... (182 episodes, 1982-2015)
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 Bob / ... (169 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Gordon / ... (168 episodes, 1974-2014)
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 Elmo / ... (167 episodes, 1982-2014)
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 Luis / ... (146 episodes, 1971-2014)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (137 episodes, 1974-1998)
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 Susan / ... (123 episodes, 1969-2012)
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 Prairie Dawn / ... (116 episodes, 1970-2015)
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 Cookie Monster / ... (109 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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Sesame Street Unpaved  »

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Trivia

On the death of actor Will Lee, who played neighborhood grocer Mr. Harold Hooper, the production staff decided not to replace him with another actor instead they wrote a special episode dealing with the loss of a loved one ("Goodbye, Mr. Hooper"). In a scene where the other cast members are talking to Big Bird about the death of someone one loves, they were apparently still grieving the loss of Will Lee, since they were visibly near tears. A child psychologist was brought in to help the writers. The show where his character's death was announced was scheduled for a public holiday and was publicized in many newspapers (so parents could be present to answer any questions their children might have). It was also seen as important not to say that Mr. Hooper died in a hospital as it was seen as potentially making children scared of going to a hospital. In a poll this episode was voted by fans as being the most moving and memorable moment. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Grover: Hello everybodeeeeeeeee! It is I, Grover!
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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 »

Connections

Featured in The Nostalgia Chick: Matilda (2012) See more »

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THE MONSTER IN THE MIRROR (WUBBA WUBBA WUBBA)
Performed by Grover (Frank Oz)
Words by Norman Stiles
Music by Christopher Cerf
© 1989
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Lost Roots
28 July 2006 | by (United States) – 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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