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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 / ... (192 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)
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 Prairie Dawn / ... (133 episodes, 1970-2015)
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 Baby Bear / ... (127 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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Possibly the only topic that has never been dealt with on the show is divorce. The producers tried in 1991 with an episode titled "Snuffy's Parents Get a Divorce". In the episode, Snuffy's parents are shown arguing and his sister, Alice, is shown reacting by hitting her teddy bear. The script was reviewed by child psychologists who suggested an emphasis on telling children that if their parents get divorced, their parents will still love them and the divorce is not their fault. The episode was tested on children in daycare centers. But the children came away with those same negative messages. The episode was never aired. In another 1991 episode, Kermit the Frog interviews a bird who sings about how her parents still love her even though they no longer live together though it is not directly stated that her parents are divorced. See more »

Goofs

In the end of the song "Hey Food" The drummer's drum falls off the set. See more »

Quotes

Gordon Robinson: What are you guys doing?
Abby Cadabby: We are drawing about the house we live in.
Gordon Robinson: Cool, Le me see it.
[Looks at Rosita's house]
Gordon Robinson: Wow!
Rosita: That is my Casa! And this is my mother!
Elmo: And this is my apartment where I live on.
Gordon Robinson: That's cool, And what do you got here, Abby?
Abby Cadabby: Well, This is my house, And this is my other house.
Elmo: [Confused] Hey, Wait a minute. What do Abby mean her other house?
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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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CAPTAIN VEGETABLE
Performed by Captain Vegetable with Eddie and Andy
©1983
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Classic show, but lowering it's standards
2 January 2001 | by (South Portland, ME) – See all my reviews

This is a children's television classic. It's educational and entertaining, and not painful for parents to watch with their kids. At least it never used to be. It used to be quite edgy, high-brow, very adult-accessible. It's been dumbed down considerably over the years. This is a result of playing to lower age-groups, shorter attention spans, and competing with the run-of-the-mill trash in the kid's TV arena.

The adults have virtually vanished, the muppets have gotten annoying (I'm sure we're all familiar with Elmo by now), the show has shrunk to 40 minutes, the last 20 being a new show-within-a-show known as "Elmo's World". As if the 20 minutes of Elmo aren't enough, even more grating is that there are only about 10-20 episodes of Elmo's World, yet it runs every day! And rather than dealing with reading, writing, counting, nature, social skills, Elmo's World revolves around things like balls, puppies, hair, etc. Yes, this is not your parent's Sesame Street, or probably even the Sesame Street you grew up with. It's a more modern, simple, conformist Street that has considerably less charm but at least more educational value than the other, more commercial stuff out there.

The only reason to turn your kids on to television is rapidly shrinking into another Barney.


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