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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 / ... (252 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Bert / ... (255 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (236 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (223 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (196 episodes, 1971-2014)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (188 episodes, 1982-2015)
Bob McGrath ...
 Bob / ... (176 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Elmo / ... (174 episodes, 1982-2014)
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 Gordon / ... (172 episodes, 1974-2014)
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 Luis / ... (155 episodes, 1971-2014)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (146 episodes, 1974-1998)
Loretta Long ...
 Susan / ... (127 episodes, 1969-2012)
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 Prairie Dawn / ... (120 episodes, 1970-2015)
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 Cookie Monster / ... (113 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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The shoe size of Snuffy Snuffleupagus was 65 GGG See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Ernie: [Ernie is having Bert's head traced on the screen, unbeknownst to Bert who can't move and doesn't understand why] Okay, here is Bert's eye.
[His left eye is traced]
Ernie: And here is Bert's other eye.
[His other eye is traced]
Ernie: And the eyes are what you see with, right Bert?
[Bert starts to say something, but is cut off immediately by Ernie]
Ernie: Don't say anything, Bert.
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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 One, Two, Many (2008) See more »

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BEIN' GREEN
Performed by Kermit the Frog
©1970
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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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