Sesame Street (1969– )

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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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Cast

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 Bert / ... (209 episodes, 1969-2013)
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 Big Bird / ... (201 episodes, 1969-2013)
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 News Flash Announcer / ... (189 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (180 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (156 episodes, 1971-2013)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (146 episodes, 1982-2013)
Bob McGrath ...
 Bob / ... (142 episodes, 1969-2013)
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 Gordon / ... (140 episodes, 1974-2013)
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 Elmo / ... (139 episodes, 1982-2013)
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 Luis / ... (120 episodes, 1971-2013)
Richard Hunt ...
 Two-Headed Monster / ... (112 episodes, 1974-1998)
Loretta Long ...
 Susan / ... (111 episodes, 1969-2012)
Fran Brill ...
 Prairie Dawn / ... (99 episodes, 1970-2014)
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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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10 November 1969 (USA)  »

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Sesame Street Unpaved  »

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Trivia

To answer the immortal question, here is how to get to Sesame Street: Take the "R" or "V" train to Steinway Street. Stay on back of train. Walk west on 34th Avenue, three blocks to 36th Street. Turn left on 36th Street. The entrance to Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens is mid-block (between 34th & 35th Avenues). 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

[Grover is doing an exercise video]
Grover: Jane Fonda, eat your heart out!
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Crazy Credits

Each episode is numbered, and this number is displayed at the start of the episode. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Haunted House (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

THE FROGS IN THE GLEN
Performed by Kermit the Frog
©1982
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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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