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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 / ... (267 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Bert / ... (268 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (250 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (236 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (208 episodes, 1971-2014)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (202 episodes, 1982-2015)
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 Elmo / ... (187 episodes, 1982-2014)
Bob McGrath ...
 Bob / ... (183 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Gordon / ... (177 episodes, 1974-2014)
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 Luis / ... (164 episodes, 1971-2014)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (157 episodes, 1974-1998)
Loretta Long ...
 Susan / ... (131 episodes, 1969-2012)
Fran Brill ...
 Prairie Dawn / ... (127 episodes, 1970-2015)
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 Baby Bear / ... (124 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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Trivia

In 1990, songwriter Christopher Cerf told radio interviewer Terry Gross that the show was sued for $5.5 million over the song "Letter B," a parody of The Beatles' song "Let It Be." The plaintiff was Michael Jackson's music library, which had bought the Beatles catalog. The Beatles, who no longer owned the rights to the original song, wrote a statement to the court supporting Sesame Street. The case was settled for $500. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Oscar the Grouch: Say! Aren't you Johnny Trash?
Johnny Cash: No, Cash.
Oscar the Grouch: Cash, Cash!
Johnny Cash: Yeah. Have a rotten day!
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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 »

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RUBBER DUCKIE
Performed by Ernie
©1970
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GIve Cookie Monster back his cookies
21 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was once one of the best shows for children to learn things from at an early age but now it's taken the turn of a ridiculous show to keep kids quiet while their parents don't pay attention. Then they complain about one of the characters and the show gets worse. Things that need to be changed:

1. Elmo- Get rid of Elmo, he teaches nothing and is very annoying. The only reason they added him was so they could make a doll that makes an irritating noise when you squeeze it then vibrates across the carpet.

2. Cookie Monster- Veggie Monster! what is that! Why can't Cookie Monster eat cookies anymore? Cookie Monster did not make kids fat, stupid video games made kids fat. Now stand back, ignore Sesame Street and look at the problem. Kids are not fat because they idolize a puppet, kids are fat because they don't have the common sense to put down the I-Pod and the Gameboy and go play outside. After all they don't need to go outside to play baseball anymore, not when they can sit on their duffs and do it on a Playstation.

3. Oscar the Grouch- I was really, really mad when I saw what they did to my favorite Sesame Street character. I need to keep this one short, for everyone's sake, make the Grouch, grouchy again, please he didn't do anything to us, he just didn't like to be around people and singing, what's so wrong with that?


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