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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 / ... (250 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Bert / ... (253 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Ernie / ... (221 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (195 episodes, 1971-2014)
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 Telly Monster / ... (188 episodes, 1982-2015)
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 Bob / ... (174 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Elmo / ... (173 episodes, 1982-2014)
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 Gordon / ... (172 episodes, 1974-2014)
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 Luis / ... (153 episodes, 1971-2014)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (144 episodes, 1974-1998)
Loretta Long ...
 Susan / ... (127 episodes, 1969-2012)
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 Prairie Dawn / ... (119 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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Big Bird is 8'2" tall. See more »

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In a lot of times you can see the strings of the puppets that are being used by the puppeteers. See more »

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[Repeated line]
Cookie Monster: [before eating cookies] Cowabunga!
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ELMO'S WORLD
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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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