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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 Bert / ... (224 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Big Bird / ... (216 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 News Flash Announcer / ... (207 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (194 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (171 episodes, 1971-2014)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (163 episodes, 1982-2014)
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 Elmo / ... (157 episodes, 1982-2014)
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 Bob / ... (157 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Gordon / ... (155 episodes, 1974-2014)
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 Luis / ... (129 episodes, 1971-2014)
Richard Hunt ...
 Two-Headed Monster / ... (123 episodes, 1974-1998)
Loretta Long ...
 Susan / ... (115 episodes, 1969-2012)
Fran Brill ...
 Prairie Dawn / ... (107 episodes, 1970-2014)
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 Baby Bear / ... (93 episodes, 1986-2014)
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Storyline

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

When creating the show, executive producer Joan Ganz Cooney, deliberately made sure that the human cast would be an ensemble with approximately equal roles, so no one person would emerge as the host or star of the show and be able to use this as a negotiating tool and threaten the show's survival when it came time for contracts to be renewed, as Robert Keeshan had been able to do as the star of the Captain Kangaroo (1955) show. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[repeated line]
Bert: I don't get it.
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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 Tosh.0: Banana Sprite Challenge: Regurgitation (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

PINBALL NUMBER COUNT
Performed by The Pointer Sisters
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one of the coolest educational shows on TV.
24 May 2000 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

Sesame Street was my favorite show when I was a kid. I remember a scene from the episode where Mr. Hooper died. Gordon told Big Bird that he died. Big Bird thought he would come back, but Gordon told Big Bird that he wouldn't. This episode dealt with death in a way young children would understand, which makes it a classic.

I'll admit it. Sometimes when I'm flipping through the channels, I'll stop and watch SS for awhile. It brings back so many childhood memories.


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