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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 / ... (272 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Bert / ... (270 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (253 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (238 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (210 episodes, 1971-2014)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (204 episodes, 1982-2015)
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 Elmo / ... (188 episodes, 1982-2014)
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 Bob / ... (185 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Gordon / ... (181 episodes, 1974-2017)
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 Luis / ... (168 episodes, 1971-2017)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (158 episodes, 1974-1998)
Loretta Long ...
 Susan / ... (133 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Prairie Dawn / ... (130 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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1-2-3 Sesame  »

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Trivia

According to "The Guinness Book of World Records 2004," the show, which has been shown in 180 countries, holds the record for Most Popular Children's Educational Program. 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: [Referring to Slimy's book The Adventures of Trash Gordon] He loves reading Trash.
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Each episode is numbered, and this number is displayed at the start of the episode. See more »

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DANCE MYSELF TO SLEEP
Performed by Ernie and Bert
©1982
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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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