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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 / ... (273 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (256 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (240 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (212 episodes, 1971-2014)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (205 episodes, 1982-2015)
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 Elmo / ... (190 episodes, 1980-2014)
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 Bob / ... (186 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Gordon / ... (183 episodes, 1974-2017)
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 Luis / ... (169 episodes, 1971-2017)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (161 episodes, 1974-1998)
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 Susan / ... (133 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Prairie Dawn / ... (131 episodes, 1970-2015)
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 Baby Bear / ... (125 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

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Goofs

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

Quotes

Gordon Robinson: What are you guys doing?
Abby Cadabby: We are drawing about the house we live in.
Gordon Robinson: Cool, Le me see it.
[Looks at Rosita's house]
Gordon Robinson: Wow!
Rosita: That is my Casa! And this is my mother!
Elmo: And this is my apartment where I live on.
Gordon Robinson: That's cool, And what do you got here, Abby?
Abby Cadabby: Well, This is my house, And this is my other house.
Elmo: [Confused] Hey, Wait a minute. What do Abby mean her other house?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The New Scooby-Doo Movies: The Haunted Showboat (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

AFRICAN ALPHABET SONG
Performed by Kermit the Frog and Ladysmith Black Mambazo
©1987
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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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