Sesame Street (1969– )

TV Series  |  TV-Y  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 6,806 users  
Reviews: 75 user | 23 critic

On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, both human and puppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games and songs.

Creator:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON TV
ON DISC
ALL

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 25 Dec 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 09 Mar 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 18 Jun 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 27 Apr 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Sesame Street" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sesame Street (1969– )

Sesame Street (1969– ) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sesame Street.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



45   44   43   42   41   40   … See all »
2015   2014   2013   2012   … See all »
Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 190 wins & 276 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Comedy | Family | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt
Family | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Fred Rogers explores various topics for young viewers through presentations and music both in his world and in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Stars: Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Newell
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.

Director: Ken Kwapis
Stars: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Elmo loves his fuzzy, blue blanket, and would never let anything happen to it. However, a tug-of-war with his friend Zoe sends his blanket to a faraway land, and Elmo in hot pursuit. Facing... See full summary »

Director: Gary Halvorson
Stars: Kevin Clash, Mandy Patinkin, Vanessa Williams
Reading Rainbow (TV Series 1983)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang
Sesame Street, Special (TV Movie 1988)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

There's a special going on at Sesame Street. First, Gladys Knight and the Pips sing the theme song, then Phil Donahue interviews the residents; Alastaire Cookie tells us the tale of "The 39... See full summary »

Director: Jon Stone
Stars: Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Emilio Delgado
Big Bird in China (TV Movie 1983)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Stone
Stars: Caroll Spinney, Brian Muehl, Frank Oz
Schoolhouse Rock! (1973–2009)
Animation | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A series of shorts illustrating various songs that teach multiplication tables, grammar, science, American history, computers, economics, and environmentalism.

Stars: Jack Sheldon, Darrell Stern, Sue Manchester
The Flintstones (1960–1966)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The misadventures of a modern stone-age family and friends.

Stars: Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl
Family | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Everyone's invited as Sesame Street celebrates its 25th birthday! The whole family will want to sing along with this special hour-long collection of favorite Sesame Street songs.

Directors: Mustapha Khan, Jon Stone
Stars: Caroll Spinney, Martin P. Robinson, Fran Brill
Short | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Stars: David D. Connell, Joan Ganz Cooney, Brian Henson
Sesame Street (TV Series 1983)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Sarai Tzuriel, Gabi Amrani, Yona Atari
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Bert / ... (233 episodes, 1969-2014)
...
 Big Bird / ... (227 episodes, 1969-2014)
...
 News Flash Announcer / ... (216 episodes, 1970-2013)
...
 Ernie / ... (201 episodes, 1969-2005)
...
 Maria / ... (179 episodes, 1971-2014)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (176 episodes, 1982-2015)
...
 Elmo / ... (161 episodes, 1982-2014)
Bob McGrath ...
 Bob / ... (161 episodes, 1969-2014)
...
 Gordon / ... (160 episodes, 1974-2014)
...
 Luis / ... (137 episodes, 1971-2014)
Richard Hunt ...
 Two-Headed Monster / ... (129 episodes, 1974-1998)
Loretta Long ...
 Susan / ... (118 episodes, 1969-2012)
Fran Brill ...
 Prairie Dawn / ... (114 episodes, 1970-2015)
...
 Cookie Monster / ... (103 episodes, 1986-2015)
...
 Murray Monster / ... (95 episodes, 1991-2015)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-Y | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Release Date:

10 November 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sesame Street Unpaved  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2014-)

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

On August 14, 2012 Sesame Street announced it is hold a casting call on August 20 for a new Hispanic character for the show's 44th season. See more »

Goofs

During the "Remembering Game" sketch, when Cookie Monster calls "Number 4", a stagehand's arm is visible reaching behind the game board at the bottom right of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Big Bird: Never refer to me as an item. I'm a bird.
See more »

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 »


Soundtracks

IMAGINATION
Performed by Ernie, with Bert, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Herbert Birdsfoot, Prarie Dawn and Grover
©1973
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

What happended to my show?

Can this really be the same show that dealt with the death of Mr. Hooper? I can't see them doing anything like that now. They used to count up to twenty. Now they sometimes go past ten. I even remember one cartoon segment where they went up to 40! I miss Mumford the Magician(ala peanut butter sandwiches!) and the honkers. I had a honker doll when I was little. Drove my folks nuts.

Please get rid of Elmo World! He doesn't even TEACH anything.('cept for that one PC Holiday Speacial) and as many others pointed out he's annoying and talks down to kids.

For people who tell me not to get upset over a kids show, I remind them that Sesame Street was a show parents could watch with their kids without being bored silly. The show had jokes that parents could get. and some awesome guest stars.

I have a feeling this show may be coming to an end. It will be replaced by Elmo's World in hour long form.

Farwell Sesmae we had great times together.


32 of 53 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Realized how indoctrinated I was after watching a 1st season ep Vega_Lyra
T for toes Kwho-191-862249
Does anyone remember? goddessheraxena
Release the Wicked Witch of the West episode already! Wonka399
Sesame Street 'Crack Master' Re-Release Petition dycaite
What happened to Big Bird? superguido
Discuss Sesame Street (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?