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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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S47.E5 Having a Ball
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When Saul the Ball is disappointed that he can't play ball with Elmo and Rosita inside the house, Elmo and Rosita help him use his imagination to play other games.


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S46.E26 Elmo and the Bookaneers
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 Big Bird / ... (272 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Bert / ... (271 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (255 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (239 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (211 episodes, 1971-2014)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (205 episodes, 1982-2015)
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 Elmo / ... (189 episodes, 1982-2014)
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 Bob / ... (186 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Gordon / ... (182 episodes, 1974-2017)
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 Luis / ... (168 episodes, 1971-2017)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (160 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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1-2-3 Sesame  »

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Trivia

As of 2005, this program has won over 100 Emmy Awards, the single-most awarded to any television show in the United States. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Bert: Oh, I love pigeons more then anything else in this world... besides oatmeal.
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

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CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO GET TO SESAME STREET?
Performed by the Children of Sesame Street
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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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