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 / ... (215 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Big Bird / ... (207 episodes, 1969-2013)
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 News Flash Announcer / ... (195 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (186 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (161 episodes, 1971-2014)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (153 episodes, 1982-2014)
Bob McGrath ...
 Bob / ... (150 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Gordon / ... (147 episodes, 1974-2014)
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 Elmo / ... (146 episodes, 1982-2014)
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 Luis / ... (122 episodes, 1971-2014)
Richard Hunt ...
 Two-Headed Monster / ... (117 episodes, 1974-1998)
Loretta Long ...
 Susan / ... (114 episodes, 1969-2012)
Fran Brill ...
 Prairie Dawn / ... (103 episodes, 1970-2014)
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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

In 1993, the original set was expanded to include new areas located just around the corner from Big Bird's nest, which had previously marked the end of Sesame Street's world. Among these areas was a store initially run by a character played by Ruth Buzzi. The series format was intended to simulate the commercial-filled world of TV to which American children are exposed, with a main plot line being interrupted by frequent commercials hawking educational concepts instead of products and simulated TV programs. The show also made extensive use of the reruns concept by replaying popular segments over and over, intermixed with new material. As a result, children viewing the show in 2002 will still see the occasional segment that was originally created for the series when their parents were still children! Many songs written for the series are now considered standards. These include "Sing," "Being Green," "Rubber Duckie," and "C is for Cookie," as well as the show's theme song. However, when the show changed formats in 2000, this concept is less frequently used than before. See more »

Goofs

During the final stanza of the Anything Muppets' song "J Friends", when the four Muppets jump up at the line "Let's jump with Jane", the hair and forehead of Muppet performer Frank Oz are briefly visible at the bottom of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Oscar the Grouch: [Oscar has just broken his arm in an accident during a mud road race in his can. He comes up cradling his arm, and one of the humans there suggested taking him to the hospital] Hospital? You want to take me to the hospital? With all those clean white sheets, and those nice clean nurses and doctors?
[Pounds his hurt arm on the side of the can in frustration, yelling]
Oscar the Grouch: I don't want to go... Ow! Ow! Ow!
[Stops and cradles the arm again. Quietly, beat]
Oscar the Grouch: Take me to the hospital.
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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 Justified: Harlan Roulette (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

HONKER DUCKIE DINGER JAMBOREE
Performed by Ernie, the Honkers, a Dinger, and Ernie's Rubber Duckie
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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.


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