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 / ... (221 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Big Bird / ... (213 episodes, 1969-2013)
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 News Flash Announcer / ... (204 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (191 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (168 episodes, 1971-2014)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (160 episodes, 1982-2014)
Bob McGrath ...
 Bob / ... (155 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Elmo / ... (154 episodes, 1982-2014)
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 Gordon / ... (152 episodes, 1974-2014)
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 Luis / ... (127 episodes, 1971-2014)
Richard Hunt ...
 Two-Headed Monster / ... (122 episodes, 1974-1998)
Loretta Long ...
 Susan / ... (114 episodes, 1969-2012)
Fran Brill ...
 Prairie Dawn / ... (106 episodes, 1970-2014)
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 Baby Bear / ... (92 episodes, 1986-2014)
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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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Sesame Street Unpaved  »

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Trivia

Many of the early collaborators on Sesame Street had previously worked on Captain Kangaroo (1955). These included writer and composer Jeff Moss, producer Sam Gibbon, executive producer Dave Connell, and writer Jon Stone. 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

Grover: Hello, sir, and welcome to Grover's Taxi.
Fat Blue: Oh no, it's you!
Grover: Yes it is I, your furry blue taxi driver. What can I do for you, sir?
Fat Blue: I want to go to the library.
Grover: Oh a very wise choice. The library is a wonderful place with books to read and you can listen to records like "The Air is Alive with the Sound of Music."
Fat Blue: I know that. Let's go.
Grover: You know you can take home books from the library too, if you bring them back of course.
Fat Blue: I know. That's why I'm going there.
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Crazy Credits

Each episode is numbered, and this number is displayed at the start of the episode. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Food, Inc. (2008) See more »

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MONSTER CLUBHOUSE THEME SONG
Performed by the Monster Clubhouse Monsters
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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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