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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 / ... (250 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Big Bird / ... (246 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (231 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (218 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (191 episodes, 1971-2014)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (186 episodes, 1982-2015)
Bob McGrath ...
 Bob / ... (172 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Gordon / ... (171 episodes, 1974-2014)
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 Elmo / ... (171 episodes, 1982-2014)
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 Luis / ... (149 episodes, 1971-2014)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (142 episodes, 1974-1998)
Loretta Long ...
 Susan / ... (125 episodes, 1969-2012)
Fran Brill ...
 Prairie Dawn / ... (119 episodes, 1970-2015)
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 Cookie Monster / ... (112 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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Sesame Street Unpaved  »

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Trivia

In each of Don Music's appearances, an autographed photograph of series musician, songwriter, and original music-director Joe Raposo appeared on a wall. 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 »

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Kermit the Frog: [trying to come up with a rhyming song lyrics] Mary had a bicycle. It was painted red as fire. And whenever Mary wanted to take a ride, The bicycle had a flat tire.
Don Music: I like it!
[shouting for joy]
Don Music: I LIKE IT! Oh, that's great! You have the biggest talent of writing songs. This could be my biggest hit. Would you like to hear it?
Kermit the Frog: Certainly, I would be an honor.
Don Music: Okay, Fine.
Kermit the Frog: [to the viewers] Ladies and Gentlemen, Live and in person, Here is Don Music doing his new hit song!
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Each episode is numbered, and this number is displayed at the start of the episode. See more »

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Performed by Guy Smiley
©1990
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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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