IMDb > "Sesame Street" (1969)
"Sesame Street"
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany creditsepisode listepisodes castepisode ratings... by rating... by votes
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsmessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summaryplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

"Sesame Street" (1969) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1969-

Photos (See all 329 | slideshow) Videos (see all 857)
Sesame Street: Season 35: Episode 19 -- It's a feast of vintage Cookie skits! A prank pulled on Bert backfires on Cookie and Ernie; Cookie's call to his mother ends when he eats the telephone. Also: sing along with a classic version of "One of These Things" and a very animated ABC song.
Sesame Street: :  -- In Sea Captain The Musical, Elmo imagines that he helps out a giant pink whale by using subtraction to remove itchy barnacles from her back.

Overview

User Rating:
8.3/10   6,973 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 4% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Contact:
View company contact information for Sesame Street on IMDbPro.
Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | unknown
Release Date:
10 November 1969 (USA) See more »
Plot:
On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, both human and puppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games and songs. Full summary »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 191 wins & 277 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Rest in Peace, Sesame Street (1969 - 1998) See more (75 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 15 of 265)

Caroll Spinney ... Big Bird / ... (230 episodes, 1969-2014)

Frank Oz ... Bert / ... (227 episodes, 1969-2014)

Jerry Nelson ... News Flash Announcer / ... (216 episodes, 1970-2013)

Jim Henson ... Ernie / ... (190 episodes, 1969-1993)

Sonia Manzano ... Maria / ... (180 episodes, 1971-2014)
Martin P. Robinson ... Telly Monster / ... (175 episodes, 1982-2015)
Bob McGrath ... Bob / ... (162 episodes, 1969-2014)

Kevin Clash ... Elmo / ... (160 episodes, 1982-2014)

Roscoe Orman ... Gordon / ... (158 episodes, 1974-2014)

Emilio Delgado ... Luis / ... (137 episodes, 1971-2014)
Richard Hunt ... Two-Headed Monster / ... (124 episodes, 1974-1994)
Loretta Long ... Susan / ... (119 episodes, 1969-2012)
Fran Brill ... Prairie Dawn / ... (114 episodes, 1970-2015)

David Rudman ... Cookie Monster / ... (104 episodes, 1986-2015)

Joey Mazzarino ... Murray Monster / ... (95 episodes, 1991-2015)
(more)

Series Directed by
Lisa Simon (29 episodes, 1982-2007)
Emily Squires (29 episodes, 1982-2007)
Victor DiNapoli (25 episodes, 2000-2007)
Ted May (25 episodes, 2001-2007)
Ken Diego (25 episodes, 2005-2013)
Kevin Clash (24 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jim Martin (23 episodes, 1998-2007)
Joey Mazzarino (14 episodes, 2007-2014)
Moses Edinborough (14 episodes, 2009-2011)
Dean Gordon (12 episodes, 2007)
Tom Guadarrama (12 episodes, 2007)
Jon Stone (10 episodes, 1969-1994)
Steve Feldman (8 episodes, 1996-2002)
David Heeley (5 episodes, 1982-1985)
Christopher Heary (5 episodes, 2005)
Nadine Zylstra (5 episodes, 2007)
Matt Vogel (3 episodes, 2009-2013)
John Dilworth (2 episodes, 1997-2001)

Jim Henson (unknown episodes, 1969-1990)
Todd Broder (unknown episodes, 2001)
Eva Saks (unknown episodes, 2003-2006)
Randall Balsmeyer (unknown episodes)
Mike de Seve (unknown episodes)
Stan Lathan (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Luis Santeiro (26 episodes, 1979-2007)
Judy Freudberg (26 episodes, 1981-2007)
Tony Geiss (26 episodes, 1981-2007)
Emily Perl Kingsley (25 episodes, 1981-2007)
Annie Evans (25 episodes, 1998-2007)
Lou Berger (24 episodes, 1998-2007)
Molly Boylan (24 episodes, 1998-2007)
Joey Mazzarino (24 episodes, 1998-2007)
Christine Ferraro (23 episodes, 2005-2013)
Belinda Ward (17 episodes, 1998-2007)
John Weidman (11 episodes, 1998-2007)
P. Kevin Strader (4 episodes, 2008-2010)
John Dilworth (2 episodes, 1997-2001)
Mo Willems (2 episodes, 1998-2002)
Steve Lookner (2 episodes, 2002)
Jeff Moss (1 episode, 1969-1998)
Jim Henson (1 episode, 1969-1990)
Jerry Juhl (1 episode, 1969-1970)
Joan Ganz Cooney (1 episode, 1970)
Sara Compton (1 episode, 1981-2001)
Norman Stiles (1 episode, 1981-1992)
Nancy Sans (1 episode, 1997-2001)

Sonia Manzano (unknown episodes, 1981-2002)
Michael C. McCarthy (unknown episodes, 1985-1986)
Chrissy Ferraro (unknown episodes, 1998-2001)
Ian Ellis James (unknown episodes, 1998-2001)
David Korr (unknown episodes, 1998-2001)
Adam Rudman (unknown episodes, 1998-2001)
Josh Selig (unknown episodes, 1998-2001)
Cathi Turow (unknown episodes, 1998-2001)
Tony DeSena (unknown episodes, 2002)
Eva Saks (unknown episodes, 2003-2006)
Bruce Hart (unknown episodes)
Carole Hart (unknown episodes)
Richard Marcus (unknown episodes)
Edith Rey (unknown episodes)
Lynn Rogoff (unknown episodes)
Mark Saltzman (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Dulcy Singer .... executive producer (92 episodes, 1984-1994)
Jon Stone .... executive producer (62 episodes, 1969-1985)
Rob Marrocco Jr. .... associate producer (46 episodes, 2012-2014)
Benjamin Lehmann .... producer / associate producer / ... (36 episodes, 2007-2014)
Carol Mayes .... associate producer (30 episodes, 1991-1994)
Ray Blake .... associate producer (28 episodes, 2013)
Jenny Gioia .... senior producer (28 episodes, 2013)
Todd Slepian .... senior interactive producer (27 episodes, 2013)
Kevin Clash .... co-executive producer: Elmo's World / executive producer (25 episodes, 2005-2008)
Tim Carter .... co-producer / producer (24 episodes, 2005-2007)
Melissa Dino .... producer (24 episodes, 2005-2007)
Carol-Lynn Parente .... executive producer / senior producer (24 episodes, 2005-2007)
Rebecca Rosa .... associate producer (24 episodes, 2005-2007)
Christine Walters .... producer (17 episodes, 2009-2010)
Lewis Bernstein .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2005)
Danette de Sena .... talent producer (12 episodes, 2005)
Karen Ialacci .... coordinating producer (12 episodes, 2005)
April Chadderdon .... line producer (12 episodes, 2007)
Todd E. James .... associate producer (12 episodes, 2007)
Crystal Whaley .... producer (12 episodes, 2007)
Stephanie Longardo .... line producer (8 episodes, 2008)
Robert Cunniff .... producer (4 episodes, 1972-1974)
Craig Miller .... producer: Lucasfilm (3 episodes, 1980)
Lutrelle Horne .... associate producer / studio producer (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Original Music by
JP Rende (79 episodes, 2009-2013)
Eric Perlmutter (17 episodes, 2009-2010)
Joe Raposo (8 episodes, 1969-2007)
Stephen Lawrence (7 episodes, 1980-2007)
Tony Geiss (7 episodes, 1998-2007)
Christopher Cerf (7 episodes, 2007)
John Pizzarelli (7 episodes, 2007)
Sam Pottle (7 episodes, 2007)
Mark Radice (7 episodes, 2007)
Mike Renzi (7 episodes, 2007)
Earl Rose (7 episodes, 2007)
Russell Velázquez (5 episodes, 2007)
Rob Murat (2 episodes, 2011)
Jeff Moss (1 episode, 1969-1999)

Osunlade (unknown episodes, 1986-1991)
Gail 'Sky' King (unknown episodes, 1992-1999)
Alan Menken (unknown episodes, 1995)
Dave Conner (unknown episodes, 1998-1999)
Sarah Durkee (unknown episodes, 1998-1999)
Paul Jacobs (unknown episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Cinematography by
Jimmy O'Donnell (1 episode, 2002)

Bill Berner (unknown episodes)
Andrew Sobkovich (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jesse Averna (43 episodes, 2011-2014)
Selbern Narby (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Chris Reinhart (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
John Tierney (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
 
Series Production Design by
Victor DiNapoli (22 episodes, 1982-2007)
Bob Phillips (18 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Direction by
Rickey Boyd (35 episodes, 2010-2012)
Pete Ortiz (24 episodes, 2007-2012)
Victor DiNapoli (19 episodes, 1985-2000)
Mike Pantuso (7 episodes, 2007)
Bob Phillips (7 episodes, 2007)

Alan Compton (unknown episodes)
Valerie Green (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Nat Mongioi (35 episodes, 1985-2007)
Michael J. Kelley (8 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Costume Design by
Brian Hemesath (63 episodes, 2010-2013)
Bill Kellard (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Terry Roberson (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jane DiPersio .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 2007)
Jackie Payne .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 2007)
Joe Cuervo .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2005)
Karen Specht .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 2005)
Joseph Whitmeyer .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Production Management
Jared Jenkins .... unit production manager (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Onyi Nwsou .... manager (27 episodes, 2013)
Paola Bossola .... production manager (13 episodes, 2013-2015)
Heather Dixon .... unit manager (7 episodes, 2007)
Mitch Mayer .... production manager (6 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jon Campbell .... first assistant director / second assistant director (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tim Carter .... associate director (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Ken Diego .... associate director (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Adam Matalon .... assistant director (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
Mindy Fila .... associate director (7 episodes, 2007)
Leslie Williams .... associate director (6 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Art Department
Pete Ortiz .... graphics / graphic artist / ... (31 episodes, 2005-2012)
William Krause .... prop builder (18 episodes, 2012)
Keith Olsen .... prop coordinator (18 episodes, 2012)
Andrea Detwiler .... props / puppets / ... (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Michelle Hickey .... props / puppets / ... (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Rollin Krewson .... props / puppets / ... (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Connie Peterson .... props / puppets / ... (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Steve Ruggiero .... stagehand (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Tony Santoro .... stagehand (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Polly Smith .... props / puppets / ... (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Mike Pantuso .... senior graphic designer / graphic artist / ... (12 episodes, 2005-2007)
Maggie Ryan .... scenic artist (11 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jason Weber .... props / puppets / ... (11 episodes, 2005-2007)
Marc Borders .... props / puppets (7 episodes, 2007)
Chelsea Carter .... props / puppets (7 episodes, 2007)
Steve Dannenberg .... stagehand (7 episodes, 2007)
Lara MacLean .... props / puppets (7 episodes, 2007)
Anney McKilligan .... props / puppets (7 episodes, 2007)
Tom Newby .... props / puppets (7 episodes, 2007)
Joseph Paone .... stagehand (7 episodes, 2007)
Victoria Ellis .... muppets / props (6 episodes, 2005)
Sarah Luraschi .... muppets / props (6 episodes, 2005)
Lyndon Mosse .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2005)
Jane Pien .... muppets / props (6 episodes, 2005)
John Sullivan .... stagehand (6 episodes, 2005)
Kip Rathke .... props/puppets (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Wilbur L. Ball .... scenic artist (5 episodes, 2007)
Andy Luckey .... artist (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Sound Department
Dick Maitland .... sound effects editor / re-recording mixer / ... (266 episodes, 1969-2015)
Chris Prinzivalli .... production mixer / production sound mixer / ... (101 episodes, 2008-2014)
Michael Barrett .... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor (75 episodes, 2007-2013)
Jay Judell .... sound mixer (57 episodes, 1969-1978)
Blake Norton .... production sound mixer / supervising sound editor / ... (52 episodes, 1987-2007)
Chris Sassano .... sound editor (51 episodes, 2010-2013)
Michael Croiter .... re-recording mixer (49 episodes, 2011-2013)
Dan Guachione .... boom operator / boom (46 episodes, 2005-2010)
Bob Schott .... re-recording mixer / sound editor (36 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jorge Muelle .... music editor (36 episodes, 2010-2012)
Jim Czak .... re-recording mixer / recording engineer (32 episodes, 2005-2006)
Roger Stauss .... production sound mixer (24 episodes, 2010)
Carla Bandini-Lory .... sound editor / second audio (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Mel Becker .... boom operator / boom (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Gordon Price .... sound utility (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Chuck Tutino .... sound utility (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Tim Lester .... production sound mixer (10 episodes, 1987-1988)
Bill Moss .... recording engineer (6 episodes, 2005)
Peter Deutscher .... boom operator (3 episodes, 2014-2015)
Roy Carch .... sound effects (2 episodes, 1978)
Steven Rebollido .... audio engineer (2 episodes, 2008)
Brian Smith .... sound editor: specific segments (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Benjamin Rodriguez .... visual effects artist (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Santoro .... gaffer (81 episodes, 2000-2008)
Jason Klaus .... lighting technician (28 episodes, 2013-2014)
Ernest Albritton Jr. .... tape (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Frank Biondo .... camera operator (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jerry Cancel .... camera operator (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Daniel Kelley .... lighting designer (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jimmy O'Donnell .... camera operator (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Aaron Medick .... camera operator (7 episodes, 2007)
Dennis Degan .... tape operator / video controller (6 episodes, 1980-1983)
Kevin Burke .... camera operator (6 episodes, 2005)
Michael Appel .... electrician (5 episodes, 2002)
James Meek .... video engineer (5 episodes, 2005)

Joe LoRé .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1978-1983)
Bill Berner .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Dave Driscoll .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Arnold Giordano .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Jerry Gruen .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Henry B. Lee .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Dick Weiss .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Sally Cruikshank .... animator (8 episodes, 1990-2000)
John Korty .... animator / character designer (6 episodes, 1974-1993)
Maurice Fontenot .... storyboard artist (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Barry Bruce .... supervising animation director (3 episodes, 1999-2006)
Teresa Drilling .... animation director: "Cecille the Ball" series / animation director: "Cecille the Ball" series intro (3 episodes, 1999-2006)
John Pagan .... animation co-director (2 episodes, 1990)
Pilar Newton .... assistant animator (2 episodes, 1997-2001)
Chris Garrison .... animator (2 episodes, 1997)
Lewis Kofsky .... technical director: elmo's world, 1998-1999 (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
John T. Hill .... animator (2 episodes, 2012)
Jim Simon .... animator: specific segments (1 episode, 1970-2012)
R.O. Blechman .... animator (1 episode, 1976-2012)
Helena Fierlinger .... animator: specific segments (1 episode, 2012)
Paul Fierlinger .... animator: specific segments (1 episode, 2012)
Gerald McDermott .... animator: specific segments (1 episode, 2012)
Cliff Roberts .... animator: specific segments (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Casting Department
Meredith Kecskemety .... casting assistant (30 episodes, 2013-2014)
Carolyn Volpe .... child talent casting / casting (21 episodes, 2010-2014)
Theresa Anderson .... casting: children (6 episodes, 2005)
Skyler Sullivan .... casting: children (6 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jared B. Leese .... assistant costume designer / wardrobe supervisor (57 episodes, 2008-2013)
Michael Schupbach .... costume designer: muppets (36 episodes, 1999-2004)
J. Douglas James .... costume designer: muppets (18 episodes, 2012)
Stanley Ulysses Jones .... costume designer: muppets (18 episodes, 2012)
Sarah Lafferty .... costume designer: muppets (14 episodes, 2014)
Sarah Schoening .... costume designer: muppets (14 episodes, 2014)
Andrea Detwiler .... costumes (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Michelle Hickey .... costumes (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Rollin Krewson .... costumes (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Connie Peterson .... costumes (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Polly Smith .... costumes (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jason Weber .... costumes (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Chelsea Carter .... costumes / costume designer: muppets (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Rose Trimarco .... wardrobe (11 episodes, 2005-2007)
Marc Borders .... costumes (7 episodes, 2007)
Anney McKilligan .... costumes (7 episodes, 2007)
Tom Newby .... costumes (7 episodes, 2007)
Victoria Ellis .... costumes (6 episodes, 2005)
Sarah Luraschi .... costumes (6 episodes, 2005)
Jane Pien .... costumes (6 episodes, 2005)
Erin Dougherty .... wardrobe (5 episodes, 2007)
Lara MacLean .... costumes (5 episodes, 2007)

Grisha Mynova .... wardrobe (unknown episodes)
Colleen Noe .... wardrobe (unknown episodes)
Terry Robertson .... assistant costume designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Meaghan Wilbur .... assistant editor (51 episodes, 2011-2014)
Eric Hendricks .... segment editor (47 episodes, 2008-2013)
Jeremy Carr .... segment editor (23 episodes, 2008-2010)
Robert J. Emerick .... supervising editor (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Frances Chu-Fong .... post-production assistant (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
Nolan Maloney .... post-production assistant (10 episodes, 2010)
Valerie Ewing .... post-production assistant (8 episodes, 2008)
Theresa Anderson .... post-production coordinator (7 episodes, 2007)
Tim Wells .... post-production assistant (7 episodes, 2007)
Conrad Ford .... post-production coordinator (6 episodes, 2005)
Olaf Schwennesen .... post-production assistant (5 episodes, 2003)
Mark Pagan .... post-production assistant (3 episodes, 2003)

Mike Trinker .... assistant editor (unknown episodes, 1988-1991)
Lou Iocca .... on-line video editor (unknown episodes, 1993-1994)
John Hutchison .... editor: video tape (unknown episodes)
Brian Keene .... editor: video tape (unknown episodes)
Evamarie Keller .... editor: video tape (unknown episodes)
Eric Moorman .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Vincent Sims .... editor: video tape (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Kathryn Raio .... composer: additional music (79 episodes, 2009-2013)
JP Rende .... composer: additional music (79 episodes, 2009-2013)
Danny Epstein .... music supervisor / music coordinator (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Vicki Levy .... music coordinator / music production assistant (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Mike Renzi .... music director (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Dave Conner .... studio music director / associate music director (12 episodes, 2005-2007)
Bill Sherman .... musical director / music director (8 episodes, 2010-2013)
Rigdzin Collins .... music coordinator (8 episodes, 2012-2013)
Jim Czak .... music re-recording mixer / supervising music editor (7 episodes, 2007)
Bill Moss .... music editor (7 episodes, 2007)
Jody Gray .... composer: additional music / composer: additional music "Abby's Flying Fairy School" (3 episodes, 1997-2011)
Bob Golden .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 1990)
Terry Mike Jeffrey .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 1996)

Robby Merkin .... musical director (unknown episodes, 1998-1999)
Toots Thielemans .... musician: harmonica solo (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Dan Levy .... transportation (17 episodes, 2010)
Nick Stergiou .... production travel coordinator (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
Keith Olsen .... transportation supervisor (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Brian Sales .... driver (7 episodes, 2007)
Aaron Smith .... driver (7 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Other crew
Andrew Moriarty .... key production assistant / production assistant / ... (87 episodes, 2009-2014)
Shevaun Gray .... production coordinator / production assistant / ... (46 episodes, 2008-2014)
Leah Baker .... production secretary (34 episodes, 2006-2007)
Breonna Rodriguez .... digital designer (28 episodes, 2013)
Kyle Levenick .... lead developer (27 episodes, 2013)
Dan Projansky .... creative technical director (27 episodes, 2013)
Jason Oliveri .... production coordinator: specific segments / production coordinator (25 episodes, 2003-2004)
Patrick Mancini .... production assistant (21 episodes, 2011-2014)
Nina Shelton .... production assistant (17 episodes, 1990-1995)
Mary Kate Pedro .... production office intern (17 episodes, 2010)
Melissa Susino .... intern (15 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kate Guttman .... production coordinator / production secretary (14 episodes, 2005-2007)
Mare Kroliczak .... production intern (14 episodes, 2007)
David I. Cohen .... research team: Sesame Street (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Mindy Fila .... production assistant: control room / production assistant (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Tom Guadarrama .... technical director (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Shawn Havens .... stage manager (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Anna E. Housley-Juster .... research team: Sesame Street (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Meryl Jaffe .... production stage manager (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jennifer Kotler .... research team: Sesame Street (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Benjamin Lehmann .... associate director / production assistant (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Stephanie Longardo .... director of production accounting (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jodi Nussbaum .... group vice president of production for tv film & home video / group vice president for tv film & home video / ... (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jane S. Park .... research team: Sesame Street (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Evangelean Pope .... research team: Sesame Street (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Syndi Shumer .... script supervisor (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Kalombo Tshimanga .... production accountant (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Richard Wirth .... technical director (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Nick Stergiou .... travel coordinator (13 episodes, 2012)
Rosemarie T. Truglio .... vice president of education and research (12 episodes, 2005-2007)
Rob Marrocco Jr. .... key pa / production assistant (12 episodes, 2010-2013)
Sean W. Telles .... production staff / researcher (11 episodes, 2010)
Frank Campagna .... associate director (9 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kelly Adams .... production coordinator (9 episodes, 2008-2009)
Danny Benson .... production intern (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Lynda Holder-Settles .... script coordinator (8 episodes, 2005-2007)
Carla Lopez de Azua .... executive assistant (8 episodes, 2008)
Robert Statkus .... production engineer (8 episodes, 2008)
Anthony Feliciano .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Steve Alpert .... NEP facilities (7 episodes, 2007)
Emily Cohen .... associate director (7 episodes, 2007)
Leigh E. Gallagher .... production secretary (7 episodes, 2007)
Sammy Green .... production clerk (7 episodes, 2007)
Carrie Haugh .... talent coordinator (7 episodes, 2007)
Harry Lacoste .... child talent assistant (7 episodes, 2007)
Bruce Lanzer .... NEP facilities (7 episodes, 2007)
Frank Lanzer .... NEP facilities (7 episodes, 2007)
James Meek .... senior video (7 episodes, 2007)
Hank Neimark .... stage manager (7 episodes, 2007)
Cyndi Owgang .... stage manager (7 episodes, 2007)
David Satin .... technical director (7 episodes, 2007)
Autumn Zitani .... research team: Sesame Street (7 episodes, 2007)
Gabrielle Pauling .... production staff (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Carlos Gabriel Moreno .... intern (6 episodes, 1997-1999)
Daniel Gilbert .... production secretary (6 episodes, 2005)
Margie Incorvaia .... post-production clerk (6 episodes, 2005)
Todd E. James .... production associate (6 episodes, 2005)
Pam Liu .... post traffic coordinator (6 episodes, 2005)
Sal Morreale .... NEP facilities (6 episodes, 2005)
Dan Stewart .... technical director (6 episodes, 2005)
Curtis Wagner .... production clerk (6 episodes, 2005)
Mark J. Parker .... intern (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Lisa Hollander .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2009)
Mimi Borowich .... production intern (5 episodes, 2003)
Heather Dixon .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 2005)
Lynda Holder Settles .... script coordinator (5 episodes, 2007)
Tj Antonelle .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2014)
Frances Chu-Fong .... production secretary (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Meryl Alper .... research intern (3 episodes, 2004)
Yvette Edery .... production staff (2 episodes, 2002)
Danny Epstein .... principal arranger (1 episode, 1998-2012)
Charles Goon .... production intern (1 episode, 2006-2012)
 
Series Thanks
Richard Hunt .... dedicatee (1 episode, 1993)
Tim Hamilton .... special thanks (1 episode, 2008)
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Open Sesame" - New Zealand (English title) (new syndication title)
"Sesame Street Unpaved" - USA (syndication title)
"The New Sesame Street" - USA (new syndication title)
See more »
Runtime:
60 min | 30 min (2014-)
Country:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:

Did You Know?

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:
Revealing mistakes: In a lot of times you can see the strings of the puppets that are being used by the puppeteers.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Count von Count:Greetings! I am the Count. They call me the Count because I love to count things.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Skins: Freddie (#3.5)" (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
ON MY PONDSee more »

FAQ

What are the lyrics to the theme song?
Incidentally, how do you get to Sesame Street?
Who sings/plays the theme song?
See more »
4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Rest in Peace, Sesame Street (1969 - 1998), 21 April 2013
Author: ekim1982 from USA

I title the review as "Rest in Peace" only because if you, like me, are a child born of the early 1980's (or earlier) that grew up with Sesame Street, then you know now, as you watch it with your children, either on Netflix or PBS in the morning, that the Sesame Street we grew up with is long gone.

In 1998, a muppet monster that had, for the majority of its lifespan on Sesame Street, been nothing but a background character with virtually no lines or significant appearances in the show's then 29 year history, became the undisputed center of the show. Over the course of the following decade, that character would continue to dominate the show, becoming its very face and voice. That character was Elmo.

Within a few years, the entire format of Sesame Street would change. Elmo's world started as a small segment of Sesame Street that aired every other episode. By 2004, Elmo's World became a full 1/4 of the show, airing every single episode. Appearance by favorites, familiar faces and mainstays of Sesame Street began to slowly phase out. Big Bird, formerly the face and "host" of Sesame Street was replaced in time by "Murray" who, like Elmo, was also a background muppet that had virtually no presence on the show in the 35 years leading up to his first appearance as host. Murray, like Elmo, dominates roughly 1/4 of the show with various segments. Joining Elmo early in the 2000's was Abby Cadabby, a feisty and rather irritating purple fairy that's a huge hit with girls. She has her own segment, comprising the 3rd 1/4 of the show, Abby's Magical Sky School. Murray, from the very opening moment of a Sesame Street show, immediately begins reassuring kids that Elmo's World will be coming up, "but we have a few other things to get through first". Ultimately, "Sesame Street" itself is now reduced to a mere 10 minute segment. The problem that is posed in the beginning of the show, once taking the full hour of the show to investigate, understand and solve, is now resolved in only 10 minutes (sometimes 15, but rarely). Occasionally, one of the familiar adults may show up, like Gordon, but its otherwise Elmo, Abby Cadabby and the dreaded "Beybah Baw" (Baby Bear), a talking teddy bear with an insufferable speech impediment. Likable, new adult characters such as Gordon's nephew Chris, and Alan, who both run Hooper's store appear often enough to break up the monotony of Elmo, Abby and Baby Bear's childish antics. On the rare occasion that a classic character will show up, such as Bert, Ernie, Big Bird or Snuffy, Elmo will make his appearance within minutes to take over the show. I recall watching an episode recently with my daughter in which Bert lost his pet bird. 3 minutes after this situation is announced, Elmo and Abby show up and take over the segment. Bert is not seen again, his bird is never found...the entire segment consists of Abby and Elmo picking up random objects and asking "Is this a bird? Is that a bird? Why isn't this a bird?".

Sesame Street, I fear, is simply TOO childish to be of any value to children at this point. When I was a toddler in the early 80's, Sesame Street helped me learn how to read, count, differentiate colors and shapes and objects...all things my parents helped me with, Sesame Street did too. It was truly a valuable educational tool. Now? We have Elmo running around his house like a lunatic, screaming at inanimate objects, displaying narcissistic tendencies by referring to himself in the third person and imagining himself as different animals and objects. His own house seems to hate him, as he is constantly yelling at his window shade to cooperate with him, and other objects, such as his desk drawer, repeatedly bash him over the head when he starts yelling at them. Where's the educational value in Elmo running around in circles yelling at everything?

Parents are strongly advised not to utilize "classic" Sesame Street (pre-1990) as educational tools, as they "no longer have any educational value and should not be utilized by your child." Very sad that this warning comes on the DVD box sets of pre-Elmo Sesame Street. Frankly, I'd rather have Gordon sing "Who are the people in your neighborhood" to my daughter, rather than having Elmo cannibalize the melody to Jingle Bells and repeat "Trucks trucks trucks, trucks trucks trucks" over and over again.

A silent uproar occurred sometime around 2010, when it was suggested by the show's producers (internally) that the show be renamed. It would have become something along the lines of Elmo's World (Featuring Sesame Street)) Thankfully, this never occurred, though it appears to have piggybacked off the movement to cancel Sesame Street entirely, which was proposed in 2003, in favor of making Elmo's World a standalone show. The dominance of Elmo over Sesame Street into the 2000's and 2010's only continued to grow, as more and more of the classic faces of Sesame Street faded away into nothingness. Cookie Monster and Big Bird seldom make appearances on the show anymore...sometimes going over a dozen episodes without seeing them. On the other hand, if you were to watch Abby's Sky School and Elmo's World each day for the 24 episode season, you'll have seen at least 18 reruns of each show, since there are barely a dozen segments filmed for both.

Sesame Street was great for our generation but for our children? I wouldn't recommend it. It hurts me to say it. My daughter loves it...she's 15 months, and she loves the characters. I'm not going to take that from her...but as she gets older I will due my duty as her father to make sure she is educated properly. Sadly, Sesame Street, in its current state, cannot be a part of that experience.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (75 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "Sesame Street" (1969)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Realized how indoctrinated I was after watching a 1st season ep Vega_Lyra
T for toes Kwho-191-862249
Does anyone remember? goddessheraxena
Recommend me a DVD (collection) for my kids wireempire
Muppets on the Street JMFord
Release the Wicked Witch of the West episode already! Wonka399
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
"Chappelle's Show" The Phantom Tollbooth Sesame Street, Special The Road to El Dorado "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Full cast and crew Company credits
External reviews News articles IMDb TV section
IMDb Animation section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button