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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.
Sesame Street -- It is up to Cookie Monster to restore cookies to Monster Earth in Lord of the Crumbs.
Sesame Street -- Cookieness Evereat is back to play in the Hungry Games. Can Cookieness and her friends, Finnicky, Tick Tock Lady, and Pita escape from the poking monkeys and tickling winds? Find out in The Hungry Games: Catching Fur. May the cookies be ever in your flavo
Sesame Street -- Sesame Street is brought to you by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization that’s making a meaningful difference in children’s lives worldwide by addressing their critical developmental needs.
Sesame Street -- The Big Bad Wolf is on the lamb. Special Sheep Agent, Nicholas Ba-a-a-a-rody is the agency's only hope for bringing the Big Bad Wolf to justice. But is he a wolf in sheep's clothing? Or just a sheep in wolf's clothing in sheep's clothing?

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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 »
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Awards:
Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 168 wins & 247 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A childhood gem, but it has fallen in standards since I was a lad... See more (74 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 14 of 256)

Caroll Spinney ... Big Bird / ... (190 episodes, 1969-2013)

Frank Oz ... Bert / ... (189 episodes, 1969-2013)

Jerry Nelson ... News Flash Announcer / ... (175 episodes, 1970-2013)

Jim Henson ... Ernie / ... (157 episodes, 1969-1993)

Sonia Manzano ... Maria / ... (145 episodes, 1969-2013)
Martin P. Robinson ... Telly Monster / ... (135 episodes, 1982-2013)
Bob McGrath ... Bob / ... (134 episodes, 1969-2013)

Roscoe Orman ... Gordon / ... (133 episodes, 1974-2013)

Kevin Clash ... Elmo / ... (132 episodes, 1982-2013)

Emilio Delgado ... Luis / ... (114 episodes, 1971-2013)
Loretta Long ... Susan / ... (105 episodes, 1969-2012)
Richard Hunt ... Two-Headed Monster / ... (97 episodes, 1970-1993)
Fran Brill ... Prairie Dawn / ... (94 episodes, 1970-2013)

David Rudman ... Baby Bear / ... (78 episodes, 1988-2013)
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Series Directed by
Lisa Simon (29 episodes, 1982-2007)
Emily Squires (28 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)
Moses Edinborough (14 episodes, 2009-2011)
Joey Mazzarino (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Dean Gordon (12 episodes, 2007)
Tom Guadarrama (12 episodes, 2007)
Steve Feldman (8 episodes, 1996-2002)
Jon Stone (5 episodes, 1969-1994)
David Heeley (5 episodes, 1982-1985)
Nadine Zylstra (5 episodes, 2007)
John Dilworth (2 episodes, 1997-2001)
Matt Vogel (2 episodes, 2009-2013)

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)
Sara Compton (1 episode, 1981-2001)
Norman Stiles (1 episode, 1981-1992)
Nancy Sans (1 episode, 1997-2001)

Jeff Moss (unknown episodes, 1969-1998)
Jim Henson (unknown episodes, 1969-1990)
Jerry Juhl (unknown episodes, 1969)
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)
Joan Ganz Cooney (unknown episodes)
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
Benjamin Lehmann .... producer / associate producer (34 episodes, 2007-2013)
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)
Jon Stone .... executive producer (1 episode, 1969-1975)

Dulcy Singer .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 1984-1994)
Carol Mayes .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 1991-1993)
Todd Broder .... producer: interstitials (unknown episodes, 2001)
Eva Saks .... producer (unknown episodes, 2003-2006)
Ann Burgund .... producer (unknown episodes)
Joan Ganz Cooney .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Shyrlee Dallard .... producer (unknown episodes)
Nina Elias-Bamberger .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Steve Garfinkel .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Robert Kirbyson .... field producer (unknown episodes)
Lynn Klugman .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Henry B. Lee .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Margaret Murphy .... producer (unknown episodes)
Lynn Rogoff .... producer: exteriors (unknown episodes)
Edith Zornow .... supervising film producer (unknown episodes)
 
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)

Jeff Moss (unknown episodes, 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 (39 episodes, 2011-2012)
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)

Ramsey Mostoller (unknown episodes)
Erin Slattery (unknown episodes)
 
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)

Lee Halls .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Jared Jenkins .... unit production manager (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Heather Dixon .... unit manager (7 episodes, 2007)
Mitch Mayer .... production manager (6 episodes, 2005)

Frieda Lipp .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Eleanor McIntosh .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jon Campbell .... first assistant director / second assistant director (27 episodes, 2007-2008)
Adam Matalon .... assistant director (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
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)
David Skelly .... muppet constructor (1 episode, 1991-2012)
 
Series Sound Department
Dick Maitland .... sound effects editor / re-recording mixer / ... (206 episodes, 1969-2013)
Chris Prinzivalli .... production mixer / sound mixer / ... (72 episodes, 2008-2013)
Jay Judell .... sound mixer (57 episodes, 1969-1978)
Blake Norton .... production sound mixer / supervising sound editor / ... (52 episodes, 1987-2007)
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)
Michael Barrett .... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor (28 episodes, 2007-2011)
Roger Stauss .... production sound mixer (24 episodes, 2010)
Chris Sassano .... sound editor (23 episodes, 2010-2011)
Michael Croiter .... re-recording mixer (21 episodes, 2011)
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)
Roy Carch .... sound effects (2 episodes, 1978)
Steven Rebollido .... audio engineer (2 episodes, 2008)

Marc-Jon Sullivan .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Santoro .... gaffer (81 episodes, 2000-2008)
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
Carolyn Volpe .... child talent casting (9 episodes, 2010)
Theresa Anderson .... casting: children (6 episodes, 2005)
Skyler Sullivan .... casting: children (6 episodes, 2005)
Meredith Kecskemety .... casting assistant (5 episodes, 2013)
 
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)
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 (48 episodes, 2011-2013)
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)
Fritz Kreisler .... musical cues (unknown episodes)
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 .... production assistant / key production assistant / ... (62 episodes, 2009-2012)
Shevaun Gray .... production assistant / production secretary / ... (22 episodes, 2008-2011)
Patrick Mancini .... production assistant (20 episodes, 2011-2012)
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)
Tim Carter .... associate director (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
David I. Cohen .... research team: Sesame Street (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Ken Diego .... associate director (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Mindy Fila .... associate director / production assistant: control room / ... (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)
Sean W. Telles .... production staff / researcher (11 episodes, 2010)
Leah Baker .... production secretary (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
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)
Steve Alpert .... NEP facilities (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)
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)
Leslie Williams .... associate director (6 episodes, 2005)
Emily Cohen .... associate director (6 episodes, 2007)
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)
Frances Chu-Fong .... production secretary (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Meryl Alper .... research intern (3 episodes, 2004)
Yvette Edery .... production staff (2 episodes, 2002)
Lisa Shaftel .... puppet builder (1 episode, 1986-2012)
Thomas G. Miller .... medical consultant (1 episode, 1989-2012)
Danny Epstein .... principal arranger (1 episode, 1998-2012)
Charles Goon .... production intern (1 episode, 2006-2012)
Ray McMillan .... animated segment director (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Thanks
Richard Hunt .... dedicatee (1 episode, 1993)
Timothy J. Hamilton .... special thanks (1 episode, 2008)
 

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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)
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Runtime:
60 min
Country:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Count was born on 9 October 1,830,653 B.C.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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:
Old King Cole:What ho! Bring me my royal pipe. And step on it.
Kermit the Frog:Don't worry, folks - we won't go for the old joke.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Copperhead (1983) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
FURRY HAPPY MONSTERSSee more »

FAQ

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49 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
A childhood gem, but it has fallen in standards since I was a lad..., 13 November 2004
Author: mentalcritic from Southern Hemisphere

When I was a child, there were two main educational programs shown to children. Play School, being the other one, basically got me shouting at the television that I was not retarded, not stupid, and not a diminished human being, just a child. From what I've seen from observing some of my cousins' children, it hasn't changed a lot except parents have revised their opinion of its suitability for five year olds. Unfortunately, Sesame Street is going much in the same direction.

In the 1990s, Sesame Street had a rather nasty competitor in the shape of Barney, a purple dinosaur with a support cast that showed no difference in emotional response. Even when that support cast consisted of four year olds and fourteen year olds. As if that wasn't harmful enough, Barney would openly tell children they weren't good if they didn't have good feelings, or alter the rules of a game to make someone else the winner. That such "lessons" were allowed to be broadcast shows how useful the regulators of television really are. By contrast, the Sesame Street I remember even dealt with such issues as the death of a loved one. Goodbye, Mr. Hooper was one of the most amazing episodes of children's television ever broadcast because it made an effort to try and teach children about something so difficult that even live adults are often no help with it.

Other brilliant aspects of the show included using monsters to portray certain feelings or behaviours that the audience might be conflicted about. They had a cookie monster to show what a negative (but highly funny, the way they presented it) appearance gluttony can bring. They had a grouchy monster to show the effects of an anti-social mentality. More "cute" monsters such as Grover were used to show things like fear or sadness. There was a good reason for all of this. Negative feelings are difficult enough for a child to understand, so having puppets to thoroughly explain them was very educational.

Kudos are also due the adult cast of the show. During every episode I saw, even Goodbye, Mr. Hooper, the adults were never condescending or smug. They never acted as if they had every answer. Instead, they told the monster, other puppet, or child characters a few useful tidbits and let these characters work things out for themselves. Even today, if you see the sequences with such annoying characters as Elmo, it is the children or the child-like characters who deliver all the answer lines. Those consultations with child psychologists done by the Children's Television Workshop really paid off.

Unfortunately, and there always seems to be an unfortunately these days when it comes to children's television, a certain adherence to marketing over education crept in over recent years. The greatness of such characters as Oscar or Grover was that they could appeal to children without needing to be cutesy. Oscar was a grump who appeared to have worked too many night shifts, while Grover seemed to be just a fearful but friendly guy trying to make his way in the world. Perfectly normal, ordinary people wrapped up in some very bizarre-looking trimmings, in other words. Nowadays, characters like Elmo seem so awfully sugarcoated that it makes me wonder if his audience is going to encounter problems in later life when they learn they cannot get by simply on acting cute.

I don't know who pulls the strings on this show these days, but I would like to implore them for the sake of future generations. The old way of educating the children about the fundamentals of life, and letting the cute factor take care of itself, was a much better one. Please go back to it. I might not be part of the audience anymore, but I do have second cousins, and maybe one day a niece or nephew, who are.

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