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Sesame Street 

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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.
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Caroll Spinney ...  Big Bird / ... 371 episodes, 1969-2018
Frank Oz ...  Bert / ... 365 episodes, 1969-2014
Jerry Nelson ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 351 episodes, 1970-2013
Martin P. Robinson ...  Telly Monster / ... 287 episodes, 1982-2018
Kevin Clash ...  Elmo / ... 271 episodes, 1980-2014
Sonia Manzano ...  Maria / ... 265 episodes, 1971-2014
Jim Henson ...  Ernie / ... 327 episodes, 1969-2005
Bob McGrath Bob McGrath ...  Bob / ... 230 episodes, 1969-2017
Roscoe Orman ...  Gordon / ... 226 episodes, 1974-2018
Emilio Delgado ...  Luis / ... 213 episodes, 1971-2017
Fran Brill Fran Brill ...  Prairie Dawn / ... 197 episodes, 1970-2015
Richard Hunt ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 259 episodes, 1972-2004
David Rudman ...  Baby Bear / ... 186 episodes, 1986-2019
Loretta Long Loretta Long ...  Susan / ... 168 episodes, 1969-2017


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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Release Date:

21 July 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Sesame Street See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


(1969-2014) | (2014-)

Sound Mix:

Mono (1969-1992)| Stereo (1992-2007)| Dolby Digital (Surround) (2008-)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


For unstated reasons, producers have frequently denied permission for the show to be inducted into The American Television Academy Hall of Fame. See more »


Earlier skits with the yip-yip martians have them consulting an "Earth book" to learn about different things they discover on Earth. Yet a later skit has them discovering a book for the first time and trying to figure out what you do with a book. See more »


The Announcer #2: The contestant who cries the hardest will win an official Sonny Friendly Teddy Bear
[Shows the teddy bear that has Sonny Friendly's hair and teeth]
Sonny Friendly #2: Wait, THAT'S THE GRAND PRIZE!
The Announcer #2: Yes, And I believe Ida Nomer cried the hardest and is the winner.
Ida Nomer: Oh for joy...
Sonny Friendly #2: But, But
[Runs into the camera]
[Sobs loudly]
The Announcer #2: Sonny Friendly, You cried even harder than Ida Nomer, You won the grand prize!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Starting in 2003, the show's segments have been slightly altered: New music in the opening along with a few new scenes; Monster Time has been discontinued but the Monster Clubhouse gang still turns up from time to time; The show opens with a one-part Sesame Story; Next The Count finds the number of the day, then several classic and new animated sequences air, then Journey to Ernie which has changed; A classic or new Bert and Ernie sketch; then a new segment called Global Grover in which Grover teaches us of different cultures the world over; Next is Global Thingy, an animated look at life around the world; Then, Cookie Monster and the word of the day; Spanish Word of the Day, then Elmo's World; Now, the ending of the show has been fitted to incorporate end credits. In the past, end credits only showed if the show wrapped up a few minutes early. See more »


Referenced in Grey's Anatomy: Puttin' on the Ritz (2013) See more »


Performed by Bert and Ernie
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User Reviews

My daughters are the judge
25 November 2007 | by james-szaboSee all my reviews

This was one of my favorite shows as a child in the 70s. (Though my sister always preferred "The Electric Company" - if anyone remembers that.) So, naturally, I thought my own two daughters would love it. Well, at age 2-3, my oldest loved Elmo, but at age 4, she's long over both Elmo and Sesame Street - and she won't enter Kindergarten for two more years! So, I give the current show a 6. It's too inane for my 4 year old. As for myself, I was much older when I stopped watching. This was one of my favorite shows. I give the old Sesame Street a 10/10. Thus we get 8 stars overall.

When I do occasionally watch the new show, I miss Kermit, am dismayed that Snuffy is visible to everyone (where's the fun in that?), think Big Bird acts like an imbecile (was he always such a baby? maybe so), wish Grover and Cookie Monster and the Count got more face time, suspect that the current production team is trying to make Ernie and Bert seem gay, and miss some of the old segments. I think they should just stop producing new shows and start re-running the old shows starting with season 1. The ratings would probably go way up and they'd save a lot of money.

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