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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Caroll Spinney ...  Big Bird / ... 375 episodes, 1969-2018
Frank Oz ...  Bert / ... 371 episodes, 1969-2014
Jerry Nelson ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 356 episodes, 1970-2013
Martin P. Robinson ...  Telly Monster / ... 289 episodes, 1982-2018
Kevin Clash ...  Elmo / ... 273 episodes, 1980-2014
Sonia Manzano ...  Maria / ... 268 episodes, 1971-2014
Jim Henson ...  Ernie / ... 334 episodes, 1969-2005
Bob McGrath Bob McGrath ...  Bob / ... 232 episodes, 1969-2017
Roscoe Orman ...  Gordon / ... 230 episodes, 1974-2018
Emilio Delgado ...  Luis / ... 215 episodes, 1971-2017
Fran Brill Fran Brill ...  Prairie Dawn / ... 202 episodes, 1970-2015
Richard Hunt ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 265 episodes, 1972-2004
David Rudman ...  Baby Bear / ... 190 episodes, 1986-2019
Loretta Long Loretta Long ...  Susan / ... 171 episodes, 1969-2017
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

Official site | PBS | See more »

Country:

USA

Release Date:

21 July 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Sesame Street See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1969-2014) | (2014-)

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Will Lee died, the production staff decided not to cast another actor as neighborhood grocer Mr. Harold Hooper. Instead, they wrote a special episode dealing with the loss of a loved one ("Goodbye, Mr. Hooper"). When the other cast members talk to Big Bird about the death of loved ones, some are visibly near tears. A child psychologist was brought in to help the writers. The episode announcing Mr. Hooper's death was scheduled for a public holiday, and was publicized in many newspapers so parents could be prepared to answer their children's questions. They were very careful not to say that Mr. Hooper died in a hospital, to avoid making children fear going to the hospital. In polls, fans have consistently voted this episode as the most moving and memorable. See more »

Goofs

In a lot of times you can see the strings of the puppets that are being used by the puppeteers. See more »

Quotes

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Oscar the Grouch: Ding-dong! You're wrong!
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits in some episodes, there's a purple static background with Big Bird giving a farewell to the viewers See more »

Alternate Versions

Starting in 2002, the show's format was changed completely. A new opening was added and the old segments that did musical fun with numbers and words were practically all removed to make room for segments featuring The Count finding out the number of the day, Cookie Monster finding out the letter of the day, a Journey to Ernie game, and Monster Clubhouse. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Full House: Happy Birthday, Babies: Part 1 (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

HEALTHY FOOD RAP
Sung by Cookie Monster and various healthy foods
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

Happy 30th Birthday to a wonderful show!
15 November 1998 | by Clare-5See all my reviews

I am 23 years old and I grew up watching Sesame Street. I love this show. It's so very educational but it makes it fun. I was probably eight or nine when my mom finally corrected me and told me that the real words to the Beatles song I often sang were "Let It Be", not "Letter B".

I have so many fond memories of this show. Hats off to Sesame Street's 30th birthday and here's to 30 more. This is a show that I want my children to be able to grow up with as well. I applaud and thank the cast and crew for their dedication to children.

Oh yes, finally, I love Elmo & Grover & Telly Monster & Cookie Monster & Kermit the Frog & Snuffie, & Big Bird & Bert & Ernie& Harry & yes, even Oscar the Grouch.

Sunny Day, everythings A- OK. Friendly Neighbors. That's where we meet. Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street.


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