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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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Telly and Rosita try to keep Elmo wide awake until midnight.


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Caroll Spinney ...  Big Bird / ... 343 episodes, 1969-2018
Frank Oz ...  Bert / ... 337 episodes, 1969-2014
Jerry Nelson ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 324 episodes, 1970-2013
Martin P. Robinson ...  Telly Monster / ... 264 episodes, 1982-2018
Sonia Manzano ...  Maria / ... 253 episodes, 1971-2014
Jim Henson ...  Ernie / ... 301 episodes, 1969-2005
Kevin Clash ...  Elmo / ... 246 episodes, 1980-2014
Bob McGrath Bob McGrath ...  Bob / ... 222 episodes, 1969-2017
Roscoe Orman ...  Gordon / ... 216 episodes, 1974-2018
Emilio Delgado ...  Luis / ... 202 episodes, 1971-2017
Richard Hunt ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 233 episodes, 1972-2000
Fran Brill Fran Brill ...  Prairie Dawn / ... 178 episodes, 1970-2015
David Rudman ...  Baby Bear / ... 167 episodes, 1986-2018
Loretta Long Loretta Long ...  Susan / ... 161 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 | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Some classic muppets have been canned for interesting reasons. Don Music, the piano player who would bang his head against the piano in frustration, was discontinued when kids at home started doing the same thing. Harvey Kneeslapper's signature laugh was too much of a strain on Frank Oz's vocal cords. Roosevelt Franklin was considered a negative cultural stereotype. He was the only African-American muppet at the time, and was mostly seen in detention after school. Professor Hastings, a teacher whose lectures were so dull, that he'd fall asleep while he was giving them, was discontinued because he was too dull. Some of these segments continued to air on the Canadian version for a while after they were removed from the U.S. show. See more »

Goofs

Bert and Ernie's apartment is clearly a sub-basement apartment in the 123 Sesame Street building, but often when looking out a window from inside the apartment, it looks as if it is on the first floor (i.e. the half-walls seen in front of the windows when outside the building aren't there, and when people are at the window, they're standing straight up, not crouched over as one would expect). See more »

Quotes

[Repeated line]
Cookie Monster: [before eating cookies] Cowabunga!
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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

The Canadian broadcasts also used different opening and closing credits, and beginning in the mid-1980s, the series title was changed to "Canadian Sesame Street" due to widespread broadcasting of the American version in Canada via cable TV. See more »

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Soundtracks

A NEW WAY TO WALK
(2002 remix)
Performed by Destiny's Child, with Elmo, Zoe and Grover
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User Reviews

Are the producers of this show trying to drive parents nuts?
7 February 2005 | by simba-18See all my reviews

I cannot understand in my wildest dreams why anyone in their right mind would have an incredibly annoying character like Elmo and that other one who is a bear with the speech impediment who always says, "Baby Beaw, Baby Beaw". Elmo has kids trying to teach a fish how to ride a bicycle???!!! It makes me so sad for the day of Big Bird and Bert and Ernie and Kermit. They talked up to kids and really educated them and spoke perfectly. They actually TAUGHT kids how to act! The show is horribly taken over by Elmo and that Bear and it is just sad to see. Jim Henson would be horrified with what this show has become. There was not any need to make drastic changes. It WAS PERFECT! Plus, the viewers who were 2-5 years, would outgrow them and there would always be a new audience. Back in the day, the parents would be entertained by this once great show. Not anymore. Elmo is horrendous. That whiney lisp has got to go. IT's as if the producers of Sesame Street don't want to parents to watch with their children. The above poster is so right when he said that Sesame Street has become nothing but an infomercial for Elmo dolls. He hit the nail right on the head.


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