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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 / ... 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

It was decided to allow others besides Big Bird to see Snuffleupagus, due to the "Children should be seen, heard, and believed" campaign where, if a child were to report something, particularly criminal abuse of their bodies, then adults would believe them. 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

Big Bird: [singing] ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. It's the most remarkable word I've ever seen. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. I wish I knew exactly what I mean. It starts out like an A word, as anyone can see. But somewhere in the middle, it gets awful "QR" to me. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. If I ever find out just what this word can mean, I'll be the smartest bird the world has ever seen.
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Crazy Credits

Each episode is numbered, and this number is displayed at the start of the episode. See more »

Alternate Versions

Beginning in 1973, Canadian broadcasts of "Sesame Street" substituted segments about Hispanic culture and Spanish language with Canadian-made segments about Canadian history, Aboriginal peoples and the French language. This practise continued until the mid-1990s when the CBC network actually cancelled "Sesame Street" in favor of a 100% Canadian version called "Sesame Park." See more »

Connections

Referenced in King of the Nerds: In Search of a King (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Yakety Yak - Take it Back
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, with modified lyrics
Unknown arranger
Performed by Dr. John (as Yakety Yak) and Melba Moore (as Tibi the Take it Back Butterfly) featuring Derrick 'Delite' Stevens (as MC Skat Kat), Pat Benatar, Natalie Cole, Charlie Daniels, Lita Ford, Quincy Jones, B.B. King, Queen Latifah, Kenny Loggins, Randy Newman, Tone Loc, Ozzy Osbourne, Brenda Russell, Barry White, Stevie Wonder and Jeff Bergman (as Bugs Bunny)
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What happended to my show?
27 March 2004 | by CarrieatthepromSee all my reviews

Can this really be the same show that dealt with the death of Mr. Hooper? I can't see them doing anything like that now. They used to count up to twenty. Now they sometimes go past ten. I even remember one cartoon segment where they went up to 40! I miss Mumford the Magician(ala peanut butter sandwiches!) and the honkers. I had a honker doll when I was little. Drove my folks nuts.

Please get rid of Elmo World! He doesn't even TEACH anything.('cept for that one PC Holiday Speacial) and as many others pointed out he's annoying and talks down to kids.

For people who tell me not to get upset over a kids show, I remind them that Sesame Street was a show parents could watch with their kids without being bored silly. The show had jokes that parents could get. and some awesome guest stars.

I have a feeling this show may be coming to an end. It will be replaced by Elmo's World in hour long form.

Farwell Sesmae we had great times together.


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