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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 / ... 373 episodes, 1969-2018
Frank Oz ...  Bert / ... 369 episodes, 1969-2014
Jerry Nelson ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 354 episodes, 1970-2013
Martin P. Robinson ...  Telly Monster / ... 287 episodes, 1982-2018
Kevin Clash ...  Elmo / ... 272 episodes, 1980-2014
Sonia Manzano ...  Maria / ... 268 episodes, 1971-2014
Jim Henson ...  Ernie / ... 331 episodes, 1969-2005
Bob McGrath Bob McGrath ...  Bob / ... 232 episodes, 1969-2017
Roscoe Orman ...  Gordon / ... 228 episodes, 1974-2018
Emilio Delgado ...  Luis / ... 214 episodes, 1971-2017
Fran Brill Fran Brill ...  Prairie Dawn / ... 199 episodes, 1970-2015
Richard Hunt ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 262 episodes, 1972-2004
David Rudman ...  Baby Bear / ... 188 episodes, 1986-2019
Loretta Long Loretta Long ...  Susan / ... 170 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Oscar the Grouch was inspired by two people. His attitude comes from a nasty waiter that served Jim Henson and former Director Jon Stone at a restaurant called Oscar's Tavern in Manhattan. The voice was inspired by a cab driver that used to drive Caroll Spinney to the set every day during the first season. See more »

Goofs

A skit involving The Fonz from Happy Days doing his usual "Ayyyyy!" towards the camera, and the letter "A" appearing below him, and him looking down at it. Later, the A was shifted to the left of him, but he still looks down. See more »

Quotes

Bert: [Bert has reluctantly agreed to have Ernie give him a haircut... ] Ernie. I'm bald.
Ernie: Um... well, I wouldn't say that, Bert.
Bert: You wouldn't say that?
[explodes]
Bert: No, but it's true!
Ernie: Well, I know it's true, I just wouldn't say it, Bert.
Bert: [hysterical] You cut all my hair off!
Ernie: Yes, well, I 'm sorry about that...
Bert: Ernie!
Ernie: But, but it will grow back again, you know...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The episodes that originally aired on a Friday somewhere between 1969 and 2000 had an additional message in the funding credits saying "Recorded at Reeves Teletape III" until 1987. Starting around the 18th season of the show, the message then said, "Facilities by Unitel Video, Inc." See more »

Alternate Versions

In 1970, an experimental edit of the show, entitled "This Way to Sesame Street", was briefly syndicated. It featured programs that were edited to include slightly different opening credits and paid commercials and was offered to commercial TV stations as a means of cashing in on the show's success. The project was scrapped after several weeks, and full effort was placed on the non-commercial version of the program. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Life in Pieces: Waffle Permission Kidless Boyfriend (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

DANCE MYSELF TO SLEEP
Performed by Ernie and Bert
©1982
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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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