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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 / ... 372 episodes, 1969-2018
Frank Oz ...  Bert / ... 366 episodes, 1969-2014
Jerry Nelson ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 351 episodes, 1970-2013
Martin P. Robinson ...  Telly Monster / ... 287 episodes, 1982-2018
Kevin Clash ...  Elmo / ... 272 episodes, 1980-2014
Sonia Manzano ...  Maria / ... 267 episodes, 1971-2014
Jim Henson ...  Ernie / ... 328 episodes, 1969-2005
Bob McGrath Bob McGrath ...  Bob / ... 231 episodes, 1969-2017
Roscoe Orman ...  Gordon / ... 227 episodes, 1974-2018
Emilio Delgado ...  Luis / ... 213 episodes, 1971-2017
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Richard Hunt ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 259 episodes, 1972-2004
David Rudman ...  Baby Bear / ... 188 episodes, 1986-2019
Loretta Long Loretta Long ...  Susan / ... 169 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:

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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

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In 2004, Cookie Monster revealed that, before trying cookies for the first time, his name was Sid. See more »

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During the "Remembering Game" sketch, when Cookie Monster calls "Number 4", a stagehand's arm is visible reaching behind the game board at the bottom right of the screen. See more »

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Rosita: Maybe we can invite Alex's father to visit us.
Abby Cadabby: And we can built our toy cars together
Alex #2: I don't think so.
Abby Cadabby: But why not?
Alex #2: Because, He is not around to do it
[He left]
Rosita: Did we do something wrong?
Sofia: I don't know. Maybe we will find out.
[They all followed to Alex]
Sofia: Hello, Alex. We are your friends, You can talk about everything you can.
[...]
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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

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 »

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Soundtracks

ELMO'S SONG
Sung by Elmo, Big Bird and Snuffleupagus
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Classic show, but lowering it's standards
2 January 2001 | by HotoilSee all my reviews

This is a children's television classic. It's educational and entertaining, and not painful for parents to watch with their kids. At least it never used to be. It used to be quite edgy, high-brow, very adult-accessible. It's been dumbed down considerably over the years. This is a result of playing to lower age-groups, shorter attention spans, and competing with the run-of-the-mill trash in the kid's TV arena.

The adults have virtually vanished, the muppets have gotten annoying (I'm sure we're all familiar with Elmo by now), the show has shrunk to 40 minutes, the last 20 being a new show-within-a-show known as "Elmo's World". As if the 20 minutes of Elmo aren't enough, even more grating is that there are only about 10-20 episodes of Elmo's World, yet it runs every day! And rather than dealing with reading, writing, counting, nature, social skills, Elmo's World revolves around things like balls, puppies, hair, etc. Yes, this is not your parent's Sesame Street, or probably even the Sesame Street you grew up with. It's a more modern, simple, conformist Street that has considerably less charm but at least more educational value than the other, more commercial stuff out there.

The only reason to turn your kids on to television is rapidly shrinking into another Barney.


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