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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 / ... 371 episodes, 1969-2018
Frank Oz ...  Bert / ... 365 episodes, 1969-2014
Jerry Nelson ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 351 episodes, 1970-2013
Martin P. Robinson ...  Telly Monster / ... 287 episodes, 1982-2018
Kevin Clash ...  Elmo / ... 271 episodes, 1980-2014
Sonia Manzano ...  Maria / ... 265 episodes, 1971-2014
Jim Henson ...  Ernie / ... 327 episodes, 1969-2005
Bob McGrath Bob McGrath ...  Bob / ... 230 episodes, 1969-2017
Roscoe Orman ...  Gordon / ... 226 episodes, 1974-2018
Emilio Delgado ...  Luis / ... 213 episodes, 1971-2017
Fran Brill Fran Brill ...  Prairie Dawn / ... 197 episodes, 1970-2015
Richard Hunt ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 259 episodes, 1972-2004
David Rudman ...  Baby Bear / ... 186 episodes, 1986-2019
Loretta Long Loretta Long ...  Susan / ... 168 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

During the "Beat the Time" skit with The Count, Guy Smiley declared that The Count won when he created his thunder and lightning from counting the 20 seconds he had, as he had found two thing that came from the sky. However, the thunder and lightning came after the time ran out, so technically he still lost. See more »

Quotes

Prairie Dawn: [Introducing Bert's play about taking care of one's teeth] Hello everyone, boys and girls. I want to welcome you and thank you for coming to see today's show. Today's show was written entirely by Bert, and was directed by Bert, and stars none other then our old friend Bert. If the play was just wonderful, you can thank Bert, but if the play was horrible, you have no one but Bert to blame.
Bert: [after appearing from behind the curtain] Prairie, will you stop that? Just go to the piano and start the ...
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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

Starting in 2003, the show's segments have been slightly altered: New music in the opening along with a few new scenes; Monster Time has been discontinued but the Monster Clubhouse gang still turns up from time to time; The show opens with a one-part Sesame Story; Next The Count finds the number of the day, then several classic and new animated sequences air, then Journey to Ernie which has changed; A classic or new Bert and Ernie sketch; then a new segment called Global Grover in which Grover teaches us of different cultures the world over; Next is Global Thingy, an animated look at life around the world; Then, Cookie Monster and the word of the day; Spanish Word of the Day, then Elmo's World; Now, the ending of the show has been fitted to incorporate end credits. In the past, end credits only showed if the show wrapped up a few minutes early. See more »

Connections

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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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