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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:
...  Big Bird / ... 322 episodes, 1969-2018
...  Bert / ... 321 episodes, 1969-2014
...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 302 episodes, 1970-2013
...  Ernie / ... 290 episodes, 1969-2005
...  Telly Monster / ... 243 episodes, 1982-2015
...  Maria / ... 238 episodes, 1971-2014
...  Elmo / ... 228 episodes, 1980-2014
Bob McGrath ...  Bob / ... 208 episodes, 1969-2017
...  Gordon / ... 202 episodes, 1974-2018
...  Luis / ... 190 episodes, 1971-2017
...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 220 episodes, 1972-2000
Fran Brill ...  Prairie Dawn / ... 162 episodes, 1970-2015
...  Baby Bear / ... 155 episodes, 1986-2017
Loretta Long ...  Susan / ... 149 episodes, 1969-2017
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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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21 July 1969 (USA)  »

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1-2-3 Sesame  »

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(1969-2014) | (2014-)

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Trivia

In 1990, songwriter Christopher Cerf told radio interviewer Terry Gross that the show was sued for five and a half million dollars over the song "Letter B", a parody of The Beatles' song "Let It Be". The plaintiff was Michael Jackson's music library, which had bought the Beatles catalogue. The Beatles, who no longer owned the rights to the original song, wrote a statement to the court supporting Sesame Street. The case was settled for five hundred dollars. 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

Bert: Oh, I love pigeons more then anything else in this world... besides oatmeal.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.12 (2010) See more »

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IMAGINATION
Performed by Ernie, with Bert, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Herbert Birdsfoot, Prarie Dawn and Grover
©1973
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Classic show, but lowering it's standards
2 January 2001 | by See 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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