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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 / ... 335 episodes, 1969-2018
Frank Oz ...  Bert / ... 331 episodes, 1969-2014
Jerry Nelson ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 317 episodes, 1970-2013
Martin P. Robinson ...  Telly Monster / ... 256 episodes, 1982-2015
Sonia Manzano ...  Maria / ... 251 episodes, 1971-2014
Jim Henson ...  Ernie / ... 294 episodes, 1969-2005
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Bob McGrath Bob McGrath ...  Bob / ... 221 episodes, 1969-2017
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Emilio Delgado ...  Luis / ... 200 episodes, 1971-2017
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David Rudman ...  Baby Bear / ... 162 episodes, 1986-2017
Loretta Long Loretta Long ...  Susan / ... 159 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:

1-2-3 Sesame See more »

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Runtime:

(1969-2014) | (2014-)

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Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Kermit the Frog was retired from Sesame Street in 2001. See more »

Goofs

In the end of the song "Hey Food" The drummer's drum falls off the set. See more »

Quotes

Guy Smiley #1: Nope, You are close. But you all guessed wrong! This person is a television game show host, and his name is Sonny Friendly.
Sonny Friendly #1: [laughs] Hey, Are we having a nice day or what?
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Sonny Friendly #1: And how about that panel? Are they good sport or what, audience?
Guy Smiley #1: Well, This is Guy Smiley saying...
Sonny Friendly #1: YEAH, LET'S HEAR IT FOR GUY, SHALL WE? He is a wonder guess.
Guy Smiley #1: [Angrily] I AM NOT THE GUEST! I AM THE HOST OF THIS SHOW!
Sonny Friendly #1: This is Sonny Friendly saying...
Guy Smiley #1: YOU ARE NOT SAYING IT, I AM SAYING IT.
Sonny Friendly #1: But I
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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 2006, selected episodes from the first five seasons of the series (1969-1973) were released to DVD. Due to rights issues regarding music and some footage, slight edits were made to these episodes, sometimes involving substituting other segments. In addition, the 5 complete episodes in the set (entitled Sesame Street: Old School Vol. 1) are each preceded by newly made animated segments introducing each episode. See more »

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CAPTAIN VEGETABLE
Performed by Captain Vegetable with Eddie and Andy
©1983
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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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