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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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Series cast summary:
...  Big Bird / ... 319 episodes, 1969-2018
...  Bert / ... 320 episodes, 1969-2014
...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 300 episodes, 1970-2013
...  Ernie / ... 289 episodes, 1969-2005
...  Telly Monster / ... 241 episodes, 1982-2015
...  Maria / ... 237 episodes, 1971-2014
...  Elmo / ... 226 episodes, 1980-2014
Bob McGrath ...  Bob / ... 207 episodes, 1969-2017
...  Gordon / ... 201 episodes, 1974-2018
...  Luis / ... 189 episodes, 1971-2017
...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 219 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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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, producers intended to keep the muppets and the human actors and actresses separate, in different sequences. However, the producers learned that the audiences were focusing their attention on the muppets, and ignoring the actors and actresses. In response, they had the actors and actresses and muppets interact in new scenes. Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch were primarily designed for actors and actresses, with whom to work. 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

Elmo: Oh look, it's Mr. Noodle's brother, Mr. Noodle.
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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 Hill Street Blues: Dr. Hoof and Mouth (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

JAZZY SPIES THEME
Composed by Denny Zeitlin
Vocals by Grace Slick
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What happended to my show?
27 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Can this really be the same show that dealt with the death of Mr. Hooper? I can't see them doing anything like that now. They used to count up to twenty. Now they sometimes go past ten. I even remember one cartoon segment where they went up to 40! I miss Mumford the Magician(ala peanut butter sandwiches!) and the honkers. I had a honker doll when I was little. Drove my folks nuts.

Please get rid of Elmo World! He doesn't even TEACH anything.('cept for that one PC Holiday Speacial) and as many others pointed out he's annoying and talks down to kids.

For people who tell me not to get upset over a kids show, I remind them that Sesame Street was a show parents could watch with their kids without being bored silly. The show had jokes that parents could get. and some awesome guest stars.

I have a feeling this show may be coming to an end. It will be replaced by Elmo's World in hour long form.

Farwell Sesmae we had great times together.


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