As the show's seventh season begins, Mr. Snuffleupagus walks down the street, counting the people who fail to glimpse him (yet again). He counts ten in all. Later on, a journalist visits the street ...
Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.
A tug-of-war between Elmo and his friend sends his blanket to faraway Grouchland, a place full of grouchy creatures and the villainous Huxley. Elmo embarks on a rescue mission, learning important lessons about sharing and responsibility.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In October 2018, Carol Spinney announced that at age 84, after 50 years of playing and voicing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street, he would be retiring. Because of some health issues, he had already (in 2015) stepped down from physically puppeteering Big Bird, but he was still recording the voices for Bird and Oscar. A New York Times article reported that "Matt Vogel, who has been Spinney's apprentice on Big Bird since 1996, will succeed him in the role." The last name "Vogel" is derived from the German and Dutch word for "bird." See more »
In a lot of times you can see the strings of the puppets that are being used by the puppeteers. See more »
Though I am 33 years old, I have still found myself drawn to watch a minute or two of Sesame Street now and then. My daughter is 10 years old so her days of Elmo are long over but I find it a little sad that they have changed so much on the show. I remember watching the show every time it came on. My daughter loved it too. It seems too commercialized now and the characters have changed so much that you don't feel a connection to them the way that I did as a child. There was a feeling of being a part of "the family" even if you weren't actually there with them. I don't think that kids have changed so much that they wouldn't like it just the way that it use to be. I think what has changed is the junk that is on T.V. now days. Unfortunately, I suppose, poor old Sesame Street just couldn't compete with all that, and ended up having to make a few minor sacrifices here and there to draw the attention of the kids. I wish that for my Grand children's sake, though, they could find a way to go back to the Sesame Street that I remember and also be able to incorporate some of the new things.
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