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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:
Caroll Spinney ...  Big Bird / ... 334 episodes, 1969-2018
Frank Oz ...  Bert / ... 328 episodes, 1969-2014
Jerry Nelson ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 315 episodes, 1970-2013
Martin P. Robinson ...  Telly Monster / ... 253 episodes, 1982-2015
Sonia Manzano ...  Maria / ... 249 episodes, 1971-2014
Jim Henson ...  Ernie / ... 293 episodes, 1969-2005
Kevin Clash ...  Elmo / ... 237 episodes, 1980-2014
Bob McGrath Bob McGrath ...  Bob / ... 221 episodes, 1969-2017
Roscoe Orman ...  Gordon / ... 213 episodes, 1974-2018
Emilio Delgado ...  Luis / ... 200 episodes, 1971-2017
Richard Hunt ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 223 episodes, 1972-2000
Fran Brill Fran Brill ...  Prairie Dawn / ... 173 episodes, 1970-2015
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

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 »

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In a lot of times you can see the strings of the puppets that are being used by the puppeteers. See more »

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Grover: Hello everybodeeeeeeeee! It is I, Grover!
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Lost Roots
28 July 2006 | by tbrimeSee all my reviews

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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