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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 / ... 336 episodes, 1969-2018
Frank Oz ...  Bert / ... 331 episodes, 1969-2014
Jerry Nelson ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 318 episodes, 1970-2013
Martin P. Robinson ...  Telly Monster / ... 257 episodes, 1982-2015
Sonia Manzano ...  Maria / ... 252 episodes, 1971-2014
Jim Henson ...  Ernie / ... 295 episodes, 1969-2005
Kevin Clash ...  Elmo / ... 240 episodes, 1980-2014
Bob McGrath Bob McGrath ...  Bob / ... 221 episodes, 1969-2017
Roscoe Orman ...  Gordon / ... 214 episodes, 1974-2018
Emilio Delgado ...  Luis / ... 201 episodes, 1971-2017
Richard Hunt ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 225 episodes, 1972-2000
Fran Brill Fran Brill ...  Prairie Dawn / ... 173 episodes, 1970-2015
David Rudman ...  Baby Bear / ... 163 episodes, 1986-2017
Loretta Long Loretta Long ...  Susan / ... 160 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:

Official site | PBS | See more »

Country:

USA

Release Date:

21 July 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1-2-3 Sesame See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1969-2014) | (2014-)

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Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

For unstated reasons, producers have frequently denied permission for the show to be inducted into The American Television Academy Hall of Fame. 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: [Bert has reluctantly agreed to have Ernie give him a haircut... ] Ernie. I'm bald.
Ernie: Um... well, I wouldn't say that, Bert.
Bert: You wouldn't say that?
[explodes]
Bert: No, but it's true!
Ernie: Well, I know it's true, I just wouldn't say it, Bert.
Bert: [hysterical] You cut all my hair off!
Ernie: Yes, well, I 'm sorry about that...
Bert: Ernie!
Ernie: But, but it will grow back again, you know...
[...]
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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

Starting in 2002, the show's format was changed completely. A new opening was added and the old segments that did musical fun with numbers and words were practically all removed to make room for segments featuring The Count finding out the number of the day, Cookie Monster finding out the letter of the day, a Journey to Ernie game, and Monster Clubhouse. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Wild Seven (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

A NEW WAY TO WALK
Written by Mark Saltzman and Joe Raposo
Performed by The Oinker Sisters
1986 Sesame Street Records, Instruct. Children's Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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GIve Cookie Monster back his cookies
21 December 2007 | by bvcxzlkjhgfdsaqwertyuiopSee all my reviews

This was once one of the best shows for children to learn things from at an early age but now it's taken the turn of a ridiculous show to keep kids quiet while their parents don't pay attention. Then they complain about one of the characters and the show gets worse. Things that need to be changed:

1. Elmo- Get rid of Elmo, he teaches nothing and is very annoying. The only reason they added him was so they could make a doll that makes an irritating noise when you squeeze it then vibrates across the carpet.

2. Cookie Monster- Veggie Monster! what is that! Why can't Cookie Monster eat cookies anymore? Cookie Monster did not make kids fat, stupid video games made kids fat. Now stand back, ignore Sesame Street and look at the problem. Kids are not fat because they idolize a puppet, kids are fat because they don't have the common sense to put down the I-Pod and the Gameboy and go play outside. After all they don't need to go outside to play baseball anymore, not when they can sit on their duffs and do it on a Playstation.

3. Oscar the Grouch- I was really, really mad when I saw what they did to my favorite Sesame Street character. I need to keep this one short, for everyone's sake, make the Grouch, grouchy again, please he didn't do anything to us, he just didn't like to be around people and singing, what's so wrong with that?


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