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Sesame Street 

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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 / ... 373 episodes, 1969-2018
Frank Oz ...  Bert / ... 369 episodes, 1969-2014
Jerry Nelson ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 354 episodes, 1970-2013
Martin P. Robinson ...  Telly Monster / ... 287 episodes, 1982-2018
Kevin Clash ...  Elmo / ... 272 episodes, 1980-2014
Sonia Manzano ...  Maria / ... 268 episodes, 1971-2014
Jim Henson ...  Ernie / ... 331 episodes, 1969-2005
Bob McGrath Bob McGrath ...  Bob / ... 232 episodes, 1969-2017
Roscoe Orman ...  Gordon / ... 228 episodes, 1974-2018
Emilio Delgado ...  Luis / ... 214 episodes, 1971-2017
Fran Brill Fran Brill ...  Prairie Dawn / ... 199 episodes, 1970-2015
Richard Hunt ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 262 episodes, 1972-2004
David Rudman ...  Baby Bear / ... 188 episodes, 1986-2019
Loretta Long Loretta Long ...  Susan / ... 170 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:

The New Sesame Street See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1969-2014) | (2014-)

Sound Mix:

Mono (1969-1992)| Stereo (1992-2007)| Dolby Digital (Surround) (2008-)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In 2002, producers of Takalani Sesame (2000), the South African version of the show, announced Kami, an HIV-positive muppet. She was added to address the growing number of people with the virus, including children, in that part of the world. See more »

Goofs

A skit involving The Fonz from Happy Days doing his usual "Ayyyyy!" towards the camera, and the letter "A" appearing below him, and him looking down at it. Later, the A was shifted to the left of him, but he still looks down. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Johnson: Oh boy, A bakery shop. Donuts, Cake, Cookies, Etc... I love this place.
Grover: Oh, Hello, Sir!
Mr. Johnson: Wait a minute, I know you! You are that waiter from over at Charlie's!
Grover: Yes, I have many jobs over the years.
Mr. Johnson: Alright, I want to make this very simple and not make any trobule, I would to buy a...
Grover: [as he interrupts Mr. Johnson's sentence] Excuse me, Sir! Sorry to interrupt you, But I must ask you to please take a number.
Mr. Johnson: But I am the only one in here!
Grover: I am sorry, Sir. But that is our policy. The sign says ...
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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

The Canadian broadcasts also used different opening and closing credits, and beginning in the mid-1980s, the series title was changed to "Canadian Sesame Street" due to widespread broadcasting of the American version in Canada via cable TV. See more »

Connections

Referenced in CollegeHumor Originals: Katy Perry Puppet Sex (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

STICK OUT YOUR HAND AND SAY 'HELLO'
Performed by Rick Moranis and Bert
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My daughters are the judge
25 November 2007 | by james-szaboSee all my reviews

This was one of my favorite shows as a child in the 70s. (Though my sister always preferred "The Electric Company" - if anyone remembers that.) So, naturally, I thought my own two daughters would love it. Well, at age 2-3, my oldest loved Elmo, but at age 4, she's long over both Elmo and Sesame Street - and she won't enter Kindergarten for two more years! So, I give the current show a 6. It's too inane for my 4 year old. As for myself, I was much older when I stopped watching. This was one of my favorite shows. I give the old Sesame Street a 10/10. Thus we get 8 stars overall.

When I do occasionally watch the new show, I miss Kermit, am dismayed that Snuffy is visible to everyone (where's the fun in that?), think Big Bird acts like an imbecile (was he always such a baby? maybe so), wish Grover and Cookie Monster and the Count got more face time, suspect that the current production team is trying to make Ernie and Bert seem gay, and miss some of the old segments. I think they should just stop producing new shows and start re-running the old shows starting with season 1. The ratings would probably go way up and they'd save a lot of money.

"Oh waiter! There's a fly in this production!"


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