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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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Series cast summary:
Caroll Spinney ...  Big Bird / ... 413 episodes, 1969-2020
Frank Oz ...  Bert / ... 380 episodes, 1969-2014
Jerry Nelson ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 364 episodes, 1970-2013
Martin P. Robinson ...  Telly Monster / ... 296 episodes, 1982-2020
Kevin Clash ...  Elmo / ... 280 episodes, 1980-2014
Sonia Manzano ...  Maria / ... 274 episodes, 1971-2014
Jim Henson ...  Ernie / ... 342 episodes, 1969-2005
Bob McGrath Bob McGrath ...  Bob / ... 236 episodes, 1969-2017
Roscoe Orman ...  Gordon / ... 235 episodes, 1974-2018
Emilio Delgado ...  Luis / ... 220 episodes, 1971-2017
Fran Brill Fran Brill ...  Prairie Dawn / ... 205 episodes, 1970-2015
Richard Hunt ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 273 episodes, 1972-2004
David Rudman ...  Baby Bear / ... 196 episodes, 1986-2020
Loretta Long Loretta Long ...  Susan / ... 175 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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Did You Know?


In 2004, Cookie Monster revealed that, before trying cookies for the first time, his name was Sid. See more »


Bert and Ernie's apartment is clearly a sub-basement apartment in the 123 Sesame Street building, but often when looking out a window from inside the apartment, it looks as if it is on the first floor (i.e. the half-walls seen in front of the windows when outside the building aren't there, and when people are at the window, they're standing straight up, not crouched over as one would expect). See more »


Oscar the Grouch: [Oscar has just broken his arm in an accident during a mud road race in his can. He comes up cradling his arm, and one of the humans there suggested taking him to the hospital] Hospital? You want to take me to the hospital? With all those clean white sheets, and those nice clean nurses and doctors?
[Pounds his hurt arm on the side of the can in frustration, yelling]
Oscar the Grouch: I don't want to go... Ow! Ow! Ow!
[Stops and cradles the arm again. Quietly, beat]
Oscar the Grouch: Take me to the hospital.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits in some episodes, there's a purple static background with Big Bird giving a farewell to the viewers See more »

Alternate Versions

In 1970, an experimental edit of the show, entitled "This Way to Sesame Street", was briefly syndicated. It featured programs that were edited to include slightly different opening credits and paid commercials and was offered to commercial TV stations as a means of cashing in on the show's success. The project was scrapped after several weeks, and full effort was placed on the non-commercial version of the program. See more »


Performed by Count von Count and his bats
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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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Release Date:

21 July 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Sesame Street See more »

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Technical Specs


(1969-2014) | (2014-)

Sound Mix:

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



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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