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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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Saturday, January 18

A neighborhood party is being thrown on Sesame Street. When Leela and Chris get ready to attend the neighborhood party, Abby decides to help Leela find the right outfit for the occasion...


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Caroll Spinney ...  Big Bird / ... 388 episodes, 1969-2020
Frank Oz ...  Bert / ... 372 episodes, 1969-2014
Jerry Nelson ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 357 episodes, 1970-2013
Martin P. Robinson ...  Telly Monster / ... 290 episodes, 1982-2018
Kevin Clash ...  Elmo / ... 274 episodes, 1980-2014
Sonia Manzano ...  Maria / ... 268 episodes, 1971-2014
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Loretta Long Loretta Long ...  Susan / ... 171 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

Rosita originally appeared on Plaza Sésamo (1972), the Mexican version of Sesame Street (1969). When she joined the cast of the original American version, she became first regular bilingual muppet on Sesame Street. 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

[repeated line]
Bert: I don't get it.
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Crazy Credits

Most episodes aired from 1969 to the 2000s do not have complete closing credits; ending credits usually appeared at the end of the Friday installment, or when another weekday episode ran short. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the USA, Spanish channels air a Spanish version called "Plaza Sesamo" which includes a number of Spanish muppets. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #4.7 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Du Duah Duah
Music by Donald Alan Siegal, Lyrics by Luis Santeiro
Courtesy of Sesame Street Inc., Easy Reader Music and Alto Prano Music
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User Reviews

Classic show, but lowering it's standards
2 January 2001 | by HotoilSee all my reviews

This is a children's television classic. It's educational and entertaining, and not painful for parents to watch with their kids. At least it never used to be. It used to be quite edgy, high-brow, very adult-accessible. It's been dumbed down considerably over the years. This is a result of playing to lower age-groups, shorter attention spans, and competing with the run-of-the-mill trash in the kid's TV arena.

The adults have virtually vanished, the muppets have gotten annoying (I'm sure we're all familiar with Elmo by now), the show has shrunk to 40 minutes, the last 20 being a new show-within-a-show known as "Elmo's World". As if the 20 minutes of Elmo aren't enough, even more grating is that there are only about 10-20 episodes of Elmo's World, yet it runs every day! And rather than dealing with reading, writing, counting, nature, social skills, Elmo's World revolves around things like balls, puppies, hair, etc. Yes, this is not your parent's Sesame Street, or probably even the Sesame Street you grew up with. It's a more modern, simple, conformist Street that has considerably less charm but at least more educational value than the other, more commercial stuff out there.

The only reason to turn your kids on to television is rapidly shrinking into another Barney.


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