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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 / ... 335 episodes, 1969-2018
Frank Oz ...  Bert / ... 331 episodes, 1969-2014
Jerry Nelson ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 317 episodes, 1970-2013
Martin P. Robinson ...  Telly Monster / ... 256 episodes, 1982-2015
Sonia Manzano ...  Maria / ... 251 episodes, 1971-2014
Jim Henson ...  Ernie / ... 294 episodes, 1969-2005
Kevin Clash ...  Elmo / ... 239 episodes, 1980-2014
Bob McGrath Bob McGrath ...  Bob / ... 221 episodes, 1969-2017
Roscoe Orman ...  Gordon / ... 214 episodes, 1974-2018
Emilio Delgado ...  Luis / ... 200 episodes, 1971-2017
Richard Hunt ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 224 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:

Sesamstraat See more »

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Runtime:

(1969-2014) | (2014-)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 1990, songwriter Christopher Cerf told radio interviewer Terry Gross that the show was sued for five and a half million dollars over the song "Letter B", a parody of The Beatles' song "Let It Be". The plaintiff was Michael Jackson's music library, which had bought the Beatles catalogue. The Beatles, who no longer owned the rights to the original song, wrote a statement to the court supporting Sesame Street. The case was settled for five hundred dollars. See more »

Goofs

In the end of the song "Hey Food" The drummer's drum falls off the set. See more »

Quotes

Frazzle: [singing] In, In, In, For mooooooooore! In, In, In...
Janitor: [Interrupts Frazzle dancing] Hey, Hey! Hold on, Sonny. Well, There is no more! We are closing now. Watch you step.
Frazzle: Well, I guess it's
[singing]
Frazzle: Out, Out, Out, The doooooooor! Out, Out, Out, The doooooooooor!...
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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

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 »

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Referenced in Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

AFRICAN ALPHABET SONG
Performed by Kermit the Frog and Ladysmith Black Mambazo
©1987
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A show that has gone downhill
4 January 2013 | by robotyoda9See all my reviews

The show has gone downhill over the past few years. Elmo ruined the show by killing off the other characters. Bert,Ernie,Grover,Oscar,Cookie Monster,Guy Smiley,Snuffy and Big Bird rarely appear on the show.Elmo,Zoe, Abby Cadaby and Baby Bear are now the only characters on the show. The stories are now awfully boring. Elmo is not a classic character. He is very annoying. Elmo is also just another way to boost ratings. Sesame Street is getting a new generation of viewers so the viewers won't remember any of the classic characters. Jim Henson would be ashamed of what his show has became.Sesame Street is not a show that is worthy to bother looking back at.


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