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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, both human and puppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games and songs.
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 Big Bird / ... (287 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Bert / ... (285 episodes, 1969-2014)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (266 episodes, 1970-2013)
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 Ernie / ... (254 episodes, 1969-2005)
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 Maria / ... (216 episodes, 1971-2014)
Martin P. Robinson ...
 Telly Monster / ... (212 episodes, 1982-2015)
Bob McGrath ...
 Bob / ... (197 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Elmo / ... (197 episodes, 1980-2014)
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 Gordon / ... (186 episodes, 1974-2017)
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 Luis / ... (176 episodes, 1971-2017)
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 Two-Headed Monster / ... (172 episodes, 1974-1998)
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 Susan / ... (141 episodes, 1969-2017)
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 Prairie Dawn / ... (137 episodes, 1970-2015)
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 Baby Bear / ... (132 episodes, 1986-2017)
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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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1-2-3 Sesame  »

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Trivia

Many early collaborators had previously worked on Captain Kangaroo (1955), including writer and composer Jeff Moss, producer Sam Gibbon, executive producer Dave Connell, and writer Jon Stone. See more »

Goofs

During the final stanza of the Anything Muppets' song "J Friends", when the four Muppets jump up at the line "Let's jump with Jane", the hair and forehead of Muppet performer Frank Oz are briefly visible at the bottom of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Bert: Hey, Ernie, Ernie! Oh, Ernie, oh, Ernie! It's terrible. It's just awful what just happened to me.
Ernie: Well, what's the matter, Bert?
Bert: Oh, see, I was - I was in the kitchen making some bacon...
Ernie: Yeah...
Bert: And this monster appeared. This huge monster appeared.
[we Cookie Monster right by Ernie's side]
Ernie: A monster?
Bert: And, he ate all my bacon. Every strip of my bacon he ate. Oh, it's awful.
[Cookie Monster ducks off-screen]
Ernie: Oh, th - th - that's terrible, Bert.
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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 »

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AIR
Performed by Guy Smiley
©1990
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GIve Cookie Monster back his cookies
21 December 2007 | by (United States) – See 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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