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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 / ... 371 episodes, 1969-2018
Frank Oz ...  Bert / ... 365 episodes, 1969-2014
Jerry Nelson ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 351 episodes, 1970-2013
Martin P. Robinson ...  Telly Monster / ... 287 episodes, 1982-2018
Kevin Clash ...  Elmo / ... 271 episodes, 1980-2014
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Richard Hunt ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 259 episodes, 1972-2004
David Rudman ...  Baby Bear / ... 186 episodes, 1986-2019
Loretta Long Loretta Long ...  Susan / ... 168 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

Mr. Hooper's first name was Harold. It wasn't revealed until Episode #871: "Mr. Hooper Gets His Diploma", aired March 15, 1976. 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 »

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Mrs. Snuffleupagus: Come along my darlings. Hello, Mr. Handford.
Mr. Handford: Hello, Mrs. Snuffleupagus.
Snuffy: Hello, Mr. Handford.
Mr. Handford: Hello, Snuffy.
Alice Snuffleupagus: Hi, Mr. Hand Foot.
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Mr. Handford: Hi, Alice.
[to the camera]
Mr. Handford: Boy, now that's a lot of snuffleupaguses.
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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 Screenwipe: Episode #5.5 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

A NEW WAY TO WALK
Written by Mark Saltzman and Joe Raposo
Performed by The Oinker Sisters
1986 Sesame Street Records, Instruct. Children's Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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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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