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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 / ... 372 episodes, 1969-2018
Frank Oz ...  Bert / ... 366 episodes, 1969-2014
Jerry Nelson ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 351 episodes, 1970-2013
Martin P. Robinson ...  Telly Monster / ... 287 episodes, 1982-2018
Kevin Clash ...  Elmo / ... 272 episodes, 1980-2014
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Bob McGrath Bob McGrath ...  Bob / ... 231 episodes, 1969-2017
Roscoe Orman ...  Gordon / ... 227 episodes, 1974-2018
Emilio Delgado ...  Luis / ... 213 episodes, 1971-2017
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Richard Hunt ...  Two-Headed Monster / ... 259 episodes, 1972-2004
David Rudman ...  Baby Bear / ... 188 episodes, 1986-2019
Loretta Long Loretta Long ...  Susan / ... 169 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:

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

Gordon never had a last name until 1991 when he became a teacher. Since it would have been inappropriate for students to call him by his first name, Roscoe Orman suggested his last name should be Robinson, after Matt Robinson, the first actor to play Gordon on the show. See more »

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

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Slimy: Read! Read! Read!
Oscar the Grouch: Okay, Slimy, although I do enjoy your pestering.
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Each episode is numbered, and this number is displayed at the start of the episode. See more »

Alternate Versions

Starting in 2003, the show's segments have been slightly altered: New music in the opening along with a few new scenes; Monster Time has been discontinued but the Monster Clubhouse gang still turns up from time to time; The show opens with a one-part Sesame Story; Next The Count finds the number of the day, then several classic and new animated sequences air, then Journey to Ernie which has changed; A classic or new Bert and Ernie sketch; then a new segment called Global Grover in which Grover teaches us of different cultures the world over; Next is Global Thingy, an animated look at life around the world; Then, Cookie Monster and the word of the day; Spanish Word of the Day, then Elmo's World; Now, the ending of the show has been fitted to incorporate end credits. In the past, end credits only showed if the show wrapped up a few minutes early. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Sesame Street Countdown (1992) 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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Beautiful and bitter memories...
19 December 2003 | by Megan_KoumoriSee all my reviews

I wrote in another review on this site about how I was born to a military family stationed in Germany, Land of No Cable (And the world's best chocolate, but that's another story.).

Anyway, one of the few kid's shows on TV that my grandparents didn't have to record and send over was Sesame Street, and the only one that was on the entire eight years we were there (Eureka's Castle was on for bit, but then one day it vanished. Same thing with Lampchops.). On my dad's side of the family, everyone had a Sesame Street character that they had a bond with (Dad's was Cookie Monster), and naturally, I followed the tradition by latching on to Ernie. Many a night I could be heard singing "Rubber Ducky" in the tub (I had two Rubber Duckies, but one got chucked because it got moldy, I think). To this day, I still hold Ernie dear to my heart (I even have a "Tickle Me Ernie", much, much cuter than "Tickle Me Elmo"!)

Not only did Sesame Street give me Ernie to love and make me laugh, but like everyone else who watched this show, it taught me to read and count. Then one day, this obnoxious bear showed up on Sesame Street, whining about Goldilocks stealing his porridge. I hoped he wouldn't be a permanent addition to the cast. Everyday, I'd turn on the set, and there he was, screeching in that high pitched voice of his. Soon, I stopped watching Sesame Street because I was so sick of Baby Bear. I was seven years old, and I had been watching Sesame Street for seven years.

Over the years, I did what all kids do, grew up. But about three years ago, I turned on Sesame Street again, and BABY BEAR IS STILL THERE!!! Not only that, some doofus gave Elmo a twenty minute segment, in which he spends most of those twenty minutes hopping around singing, "Dee dee da dee, Elmo's World!" over and over! And BABY BEAR IS STILL THERE!!! Horrible still, I hardly ever get to see my beloved Ernie and his Ol' Buddy Bert anymore. Worse of all, BABY BEAR IS STILL THERE!!!

So yes, Elmo may have ruined Sesame Street permanently (Unless God decides to raise Jim Henson from the dead), but for me, the death of Sesame Street came with the introduction of Baby Bear. So thanks a lot, you big throw rug! I hope the rest of the cast gets wise and turns you into a fur coat!


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