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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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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 <[email protected]>

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21 July 1969 (USA)  »

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1-2-3 Sesame  »

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Trivia

The character of Oscar the Grouch was inspired by two people. His attitude comes from a nasty waiter that served Jim Henson and former director Jon Stone at a restaurant called Oscar's Tavern in Manhattan. The voice was inspired by a cab-driver that used to drive Caroll Spinney to the set every day during the first season. See more »

Goofs

In a lot of times you can see the strings of the puppets that are being used by the puppeteers. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Johnson: Oh boy, A bakery shop. Donuts, Cake, Cookies, Etc... I love this place.
Grover: Oh, Hello, Sir!
Mr. Johnson: Wait a minute, I know you! You are that waiter from over at Charlie's!
Grover: Yes, I have many jobs over the years.
Mr. Johnson: Alright, I want to make this very simple and not make any trobule, I would to buy a...
Grover: [as he interrupts Mr. Johnson's sentence] Excuse me, Sir! Sorry to interrupt you, But I must ask you to please take a number.
Mr. Johnson: But I am the only one in here!
Grover: I am sorry, Sir. But that is our policy. The sign says ...
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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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DOING THE BATTY BAT
Performed by Count von Count and his bats
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It's Not The Same As It Used To Be
28 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I think that Sesame Street, although it is a really good children's show, isn't really the same as it used to be. It hasn't been the same since Jim Henson died and it hasn't been the same since a lot of the characters have died or moved on. The people that have come and gone from this show are the ones that have been the best I've seen in a very long time. Now instead of recording new shows and going on without some of the major players in the show they just pasted together clips from old shows. I remember the days before Jim Henson died when Sesame Street was more than just a clip show. It meant a lot to the kids of my generation.


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