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|]]'''Sesame Street''' is a television show for children on the [[PBS]] network. It has been around since 1969 and has spawned a series of movies, books, magazines, and toys. Sesame Street features [[ muppet]]s interacting with adults and children in an educational setting that emphasizes learning numbers and letters. The show has won a number of [[Emmy Award]]s and is shown in over 25 languages around the world.
Sesame Street successfully launched the career of [[Jim Henson]]'s
muppets and has produced countless imitations and variations. A number of Sesame Street movies have been made, including ''Follow That Bird'' and ''The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland''. Sesame Street characters have made appearances on a number of game and talk shows. Many stuffed animals of the Sesame Street characters are sold in amazing quantities and the [[Tickle Me Elmo ]] is considered to be one of the best selling toys of all time. A number of musical albums have been released by Sesame Street characters, most notably ''Bert's Blockbusters '' which scored an unexpected success in 1974 with the single ''Doin' the Pigeon''.<ref>[http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/sesame_street/berts_blockbusters/ Bert's Blockbusters - #4 Album of 1974]</ref>
[[Big Bird ]]* [[Cookie Monster ]]* [[Snuffleupagus ]]* [[Oscar the Grouch ]]* [[Elmo ]]* [[The Count ]]* [[Bert & Ernie ]]* [[Telly Monster ]]* [[Kermit the Frog ]] * [[ Grover]]* [[Miss Piggy]] ==Controversy== Sesame Street has been accused of having a liberal bias and criticized for encouraging children to watch television. The characters Bert and Ernie are often recognized as a homosexual couple, as they live in the same house and share clothing and a bedroom<ref>[ http://www.northernstar.info/articles/?id=989 Homosexual Themes corrupt Sesame Street]</ref>. However, PBS has repeatedly denied this <ref>[ http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/gaymupp.htm Urban Legends] </ref>
* [http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/ Sesame Street homepage]