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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 ]] - - A huge yellow bird taller than most people who walks on 2 legs, a good natured but simple creature* [[Cookie Monster ]] -- a lover of all cookies* [[Snuffleupagus ]] -- a creature who looks a bit like an elephant; at first only big bird saw him, but that has changed* [[Oscar the Grouch ]] -- lives in a garbage can, has a generally cantankerous nature* [[Elmo ]]* [[The Count ]] -- a vampire who loves to count* [[Bert & Ernie ]] -- human muppets; Ernie's child-like goofs are balanced by Bert's more serious nature* [[Telly Monster ]]* [[Kermit the Frog ]] -- a green frog hand muppet who went on to star in the muppet movies * [[ Grover]] -- typical friendly monster, also the voice of Yoda * [[Miss Piggy]] -- prone to explosive outburts, she also has a crush on Kermit ==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]
muppet. wikia.com/ wiki/ Ernie_and_Bert's_Relationship Muppet Wiki: Ernie and Bert's Relationship]