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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.
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'''''Sesame Street''''' is a television show for children on the [[PBS]] network.  It has been around since 1969 (when it began on PBS's predecessor [[National Educational Television]]) 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.
  
 
==Spinoffs==
 
==Spinoffs==
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>
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''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, such as ''Bert's Blockbusters''.<ref>[http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/sesame_street/berts_blockbusters/ Bert's Blockbusters]</ref>
  
 
==Muppet Characters==
 
==Muppet Characters==
* [[Big Bird]] -- An 8-foot tall yellow bird who walks on 2 legs, a good natured but simple creature.  The character of Big Bird was involved in a real-life media scandal about draft-dodging in the Vietnam War following his appearance in the NBC sitcom "Bill'n'the Bird" in 1968. <ref>http://www.culturenest.co.uk/tvradio.html</ref>
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* Big Bird An eight-foot tall yellow bird who walks on two legs, a good-natured but simple creature.  The character of Big Bird was involved in a real-life media scandal about draft-dodging in the Vietnam War following his appearance in the NBC sitcom "Bill'n'the Bird" in 1968.<ref>http://www.culturenest.co.uk/tvradio.html</ref>
* [[Cookie Monster]] -- a lover of all cookies
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* Cookie Monster a gluttonous monster who loves devouring cookies
* [[Snuffleupagus]] -- a creature who looks a bit like an elephant; at first only big bird saw him, but that has changed
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* Snuffleupagus a creature who looks a bit like a shaggy elephant; at first only Big Bird saw him, but that has long since changed
* [[Oscar the Grouch]] -- lives in a garbage can, has a generally cantankerous nature
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* Oscar the Grouch lives in a garbage can, has a generally cantankerous nature
* [[Elmo]]
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* Elmo — a furry red creature with a falsetto voice
* [[The Count]] -- a vampire who loves to count
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* 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
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* Bert & Ernie human Muppets; Ernie's childlike goofs are balanced by Bert's more serious nature
* [[Telly Monster]]
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* Telly Monster
* [[Kermit the Frog]] -- a green frog hand muppet who went on to star in the muppet movies
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* Kermit the Frog a green frog hand Muppet who went on to star in the Muppet movies and to host [[broadcast syndication|syndicated]] American/British comedy/variety series ''The Muppet Show''
* [[Grover]] -- typical friendly monster, also the voice of Yoda
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* Grover — typical friendly monster, voiced by Frank Oz (also the voice of Yoda in the ''[[Star Wars]]'' franchise)
* [[Miss Piggy]] -- prone to explosive outburts, she also has a crush on Kermit
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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==External Links==
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==External links==
 
* [http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/ Sesame Street homepage]
 
* [http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/ Sesame Street homepage]
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063951/ IMDB website]
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* [https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063951/ IMDB website]
 
* [http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/11/28/101803.shtml Protest over AK-47 in foreign version]
 
* [http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/11/28/101803.shtml Protest over AK-47 in foreign version]
 
* [http://merecomments.typepad.com/merecomments/2006/08/mars_and_venus_.html Concern over female stereotypes]
 
* [http://merecomments.typepad.com/merecomments/2006/08/mars_and_venus_.html Concern over female stereotypes]
  
 
[[Category:Television Shows]]
 
[[Category:Television Shows]]

Latest revision as of 08:50, August 18, 2019

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Sesame Street is a television show for children on the PBS network. It has been around since 1969 (when it began on PBS's predecessor National Educational Television) and has spawned a series of movies, books, magazines, and toys. Sesame Street features Muppets interacting with adults and children in an educational setting that emphasizes learning numbers and letters. The show has won a number of Emmy Awards and is shown in over 25 languages around the world.

Spinoffs

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, such as Bert's Blockbusters.[1]

Muppet Characters

  • Big Bird — An eight-foot tall yellow bird who walks on two legs, a good-natured but simple creature. The character of Big Bird was involved in a real-life media scandal about draft-dodging in the Vietnam War following his appearance in the NBC sitcom "Bill'n'the Bird" in 1968.[2]
  • Cookie Monster — a gluttonous monster who loves devouring cookies
  • Snuffleupagus — a creature who looks a bit like a shaggy elephant; at first only Big Bird saw him, but that has long since changed
  • Oscar the Grouch — lives in a garbage can, has a generally cantankerous nature
  • Elmo — a furry red creature with a falsetto voice
  • The Count — a vampire who loves to count
  • Bert & Ernie — human Muppets; Ernie's childlike 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 and to host syndicated American/British comedy/variety series The Muppet Show
  • Grover — typical friendly monster, voiced by Frank Oz (also the voice of Yoda in the Star Wars franchise)

References

  1. Bert's Blockbusters
  2. http://www.culturenest.co.uk/tvradio.html

External links