Sesame Street (Seasons 1-32)

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Sesame Street (Seasons 1-32)
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Welcome to Sesame Street!
Genre: Children's television series
Educational
Sketch comedy
Puppetry
Animation
Running Time: 60 minutes (1969-2015)

30 minutes (2016-present)

Country: United States
Release Date: November 10, 1969 - present
Network(s): NET (1969-1970)
PBS (1970-1999)
PBS Kids (1999-present)
HBO (2016-2020)
HBO Max (2020-present)
Created by: Joan Ganz Cooney
Lloyd Morrisett
Jim Henson (Muppet characters)
Seasons: 50
Episodes: 4,561


Sesame Street is a long-running American educational children's television series that combines live action, sketch comedy, animation and puppetry. It is produced by Sesame Workshop (formerly known as the Children's Television Workshop) and was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its images communicated through the use of Jim Henson's Muppets, and includes short films, with humor and cultural references. The series premiered on November 10, 1969, to positive reviews, some controversy, and high viewership; it has aired on the U.S.'s national public television provider PBS since its debut, with its first run moving to premium channel HBO on January 16, 2016.

Plot

A longtime favorite of children and adults, and a staple of PBS, "Sesame Street" bridges many cultural and educational gaps with a fun program. Big Bird leads a cast of characters teaching children numbers, colors, shapes and the alphabet. Bert and Ernie, Oscar the Grouch and Grover are just a few of the other characters involved in this show, set on a city street full of valuable learning opportunities.

Why These Seasons Rock

  1. Preschool television in its purest form.
  2. Uses a variety of techniques to teach children such as sketch comedy, humor, pop-culture references and songs.
  3. Very appealing Muppet designs.
  4. Clever humor.
  5. The entire Sesame Street set looks great.
  6. Great acting from the human characters.
  7. Likable, down to earth, and memorable characters, especially Big Bird, the original star of the show before Elmo.
    • Each Muppet character has a very distinct personality which give them a lot of charm.
      • Big Bird is the lovable yellow bird who has a tendency to question things.
      • Elmo is cute, curious and imaginative in red.
      • Grover is furry in blue.
      • Telly is slightly neurotic and loves triangles in magenta.
      • Zoe loves ballet and is orange.
      • Count Von Count is a friendly vampire who has loved counting since the beginning of time.
      • Oscar is the green grouch with a heart of gold.
  8. Can appeal to everyone (including those looking back on it) without sugar coating reality.
  9. The opening theme song is timeless.
  10. Despite its downfall, every new preschool audience can still enjoy the show, as well as its later seasons, in the recent years because of the love the show has gotten that has never died.
    • However in 2016, this show is still airing on the PBS network, as its second-run show.
  11. Tackles some mature themes such as autism, foster care, death, disability, lead poisoning, parents being in the military, hunger, HIV/AIDS, racism, divorce, incarceration and dealing with a traumatic event.

Bad Qualities

  1. The series has been going somewhat downhill since Season 33 (when the format was changed, though it was redeemed itself starting in Season 38) due to a variety of gimmicks. In addition, episode premieres have also been on HBO since Season 46 with a half-hour format, condensed cast, and shortened theme song which, contrary to popular belief, was not HBO's fault. Though these seasons may be well-liked.
  2. Elmo's voice can be irritating for some people.

Comments


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Just Leon

11 months ago
Score 3
Can't believe Seasons 40-present have added to the now closed (cough)Terrible Niche Audience Shows wiki(cough) when they aren't that bad. they're actually pretty decent, (talking about seasons 40-present)
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ZeroG

6 months ago
Score 3
I'm 15 and I still like this show, IDC what anyone thinks.
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AwesomePlushProductionsYT

5 months ago
Score 2
Ok. I respect your opinion, since i do wanna get the lego set.
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Caulipower

6 months ago
Score 1
Definitely one of the longest-running shows on the wiki.
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Sarah davis

2 months ago
Score 0
and one that STILL runs
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3 O 5

6 months ago
Score 6
Fun fact: When I was very young, like a baby or toddler, I had a fear of Bert and Ernie for some reason.
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Katholica

5 months ago
Score 4
I had a fear of Elmo.
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BlakeIsHere458

6 months ago
Score 1
I still enjoy the modern seasons.
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Omar mcmillan

5 months ago
Score -2

Sesame Street Hatedom: wHy iS sEsAmE sTrEeT iS oN bTSw iT sHoUlD bE oN tTsW

If they saw that they will be pissed
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OverNineThousandTimesAwesome

4 months ago
Score 1
I heard that the show's format was changed starting in Season 33.
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ZebraTerabyte

4 months ago
Score 3
For bad quality #3: only the clip was uploaded in 2017. The actual episode aired on 2012, long before the meme has spawned.
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Sarah davis

4 months ago
Score 3
the episodes used to be 1 hour long!?!?!?!? wooooowwww
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Master Chief

4 months ago
Score 2
Yes they did.
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Athaggard160

3 months ago
Score 1
I used to watch this show when I was little. The puppetry was super appealing.
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Rockman138

2 months ago
Score 1
I thought Jim Henson created this show. After all he did work on it.
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Stephenfisher2001

2 months ago
Score 0
Another show as a kid I loved. :)
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Easy Peasy Miraheasy

2 months ago
Score 0
Imagine procrastinating your homework for this.
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Dexter's Mom

one month ago
Score 0
There is only one Letter of the Day film in each episode now, which applies to the Number of the Day films as well.

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