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The Sesame Street address sign is probably one of the most recognized landmarks in the Television world. The show is seen in at least 140 countries and is translated into many languages. This educational show has lasted over 40 years and is still going strong. Children around the world start to experience the learning effect of Sesame Street at a very early age. Over the past 40 years, millions of people have experienced the Sesame Street style of learning. Started in 1969 this New York based companies method of teaching young people was started by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett developing one of televisions greatest success stories. The song introducing the show is world famous, people young and old have no difficulty remembering the words written by Joe Raposo, Jan Store and Bruce Hart. The famed question," Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street" is easy for millions of people to recall.

With 8 Grammys and a host of other awards, this children's television show has not wavered. Sesame Street is one of the longest running educational shows in the history of television. Favorite characters of the show are Big Bird Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster, Children throughout the world have developed a love for these characters and the television show they represent. The effect it has on the education of children is phenomenal. The show has early learning skills down to a science.

Sesame Street has evolved, as other Medias have over the years. The television show now has a Web presence where children can continue learning and interacting with their favorite characters. Children play games, and use a variety of learning tools. Financed originally by outside sources the show is now, financially independent, benefiting from a number of revenue producing avenues developed through the show over the years.

Teaching through games songs and stories, this for some children is their first school like learning experience. Sesame Street is as real to a child as the street where you live. The characters bring learning to life for kids of all ages.

Weekdays 7:00 AM et/pt on PBS
46 Seasons, 1486 Episodes - Returning Series
December 5, 1972
Children, Animation & Cartoons
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Sesame Street Full Episode Guide

  • When Segi gets upset after reading a story about her favorite character, Mando, Chris and Leela help her realize that being brown is great.

  • Elmo assists Professor Buck Awe (Taran Killam) school a class of chickens.

  • Rosita shoves Baby Bear when she gets too excited, so she must find out how to control herself.

  • Dorothy can swim allover after Abby transforms Sesame Street into a magical ocean, but Elmo and Abby must follow clues to locate her after the goldfish disappears.

  • Elmo learns how to win and lose gracefully while playing Hot Potato with Abby. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Hungry Games parody, and Elmo's World. Brought to you by the letter G and the number 3.

  • Elmo, Gina, Bob and Barkley help Zoe overcome her fear of dogs.

  • Prairie Dawn plays dress-up and discovers it's an amusement for both boys and girls.

  • Rosita writes a story about living on Sesame Street and what it means to be Mexican. Gina Rodriguez is the guest celebrity.

  • Elmo helps Curly Bear give up her pacifier by telling how he gave up his.

  • Tina Fey guest stars as the head of a crew of pirates who love to read and want Elmo to join them on their quest to locate the library.

  • Medical treatment is given by Abby and Elmo to buddies who have minor scratches and bruises.

  • Abby makes the seasons change on Sesame Street and other adventures.

  • When Elmo uses Abby's magic wand, all anyone on Sesame Street can do is sing! Also featuring 'Just like Magic' song with Sara Bareilles, Cookie Monster's Furry Potter parody, and Elmo the Musical. Brough to you by the letter M and the number 20.

  • Elmo, Abby and Leela help their chicken T-ball teammates overcome their fear of thunderstorms.

  • A visit to outer space is imagined by Rosita, Elmo and Abby when they pretend to be astronauts, and Chris helps them pick the right tool to fix a rip in their spaceship.

  • Chris is accidentally locked out of Hooper's shop by Grover's new security system, so Elmo and Abby take on math equations to open the gates before Cookie Monster can eat Alan's birthday cake.

  • "Move It Day" on Sesame Street gives everyone the opportunity to exercise, and Cookie Monster discovers the value of a cardiovascular workout. Also: a performance by Ne-Yo.

  • Cookie Monster wants to give his mom the perfect Mother's Day gift, but first he needs to learn how to control himself from eating it. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Smart Cookies, and Elmo's World-family. Brought to you by the letter M and the number 19.

  • A camping adventure for Elmo and Chris includes run-ins with a beaver, raccoons and ducks.

  • Elmo assists Zoe in looking for a play date for Rocco, her pet rock.

  • Big Bird dreams up a story about a bird who teaches a beast the meaning of being friends.

  • An enthusiastic penguin named Penelope has a hard time making new friends.

  • Abby and Zoe want to make up a princess story, but Rosita isn't sure how. They ask Leela to help them write it down, but where do they begin?Leela explains that most stories start with a problem. Abby and Zoe decide that the princess is stuck in a tower. Leela asks Rosita to imagine how the princess escapes, but Rosita says she doesn't know. She isn't sure if she can make up a story like Zoe and Abby!Leela explains that everyone can make up a story and encourages Rosita to use her imagination. Will Rosita be able to come up with a great idea to rescue the princess from the tower? Tune in to find out!Brought to you By:A & 11Educational Goal:Literacy/Cognitive ReasoningWord on the street: AdventureAn exciting thing to do.

  • Elmo answers distress requests when Super Grover's new sidekick, Horatio, is postponed by getting stuck in doorways. Also: Aloe Blacc performs "Everyday Hero."

  • Abby is going to teach Elmo how to garden, but a gnome takes his seeds and flower pot. Abby and Elmo need to play memory games in order to get them back. Also featuring Murray had a little lamb, and Elmo's World-Plants. Brought to you by the letter G and the number 17.

  • Elmo helps Abby, Grover, and Telly figure out how to say thank you to our nose, eyes, and mouth all at the same time. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Smart Cookies, and Elmo's World-noses. Brought to you by the letter F and the number 9.

  • Telly utilizes his imagination to experiment with various ways of making art.

  • A dinosaur dress-up game helps the gang learn about herbivores and carnivores.

  • Elmo and Abby find out how to compromise and put together their two most loved songs, creating the Best Friend Song.

  • It's Valentine's Day on Sesame Street! Elmo and Abby create valentines for each other and discover the importance of friendship.

  • Elmo, Abby, and Alan help Grover think like a farm animal so he can put together the best party for farm animals.

  • Elmo and Grover are taught that healthy foods give us energy and taste great too.

  • Grover takes Elmo and his friends on a Sesame Street safari where they pretend to be all of the wild animals they see.

  • Alan Cumming plays Explorer Mucko Polo and assists Elmo, Abby and Oscar to find the grouchiest things on Sesame Street using their five senses.

  • Elmo invites Abby to a sleepover, but she needs to learn how to calm down before bedtime

  • This nail-biting, cookie-munching thriller celebrates the arts and delights Cookie Monster fans of all ages. A cookie art museum has just opened on Sesame Street. Surrounded by beautiful cookie paintings, such as "Girl with the Cookie Earring" and the "Muncha Lisa," Cookie Monster and his friends feel as though they're in a whole new world. But when art suddenly starts to disappear, Cookie Monster quickly becomes a suspect. Can he clear his name? Will they find the missing art in time or will Cookie Monster be banished from the museum forever?

  • Abby's wand is being cleaned, so she and Telly have to postpone their magical playdate and learn to find the extraordinary in some ordinary tools. Actress Emily Blunt explains the word "explore." Cookie's Crumby Pictures parodies the dinosaur classic in "Jurassic Cookie."

  • Grover gets frustrated when he can't do more than one fun thing at once, but Mando helps him realize that it's better to focus on one thing at a time. In Cookie's Crumby Pictures ,the evil Bon Bon tries to destroy all healthy vegetables in "Aveggies". Actress Emmy Rossum teaches the word "focus."

  • Elmo and Abby hear about a tendy new website called AreYouCool.Cool. At first they try to follow the cool rules, but they soon realize that what's really cool is doing what makes you happy. Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) explains the word "technology," and Cookie's Crumby Pictures presents "Star S'mores."

  • Jack B. Nimble, Jack be quick...Jack can't sit still at the movies! Elmo must help his friend learn how to sit still so they can stay in the theatre and enjoy the film. Actor and Comedian Zach Galifianakis teaches the word "nimble."

  • Papa and Baby Bear have their own way of doing things when they're at home, but when Papa comes to preschool for the day he sees that their rules are different. At first he's embarrassed, but Baby Bears tells him that there's a first time for everything - even rules. Grammy award-winning artist Ed Sheeran sings "I Live in Two Worlds."

  • One of the greatest painters in the world, Vincent Van Stop, is looking for new assistant. Bert really wants the job, but he will have to pass a test first, which makes him nervous. Chris shows him how to stay calm and focused. Actor Terry Crews teaches the word "artist."

  • When the "old woman who lives in a shoe" shows up at Mr. Hooper's Store with her 12 children, Telly and Alan must learn how to separate things into groups to keep them organized. Actress Nia Long teaches the word "divide." Cookie's Crumby Pictures presents "Nosh of the Titans."

  • Elmo doesn't feel like himself today -- he is cranky and grumpy. Oscar suggests he is becoming a grouch. Chris helps Elmo understand that no one feels happy all the time, and emotions change. This episode also includes Cookie's Crumby Pictures parody "Twilight: Breaking Cookie," and Saturday Night Live star Bill Hader.

  • Elmo is helping Leela fold clothes at the Laundromat when they realize a terrible mistake has been made - Oscar's dirty clothes have been cleaned! They must remember the shapes and locations of his favorite stains to recreate them. Actor and Comedian Craig Robinson from "The Office" explains the word "pattern," and Cookie's Crumby Pictures features "The Hungry Games: Catching Fur."

  • Elmo's friend Stinky is nervous about his first day of preschool. Elmo reassures him that everything will be okay, and helps him find ways to relax and enjoy the fun. Also included, actor and comedian Zach Braff teaches the word "anxious."

  • Elmo's friend Stinky is nervous about his first day of preschool. Elmo reassures him that everything will be okay, and helps him find ways to relax and enjoy the fun. Also included, actor and comedian Zach Braff teaches the word "anxious."

  • Cookie learns how to wait his turn in line at a New York City deli in "When Cookie Met Sally," a new Cookie's Crumby Pictures. And speaking of waiting, Rosita has to learn to wait before she can open her present from Elmo. Actor, Sir Ian McKellen, explains the word "resist."

  • When a new bird Minnie Mynah, tries to take Big Bird's nest by claiming the bird law "finders, keepers," the Sesame Street gang take their case all the way to the Supreme Bird Court! Also included in this episode, actor and comedian Jonah Hill explains the word "empty," and Murray takes an exciting trip to the zoo.

  • Today is Pickled Pepper Day at Hooper's Store, a day when all of the specials start with the letter P. Peter Piper prefers something pizzazzier than pickled peppers, but when he sees how popular they are, he helps the Sesame Street gang find enough for all their friends. Also included in this episode is Cookie's Crumby Pictures hilarious parody, "Lord of the Crumbs."

  • Pop sensation "One Direction" visits Sesame Street to sing the instant classic "What Makes U So Useful." Elmo plays "Calm Down and Think," and he'll need to do just that if he wants to win a brand new bicycle horn! Cookie's Crumby Pictures presents "Nosh of the Titans," and NBA basketball star Pau Gasol explains the word "coach."]

  • In this Halloween-themed episode Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and Elmo are mystified by magic. Cookie is amazed by Abby's wand and all the different kinds of cookies he could make if he took it, but decides their friendship is more important. Actor and musician Ice Cube joins the fun to explain the word "astounding," and Furry Potter and Professor Crumblemore teach children to follow directions in Cookie's Crumby Pictures.

  • Ernie wants to make a music video and get the whole world to dance, but he needs Big Bird and Snuffy's help to convince Bert to join. Also included in this episode - Grover and comedian Aziz Ansari hilariously explaining the word "ridiculous."

  • The world's longest street like you've never seen it before! Check out Sesame's all new digital set in this episode about engineering, which features "Homeland" star Claire Danes. Also see Murray and Luis as they use science to help them build the perfect-sized bike for their friend Little Chicken.

  • Academy Award winning actress Viola Davis teaches children about the word "fiesta" in this Latin-themed episode, in which Abby Cadabby and the rest of the Sesame Street gang throw a "QuinceaƱera" birthday party for the Number 15. Also included is a Cookie Crumby Pictures parody of James Bond in "The Spy Who Loved Cookies"

  • Join Cookie Monster in the hilarious debut of the Crumby Pictures parody "Twilight: Breaking Cookie." Back on Sesame Street Big Bird's pen pal Penelope is visiting. Elmo helps her learn how to make new friends and stay calm when she gets excited. Actress and comedian Mindy Kaling teaches the word "enthusiastic."

  • Sesame Street and Super Heroes! Join the greatest number-lovers convention of the year as Elmo teaches children about math and how to be flexible at the same time. . Cookie's Crumby Pictures debuts a laugh-out-loud parody "Star S'mores" in which Flan Solo must learn self-control and Star Trek actor Zackary Quinto teaches the word "flexible."

  • Academy Award winning actress Lupito Nyong'o teaches children that different skin colors are beautiful. Elmo, Big Bird, and Mando gather the "Sesame Street Snazzy Society" and help Segi see that being brown is awesome!

  • The world's longest Street like you've never seen it before! Check out Sesame's all new digital set in this episode featuring Ernie and Bert learning to ride bikes without training wheels. Enjoy new music including Elmo and actor Taye Digg's remake of the hit song "Let's Go Driving," and Janelle Monae's original song, "The Power of Yet."

  • Elmo spends the day at a school for chickens in this hilarious episode which teaches children how to sit still and listen in class. Super Grover 2.0's "The Balancing Act" adds to the fun with a science lesson that involves balancing chickens on an elephant.

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Sesame Street News

Elmo Resigns From 'Sesame Street'

After facing heat for possibly participating in sexual relationships with minors, Kevin Clash, the man behind Elmo, has resigned.

Elmo Accused of Sexual Abuse... UPDATE

The man behind the red puppet, Kevin Clash, is being accused of participating in a sexual relationship with an underage boy.

'Sesame Street' Disapproves of Obama Ad

"Sesame Street" producers are not pleased that the Obama campaign is making free use of their character.

'Sesame Street' Makers To Romney: 'Everyone Likes Big Bird'

Where's the love, Mitt Romney? The Republican presidential candidate made a talking point Wednesday of eliminating federal public-broadcasting subsidies if he's elected president this matter how much he "loves Big Bird." Thursday, Sesame Workshop was not only fielding some big-time television appearance requests, but politely staying out of Romney's agenda.

Bob Ross Gets A Happy Little Autotune

Master painter Bob Ross has a whisper of a voice and mellow, tranquil demeanor that's aural Ambien on even an ordinary day. Filter it through Autotune, though? Somehow, that makes it pure ear-candy.

Best Parody Yet: Cookie Monster Drastically Improves 'Call Me, Maybe'

I think I see why PBS shows make for such great mash-ups and parodies: not because they're worthy of mockery, but because they're parts of everybody's childhood that we just can't help but like. Who really hates "Reading Rainbow" or Mister Rogers or "Sesame Street?" Nobody, that's who. Proof-positive: Cookie Monster can take a really badly written song and actually improve it ten-fold.

Watch Elvis Costello on 'Sesame Street'

Legendary rock singer Elvis Costello made an appearance on "Sesame Street" this week, clad, of course in one of his gaudy bespoke suits, signature bowlers, and Costello-esque rims. In the skit, Costello's red number two has been unceremoniously eaten by the dastardly Cookie Monster, which makes it darn hard to count to ten.

Bert and Ernie: The Gay Marriage Controversy?!

As New York State allow gay marriage, and the movement continues to pick up steam across the country, an online group is petitioning Sesame Street to have two of its most famous puppet characters join in gay matrimony. A new online petition begs the folks at "Sesame Street" to out Bert and Ernie as a gay couple, then have them get married.

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Sesame Street Video Clips & Extras

Sesame Street: Murray Goes to Flamenco School Clip (04:06) Sesame Street: Do the Baby Boogie Song Clip (01:48) Sesame Street: Number 9! (Number of the Day Song) Clip (01:18) Sesame Street: Introducing the Yellow Feather Fund Clip (01:05) Sesame Street: Alice the Dancing Snuffleupagus Clip (01:40) Sesame Street: Attack of the Sneeze Danish (Smart Cookies) Clip (05:21) Sesame Street: Kermit and Brian Teach the Parts of the Face Clip (01:38) Sesame Street: F is for Face Clip (01:18)