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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
48 Seasons, 1569 Episodes
November 10, 1969
Children, Animation & Cartoons
Cast: Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson
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Sesame Street Full Episode Guide

  • Bert searches for a quiet place to nap after Ernie makes too much noise; after spending time apart, Bert and Ernie apologize to each other and learn that even though they had a fight, they can still be friends.

  • Abby's family has dinner at Elmo's house, where they find out that even though their families do things differently, everybody had fun working together to get dinner ready.

  • Abby tries to help Chris after he loses a sock while doing laundry, but her efforts create chaos when she conjures up dancing socks.

  • The letter M goes missing all over Sesame Street, and it is up to Nina and the gang to find it.

  • [HBO] HD. 'Clothing Drive.' Rudy's favorite sweater doesn't fit him anymore so Nina suggests having a clothing drive in the neighborhood.

  • [HBO] HD. 'Martian Mission.' Martians have landed on Sesame Street to find out what Earth people are like--so Elmo shows them!

  • [HBO] HD. 'Rapunzel Gets a Haircut.' Abby and Elmo help Rapunzel figure out how to keep her hair from getting in the way so she can be a gymnast.

  • [HBO] HD. 'Elmo's Nursery Rhyme.' Mother Goose (Kate McKinnon) tries to write a nursery rhyme for Elmo, but she doesn't know anything about him.

  • [HBO] HD. 'Rosita's Sneaky Sneakers.' Rosita helps Cinderella realize that she can be a princess and play...with new sneakers.

  • [HBO] HD. 'A Sesame Street Thanksgiving.' Elmo, Big Bird, Rosita and the rest of the neighborhood gather for Thanksgiving.

  • Grover wishes he didn't have a cold in the Fall, so Rudy uses Abby's wand to change the season. Now every time Grover sneezes, the seasons keep changing.

  • [HBO] HD. 'Hide and Seek Rudy.' Rudy uses Abby's wand to find the best hiding spot and accidentally turns himself into a banana.

  • [HBO] HD. 'Rudy Lets Loose.' Rudy uses Abby's wand and turns himself into a dog so Grover's dogs will be friends with him.

  • [HBO] HD. 'Hello Rudy.' Abby is excited to meet her new stepbrother, Rudy, for the first time.

  • Chris and Elmo help Alan compete in challenges to become the "Cast Iron Cook.''

  • Freddy Flapman, a real estate agent for birds, tries to convince Big Bird to migrate away from Sesame Street.

  • Ernie and Elmo help Bert tap into his imagination as he acts out different scenes for a movie.

  • Ernie and Elmo help Bert tap into his imagination as he acts out different scenes for a movie.

  • Elmo, Rosita and Chris look for six camouflaged things on Sesame Street so they can join the Camouflage Club.

  • Redusa the Recycling Fairy comes to Sesame Street and helps everyone transform their garbage into something new.

  • It's Father's Day and Rosita's buddies help her make a video message for her father.

  • Elmo sees a rainbow and wants to show it to Rosita, who has never seen one, but it vanishes before she can see it.

  • Rosita and Zoe construct a machine to help rock Rollie's cradle so their arms won't get worn out.

  • Ovejita takes to the skies after strapping on a jet pack, so Abby and Nina attempt to get her back down.

  • Snuffy helps out in Hooper's Store when zoo animals come for brunch. He has to figure out a way to remember everyone's order. Guest: Audra McDonald.

  • Abby helps Turner the Worm build a place that feels like home.

  • Elmo and Zoe compete to see who can wear the most hats on their head.

  • Nina and pals transform bike parts into musical instruments to help them create music and bring customers to her new bike shop. Little Big Town appear.

  • Elmo has made sure that his apple tree has good soil, water and sunshine, but he still needs to learn how to be patient and wait for it to grow.

  • Cookie Monster learns how to control himself from eating his own paintings.

  • Elmo and Abby help Crystal the Ball come up with a morning schedule so she can be prepared to go out and play.

  • Abby and Elmo help Big Bird calm down so he won't be scared when it's time to sing.

  • Baby Bear is scared of bees until Abby transforms him and Chris into the flying insects, and they discover just how amazing bees are.

  • Elmo hides from Nina because he wants to play more before bath time, but Ernie helps him discover that he can play in the tub too.

  • A surprise birthday party for Norbert the robot gives Rosita, Zoe and Grover a chance to show how much they care about him.

  • Zoe choreographs a ballet and the dancers have to work together to figure out how to make Snuffy fly through the air. Guest: Jason Derulo.

  • Abby and Elmo play dress-up and make-believe they're other people, including bike-repair helpers to lend a hand to Nina who is fixing Rosita's bike.

  • Elmo shares his scooter with Zoe but has to learn how to be patient and wait his turn while she works on riding.

  • Chris receives babysitting assistance from Grover and Cookie Monster.

  • An eye doctor's appointment makes Prince Charming worried, so Abby helps him to gain composer.

  • In the Season 47 premiere, Grover learns about the importance of helping others when Kindness Kid visits Sesame Street.

  • Making Slimey happy is a good reason for Oscar to participate in "Be Kind to Your Worm Day" activities.

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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