History Series / SesameStreet

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* EmoTeen: Abby's classmate Gonnigan. He's shy and pessimistic, wears a striped hoodie, has a floppy hairstyle, and [[PersonalityPowers becomes transparent]] when he's nervous... which is a lot of the time. ("Where's Gonnigan?" "He's [[MeaningfulName gone again]].")

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* EmoTeen: {{Emo}}: Abby's classmate Gonnigan. He's shy and pessimistic, wears a striped hoodie, has a floppy hairstyle, and [[PersonalityPowers becomes transparent]] when he's nervous... which is a lot of the time. ("Where's Gonnigan?" "He's [[MeaningfulName gone again]].")
24th Jul '16 8:14:37 AM BunnyStar
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** Big Bird started out as an adult-aged country bumpkin rather than the innocent ManChild he's become.

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** Big Bird started out as an adult-aged country bumpkin rather than the innocent ManChild six-year-old he's become.
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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-fK8rYa45Q official Sesame Street YouTube clip]] [[Disneyfication fades just as the Prince is about to yell]]. However, an "Old School" DVD release [[Recut retained the original ending, plus a few extra seconds which had never been aired before]].

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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-fK8rYa45Q official Sesame Street YouTube clip]] [[Disneyfication [[{{Disneyfication}} fades just as the Prince is about to yell]]. However, an "Old School" DVD release [[Recut [[{{Recut}} retained the original ending, plus a few extra seconds which had never been aired before]].
23rd Jul '16 2:14:20 PM disneyphilip
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** Ernie and Bert were far more frequently seen on the street with other characters up till the mid-70s, since Jim Henson and Frank Oz were more readily available, though after ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' and subsequent movies took up much of their time, Ernie and Bert were then relegated to strictly inserts, as Jim and Frank were only able to dedicate one week out of the year for such.

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** Ernie Ernie, Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster and Bert even Kermit the Frog were far more frequently seen on the street with other characters up till in the mid-70s, first ten seasons, since Jim Henson and Frank Oz were more readily available, though after ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' and subsequent movies took up much of their time, Ernie Ernie, Bert, Grover, Cookie and Bert Kermit were then relegated to strictly inserts, as Jim and Frank were only able to dedicate one week out of the year for such.such. (Those characters started to make regular appearances in street scenes again in the 1990s and 2000s, following Jim's death and Frank's increasingly-limited availability.)
21st Jul '16 11:15:05 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* BigDamnMovie: 1985's ''[[Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird Follow That Bird]]'', which required a bigger, more elaborate street set in Toronto (and in the same studio where ''Series/FraggleRock'' was shot) to make it look good on the silver screen.

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* %%* BigDamnMovie: 1985's ''[[Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird Follow That Bird]]'', which required a bigger, more elaborate street set in Toronto (and in the same studio where ''Series/FraggleRock'' was shot) to make it look good on the silver screen.



** And there's ''Elmo's Christmas Countdown'', and the utterly pointless ''A Sesame Street Christmas Carol'' which, you guessed it, is YetAnotherChristmasCarol ClipShow comprised of the "main" plot with clips from ''Christmas Eve on Sesame Street'', ''Elmo Saves Christmas'' and ''Elmo's World: Happy Holidays'' half-assedly connected with the plot.

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** And there's ''Elmo's Christmas Countdown'', and the utterly pointless ''A Sesame Street Christmas Carol'' which, you guessed it, is YetAnotherChristmasCarol ClipShow comprised of the "main" plot with clips from ''Christmas Eve on Sesame Street'', ''Elmo Saves Christmas'' and ''Elmo's World: Happy Holidays'' half-assedly sloppily connected with the plot.



* ManipulativeBastard: Oscar really likes to mess around with the other, more innocent Muppets, especially Elmo, Big Bird, and Telly.

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* %%* ManipulativeBastard: Oscar really likes to mess around with the other, more innocent Muppets, especially Elmo, Big Bird, and Telly.



* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Sesame Street is in New York City, of course, but the show has always been vague on the specific location. [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/How_to_get_to_Sesame_Street Most of the hints dropped on the show]] place it in Manhattan, with the Upper East Side (just south of East Harlem) and Midtown being the most likely neighborhoods.

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* %%* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Sesame Street is in New York City, of course, but the show has always been vague on the specific location. [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/How_to_get_to_Sesame_Street Most of the hints dropped on the show]] place it in Manhattan, with the Upper East Side (just south of East Harlem) and Midtown being the most likely neighborhoods.
21st Jul '16 9:44:52 PM mlsmithca
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n-8SiARG-0 This number from the first season which is a cover of a Beatles songs about LSD]]
21st Jul '16 9:43:15 PM mlsmithca
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** The Count may be a {{Space Jew|s}}. (His leitmotif is actually a Roma tune, but it happens to sound identical to {{Klezmer}}.) Meanwhile, Oscar the Grouch has Israeli relatives, as seen in "Shalom Sesame", and they don't seem to be Israeli Arabs.
*** Interestingly, in the next incarnation of the franchise in Israel, Oscarís {{Expy}} tries {{MacGyvering}} a phone to call him in one sketch. At the end, he pulls it off, only for Oscar to shout in Hebrew (albeit with a thick American accent), ĎDonít bother me!í

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** The Count may be a {{Space Jew|s}}. (His leitmotif is actually a Roma tune, but it happens to sound identical to {{Klezmer}}.) Meanwhile, Oscar the Grouch has Israeli relatives, as seen in "Shalom Sesame", and they don't seem to be Israeli Arabs.
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Arabs. Interestingly, in the next incarnation of the franchise in Israel, Oscarís {{Expy}} tries {{MacGyvering}} MacGyvering a phone to call him in one sketch. At the end, he pulls it off, only for Oscar to shout in Hebrew (albeit with a thick American accent), ĎDonít bother me!í



** BaldBlackLeaderGuy: As necessitated by the events of ''Follow That Bird.''

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** * BaldBlackLeaderGuy: As Gordon, as necessitated by the events of ''Follow That Bird.''



* [[BigDamnMovie Big Bird Movie]]: 1985's ''[[Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird Follow That Bird]]'', which required a bigger, more elaborate street set in Toronto (and in the same studio where ''Series/FraggleRock'' was shot) to make it look good on the silver screen.

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* [[BigDamnMovie Big Bird Movie]]: BigDamnMovie: 1985's ''[[Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird Follow That Bird]]'', which required a bigger, more elaborate street set in Toronto (and in the same studio where ''Series/FraggleRock'' was shot) to make it look good on the silver screen.



* CallingTheOldManOut / DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Big Bird actually did this to freaking [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Osiris]] after encountering him in ''Don't Eat the Pictures'', in which BB demands he give a little Egyptian ghost prince he helped get this far another chance on the weighing of the heart.

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* CallingTheOldManOut / DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: CallingTheOldManOut: Big Bird actually did this to freaking [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Osiris]] after encountering him in ''Don't Eat the Pictures'', in which BB demands he give a little Egyptian ghost prince he helped get this far another chance on the weighing of the heart.



** Then there's the brilliant ''[[Film/ElmoSavesChristmas Elmo Saves Christmas]]'' featuring Harvey Fierstein and Creator/MayaAngelou.

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** Then there's the brilliant ''[[Film/ElmoSavesChristmas Elmo Saves Christmas]]'' ''Film/ElmoSavesChristmas'' featuring Harvey Fierstein and Creator/MayaAngelou.



** HowCanSantaDeliverAllThoseToys: Subverted. In ''Christmas Eve on Sesame Street'', Oscar's question is, more accurately, "How can Santa fit down the chimney?" [[spoiler: Big Bird nearly freezes waiting up for the answer, and doesn't get one. Elmo Saves Christmas reveals that he has a time-traveling reindeer.]]



** 1976-1992: The episode number is superimposed over the start of the opening sequence (its' footage often varies.)

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** 1976-1992: The episode number is superimposed over the start of the opening sequence (its' (its footage often varies.)



*** Elmo is international now, too. His South African equivalent is named Neno.

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*** ** Elmo is international now, too. His South African equivalent is named Neno.



** A more literal example of this trope would be the short-lived [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Wanda_Cousteau Wanda Cousteau]] (''AFishCalledWanda''... [[DontExplainTheJoke get it?]]).

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** A more literal example of this trope would be the short-lived [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Wanda_Cousteau Wanda Cousteau]] (''AFishCalledWanda''...(''Film/AFishCalledWanda''... [[DontExplainTheJoke get it?]]).



** The Count and a Countess are watching their show [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2srvmXJf6g "Twenty-Something."]] In the show, Prairie Dawn barges in the Count couple's home to tell them about a great guy she met who is "20-something." The couple is displeased...- because she didn't specify whether he was 21, 22, 23... 29.
--->'''Prairie:''' I just love coming over here. You guys are so supportive. ''*A beat of uncomfortable silence between Prairie and the Counts, who exchanges glances with each other and the viewers*''

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** The Count and a Countess are watching their show [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2srvmXJf6g "Twenty-Something."]] In the show, Prairie Dawn barges in the Count couple's home to tell them about a great guy she met who is "20-something." The couple is displeased...- because she didn't specify whether he was 21, 22, 23... 29.
--->'''Prairie:''' I just love coming over here. You guys are so supportive. ''*A ''[A beat of uncomfortable silence between Prairie and the Counts, who exchanges glances with each other and the viewers*''viewers]''



* GrumpyBear: Oscar the Grouch.
* HairTriggerSoundEffect: EVERY time the Count laughs, thunder follows.



* HeadDesk: Muppet composer Don Music had a habit, when unable to find a rhyme, of slamming his forehead into the keys of his piano in sheer frustration. Which is why you don't see him anymore.
** An early Ernie and Bert segment from 1969 featured this at the end: Ernie slowly drives Bert nuts by his counting, and then Bert just ''loses it'' and bangs his head on a table in the background, and then runs screaming right past the camera and out the door. The ending would usually be cut from reruns due to concerns that kids would imitate Bert's head-banging.
* GrumpyBear: Oscar the Grouch.
* HairTriggerSoundEffect: EVERY time the Count laughs, thunder follows.



* HeadDesk:
** Muppet composer Don Music had a habit, when unable to find a rhyme, of slamming his forehead into the keys of his piano in sheer frustration. Which is why you don't see him anymore.
** An early Ernie and Bert segment from 1969 featured this at the end: Ernie slowly drives Bert nuts by his counting, and then Bert just ''loses it'' and bangs his head on a table in the background, and then runs screaming right past the camera and out the door. The ending would usually be cut from reruns due to concerns that kids would imitate Bert's head-banging.



* HowCanSantaDeliverAllThoseToys: Subverted. In ''Christmas Eve on Sesame Street'', Oscar's question is, more accurately, "How can Santa fit down the chimney?" [[spoiler: Big Bird nearly freezes waiting up for the answer, and doesn't get one. Elmo Saves Christmas reveals that he has a time-traveling reindeer.]]



* [[ICallHerVera I Call My Bathtub "Rosie"]]: In the very first episode.
* IconicItem: Ernie's rubber duckie.

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* [[ICallHerVera ICallHerVera: Or I Call My Bathtub "Rosie"]]: In "Rosie", in the very first episode.
* IconicItem: IconicItem:
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Ernie's rubber duckie.



* [[InvincibleHero Invincible TV Show]]: Sesame Street's Emmy count is ''off the charts''.

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* [[InvincibleHero Invincible TV Show]]: InvincibleHero: Sesame Street's Emmy count is ''off the charts''.



* Creator/JeffGoldblum: Guest-starring as Minneapolis [=McGrath=], Bob's ''Franchise/IndianaJones''-esque brother.



** Also a scene in ''[[BigDamnMovie Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird]]'' where an anchorman, played by Creator/ChevyChase, reports on the disappearance of Big Bird from his foster family's home in Illinois. He responds to a question by Grover [[BreakingTheFourthWall (who is watching the broadcast)]], has to be corrected by someone offscreen on the pronunciation of the word "sesame", and finally gives the weather report as [[MisterRogersNeighborhood "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine?"]] in a completely deadpan tone.

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** Also a scene in ''[[BigDamnMovie Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird]]'' where an anchorman, played by Creator/ChevyChase, reports on the disappearance of Big Bird from his foster family's home in Illinois. He responds to a question by Grover [[BreakingTheFourthWall (who is watching the broadcast)]], has to be corrected by someone offscreen on the pronunciation of the word "sesame", and finally gives the weather report as [[MisterRogersNeighborhood [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine?"]] in a completely deadpan tone.



* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Grouch]]: Oscar really likes to mess around with the other, more innocent Muppets, especially Elmo, Big Bird, and Telly.

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* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Grouch]]: ManipulativeBastard: Oscar really likes to mess around with the other, more innocent Muppets, especially Elmo, Big Bird, and Telly.



** The Latin American version of this show, ''Plaza Sesamo'', features the recurring sketch "Los Monstruos Tambien Lloran" ("The Monsters Also Cry"), a parody of [[Main/SoapOpera telenovelas]] named after a classic Mexican example (''Los Ricos Tambien Lloran'' ["The Rich Also Cry"]) of the form.

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** The Latin American version of this show, ''Plaza Sesamo'', features the recurring sketch "Los Monstruos Tambien Lloran" ("The Monsters Also Cry"), a parody of [[Main/SoapOpera [[SoapOpera telenovelas]] named after a classic Mexican example (''Los Ricos Tambien Lloran'' ["The Rich Also Cry"]) of the form.



** And also the song: ''Singing In The Shower'' sung by Olivia (In the Shower), Ernie (In the Bathtub), Oscar (In the Mudbath), and Big Bird) (In the Birdbath).

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** And also the song: ''Singing "Singing In The Shower'' Shower" sung by Olivia (In the Shower), Ernie (In the Bathtub), Oscar (In the Mudbath), and Big Bird) (In the Birdbath).



** One could say that Abby Cadabby is this as well. From her first appearance in 2006 to now (2016), she's gotten absolutely ''tons'' of screentime, including an entire special called Abby in Wonderland, an [[AliceinWonderland Alice in Wonderland]] parody.
* StageMagician: The Amazing Mumford is a classic example... save perhaps for the "A la ''peanut butter sandwiches!" thing.

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** One could say that Abby Cadabby is this as well. From her first appearance in 2006 to now (2016), she's gotten absolutely ''tons'' of screentime, including an entire special called Abby in Wonderland, an [[AliceinWonderland Alice in Wonderland]] ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' parody.
* StageMagician: The Amazing Mumford is a classic example... save perhaps for the "A la ''peanut butter sandwiches!" sandwiches!''" thing.



** Including a controversy-inducing one from Grundgetta: "From now on, I am watching [[Creator/FoxNewsChannel Pox News]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO-1j9T90-8&fmt=18 Now there's a trashy news show!]]"

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** Including a controversy-inducing one from Grundgetta: "From now on, I am watching [[Creator/FoxNewsChannel Pox News]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO-1j9T90-8&fmt=18 com/watch?v=eO-1j9T90-8 Now there's a trashy news show!]]"



* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Heck Is Sesame Street?]]: New York City, of course, but the show has always been vague on the specific location. [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/How_to_get_to_Sesame_Street Most of the hints dropped on the show]] place it in Manhattan, with the Upper East Side (just south of East Harlem) and Midtown being the most likely neighborhoods.

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* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Heck Is WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Sesame Street?]]: Street is in New York City, of course, but the show has always been vague on the specific location. [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/How_to_get_to_Sesame_Street Most of the hints dropped on the show]] place it in Manhattan, with the Upper East Side (just south of East Harlem) and Midtown being the most likely neighborhoods.
21st Jul '16 9:31:29 PM TheGrandestDad
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** One could say that Abby Cadabby is this as well. From her first appearance in 2006 to now (2016), she's gotten absolutely ''tons'' of screentime, including an entire special called Abby in Wonderland, an literature/AliceinWonderland parody.

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** One could say that Abby Cadabby is this as well. From her first appearance in 2006 to now (2016), she's gotten absolutely ''tons'' of screentime, including an entire special called Abby in Wonderland, an literature/AliceinWonderland [[AliceinWonderland Alice in Wonderland]] parody.
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