Sesame Street is an American educational children's television series for young children, though focusing more exclusively on preschoolers in its later years, and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. Sesame Street is well known for its Muppet characters created by Jim Henson. 
 
Sesame Street is produced in the United States by the non-profit organization Sesame Workshop, formerly known as the Children's Television Workshop (CTW), founded by Joan Ganz Cooney and Ralph Rogers. It premiered on November 10, 1969, on the National Educational Television (NET) network, and the following year it was moved to NET's replacement, the Public Broadcasting Service. 
 
As a result of its positive influence, Sesame Street is one of the most highly regarded educational shows for children in the world. No other television series has matched its level of international recognition and success. The original series has been televised in 120 countries, and more than 30 international versions have been produced, not including dubbed versions. The series has received 109 Emmy Awards, more than any other television series. An estimated 77 million Americans have watched the series as children; millions more have watched around the world, as have their parents.

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Comcast Commercial for Xfinity X1 Entertainment Operating System

Comcast Commercial for Xfinity X1 Entertainment Operating System

Dates: - August 2014
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Google Nexus Commercial

Google Nexus Commercial

Dates: - March 2013
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NFL Commercial

NFL Commercial

Dates: - May 2011
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Ernie (of Bert and Ernie) is shown inviting some Muppets in for a party.

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Person to Person part of Mad Men Season 7

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Season: 7 / Episode: 14

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Hot Girl part of The Office Season 1

The Office:
Season: 1 / Episode: 6

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Michael interrupts Oscar while working in order to introduce him to Katy (the "hot girl" who comes to the office to sell handbags). Oscar tells Michael that he is on the phone. Michael then calls him Oscar the grouch to which Katy proudly replies that she knows that Oscar the grouch is from Sesame Street.

Seasons in this Television Series

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Sesame Street Season 31 2000
Sesame Street Season 36 2005
Sesame Street Season 38 2007
Sesame Street Season 40 2009

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