Sesame Street

Sesame Street

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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.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It plays these songs...

ABC-DEF-GHI
performed by Carroll Spinney

This Song is played in Sesame Street
Big Bird (Carroll Spinney) sings the alphabet song in at least 14 different episodes of Sesame Street.

African Alphabet
performed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo

This Song is played in Sesame Street
Lead by Kermit the Frog, this song was sung during a skit which teaches the alphabet by having each word of the lyrics start with the next letter in the alphabet.

Bein' Green
performed by Kermit the Frog

This Song is played in Sesame Street
"Bein' Green" is a song performed by Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson) on the show Sesame Street.

Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street? (Sesame Street Theme)
written by , , and

This Song is played in Sesame Street
Opening theme

Hands
performed by Count von Count; features Jerry Nelson

This Song is played in Sesame Street

Rubber Duckie
performed by Jim Henson

This Song is played in Sesame Street
Rubber Duckie" is a song sung by the character Ernie on Sesame Street. The song is named after Ernie's toy, a rubber duck affectionately named Rubber Duckie. The song became a modest mainstream hit, reaching No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in September 1

The People in Your Neighborhood

This Song is played in Sesame Street
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Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is shown on these television episodes...

Mad Men:
Season:  7  / Episode:  14 
Person to Person

This Television Episode shows Sesame Street

It is referred to by these television episodes...

The Simpsons:
Season:  28  / Episode:  17 
22 fro 30

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
"What do Oscar the Grouch's feet look like? No one knows."

Family Guy:
Season:  14  / Episode:  15 
A Lot Going on Upstairs

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Stewie turns into Elmo in one of his nightmares.

Sons of Anarchy:
Season:  6  / Episode:  13 
A Mother's Work

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
While Tara has the kids in the hotel, they are shown watching 'Sesame Street'.

Bob's Burgers:
Season:  2  / Episode:  8 
Bad Tina

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Tina writes a number of erotic stories, one titled "Sexy Sesame Street".

Family Guy:
Season:  13  / Episode:  3 
Baking Bad

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
When Peter and Lois go to the bank for a business loan, Cookie Monster is the loan officer, who, of course, approves the cookie business loan.

Family Guy:
Season:  10  / Episode:  14 
Be Careful What You Fish For

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Billy Fin is in the bathroom, on the toilet when Peter comes in to take a shower. Billy makes fun of Peter's unseen penis, calling it "Snuffaluffagus", a character from Sesame Street.

Family Guy:
Season:  11  / Episode:  10 
Brian's Play

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
When Stewie says he was the human resources director for The Muppets, there is a cutaway to Stewie firing "Beeker" for stealing ingredients to make Meth. Stewie tells Beeker that he knows who he's been selling the meth to - a strung out Big Bird walks in the door, missing patches of feathers and covered in sores.

The Cleveland Show:
Season:  3  / Episode:  11 
Brown Magic

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Rallo tells Cleveland that he is the one carrying their act, which upsets Cleveland. Cleveland says that Rallo is just a prop in the act, comparing Rallo to Oscar the Grouch. Cleveland says "No one remembers Oscar the Grouch" saying people only remember Oscar's puppet handler, Carroll Spinney.

The Cleveland Show:
Season:  3  / Episode:  7 
Die Semi-Hard

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Tim's character in this episode warns that he's going to count to 3 before he shoots. He begins to count, saying one-ah-ah-ah-ah, two-ah-ah-ah-ah...counting the same way as The Count on 'Sesame Street'.

American Dad!:
Season:  1  / Episode:  4 
Francine's Flashback

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Stan watches Sesame Street on the morning of his anniversary.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  6  / Episode:  9 
Glitter

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Robin mentions this well known children's show.

Justified:
Season:  3  / Episode:  3 
Harlan Roulette

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street

The Office:
Season:  1  / Episode:  6 
Hot Girl

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
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.

Archer:
Season:  1  / Episode:  4 
Killing Utne

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Archer's imaginary girlfriend is compared to Snuffaluffagus from Sesame Street. At one time in the series, no one but Big Bird ever saw Snuffy.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt:
Season:  1  / Episode:  7 
Kimmy Goes to a Party!

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Titus tells Kimmy that he was briefly Gordon on Sesame Street.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt:
Season:  1  / Episode:  11 
Kimmy Rides a Bike!

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
The Reverend claims that his idea of the Apocalypse taking place on June 6, 2006 came to him while he was watching 'Sesame Street', which happened to be brought to him that day by the number 6.

Family Guy:
Season:  1  / Episode:  4 
Mind Over Murder

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
A parody featuring Bert and Ernie titled "Homicide: Life on Sesame Street" is used.

The Simpsons:
Season:  11  / Episode:  15 
Missionary: Impossible

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
When Homer defaults on his financial pledge of support to PBS, references seen to characters from other programs that pursue him through the town include Yo-Yo Ma, Big Bird, the Teletubbies, and Garrison Keillor.

The Office:
Season:  6  / Episode:  10 
Murder

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Andy is showing off his talent for changing his voice and using different accents. Kevin tells Andy to do the Swedish Chef voice. Andy says that he is not familiar with the Swedish Chef and asks what Province he is from. Kevin replies, "He's from Sesame Street dumbass."

Community:
Season:  1  / Episode:  17 
Physical Education

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Abed and Troy dress as Bert and Ernie at the end of the episode.

The King of Queens:
Season:  6  / Episode:  7 
Secret Garden

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Carrie goes to Danny's apartment to confront him about overcharging her doctor for the landscaping work he completed. Spence comes out from the back, dressed in a bath robe and shower cap, holding a back brush. Carrie tells him he looks like Ernie from Sesame Street.

The Office:
Season:  6  / Episode:  22 
Secretary's Day

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Oscar makes a video of Cookie Monster, with Kevin's voice, and shows it to everyone in the office.

30 Rock:
Season:  6  / Episode:  11 
Standards and Practices

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Tracy says he feels like Oscar the Grouch because he woke up in a garbage can and startled a homeless man named Gordon.

Raising Hope:
Season:  2  / Episode:  13 
Tarot Cards

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Jimmy tells Barney that Burt doesn't trust accountants, adding that he didn't even trust that vampire on TV who likes to count. A reference to Count von Count (aka, The Count) on Sesame Street.

The Cleveland Show:
Season:  2  / Episode:  14 
Terry Unmarried

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
We see Cleveland Jr. repeating, "A loaf of bread, a container of milk, a stick of butter". This is from an animated clip shown on Sesame street where a mother sends her son to the store for her.

30 Rock:
Season:  5  / Episode:  16 
TGS Hates Women

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Kenneth tells Jack that he hopes his legacy is a 'Sesame Street' type show that promotes illiteracy in girls.

The Simpsons:
Season:  22  / Episode:  13 
The Blue and the Gray

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
When Millhouse sees Marge's new hair color, he asks Bart what happened to his mother. He wants to know if she saw something scary on 'Sesame Street', like the vampire, adding that Sesame Street needs to give warnings before showing scary characters.

Family Guy:
Season:  16  / Episode:  6 
The D in Apartment 23

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Meg has a one woman show, dressed as Oscar the Grouch, singing 'I Love Trash'.

The Simpsons:
Season:  22  / Episode:  8 
The Fight Before Christmas

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
The puppet scene is a parody of Sesame Street, including Moe acting like Cookie Monster.

Mad Men:
Season:  7  / Episode:  10 
The Forecast

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Joan's kid watches Sesame Street

The Simpsons:
Season:  22  / Episode:  18 
The Great Simpsina

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Lisa is hauling the fresh-picked peaches to the dump, and asks, "Where am I? This neighborhood is starting to look a little bit like 'Sesame Street'."

The Tick:
Season:  1  / Episode:  4 
The License

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Both The Tick and Arthur can be seen watching Grover on TV.

The Office:
Season:  8  / Episode:  1 
The List

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Sesame Street is referred to as "The Street" in this episode.

The Simpsons:
Season:  23  / Episode:  20 
The Spy Who Learned Me

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Lenny's imaginary friend, a big green mammoth, is named Hufnpuffalous which is a combination of H.R. Pufnstuf and Snuffleupagus from Sesame Street.

New Girl:
Season:  2  / Episode:  18 
TinFinity

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Jess compares Nick and Schmidt to Bert and Ernie because they have lived together for 10 years.

The Simpsons:
Season:  22  / Episode:  4 
Treehouse of Horror XXI

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
One of the charaters in Dracula-land is 'The Count' from 'Sesame Street'.

Six Feet Under:
Season:  3  / Episode:  12 
Twilight

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
Nate watches Grover sing a song on Sesame Street with Maya.

House of Lies:
Season:  3  / Episode:  1 
Wreckage

This Television Episode refers to Sesame Street
"Word on the street is that the CEO of Coke is firing DeMark" ... "Word on the street?" "Which one, Sesame Street?"

It is referred to by these books...

The Long Walk
written by and

  • Date:
  • Type: Book
This Book refers to Sesame Street
A quote from Count von Count starts Chapter 10. "Do you know why they call me the Count?" Because I love to count! Ah-hah-hah."

It is referred to by these television commercials...

Apple iPhone 6S Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Sesame Street

AT&T and DirecTV Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Sesame Street

AT&T Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Sesame Street
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Comcast Commercial for Xfinity X1 Entertainment Operating System

This Television Commercial refers to Sesame Street

Doordash Commercial for Super Bowl LV 2021 - Bird Seed - Big Bird - Big Game Teaser

This Television Commercial refers to Sesame Street

Doordash Commercial for Super Bowl LV 2021 - Nom Nom - Cookie Monster - Big Game Teaser

This Television Commercial refers to Sesame Street

Google Nexus Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Sesame Street

HBO NOW Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Sesame Street

IBM Watson Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Sesame Street

IBM Watson Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Sesame Street

Let's Move! Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Sesame Street
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Let's Move! Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Sesame Street
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NFL Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Sesame Street
Ernie (of Bert and Ernie) is shown inviting some Muppets in for a party.
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Xbox 360 Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Sesame Street
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Xfinity Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Sesame Street
Several characters from the television series 'Sesame Street' are shown in the commercial for Xfinity.
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It inspired these television series...

Big Bag

This Television Series is inspired by Sesame Street
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The Muppet Show

This Television Series is inspired by Sesame Street
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