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Sesame Street turns 50
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter...94931.html

"Sally, you’ve never seen a street like Sesame Street. Everything happens here. You’re gonna love it!"

That line, from the character Gordon Robinson, was the first spoken on an ambitious show that premiered on National Educational Television on 10 November 1969.

Over the next 50 years, the groundbreaking children’s programme became a global success and a cultural trailblazer. Guests as eminent as Muhammad Ali, Burt Lancaster, David Beckham, Beyoncé, BB King, Robin Williams, David Bowie, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift have relished appearing alongside the show’s famous puppets, Bert and Ernie, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and Kermit.

Sesame Street, which was later shown on PBS and HBO, went on to win a record 189 Emmy awards – and 11 Grammys. It has been watched by an estimated audience of more than 100 million people in more than 150 countries, something that would have been unimaginable to psychologist Lloyd Morrisett and television producer Joan Ganz Cooney when they chatted about children’s television at a dinner party in 1966.



Congrats to Sesame Street on its 50th anniversary! I have to admit, I wasn't aware that it was only 50 years old: it's such a cornerstone of children's popular culture that it feels like it's been around forever!

Also, here's a fun fact: Elmo actually ran for election in the UK in 2017 (here he is in a line-up of candidates with then-Prime Minister Theresa May :lol: ). He only got 3 votes that time - but, maybe he'll run again this year and do better???
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My family tells me I was a major fan I was a kid. (Ironically listening to some Sesame Street songs I have XD) I do remember watching it...plus had some playset too.
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Sesame Street was brill! Shame they stopped showing it on Channel 4 all those years ago. :D Happy 50th!
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Wow, it's hard to believe that Sesame Street is 50 years old because I remember watching it when I was younger.
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I would watch this show but it’s hard to track down.
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(11-10-2019, 03:26 PM)Kyng Wrote: Also, here's a fun fact: Elmo actually ran for election in the UK in 2017 (here he is in a line-up of candidates with then-Prime Minister Theresa May :lol: ). He only got 3 votes that time - but, maybe he'll run again this year and do better???

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(11-12-2019, 08:26 PM)Lurker101 Wrote:
(11-10-2019, 03:26 PM)Kyng Wrote: Also, here's a fun fact: Elmo actually ran for election in the UK in 2017 (here he is in a line-up of candidates with then-Prime Minister Theresa May :lol: ). He only got 3 votes that time - but, maybe he'll run again this year and do better???

Elmo....rise....

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Well, I just noticed that Elmo is going to run in Boris Johnson's constituency:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uxbridge_a...stituency)

By my reckoning, he should get more than 3 votes this time - especially with no Lord Buckethead to split the vote Rofl !!!
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