Sesame Street

4 Jul

Sesame Street is an American educational children’s television series and a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. Sesame Street is well known for its Muppets characters created by Jim Henson. It premiered on November 10, 1969, and is the longest running children’s program on US television.[1] The show 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. The show has been running for 40 years.

Elmo is a Muppet on the children’s television show Sesame Street. He is a furry red monster with large white eyes and an orange nose. He currently hosts the last full 15 minute segment on Sesame Street, Elmo’s World, which is aimed at toddlers. He is accompanied by his goldfish Dorothy and silent Charlie Chaplin–like characters named Mr. Noodle, Mr. Noodle’s Brother Mr. Noodle, and sometimes, Mr. Noodle’s sister Miss Noodle (played by Kristin Chenoweth). His puppeteer is Kevin Clash, who uses falsetto to produce his voice. Elmo’s parents, Mae and Louis, speak with Southern American accents.

Cookie Monster is a fictional Muppet character on the children’s television show Sesame Street. He is best known for his voracious appetite and his famous eating phrases: “Me want cookie!”, “Me eat cookie!”, and “Om Nom nom nom” (said through a mouth full of food). He often eats anything and everything, including danishes, donuts, lettuce, apples, bananas, as well as normally inedible objects such as salt and pepper shakers, signs, napkins, pencils, typewriters, telephones, motorcycles, Peabody Awards, trucks, a safe, a VW Beetle, and the Letter of the Day. However, as his name suggests, his preferred food is cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are his favorite kind; oatmeal cookies are his second favorite. In a song in 2004, Cookie Monster revealed that, before he ate his first cookie, he believes his name was Sid. Showing awareness of healthy eating habits for children, since 2006 he has said that cookies are “a sometime snack” and that he also likes fruits and eggplant.

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