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21 Facts And Tidbits About "Sesame Street" That Might Blow Your Mind

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2. "Sing a Song" was originally intended to be the show's opening theme song. The Carpenters later released a cover of the song.

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4. Roosevelt Franklin was one of the first breakthrough characters on the show. However, his character was dropped after season 7 following letters complaining of the character was a negative African-American stereotype.

8. Originally the Muppets and humans were not intended to interact. However, this changed once producers learned that the audiences were focusing their attention on the Muppets and ignoring the actors.

9. In 1970, Ernie’s signature song "Rubber Duckie" reached No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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13. In 1990, after Jim Henson’s untimely death, Kermit the Frog disappeared from the show. He reappeared in new segments in 1998.


Also, Jim Henson never considered Kermit a regular, he always referred to him as "Sesame Street's #1 guest star."

16. Originally Snuffleupagus was only be seen by Big Bird. The adults on the show refused to believe he existed and thought he was just Big Bird’s imaginary friend.


This was changed in 1985 when producers felt that the adults' refusal to believe Big Bird would discourage children from sharing important things with their parents.

20. James Earl Jones was the first ever guest star, he recited the alphabet.

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Facts via: IMDb and Muppet Wiki

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