15 Things You Probably Didn't Know About "Sesame Street"
Cookie Monster has a first name! And more.
Oscar the Grouch was orange on season one.
Big Bird is 8'2" tall.
Cookie Monster used to have (terrifying) pointy teeth.
Psychology Today attempted (tongue-in-cheek) to diagnose the Sesame Street characters with mental disorders.
Snuffleupagus' first name is Aloysius.
In 2002, the South African version of Sesame Street debuted an HIV-positive Muppet named Kami.
Sesame Street is filmed in Astoria, Queens, but it's intended to be a neighborhood in Manhattan.
Ernie is the only Sesame Street Muppet who has a built-in smile.
A muppet named Roosevelt Franklin was dropped from the cast after viewers complained he perpetuated a negative African-American stereotype.
In 2003, detainees at Guantanamo Bay were reportedly tortured by being forced to listen to the Sesame Street theme song for hours on end.
In 2002, Elmo testified before Congress.
In 1980, C-3PO and R2-D2 visited Sesame Street.
Big Bird performed "It's Not Easy Being Green" at Jim Henson's memorial in 1990.
Cookie Monster's first name is Sid.
Bert and Ernie, according to official Sesame Street statements, are not gay.
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