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You Probably Didn’t Know Canadian Muppets Existed, Eh?

Did you forget about Louis the French-Canadian otter?

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At one point or another, any self-respecting Canadian child has wished they could go to New York to hang out with their best friends in the whole world: The entire muppet cast of Sesame Street.

But while Elmo lived in a different country, let's not forget that for nearly 30 years, there was also Canadian Sesame Street (!!!).


Airing on CBC from 1972 to 2001, it was also known as Sesame Street Canada and Sesame Park during various points of its 29-year run.


Then there was Louis, a French-Canadian otter (sure, why not), and Dodi, a female bush pilot who found a fulfilling life in and out of the workplace.


Look at them, improving their fitness while still being social! (To be fair, Louis is actually running away from a swarm of bees, but hey, exercise is exercise.)

Together, these Canadian muppets taught our nation's youth very important lessons, such as how to be hip.

View this video on YouTube


Spoiler: It involves proper hygiene.

Sadly, Canadian Sesame Street (or rather, Sesame Park as it was renamed later on) was unceremoniously cancelled in 2001. But these patriotic muppets from the Great White North will always live on in our hearts.


We salute all those brave Canadians made of felt. 🇨🇦 🇨🇦 🇨🇦