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123 Sesame Street

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Let's call this a good omen... One of the upcoming LEGO set releases for 2019 will include a Rubber Duckie accessory, that would be perfect for our 123 Sesame Street set.

 

 


50 Facts about 50 Years of Sesame Street

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To celebrate 50 years of Sesame Street, here are 50 interesting tidbits about the show's long history! Scroll through our LEGO Ideas 'Updates' page to read about each one.


DID YOU KNOW...

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Here's a special five-part "Did You Know" update for those of you who have been following my updates...

 

 

DID YOU KNOW… In 2014, Sesame Street did a Star Wars parody called "Star S'Mores." It featured Cookie Monster as Flan Solo -- who was trying to control his hunger for his sidekick Chewie the Cookie. The sketch also featured other parody characters, like Luke Piewalker, Only One Cannoli, Darth Baker, Princess Parfaita, and Groda (played by Grover).

 

 

DID YOU KNOW… To combat a noticeable lack of female Muppets on Sesame Street, in 1993, the show's producers introduced Zoe — a small, orange monster who loves to dance. In 2006, producers introduced Abby Cadabby, a Muppet fairy-in-training who hails from another land. Together with Rosita — a bilingual monster from Mexico, this trio of female Muppets with unique personalities and backgrounds have brought more diversity (and fun!) to Sesame Street.

 

 

DID YOU KNOW… Sesame Street's obnoxious prankster, Harvey Kneeslapper, made his debut on the third season of the show. Except for a brief cameo in 2010, the character has largely been retired. The character was dropped from the show because his raspy laugh was too taxing on performer Frank Oz.

 

 

 

DID YOU KNOW… In 2006, the world was introduced to Sesame Beginnings, featuring 'Muppet baby' versions of Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Prairie Dawn. While toddler versions of the characters existed in Sesame Street books from as far back as 1987, this was the first time the characters were performed by puppeteers.

 

 

DID YOU KNOW… Universal Studios Japan has their very own Sesame Street Muppet. Moppy is a little monster who brings good fortune using his heart and star-shaped marks on his palms.

Relive all your favorite moments from the last 50 years of the show. Vote for 123 Sesame Street on LEGO Ideas to bring this dream set a step closer to reality.


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DID YOU KNOW… A Muppet performer on Sesame Street typically performs several key characters on the show. Jim Henson used to perform Ernie, Kermit, and Guy Smiley. Frank Oz performed Cookie Monster, Bert, and Grover. Jerry Nelson puppeteered Herry Monster, Count von Count, and the Amazing Mumford. Caroll Spinney played both Oscar and Big Bird. Fran Brill performed as Prairie Dawn and Zoe. Through the years, several of these characters were inherited and puppeteered by younger performers, including Matt Vogel, David Rudman, Eric Jacobson, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Peter Linz and Jennifer Barnhart. 

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DID YOU KNOW… 40 years ago, the world was introduced to BEETLEMANIA! Debuting in a musical sketch back in 1979, The Beetles were Sesame Street's resident insect-versions of The Beatles. Some of their hit songs include "Letter B," "Hey Food," and "Thinking of U."

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DID YOU KNOW… In 1988, Maria and Luis tied the knot on Sesame Street. At the wedding, Bob was the best man, Linda was the maid of honor, and Elmo was a very nervous ring bearer. The couple were wed on the rooftop of 123 Sesame Street.

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Today we have a special post to celebrate the original human cast members of Sesame Street. Here are some of the actors that made their debut back on the first episode in 1969! 

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DID YOU KNOW... Though he was a regular character since the first season, Mr. Hooper (played by actor Will Lee) did not have a first name until season 8. His name was finally revealed on a GED certificate. On the diploma, his name was listed as Harold Hooper. In addition to his first name troubles, Big Bird also had a difficult time saying Mr. Hooper's name correctly. Some of his more memorable attempts include: Mr. Looper, Mr. Blooper, Mr. Pooper, Mr. Snooper, and Mr. Cunningham. 

DID YOU KNOW... Sesame Street's Gordon has changed quite a bit over the years. That's because he has actually been played by four different actors. Initially, he was played by Garrett Saunders in the test pilots. Matt Robison took on the role in seasons 1 to 3. He was replaced by Hal Miller in seasons 4 and 5. The most iconic version ofGordon was performed by Roscoe Orman, who played him from season 6 onwards. In 1991, Gordon's surname was revealed to be "Robinson," in honor of Matt Robinson. 

 


DID YOU KNOW... During the early days of Sesame Street, Dr. Loretta Long (who played Susan) was also a substitute teacher in New York. This was particularly confusing for the children she taught, who would often see her on television before school and class later that day. 


DID YOU KNOW… While Bob McGrath will forever be identified as "Bob from Sesame Street", in the mid-60s he was a well-known recording artist in Japan. When he was invited try out for Sesame Street, he initially declined the offer. Along with Susan (Loretta Long), Bob has been one of the longest-lasting human cast members on the series since the show's debut.


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Celebrate 50 years of Sesame Street using LEGO bricks!

DID YOU KNOW… In 2015, Sesame Street parodied Marvel's The Avengers in a sketch called "The Aveggies." The super-team members included Onion Man, The Mighty Corn, Black Bean Window, Captain Ameri-cauliflower, Zucchin-eye and Cookie Monster as "Dr. Brownie," who turned into a large, furry Hulk.

Please share the project and invite others to vote. We're hoping we can get enough votes, so that the set may have a chance at being produced in time for the 50th Anniversary celebration of Sesame Street later this year.


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Celebrate 50 years of Sesame Street using LEGO bricks!

DID YOU KNOW… In 2014, Sesame Street did it's own parody of Comic Con, called "Numeric Con." It featured several comic book and pop culture characters parodied as number puns. At the con, Grover cosplayed as Six Fury -- a member of Earth's Mightiest Sevengers! Other superhero-number puns include Fiverine, The Dark Nine, The Fantabulous Four, and One-da Woman.

Please share the project and invite others to vote. We're hoping we can get enough votes, so that the set may have a chance at being produced in time for the 50th Anniversary celebration of Sesame Street later this year.