10 Facts You Didn’t Know About ‘Sesame Street’
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Did you think that Sesame Street was just for children? Well, for the most part it is but you’ll be surprised who else loves Sesame Street as well. The theme song starts in a manner that can brighten anyone’s day; ”Sunny day Sweepin’ the clouds away. On my way to where the air is sweet. Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?” But to some the sound of those lyrics ain’t so sweet. The song continues: ”Come and play, everything’s A-OK. Friendly neighbours there that’s where we meet”. There are some places on the street where no one wants their kids to play and some of your neighbors just aren’t what they seem. The fun keeps coming with the third chorus: ”It’s a magic carpet ride. Every door will open wide, to happy people like you. What a beautiful Sunny Day”. The magic carpet ride can mean something else entirely, depending on who you are. In the end though, one will find truth in these lyrics, as all those that grew up on the show were happy people who would always see sunny days if they just remembered what they learnt on Sesame Street.
1. It almost had a different name.
Sesame Street was almost called 123 Avenue B, but the rhythmic title was changed after producers found out there was a real location in New York City with that address.
2. Cookie Monster was a snack addict before moving to Sesame Street.
An early version of the character appeared on a commercial for Wheels crackers in 1966, three years before Sesame Street made its debut.
3. The Count is millions of years old.
His birthday is on October 9, 1,830,653 B.C.
4. Oscar the Grouch was originally orange.
Maybe he got dirty from wallowing in so much trash? The unhappy monster changed his hue during the show’s second season.