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Photo of the original Sesame Street cast

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 06, 2013

The first season of Sesame Street aired in 1969-1970 and this photo of the cast dates from then:

Original Sesame Street Cast

The giveaway is Oscar the Grouch’s orange fur…it would switch to green for the second season. Here’s the first 15 minutes of the first episode:

And here’s part 2, part 3, and part 4.

Sesame Street is insane, BTW. They aired 130 60-minute episodes over six months for that first season and over its 43 seasons, the show has averaged 100 episodes per season. A truly amazing combination of quantity and quality.

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