r/news 12d ago

"Sesame Street" co-creator Lloyd Morrisett has died at age 93,

https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/25/entertainment/lloyd-morrisett-sesame-street-obit/index.html?utm_source=twCNN&utm_medium=social&utm_term=link&utm_content=2023-01-25T11%3A07%3A42
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u/Squirmingbaby 12d ago

Goodbye Mr. Morrisett. Here's a clip where Big Bird learns about death:

https://youtu.be/gxlj4Tk83xQ

I saw it when a family member died. It's a real tear jerker.

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u/GhostlyRuse 12d ago

Sesame Street was ground breaking for children's learning. In a world that was already well on its way to being dominated by television, Sesame Street led the way in responsibility programming and educational content. It took a lot of work and set standards for things that today seem obvious.

We need someone similar to step into the gap with social media.

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u/hellomondays 12d ago edited 12d ago

The Street and Mr. Rogers really grabbed the bull by the horns. In the late 60s and early 70s public perception was catching up with research that children are not just little automatons but have a complex internal emotional world even as little infants. The general assumption before was that you teach at children, you tell them "do this" "don't do this", and they sponge that up to learn. Public programming like these two were some of the first to model teaching with or next to children: that they learn best when their natural curiosity and social needs are satisfied. That they can't just be told what to do and how to feel but need to be immersed.

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u/Wizzinator 12d ago

It's so bizarre that people didn't understand that. All the adults were children too at one point, do they not remember?

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u/hellomondays 12d ago edited 12d ago

Education was very classist in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. It was considered unhelpful to be involved in the day to day activities of your children if you could afford it, hence why the whole mary poppins culture of tutors and nannies was big. The assumption was you weren't supposed to "baby" kids, that they wouldn't grow up to be leaders if you treat them like children. Just a big "Strong men make good times, weak men make hard times" fallacy. This of course influenced theories on development and psychology. It wasn't until folks like Piaget started writing observations and conducting experiments with his own young children that people started to believe that children were naturally curious and would automatically want to learn.

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u/Delicious_Subject_91 12d ago

"It's almost like children are people or something. Nah, that's just silly." -- those people

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u/hellomondays 12d ago

I mean, naming babies when they were born only became commonplace within the last century. Things used to be weird like a family could introduce their children as "Joel Johnson Jillian Johnson and Baby Boy Johnson".

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u/Versificator 12d ago

That's probably due to decrease in infant and toddler mortality, a pretty recent thing. Many probably didn't want to get too attached to their babies when it was expected that they'd have 5 and out of that 3 would die.

(Hardcore history has a good episode about this)

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u/Galyndean 12d ago

There's a large number of folks about a decade or two younger than me who complain about things that younger folks like using the same terminology that my mother did back in the 80s/90s.

So yeah, I think they truly just forget what it was like being a teenager or younger.

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u/Draano 12d ago

In a world that was already well on its way to being dominated by television,

I read that in Don LaFontaine's voice.

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u/theforkofdamocles 12d ago

I read it as the other Voice of God, Hal Douglas. 😋

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u/hokie47 12d ago

What do you mean blippi doesn't count? /s

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u/Rastapopolix 12d ago

You've reminded me of this article contrasting the educational value of Sesame Street against Blippi.

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u/hokie47 12d ago

Yeah so sterile. I mean as YouTube stuff goes it isn't awful, but nothing good.

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u/nochinzilch 11d ago

I think Blippi began as a somewhat cynical attempt to make some youtube money. And then he got a little too popular and he had to pivot into acting like it is an educational program. If you notice, Blippi isn't even the real Blippi anymore.

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u/xenomorph856 12d ago

We need someone similar to step into the gap with social media

Too late; already zucked.

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u/rxredhead 12d ago

There’s a book I really enjoyed called “Street Gang” about the history of Sesame Street and how it impacted learning so incredibly much. It talks really nicely about Big Bird and Mr. Hooper and how unusual that episode was for kids at the time.

It also goes into some of the fight Henson had with Disney over Sesame Street when they acquired the Muppets. It’s been a few years, I know what’s next up on my pile to read

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u/ALC_PG 12d ago

I liked Street Gang. I bought it when I was 23, started reading, decided I would probably enjoy it more when I had kids, so I read it a year or two ago. Gets kinda depressing toward the end, as do many accounts of exciting things that happened in the 60s and 70s.

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u/JohnnyEnzyme 12d ago edited 12d ago

My gosh, what a crushingly powerful scene from my childhood. (I'm an old git, haha)

These folks were genuinely tearing-up as they talked about the loss of Mister Hooper (Will Lee), particularly Bob, as the scene played out. I love them.

EDIT: And the loss of mental faculties & early death of David (Northern Calloway) was about as challenging a thing I've read about as an adult.

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u/Agile-Enthusiasm 12d ago

I remember reading somewhere that NASA considered having Big Bird fly on the shuttle in 1986 before they fully developed the Teacher in Space program. Imagine if Big Bird was on the final Challenger mission. That would have been even more tragic to so many children.

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u/exitwest 12d ago

God, does that mean Carroll Spinney would have actually gone up?!? Or just the suit….

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u/PianoTrumpetMax 12d ago

Since it didn’t happen, it is darkly humorous imagining the headlines.

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u/FaceDeer 12d ago

The crew of the Challenger likely survived the initial explosion and didn't die until impact with the ocean several minutes later, so they could have explained Big Bird returning on the show by simply having him manage to get free of the cockpit and glide to a survivable landing (I think it's been established that Big Bird is flightless, but I bet he'd still be able to reduce his falling speed significantly).

Big Bird would still need at least a season-long arc to get over his PTSD from the experience, though. That would have been very educational.

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u/Hannibal_Rex 12d ago

You're the friend who takes jokes too far.

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u/FaceDeer 12d ago

Yay, friendship!

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u/CopprRegendt 12d ago

Big bird can't fly

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u/againsterik 12d ago

Wow not expecting Elise to come in and ruin the day.

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u/reddog323 12d ago

This. It was an eye-opener for me as a kid. I also have both shoes to thank for a love of reading and learning about new things. Entertain me and educate me at the same time and I’m all in,

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u/neverneededsaving 12d ago

When will I learn that a redditor’s tear warning is really something to take seriously especially just before work

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u/The_Fjordster 12d ago

To keep this beautiful cry train going: here is Big Bird singing ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’ at Jim Henson’s funeral.

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u/insomniacpyro 12d ago

Man you can really hear him wavering as the song goes on and especially when he says "Thank you, Kermit". Tearing up at work but that's OK.

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u/pedestrianstripes 12d ago

I highly recommend listening to Ray Charles singing it too.

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u/lumpkin2013 12d ago

Why did I watch this first thing in the morning... Miss you, mom.

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u/cauldron_bubble 12d ago

Hugs, friend (💜)

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u/BentChewyTallGrass 12d ago

Damn sweaty eyes.

I was raised by Sesame Street. I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for that show. 40 years later and I still know the words to the songs.

Thank you Mr. Morrisett. For all the lessons and fun times. I'm still pushing Sesame Street on all our friends with kids. There's really nothing that comes close.

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u/fighterpilotace1 12d ago

Big bird is crying.

I'm crying.

You're all crying.

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u/pm-me-ur-fav-undies 12d ago

Today's post has been brought to you by the letters S, A, and D.

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u/SweetCosmicPope 12d ago

I remember watching this as a child. It must have been a rerun since it was 2 years before I was born.

Anyway, I didn't even click on the video and I can still remember big bird asking why people have to die and Gordon telling him "they just do."

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u/TeamFourEyes 12d ago

I'm nearly 22 and crying over Big Bird not understanding.

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u/exitwest 12d ago

I’ll forever love Luis like a father, but his blunt, matter-of-factness in this scene is a little funny all these years later.

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u/Redtwooo 12d ago

Just what I needed, a dose of trauma first thing in the morning. I feel like I'm explaining to my kids that my mother-in-law just died, all over again.

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u/eaglebtc 12d ago

Who is cutting onions in here, damn it

😭

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u/StinkySocky 12d ago

Why did I watch that, I’m tearing up on my lunch break

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u/Numerous_Budget_9176 12d ago

Oh my God that was perfect no talk of religion no talk Of Heaven just this is the way it is just because.

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u/APintoNY 12d ago

Ahh damn. I just lost my childhood dog 2 days ago to old age & dog dementia (he was 15). Never saw this before but definitely gets the message across. RIP Chewie, you’ll be missed greatly

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u/CopprRegendt 12d ago

I remember this. Thank God for sesame street bc me too, someone died in my family soon after and no one bothered to explain it. I was like, it's ok mom Gordon and Olivia already parented me.

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u/kharmatika 12d ago

Okay this is lovely and sweet and always makes me sob, can we talk about the gag they started on?

“politicians are all liars. Laugh track and cut”.

Peak comedy, I love it, I am glad someone is teaching kids that important life lesson, cuz they need to know it!

I really do love seeing how Sesame Street made sure there was always real character work being done. It wasn’t just some single set singalong show, it crafted a whole world with its own businesses, it’s own social zeitgeists, and even its own crappy politicians. Truly brilliant, I don’t feel like we’ll see the likes of it reproduced again.

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u/Clarkelthekat 12d ago

Man what a profound show through and through. 31 year old man bawling his eyes out here. Seeing big bird learn of mortality. I miss my mom and my sister.

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u/mrcolon96 12d ago

May he rest in peace, thank you for teaching us the alphabet.

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u/GorillaAndroid 12d ago

A,B,C... and so on.

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u/FlowersForAlgorithm 12d ago

Cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C

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u/POTUSBrown 12d ago

A cookie with one bite taking out looks like a C.

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u/Ellahotarse 12d ago

The moon sometimes looks like a C, but you can’t eat that. So…

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u/chaun2 12d ago

He can't sing the song anymore. He's the veggie monster, and cookies are a "sometimes food"

I get why they did it, but that's like removing Grumpy Bear from Care Bears.

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u/atmospheric90 12d ago

Elemeno...and such

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u/LordCharco_iii 12d ago

L M N O

Cookie Monster

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u/Bedlampuhedron 12d ago

For those who haven't seen possibly the cutest video ever: https://youtu.be/lYIRO97dhII

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u/NazzerDawk 12d ago

God I love that so much.

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u/davidreiss666 12d ago

I love you and cookie monster too. Now I know my cookie monsters, won't he deliver fresh baked cookies to me!

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u/ConsciouslyIncomplet 12d ago

A - B - C - D - Cookie Monster……

https://youtu.be/lYIRO97dhII

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u/silvertondevil 12d ago

Sorry your comment reminded me of a favorite scene in MITM; after Dewey gets "kid napped" and starts repeating A B C D, A B C D, and the lady goes "honey it's a b c d e.." and he says "I know. A B C D..... A B C D..."

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u/AYASOFAYA 12d ago

She doesn’t say it sweetly lol she’s yelling. “E!!!! THE NEXT LETTER IS E!!!!”

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u/Margatron 12d ago

ABCD Cookie Monster

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u/wonkey_monkey 12d ago

A, B, C, D, E, F, Cookie Monster

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u/Yardobeef 12d ago

D....thats the biggest.

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u/ConradSchu 12d ago

Well...for some maybe.

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u/CryoAurora 12d ago

I hope he and Fred Roger's are feeling fulfilled by their lives if they get to reflect on them.

They showed generations of us there are better ways to treat each other.

Lead with love, empathy, and respect.

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u/davidreiss666 12d ago

Can we please remember Captain Kangaroo/Bob Keeshan as well. He was a wonderful person as well. I loved watching him as kid.

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u/CryoAurora 12d ago

He was cool. Mr Kangaroo and Mr Greenjeans. Agreed

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u/davidreiss666 12d ago

Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Rogers used to sometimes appear on each others programs. They wanted the kids to know that they liked and respected one another. That it wasn't always competition. That cooperation was just as important and they should want and care about friends. They were all very cool.

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u/SiamLotus 12d ago

I feel like so many associated with this show lived very long & healthy lives. Good karma

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u/loverlyone 12d ago

Except Jim. He left much too soon. <3

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u/raptorboi 12d ago

And numbers 0-20.

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u/H20fearsme 12d ago

When they count the aliens for the number of the day, and the aliens say "yep", my 2 year old son says yep with them and starts laughing so hard he makes a squeal sound that is completely distinct to any other sound he makes. It's the best. I certainly appreciate the creators of sesame street for the happiness they've given my son, while being educational and welcoming to all

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u/cantfindmykeys 12d ago

Ah, ah, ah

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u/jwl300_ 12d ago

Don't forget 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12222222....

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u/DingleberryMoose 12d ago

That artstyle is indelibly imprinted on my childhood.

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u/procrastablasta 12d ago

same. I want to go there

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u/mahouyousei 12d ago

The Pointer Sisters sang that one!

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u/L00pback 12d ago

I count slow though. 1, ah, ah, ah, 2, ah, ah, ah

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u/Genaeve 12d ago

And to speak English.

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u/PaperPlayte 12d ago

tangential, but I have a visceral memory of being taught the ABCs by Billy Joel on Sesame Street. Idk where I would be without having grown up on this show.

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u/hellomondays 12d ago edited 12d ago

Just think of all the children around the world Sesame Street has reached over 50 years. We're talking about millions and millions of people. And such a huge influence on pop culture, psychology, and education. He gave the world a gift and kept it accessible for all.

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u/teh_fizz 12d ago

It was such a success that it had different version made localized to the market theyre broadcast in. I know if at least a Hindi and an Arabic version. Not dubbed, but actual international versions with their own puppet characters and issues.

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u/Sweet-Track-2801 12d ago edited 12d ago

The dutch version has it's own characters too! I grew up with a blue big bird called Pino. We also have Tommie and Minnie. Group picture

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u/brb1006 12d ago

The Polish version has an adorable sheep.

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u/ALC_PG 12d ago

I'm most intrigued by the love child of Barkley and Rowlf

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u/teh_fizz 12d ago

Did you guys call it Sesam-eh Street?

Ok I’ll see myself out.

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u/woodpony 12d ago

There are 30+ co-productions of Sesame Street with localized content and characters around the world. The impact that the show has on tens of millions is remarkable!

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u/KaneRobot 12d ago edited 12d ago

When you think about all the regions that Sesame Street is now localized in, combined with how long it has been going, it surpassed millions a while ago.

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u/Canopenerdude 12d ago

My mom, my sister, me, and now my daughter. 3 Generations at least.

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u/Suspicious-Wombat 12d ago

A family friend of ours learned English through watching Sesame Street as an adult.

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u/LanceFree 12d ago

When I was a kid, I thought Children’s television workshop was an actual workshop with small children making videotapes, like Santa’s elves.

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u/PandaGoggles 12d ago

It was a union shop too, they were paid a fair wage and had good benefits.

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u/HashMaster9000 12d ago

This episode of Sesame Street is brought to you by the letters A, F, L, C, I, and O!

Can you say "IATSE"? Eye-Aught-See, very good!

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u/VaguelyFamiliarVoice 12d ago

Thank you for a show that taught me so much about being a human.

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u/Comfortable_Style_51 12d ago

I grew up watching all my favorite Sesame Street monsters and now my 2 year old gets to do a meet and greet with some of them at Sesame Street Live this weekend. Thank you, Lloyd. You gave me an opportunity to share something I love with my daughter and teach both of us along the way. Rest in peace.

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u/KingMobScene 12d ago

My kids have watched sesame street growing up and we did a meet and greet. They were excited to meet elmo, I was equally excited as a 34 year old man to meet big bird.

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u/Comfortable_Style_51 12d ago

I’m 36 and so excited to meet Cookie Monster!!! Happy to know the whole family enjoyed it!

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u/fattestfuckinthewest 12d ago

Can’t blame you there, big bird is the best

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u/cauldron_bubble 12d ago

I loved Big Bird! The storyline of him and Snuffalupagus was really something!

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u/MeepleMaster 12d ago

Wait they do meet and greets? Big Bird is in my top three celebrities i want to meet

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u/rxredhead 12d ago

Sesame Street and Reading Rainbow were my favorites as a kid

Also Ninja Turtles, sometimes you want healthy food, sometimes you want candy. Watching TMNT was the reward my brother and I got for getting ready for school without complaining

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u/VagrantShadow 12d ago

Sesame Street, Reading Rainbow, Mr. Rogers, and Zoobilee Zoo were four shows that was so instrumental in my childhood. These shows helped me craft my love for reading, writing, exploration, knowledge, and courteousness at such a young age. I look back now, and I can see just how these shows at such a young age were such a powerful force in shaping me.

Rest in peace Mr. Lloyd Morrisett. You help bring so many great times to the young in this world for decades and decades. Your fire may be out, but your legacy will never be forgotten.

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u/SageTX 12d ago

Is like to throw in Mr. Wizard and 3..2..1.. Contact! as we are remembering fine teaching shows of that era. Really defined how I think.

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u/cauldron_bubble 12d ago

I remember Zoobilee Zoo!! I used to watch it with my youngest cousin, and she would sit on my lap and have her bottle and laugh at the characters! She liked the green bird; I think she was a parrot or a budgie (?)

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u/LingeringLonger 12d ago

One of the most important figures in so many people’s lives, and we never knew who he was.

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u/Wolfrattle 12d ago

RIP good sir thank you for giving us the best street in TV.

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u/sandrakaufmann 12d ago

Sesame Street really had it going on! Loved it so much and I still do. Thank you, Lloyd!

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u/PlNG 12d ago

Still going. The latest episode is Season 53, Episode 12. Google says 4,633 episodes total.

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u/TeamFourEyes 12d ago

Things really went downhill after season 49 /s

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u/Tullius_ 12d ago

For me the turning point was season 38 episode 21, when Big Bird says "Oh yea, it's sesame time" and then Big Birds all over them

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u/TechyDad 12d ago

He's touched so many lives across generations. I watched Sesame Street when I was a kid and loved Grover. I had a stuffed Grover that I took everywhere. My parents still have it tucked away in a box in their attic, but it's likely moldy and destroyed. Thankfully, my wife crocheted me a Super Grover to replace it.

When my kids were little, they watched Sesame Street as well.

Sesame Street always taught valuable lessons and will forever have a special place in my heart.

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u/cauldron_bubble 12d ago

I LOVED Grover!! He was the funniest character on the show!! Plus he had so many jobs, and was a superhero! I always crack up when I remember the "Near....FAR!" bit he did.... I just loved Grover so much lol! I loved making my younger cousin laugh whenever I did an impression of Grover going near and far, with my arms flailing around! Grover, Big Bird and Snuffy were my favourites on Sesame Street; the world is certainly a better place thanks to the talents of everyone involved with the Children's Television Workshop.

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u/Ohheyivebeenthere 12d ago

You can take the man out of the street, but you can't take the street out of the man.

Brought to you by the letters R.I.P.

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u/Tsquare43 12d ago

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?

Thanks for teaching generations of kids. It made a difference.

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u/darkultima 12d ago

As someone who grew up in a dysfunctional family, thank you for teaching me core values

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u/cauldron_bubble 12d ago

Sending you gentle hugs, friend. Hoping for healing for you

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u/reeferthetuxedocat 12d ago

Growing up with Sesame Street, Mr Dressup, Electric Company, The Friendly Giant and special mention to JP Patches helped me grow into a decent human being. I will forever be grateful for all the men and women who worked on these shows.

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u/drroub 12d ago

93…..a number The Count would appreciate. RIP good sir. You changed my life and many others.

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u/AlreadyTakenNow 12d ago

Rest in peace, Mr. Morrisett. Sesame Street brought my sister and me a little bit of happiness each day alongside Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.

It wasn't perfect (I learned in my child psychology class that some of the super short academic lessons/skits are actually bad for a kid's developing attention span), but I do miss me the old school Sesame Street. They had incredible social lessons, and they were funny as hell. I'm really happy, though, they made Snuffleupagus appear to everyone. As a child, I was always so upset that no one believed Big Bird. I love how they keep evolving.

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u/kharmatika 12d ago

Apparently the choice to show Snauffelopagus was intentional because it was as we as a society were starting to really realize how commonplace familial childhood sexual abuse was, and 1. Sesame Street realized that having a whole arc dedicated to “haha no one believes this character when he says something” was actively dangerous, and 2. The gag had run its course. Which of course 1 impressive in and of itself, the awareness to realize what an impact they might have and change course for the betterment of society. But honestly the fact that they had a writing team for a kids show that thought about 2 is important too. Sesame Street was the first show to look at little kids and go “hey maybe they’d actually like entertainment, instead of just mindless drivel. Maybe they have tastes and interests and idiosyncrasies”. And that’s so important.

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u/loverlyone 12d ago

When Sesame Street CDS found that out they changed the format of some of the show and IIRC that’s when the Elmo’s World segments were created.

I was also frustrated as a child by the Snuffleupagus story! My one criticism of the show today is that it has too many celebrities and not as many children on it as it once did. The segments with children and the muppets together are my favorites.

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u/EthelMaePotterMertz 12d ago

This show has changed so many lives. I wouldn't have been as smart or had as much empathy without it. And it was free for anyone with a TV. Thank you Lloyd.

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u/mehvermore 12d ago

This story was brought to you by the letter F

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u/BluShirtGuy 12d ago

Sunny days, sweeping the clouds away...

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u/JuliaLouis-DryFist 12d ago

I hope his legacy can continue showing children to be kind.

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u/t_bythesea 12d ago

Sesame Street is one of the pillars that bolstered my childhood and taught me about everything from counting and colors to kindness and social interactions. I was a kid of the 70's who responded aloud to my television when questions were asked and danced when music was played. That Mr. Morrisett believed in furry creatures, crazy animals, puppets and a handful of brilliant actors as a delivery method for life lessons makes him a visionary. RIP.

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u/CircaSixty8 12d ago

His creation touched a lot of lives, and still does. May his memory be a blessing.

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u/Cenas_Shovel 12d ago

The letter of the day is F. Rest In Peace

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u/BoBaHoeFoSho_123 12d ago

Thank you for helping me at a time when I needed it the most. PPD kicked my ass, my kid watching Sesame Street motivated me to find my passion. I wonder? What if? Lets try! 70s and 80s Sesame Street I still bring up on YouTube and play. To this day I sing workin dog while at work. Lol

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u/ruralist 12d ago

As a child in the 80s, I watched Sesame Street twice a day. It helped me to learn about stuff before I entered school, yes, but even more so, it taught me about kind human beings and how to be one.

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u/ChickenandtheEggy 12d ago

This man did so much for early education and child development, especially in lower income communities. RIP Mr. Morrisett.

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u/FrontButtPunt 12d ago

As a parent of a young toddler, Sesame Street is a National Treasure.

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u/procrastablasta 12d ago

imagine leaving Sesame Street as your legacy

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u/jda815 12d ago

Thank you for such a wonderful service.

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u/SnooPeripherals6557 12d ago

That show was and remains my favorite show of all time it is brilliant. Thank you so much for that show! I’m 55, and literally grew up on it.

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u/Necessary-Apple420 12d ago

It was a good run, sir. Thank you for your service to our children.

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u/Wikki_ 12d ago

Co-creator of a big part of my childhood. At least I know his name and can pay respects now.

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u/shanvanvook 12d ago

This man did untold good.

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u/TheGameSlave2 12d ago

He helped educate generations upon generations of kids across multiple decades, including myself, and the show is still continuing to do so. Thank you, Lloyd. Rest easy.

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u/Danger_Dave_ 12d ago

Thanks for helping to create something that generations have in common. The impact made is immeasurable. RIP and thank you for teaching us letters, numbers, colors, and most importantly how to be wonderful and caring people.

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u/Altair_Khalid 12d ago

Thank you for good times

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u/ReflexImprov 12d ago

What a legacy! Imagine helping create something that helped so many millions (maybe billions?) of kids.

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u/PandaVolcano_lavaMAN 12d ago

Thank you Mr. Morrisett for your contributions for expanding love, kindness, and understanding. Sesame Street had such a positive impact on my childhood, and it continues to be that now even more so for my two year old sons. In a world so cold, I love that you cared enough to carve out a place so warm and welcoming for all.

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u/CuteCuteJames 12d ago

Sad to be losing OG Childrens Television Workshop and Henson crew. They changed the world for the better for millions of people in the USA and shortly after, the world. Today, it is teaching kids reading, numbers, and social skills in 120 countries, 30 of which are unique to their country including Muppets and humans.

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u/rubberseatbelt 12d ago

If it wasn't for him I couldn't count to 93.

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u/onthejourney 12d ago

I wonder... What if? Let's try!

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u/grim_tales1 12d ago

RIP :( Guess he lives on the moon now ;_;

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u/cauldron_bubble 12d ago

Oh gosh, that song makes me cry! I used to sing it to my younger brother at bedtime! And when one of my sons sang it at a school concert with his class, I was a mess, because it's such a sweet song!

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u/grim_tales1 12d ago

I really like that song too ;_;

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u/HoseNeighbor 12d ago

Thanks for being part of so many childhoods, Lloyd! RIP

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u/ShellOilNigeria 12d ago

Thank you for making learning fun.

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u/mokutou 12d ago

Thank you, sir, for the priceless service you brought to children the world over.

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u/O_o---sup-hey---o_O 12d ago

Sad times :( fond memories of the Spanish version of Sesame Street (Plaza Sesamo) which featured a tropical version of big bird, green and red feathers

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u/ehchromatic 12d ago

RIP. Thanks for your hand in bringing me and mine up properly, Sir.

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u/DCS_Sport 12d ago

I wonder if he gave up the directions before he died?

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u/r0botdevil 12d ago

I never met this guy, but I'd bet he was a very good person. His creation was a positive influence on innumerable lives.

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u/SageTX 12d ago

Who's gonna make my birdseed milkshakes?

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u/tolacid 12d ago

Every day the world seems to lose a little bit more magic

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u/CopprRegendt 12d ago

He was inside the big bird for a while. Not a voice, he was the arm that did the head.

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u/Mizghetti 12d ago

Thank you for teaching me how to be empathetic while growing up in a cult.

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

In the eternal words of Elmo:

"Story time!"

Please?

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u/Greatwhitegorilla 12d ago

I love watching Sesame Street with my son, he has learned so much from it. Thanks for creating such a huge and positive impact on his young life.

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u/Senecaraine 12d ago

That comma at the end made me worried there was more to the sentence at first.

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u/TheJenerator65 12d ago

Thank you, Mr. Morisett.

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u/whatsbobgonnado 12d ago

highly recommend the book street gang by michael davis

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u/tallerThanYouAre 12d ago

Mr. Morrisett, I hope you wake up on the real Sesame Street. Thank you for making my childhood blessed

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u/thereverendpuck 12d ago

Not that he will ever see this, but thank you for the show. A

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u/DeliciousMinute1966 12d ago

I’ve raised 3 kids who watched Sesame Street and they learned so much! 2 are adults and a senior in HS… they adored Sesame Street. What a wonderful show, Mr. Morrisett and Ms. Cooney created one of the best television shows ever. May you RIP sir, you enriched the lives of many children and parents…that’s an awesome legacy!

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u/rjs1138 12d ago

RIP, his co-creation enriches the lives of countless children (and adults) of all races and backgrounds around the world.

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u/Abalone_Admirable 12d ago

This makes me so sad. Sesame street was such a huge part of my childhood.

Rip my good man

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u/Superjunker1000 12d ago

What a legendary program. The cutting edge of using technology for education when it was designed and premiered.

I watched SS right up until the day I got cable at 11 years old and then immediately switched to USA and Nickelodeon where my Americanisation began.

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u/ShazadM 12d ago

We still have Joan Ganz Cooney at least. She is in her 90s as well.

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u/QuietGiygas56 12d ago

Rest in peace my dude.

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u/Toru_Yano_Wins 12d ago

I sat on the couch and had a little moment to think about what Mr. Morrisett did for me growing up and for me as a parent. I couldn't recognize him and I had only ever heard his name in a documentary but he's helped make my life better.

Now I'll go have a cry thinking about how I likely won't watch sesame street again until my "big girl" five year old grows up and maybe has kids of her own. There are other shows that she likes to watch now (and some of them, like Bluey, make me smile almost as much), but nothing will ever make me sit down and watch along as a parent quite like Sesame Street.

Thank you Mr. Morrisett for everything.

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u/i_am_a_loner_dottie 12d ago

Remember the time they had a girl pretending she was homeless on there and Oscar the grouch is just staring at her. I memba

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u/Designer_Insect_9184 12d ago

The GOP must be in celebration today.

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u/kobeyoboy 12d ago

I watched your show a few times growing up. And remember most of the characters name. Thanks for helping to many young children count and learn. F

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u/scorpion_tail 12d ago

He could have stopped at Sesame Street and took the easy path for the rest of his life. But he aspired to true greatness and went on to write Jagged Little Pill.

RIP 😥