Through the Years
Changes Through the Years 1969-2008
1969- Sesame Street is shown for the first time
James Earl Jones is the first celebrity to appear on show
1971-Maria and Luis join the show, Sesame Street now teaches some Spanish
Snuffleupagus also joins the show
1972- Count Von Count joins the show
Brazil and Mexico now have a version of Sesame Street
1973- Germany and Canada now have a version of Sesame Street
Biff and Sully who are construction workers join team
1974- The Netherlands have a version of Sesame Street
1978- Barkley the Dog joins the Show
Kuwait and Spain has a version of Sesame Street
1981- School skills begin to be taught (raising your hands, taking turns, etc.)
Sweden produces their own version of Sesame Street
1983- Israel and the Philippines have a version of Sesame
1984- Elmo and Telly join the shows
1989- Sesame Street's 20th birthday
Portugal and Turkey create versions of Sesame Street
1991- Norway premieres its version of Sesame Street
1992- Research shows that Sesame Street is reaching 92% of Caucasian, Latino, and African American pre-schoolers living in poverty
1993- Zoe joins the cast
1995- An estimated 120 countries now have Sesame Street
1998- The first Elmo's world is shown
2003- Two new sections are added in order to teach kids about the world they live in
Baby Bear's sister Curly bear is born
2004- Sesame Street starts "Healthy Habits for Life"
2006- A fairy in training Abby Cadabby joins the show
2008-"Murray had a little lamb" and "Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures" are added.
Sesame Street Statistics
*Bangladesh 4 year olds that watch Sesame Street score 67% higher in literacy test than those who don't
*98% of parents say their kids made healthy food choices after particpating in "Healthy Habits for Life"
*Kid's who watched Sesame Street were 40% more pro-social than those who didn't.