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==Characters==
 
==Characters==
Much of the original cast and Muppets established from the [[Season 1 (1969-1970)|first season]] are present during the second season, though some would go through changes. The main cast of [[Bob]], [[Gordon]], [[Susan]], and [[Mr. Hooper]] remain the human hosts on the [[Sesame Street (location)|Street]], and are joined by [[Tom]] and [[Miguel]] (the show's first Latino character). The comedy duo [[Buddy and Jim]] is replaced by [[Larry and Phyllis]], whose segments focused on the importance of cooperation. [[David]] also joins later in the season.
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Much of the original cast and Muppets established from the [[Season 1 (1969-1970)|first season]] are present during the second season, though some would go through changes. The main cast of [[Bob]], [[Gordon]], [[Susan]], and [[Mr. Hooper]] remain the human hosts on the [[Sesame Street (location)|Street]], and are joined by [[Tom]] and [[Miguel]] (the show's first Latino character). The comedy duo [[Buddy and Jim]] is replaced by [[Larry and Phyllis]], whose segments focused on the importance of cooperation. [[Maria]] and [[David]] also join later in the season.
   
 
[[Big Bird]] and [[Oscar the Grouch]] return as the two major puppet characters on the set, and both have been redesigned. Big Bird loses the dopey "hick" aspect of his character from the first year, and began to act like a child rather than a slow-witted adult-like character. Oscar still retained his grouchiness, but his fur has been changed from short orange shag to longer green fur.
 
[[Big Bird]] and [[Oscar the Grouch]] return as the two major puppet characters on the set, and both have been redesigned. Big Bird loses the dopey "hick" aspect of his character from the first year, and began to act like a child rather than a slow-witted adult-like character. Oscar still retained his grouchiness, but his fur has been changed from short orange shag to longer green fur.

Revision as of 15:15, April 15, 2010

Sesame Street
Premiere November 9, 1970 (0131)
Finale May 27, 1971 (0275)
Episodes 130
Erniebertsign
Everyonemakesmistakes2
SS131b
ErnieBertBananaEarPart1

"I can't hear ya, Bert; I have a banana in my ear!"

Kingofeight

The King of Eight

Over

Over, Under, Around and Through

1091-30

George the Farmer appears in a series of film segments that utilize pixilation, giving the character a jerky way of movement.

Circlessong

Herry and Cookie Monster

Larryphyllisinvites

Larry and Phyllis, the "cooperation couple".

Rollercoaster123

Number Three Ball Film

Listenmybrother

Listen My Brother return for a second season of songs.

Astronaut

Today's Secret Drawing

Cosbytwinsalphabet2

Celebrity guests from this season include Bill Cosby, Carol Burnett, ice skater Peggy Fleming, Joe Namath, Flip Wilson, Arte Johnson, and the cast of Bonanza. Players from the New York Mets and the New York Knicks also appeared in multiple counting segments.

Sesame Street Season 2 aired from November 9, 1970 to May 27, 1971.

Characters

Much of the original cast and Muppets established from the first season are present during the second season, though some would go through changes. The main cast of Bob, Gordon, Susan, and Mr. Hooper remain the human hosts on the Street, and are joined by Tom and Miguel (the show's first Latino character). The comedy duo Buddy and Jim is replaced by Larry and Phyllis, whose segments focused on the importance of cooperation. Maria and David also join later in the season.

Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch return as the two major puppet characters on the set, and both have been redesigned. Big Bird loses the dopey "hick" aspect of his character from the first year, and began to act like a child rather than a slow-witted adult-like character. Oscar still retained his grouchiness, but his fur has been changed from short orange shag to longer green fur.

Four of the more popular Muppets used in inserts -- Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, and Grover -- all return during the second season. Kermit the Frog, however, is dropped from the cast (though he would still appear in segments from the first year), and in his place are new Muppet characters. Among these are the burly Herry Monster, Herbert Birdsfoot (who, like Kermit, would conduct lectures, often in the company of Grover), Sherlock Hemlock, a detective who often arrives at unusual deductions (or small clues), and children Farley and Prairie Dawn. Most of the puppets from the first season that had been used in previous productions, including The Ed Sullivan Show, such as Beautiful Day Monster and the Snerfs, no longer appear.

Segments

The "magazine format" of inserts continued to be used, and several new recurring film, cartoon, and studio series appear for the first time. These include the "Larry and Phyllis" segments, the Today's Secret Drawing animations, and George the Farmer.

Curriculum

New topics were added to the curriculum that were established for the first season, while some of the original topics were expanded. The second season focused on:

  • numbers from one to twenty
  • sight words (including street signs) and letter blending, as sometimes demonstrated by The Word Family Song. Among the words that were featured include "stop", "exit", and "bus stop", as well as words used in everyday conversation such as "the" and "is".
  • simple addition and subtraction
  • multiple classification (such as the games of "One of These Things" in episode 0198)
  • regrouping
  • property identification
  • the mind and its uses: remembering, thinking, hoping, and imagining
  • conflict resolution [1]

In addition to these topics, the show sometimes focused on Latino-American culture with Spanish sight words and phrases, such as "pare" "calle", and "ven aqui".[2]

Episodes

Episodes 0131 - 0275 (145 episodes)

Season 2 Cast

Cast:

Matt Robinson, Loretta Long, Will Lee, Bob McGrath, Jaime Sánchez, Alan Arkin, Barbara Dana

Puppets by:

Jim Henson's Muppets, Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Fran Brill, Jerry Nelson,

Muppets:

Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Ernie, Kermit the Frog, Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, an early version of Herry Monster, Roosevelt Franklin, Roosevelt Franklin's Mother, Guy Smiley, Little Bird, Sherlock Hemlock, Herbert Birdsfoot, Granny Grouch, Professor Hastings, Little Jerry and the Monotones, Prairie Dawn, Betty Lou, Lefty the Salesman, Farley, Granny Fanny Nesselrode, Anything Muppets

Season 2 Credits

Sources

  1. Truglio and Fisch. G is for Growing. p. 31
  2. Sesame Street Magazine Parents' Guide, 1970.

External Links

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