A Streetcar Named Monster

A Streetcar Named Desire is a play by Tennessee Williams which has been adapted into theatrical and television movies (the most famous starring Marlon Brando in 1951) as well as an opera by André Previn. The play opened on Broadway in 1947, and has had many successful revivals.


  • On Sesame Street, Cookie Monster hosts a segment of "American Monster Classics" featuring Grover in a spoof of the play. When Grover returns to his apartment building after pulling an all-nighter at the bowling alley, he can't get in because he's misplaced his keys. Figuring that Stella will let him in, Grover realizes that shouting up to her at the crack of dawn would also wake up the slumbering neighbors. He proceeds to shout softly, and eventually increases his volume until someone comes to the window. The pink monster informs him that Stella lives down the street, so Grover proceeds to hail a cab by shouting "streetcar."


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