Hi, welcome to Muppet Wiki!Please log in to edit this wiki.Joining Wikia is free, and it only takes a minute.We hope that you sign in, and become a member of the community!Click here to join this wiki [[File:0138 garage.jpg|thumb|300px|Gordon shows Mr. Hooper how the garage could use a fresh coat of paint in [[Episode 0138]].]] [[File:SSCourtyard.jpg|thumb|300px|The carriage house in 2006.]] A '''carriage house''' is a structure originally built to accommodate a horse-drawn transport. While they typically no longer serve as such, the term continues to be used to describe such a building that has since been converted into some other kind of dwelling. On [[Sesame Street (location)|Sesame Street]], one such facility has been a staple on the show as positioned in [[the arbor]] between [[123 Sesame Street]] and [[Hooper's Store]]. Throughout the years, it has been used as a garage, a veterinary office, and a community center. __TOC__ When the geography of Sesame Street changed to a street corner in [[Season 2 (1970-1971)|season 2]], the arbor (or courtyard space) widened enough to allow room for a garage in the back. When [[Gordon]] and [[Mr. Hooper]] fight over who owns the garage in [[Episode 0138]], the script specifies that it used to be a literal carriage house for 123 Sesame Street. This plot in the episode ends with the two neighbors looking at the deed and determining that the building belongs half to the owner of Hooper's Store and half to the owner of 123 Sesame Street ([[Susan]] surmises that the original owner must have held the rights to all three properties before the split). The term "carriage house" would be used in the modern sense by [[Bill Cosby]] in the introduction of ''[[Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting]]'' as well as scripts in later years (such as episodes [[Episode 3726|3726]] and [[Episode 3797|3797]]). ==Garage== [[File:Garage attic EMC.jpg|thumb|300px|The attic of the garage in ''[[Elmo's Magic Cookbook]]'']] From 1970 to 2001, the building was used as a garage. Its exterior featured a large green staircase to a second floor attic (seen in ''[[Elmo's Magic Cookbook]]''), as well as a basketball hoop. When not being used to house Susan's [[Volkswagen]], it served as a multi-purpose storage space for the neighborhood. Sometime prior to 1989, the garage fell under [[Oscar the Grouch]]'s ownership and was used to house his [[The Sloppy Jalopy|Sloppy Jalopy]]. [[Hiroshi]] began renting out the space from Oscar in [[Episode 2537]] to use as his art studio until his departure in 1990. The inside of the garage is seen in [[Episode 3357]] when [[Gordon]] uses it to show [[Telly]] and [[Rosita]] how a solar eclipse works. ==Veterinary office== [[File:4032b.jpg|thumb|300px|The doors of the veterinary office (seen here in [[Episode 4032]]) were covered with a colorful painted mural of a jungle.]] In [[Season 32 (2001)|season 32]], the building became home to [[Gina]]'s new veterinarian practice. For [[Season 33 (2002)|season 33]], the building was slightly redressed, with a new paint job for the stairs and double doors. These were reverted back by [[Season 37 (2006)|season 37]], with the double doors replaced by a single door. The main entrance to the office led to a waiting room where various animals (including [[Episode 4032|chicken-kitten-cow-bunnies]]) would queue in preparation for their treatment by Gina. Past the reception area, Gina ran her practice, attending to many ailments. When production moved to a different studio within [[Kaufman Astoria Studios]], the garage building was refitted and redressed. It no longer featured a staircase, and a "Charlie's Auto Repair" sign was added (though this business was never seen in operation on the show). ==Community center== [[File:ArborArea-2016.jpg|thumb|300px|The community center in 2016.]] During the set changes of [[Season 46 (2016)|season 46]], the garage building was converted into a community center with games, toys and costumes. The rooftop was also revamped into a private sitting area. __NOWYSIWYG__ [[Category:Sesame Street Locations]] Return to Carriage house. Retrieved from "https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Carriage_house"