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Newspaper solicitation: β€œJulie Andrews is back,... with a special Thanksgiving holiday treat, on the ABC Television Network on FRIDAY, NOV. 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m., EST). Very special guests Perry Como and the Muppets join "Julie on Sesame Street" for an imaginative romp through some of your favorite songs.”

Julie on Sesame Street was one of a series of Julie Andrews TV specials, produced by ATV and distributed by ITC. It was broadcast on ABC on November 23, 1973 and later in the UK on ITV on July 10, 1974.

Using the alleys and stoops of the Sesame Street neighborhood as the venue for this television special, Julie Andrews and Perry Como join forces with the Sesame Street Muppets for an hour of music and antics.

Highlights

  • Julie sings "This Way to Sesame Street" as she follows Oscar to Sesame Street, joined by a high-stepping chorus line of trash cans.
  • Julie and the dancers do a routine to demonstrate the number 10, in the style of many live-action inserts on the show.
  • Perry Como sings "And I Love You So."

Notes

  • The special was filmed at Elstree Studios in the United Kingdom, which meant a new street set was built; there are subtle but noticeable differences between it and the original American set.
  • The original script notes feature alternate plans for the Broadway medley, including:[1]
  • Grover replacing Bert in "Fugue for Tinhorns"
  • Julie singing "Pick a Pocket or Two" from Oliver! with a bunch of rag-tag Muppets. She picks the pocket of an aristocratic Muppet character, realizing too late she's picked an explosive firecracker.
  • The ITV version of the special adds and removes some of the laugh track and applause, as well as adds special bumpers in between breaks.

Gallery

Muppet Characters

Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird, Kermit the Frog, Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, Biff, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Frazzle, Anything Muppets, Horses

Credits

Sources

  1. ↑ Document from CTW Archives

See also