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Cookie Monster at the Golden Gate Bridge in 2014.

Ernie rides a cable car.

San Francisco is both a city and county in California. It is the second-most densely populated large city in the United States after New York City, and is one of the top tourist destinations in the world.


  • The second half of the 1997 film George of the Jungle, which includes animatronic effects by Jim Henson's Creature Shop, takes place in San Francisco. George makes a daring rescue of a worker stranded at the top of the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • In a Sesame Street filmed insert, college students volunteer at the San Francisco Children's Zoo, which has such animals as ferrets, opossums, and chinchillas.(EKA: Episode 2227)
  • Muppets, Music & Magic was featured at The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, which is housed in San Francisco, June 21 - July 1, 2007.
  • The Art of the Muppets was featured at the de Young Museum Hall of Flowers in San Francisco, June 27 - August 2, 1981.
  • The Sesame Street Cast Tour started its national tour in September 1970 before a crowd of 15,000 at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park (where a reporter described the event as a "preschooler's Woodstock").
  • Cookie Monster made a round of live appearances in the Sand Francisco bay area on May 13, 2014, when he attended the PBS Annual Meeting [1], also swinging by a SF Giants game and an Off the Grid gathering in Daly City. [2] In the meantime, Maker Faire in the bay are's San Mateo debuted a Snuffy 3D-print to announce the partnership between Sesame Workshop and 3-D printer maker MakerBot. [3]
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