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:2253 construction doors.jpg|thumb|300px|The famous street sign in front of the construction doors to [[Big Bird's nest]].]] [[File:Sesame Street panoramic 1970s.jpg|thumb|300px|1970s]] [[File:SesameStreet-StudioSet.jpg|thumb|300px|The set in 2011: [[Flower Shop]], [[Subway Station]], [[Sesame Street laundromat|Laundromat]], [[Hooper's Store]], [[the arbor]], [[123 Sesame Street]], and [[Big Bird's nest]]. Photo by [[Mark M. Magner]].]] [[File:Sesame Street 90 years before ep1404.jpg|thumb|300px|A photograph from the Hooper Family Album of Sesame Street c.1890 (said to have been "about" 90 years before [[Episode 1404]].)]] [[File:Sesamestreet.jpg|thumb|300px|View of Sesame Street as it existed in 1988, from ''The Sesame Street Special''.]] [[File:536open10.jpg|thumb|300px|A view of the street at the beginning of [[Episode 0536]].]] [[File:Sesamestreet1969.jpg|thumb|300px|A view of Sesame Street as it existed in 1969, from one of the pilot episodes.]] '''Sesame Street''' is the public thoroughfare where the central characters live on ''[[Sesame Street]]''. ==Geography== Officially located in [[New York City]] — as is often [[How to get to Sesame Street (rumor)|confirmed by various sources]] — Sesame Street was designed to resemble an urban, inner city landscape, recognizable to children (although slightly idealized). While many of the inserts took place in puppet-scale interiors, ranging from [[Ernie and Bert's apartment]] and [[Charlie's Restaurant]], to the countless [[Limbo#Etymology|walls]] or the varying game show sets of [[Guy Smiley]], the main storyline scenes have almost always focused (or at least begun) on the street and its environs, outside of special location episodes. It serves as a meeting place for human and Muppet cast members alike. The most prominent location is [[123 Sesame Street]], the apartment building whose front stoop is a frequent gathering place for the main characters (and home to others). Another significant structure is the building which houses [[Hooper's Store]] and the [[Fix-It Shop]], which also features some apartments above (including that of [[Bob]] and, in the early days, [[David]]). Between the two is a more open courtyard area, dubbed [[the arbor]], highlighted by an old [[carriage house]]/garage decorated with letters. The surrounding area includes the fire-escape of 123, and items such as a tire swing for the neighborhood and picnic benches, which are often used by patrons of Hooper's. To the right of 123 are the somewhat more unusual abodes of [[Oscar the Grouch]] and [[Big Bird]]. [[Oscar's trash can]] is situated upon a pile of crates and often near other debris by the front steps, while a line of salvaged doors demarks the area for [[Big Bird's nest]], consisting of a large literal bird's nest and many other accessories. From the 1970s through the late 1980s, the itinerant fruit cart of [[Mr. Macintosh]] and the rolling hotdog stand belonging to [[Willy]] frequently dotted the landscape. In later years, the neighborhood expanded [[Around the Corner]], with a host of new sets, which were eventually dropped. Through it all, the street lamppost has been a constant, the green fixture with its familiar "123 Sesame Street" sign often seen at the beginning or end of episodes, and which has essentially become the program's symbol, used on merchandise and, in variations, on most of the international versions of the show. According to an appearance by [[Count von Count|The Count]] on ''[[Late Night with Seth Meyers]]'' in [], there were 85 residents of the street at the time. ==How to get to Sesame Street== :''See [[How to get to Sesame Street (rumor)]]'' ==Near losses== There have been at least two occasions where Sesame Street was almost torn down. In ''[[Save Our Street]]'', [[Mr. Meanie]] planned on turning Sesame Street into a parking lot. In ''[[Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!|Stars and Street Forever]]'', millionaire [[Ronald Grump (human)|Ronald Grump]] (a parody of [[Donald Trump]]) attempted to evict the residents of Sesame Street, tear the street down and build a building called a Grump Tower. The residents of the street were against this and did whatever they could to stop this from happening. However, Ronald Grump later learned that he couldn't just evict Oscar the Grouch; Oscar had to agree to move. Even after offering to buy him a bigger trash can and more trash Oscar refused to agree to move just to be mean to Ronald Grump and Ronald Grump eventually decided that everybody on the street is too nice to deserve a Grump Tower. Hurricanes hit the street in [[Episode 2821|1991]] and [[Hurricane on Sesame Street|2001]]; and blizzards and snowstorms have [[Snow on Sesame Street|occurred multiple times]]. Additionally, there were fires at Hooper's Store in [[Episode 0540|1973]], [[Episode 2265|1987]], and [[Episode 3981|2002]] and at 123 Sesame Street in [[Episode 2689|1990]]. ==Filming== The actual studio sets used for Sesame Street have changed over the years, taping in stage G at [[Kaufman Astoria Studios]] since 1993. In the feature film ''[[Follow That Bird]]'' (filmed in [[Toronto]]), a more elaborate version of the street was constructed with an auto shop, bakery, and other buildings. For ''[[The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland]]'', the same set from the show was used, adding a [[Sesame Street laundromat|laundromat]], a deli, and an assortment of outdoor cafes and vendors, including a snowcone stand. Oscar was quoted in ''[[Life|Life Magazine]]'' about the street, "It used to snow… but it got to be too expensive."<ref> [http://www.life.com/image/86360728/in-gallery/35992/oscar-the-grouch-sesame-stories "The Reflections of Oscar the Grouch"], Oscar the Grouch, Guest editor, November 5, 2009. ''Life Magazine''.</ref> ==Galleries== ===Rare views of the street=== <gallery orientation="landscape" spacing="small" widths="200"> Julie_on_ss6.jpg|Birds' eye view from ''[[Julie on Sesame Street]]''. 1939 - 03.jpg|An abandoned lot in [[Episode 1939]] Ep1974 across street from trashcan.jpg|directly across from [[Oscar's trash can]] in [[Episode 1974]] 124 Sesame Street ep2319.jpg|124 Sesame Street and a Thrift Shop across from 123 Sesame Street in [[Episode 2319]] 2722 04a.jpg|wide shot of building with [[Fix-It Shop]], [[Hooper's Store]], and [[Bob]]'s apartment from [[Episode 2722]] 2HeaderPhoneBooth.jpg|Across the street from Sesame Street, Luis and the [[Two-Headed Monster]] use new telephone booths. Acrossstreet-4135.jpg|A view of the opposite side of the street as seen from [[Hooper's Store]] in [[Episode 4135]]. 2946g.jpg|Another rarely seen view from [[the arbor]]. 3981h2.jpg|A view of the street as seen from a different angle of Hooper's Store in [[Episode 3981]]. 4186b.jpg|Another view of the street behind Gabi and the Bear family in [[episode 4186]]. IMG_0813.jpg|The apartments on the building next to Big Bird's nest with no definite known residents (formerly the fire escape of the Furry Arms Hotel). GGMalaysia1.jpg|A view of across the street, as seen in several [[Global Grover]] skits and ''[[Abby in Wonderland]]''. 4107.12.jpg|A view looking upwards when Big Bird becomes little in [[Episode 4107]]. ViewFromLaundromat.jpg|A view looking down the street from the Subway, showing a new store added in 2008. Oneworldonesky1.jpg|A view looking upwards in [[One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure]]. 4502-City.png|A CGI city is seen next to the [[Bike Shop]] in [[Season 45 (2014-2015)|Season 45]], showing a playground and a bridge among the cityscape. Endofstreet.jpg|A view of the end of the street added for [[Season 51 (2020-2021)|Season 51]], with a [[Caroll Spinney|Spinney Street]] sign across the way.<ref>[https://www.instagram.com/p/B8yzvZFDNnG/ Matt Vogel on Instagram]</ref> Folge2329-5.jpg|A limbo set, but in this sketch, it's mentioned that the Sesame Street sign is right in view as [[Bob]] is heading home, indicating it's across from the regular action. </gallery> ===Animated=== <gallery orientation="landscape" spacing="small" widths="200"> TSWLO.11.jpg|''[[The Street We Live On]]'' Street.png|"[[Hot and Cold]]" 4632d.png|A CGI-rendered, underwater version of the street from [[episode 4632]] </gallery> ===Blueprints=== <gallery widths=200 spacing=small orientation=landscape> StreetSetBlueprint.jpg|circa 1970 CTW Archives Street blueprints.jpg|from the [[CTW Archives]] </gallery> ==See also== * [[Sesame Street Day]], an honorary real world location. * [[How to get to Sesame Street (rumor)]] ==Sources== <references /> ==External links== *[https://web.archive.org/web/20121005032129/http://www.sesamestreet.org/parents/theshow/behindthescenes/map Interactive Map on Sesamestreet.org] (archived) *[http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=2681 "How to Get to Sesame Street"] on ''The Stranger'' by Eric Fredericksen, December 2, 1999 __NOWYSIWYG__ [[Category:Sesame Street Locations]] Return to Sesame Street (location). 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