Sesame Street at Night? PBS

Press photo.

Sesame Street at Night? is a half-hour PBS special that aired in March of 1977 to celebrate Sesame Street's 1,000th episode.[1] Gene Shalit hosted the special, which also featured a Muppet lookalike of the critic. Featured segments included Grover and Lena Horne singing "How Do You Do?"[2] and clips of 100 celebrity appearances from the show.[3]

According to press materials,

Shalit is to host an adult 'look' at Sesame Street in a Festival '77 special for PBS. The 30-minute special, Sesame Street at Night? takes its theme from a critic's remark when TV's most popular children's series began eight years ago – 'It's too good for kids.'[1]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jim Henson's Red Book entry
  2. Children's Television Workshop. Quarterly Reports for January-March 1977 and April-June 1977. Pg. 257
  3. "Shalit to host "Sesame Street". , Kenosha WI: Kenosha News, 12 March 1977, page 45.
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