The kids show, which premiered on November 10, 1969, was originally panned by critics for its fast-moving presentation, believing its speedy delivery would encourage a generation of speed freaks.
In 1971, the BBC banned Sesame Street in the U.K., claiming it caused conflicts with authoritarian aims.
A lot of celebrities owe their start to Sesame Street.
Holly Robinson Peete made her TV debut playing a little girl named Sally in the very first episode of the kiddie series.
Green Day originally called themselves Sweet Children but changed their name after hearing Sesame Street Muppet Ernie say, Its a green day, on the show.
Harry Connick Jr. once revealed that his dream is to play a serial killer on Sesame Street.
Series regular, Grover, has claimed to FlashNews that he invented the Internet, though he originally named it Phyllis, not Internet.
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