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Celebrating 50 years of Sesame Street

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Universal Studios Singapore currently has a thrice-daily, 20-minute-long Sesame Street Birthday Blowout Show featuring characters such as (from far left) Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Count von Count and Cookie Monster.
Universal Studios Singapore currently has a thrice-daily, 20-minute-long Sesame Street Birthday Blowout Show featuring characters such as (from far left) Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Count von Count and Cookie Monster.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Check out the various activities and events in Singapore that mark the 50th anniversary of the popular children's show

"Sunny day, sweepin' the clouds away. On my way to where the air is sweet. Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?"

Nearly 50 years after Sesame Street was first broadcast in the United States on Nov 10, 1969, the jaunty opening lines of its theme song are still being heard far and wide. The show is said to reach kids in 70 languages and 150 countries, enchanting them with iconic characters such as curious gentle giant Big Bird, cheerful Elmo and trash can-dwelling Oscar the Grouch.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 10, 2019, with the headline 'Celebrating 50 years of Sesame Street'. Print Edition | Subscribe