Sesame Street at 40

This best-of compilation features dozens of classic moments in the forty-year history of the show, including excerpts from the first episode, celebrity guests (Lily Tomlin, Ben Stiller, Liam Neeson, James Gandolfini, Robert De Niro), narrative milestones like the perfectly handled death of Mr. Hooper, and some of the best bits from Bert and Ernie, Big Bird, Snuffleupagus, Oscar the Grouch, and the rest of the gang. Pulling into the 21st century, the program wraps up with a visit from Michelle Obama and the spot-on Muppets parody of Mad Men.

This series is produced by The Jim Henson Legacy and The Brooklyn Academy of Music. Tour Executive Producer IrenaKovarova. Film and program notes courtesy of The Jim Henson Legacy™ & © 2012 The Jim Henson Company. JIM HENSON’s mark & logo, characters and elements are trademarks of The Jim Henson Company. All rights reserved. MUPPET, MUPPETS and the Muppets Characters are registered trademarks of Disney. All rights reserved. © 2012 Disney. Sesame Street ® and associated characters, trademarks and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop. © 2012 Sesame Workshop. All rights reserved.



Sunday, August 12