Learning how to count when we were young was fun and easy, all thanks to Sesame Street. Having been around for 50 years, it has surpassed the typical TV show life expectancy. Throughout this time, we’ve come to know and love all of its characters.
The first one that probably comes to mind is also the most iconic. Big Bird has been around from the very first episode, which aired in 1969. It’s easy to see why, as this fluffy yellow goofball embodies every child with its curiosity. Bringing positivity every time it appears on screen, the show just wouldn’t be the same without Big Bird.
To balance things out, the creators introduced a character that’s a little less friendly. Everyone’s favorite grouch that lives in a trash can, Oscar. Every man’s trash is Oscar’s treasure.
One of TV’s favorite bickering couple also lives on Sesame Street. Originally voiced by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, Bert and Ernie have been getting the best of each other from the very beginning.
The show has been a household name for a long time. It’s hard to imagine a world without Sesame Street and all of its unique characters. Happy 50th anniversary, and here’s to 50 more!