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Sesame Street is a children's educational program enjoyed by many when it first aired on NET in the United States in 1969. Over 4000 episodes have aired.


  • In the Elmo’s World episode Mail, the part where Elmo humps Computer was censored in some 2010's PBS airings of the episode
  • The episode in which The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz appeared on Sesame Street was banned around the world and was considered a lost episode of the show
  • The episode in which a hurricane struck Sesame Street was censored due to 9/11 and had some Elmo’s World episodes at the end, considering it to be a little dark, like the Birds episode in which Elmo became a peacock in the imagination sequence
  • The episode in which a fire destroyed Sesame Street was pulled in the UK
  • The episode in which a bird gets lost from Paraguay was pulled from some PBS airings and is mostly shown on some Sprout airings and features the Sleep episode from Elmo’s World with Elmo as a squirrel in the imagination sequence
  • Some Sprout airings of Episode 3986 and Episode 4193 have the line “Most Squirrels Do” from Elmo’s World: Sleep. If you listen closely enough, you can hear the bed saying “Most Swirls Do” instead of “Squirrels”, so that's a misheard quote.
  • The episode in which Sesame Street does the booty scooty was modified; the booty scooty scene was removed in some 2005 and 2008 PBS and PBS Kids GO! airings.

Where to find it uncensored[]

There is a uncensored version on Canada, and the home video releases are uncensored. (However, the episode in which The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz appeared on Sesame Street is still missing on home video releases, but it can be found on streaming and on Canada.)