Did you watch Sesame Street growing up? If you were like 95% of all American preschoolers, chances are you did! What you may not be aware of is that Sesame Street is turning 50 in 2019. That’s right: Oscar the Grouch has officially reached middle age!
Some of Sesame Street’s longest-standing residents – Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Kermit, have all been on television since 1969. As if that’s not hard enough to believe, cute little Elmo made his debut as a lowly monster way back in 1980, before going on to become the cultural phenomenon we know today!
The show has spawned a legion of fans numbering in the millions, endless toys, live productions, and so much more. This infographic from Playground Equipment aims to explore 50 of Sesame Street’s most iconic muppets, including a brief history of each character and when they made their on-screen debut. Which muppets was your favorite growing up?