Sesame Street Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Sesame Street Quotes from famous persons: Darren Aronofsky, Anchee Min, John Gourley, Neil Patrick Harris, Beanie Feldstein. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Sesame Street Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

I was a TV junkie as a kid. I am the Sesame Street gene

I was a TV junkie as a kid. I am the Sesame Street generation.
I understood that without English I would never get far, so my dream was to become a receptionist, and so I started to learn English from watchingSesame Street.’
Anchee Min
I would watch ‘Sesame Street’ and see neighborhoods and kids with other kids to play with, and I just didn’t have that. You know, we were on a lake. We just didn’t have that stuff.
I’ve gotten to hang out with Elmo, I’m the Fairy Shoeperson on ‘Sesame Street’. So hopefully our kids will get to see and hear me as much as they’re able.
The way other kids would watch ‘The Little Mermaid‘ or ‘Sesame Street,’ I would watch ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’
Over its 40 years, Muppets on ‘Sesame Street’ have addressed AIDS, divorce, a parent’s deployment overseas, and a death in the family. But the show is addressing incarceration in a way it didn’t used to: by bringing the show directly to the kids and families it wants to reach.
The Tonight Showafforded us the opportunity to work with The Muppets and other ‘Sesame Street’ characters, and we always had the desire to do something that spoke to young people.
I thought it was quintessentially Americanvery hip, very late-’60s. I was absolutely stunned when a German production company asked me if I could do a ‘Sesame Street’ in Germany. It was absolutely the happiest surprise.
Joan Ganz Cooney
There is nothing that ‘Sesame Street’ can’t teach you, if you let it.
Sarah Churchwell
I learned watching Sesame Street how to speak English, and Bert and Ernie were my best friends. I believed in them and I learned from them, how to have a healthy and happy relationship.
The coolest thing I’ve gotten to do in the past few years is guest star on Sesame Street.
In Australia, I grew up watching ‘The Mickey Mouse Club,’ my son grew up watching ‘Sesame Street,’ my grandson‘s growing up watching ‘Dora The Explorer.’ So we are sort of saturated with American culture from the day we’re born, and to those of those who do have an ear for it, it’s second nature.
‘Sesame Street’ early on and then ‘Little House on the Prairie‘ was a big deal in our house. I always identified with ‘Little House’ because they were wanderers, and there was something about being an immigrant.
I need to study English more. I’ll start by watching ‘Sesame Street’ every day.
I directed the play ‘Amadeus’ with puppets way back in the day for theater. I also studied puppetry at the Eugene and Neil Center with a lot of the ‘Sesame Street’ people, so I do have a little bit of a history with puppetry.
Steve Zissis
The Christian kids’ movies are fun because so many of them are made with low production value, but they’re still trying to appeal to a broad audience like a Sesame Street or something. It’s always fascinating to see how hidden or obvious they want to make their message. Also, the acting in them can be pretty fun.
‘Sesame Street’ was a pioneering educational T.V. show, intended to help underprivileged children. But even those of us middle-class kids spoilt for pedagogical choice couldn’t get enough of it.
Sarah Churchwell
It only takes 30 seconds to pluck my eyebrows, but it hurts. I have to tweeze ’em in the middle once a week. Otherwise, I look like Bert from ‘Sesame Street.’
My first day of high school, I wore brown boys’ corduroys that my mom had sewn Sesame Street elastic into – they were my coolest pants – and a lime green Patagonia fleece that my mom found at Goodwill. I loved fleece.
I always wanted to be on ‘Sesame Street,’ that kind of a thing, puppets and fun and original songs and fairy tales.
I really learned the power of the tube on Sesame Street and how it can influence a very young mind.
Ruth Buzzi
When I got to New York, I had no place to sleep. The pay from ‘Sesame Street’ wasn’t enough to rent an apartment. I was staying on people’s couches. I stayed in the dressing room until they found out. I stayed with Jim Henson and his family for a week, and I wanted to do that permanently. I didn’t dare ask, though.
‘Sesame Street’ was built on the idea that a show that could capture a child’s attention could also give the child an education. That idea turned out to be wildly successful.
My wife is an Olympic gold medalist, WNBA All-Star, ‘Jeopardy!’ champion, and Rhodes Scholarship finalist who was sung to by President Clinton, sung about by Ludacris, and serenaded on ‘Sesame Street’ by a chorus of Muppets.
As a white, female, half-Jewish writer, when I read ‘The Underground Railroad,’ it reminded me that America isn’t just the sort of Sesame Street that I grew up with that tolerated and embraced diversity in the Northeast, but in fact was built on the foundation of slavery.
Jenna Blum
Most people don’t hold a job for 45 years. They pass on or want to retire. I don’t want to retire. My real goal is to do 50 years on ‘Sesame Street,’ and I only got 4-and-a-half years to go.
So, I’m on ‘Sesame Street,’ walking around with all these monsters, Elmo and his buddies, a whole bunch of chickens, a whole bunch of penguins and a number four dancing about. It was just pure joy, simple, ridiculous fun, stupid joy. There’s no irony. ‘Sesame Street’ is just a crazy great place to be.
With four kids, it’s hard to watch anything other than ‘Sesame Street.’
Neal McDonough
In America, Miramax are using a ‘New York Timesreview that said ‘Trainspotting’ makes ‘Kids’ look like a 1960s episode of ‘Sesame Street.’
I look like a ‘Sesame Street’ character in real life when I wake up. But not like the cute ones, like kind of like the ones that look a little rough around the edges.
I was watching ‘Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood’, ‘Sesame Street’, ‘Electric Company’, ‘Romper Room’, and ‘Villa Alegre!’ when I said to my self, ‘Hey, self! Wouldn’t it be fun to be one of those kids on the TV?’ My mom thought it was a pretty good idea, too… and she instantly moved us from the Bay Area to Malibunice.
Keith Coogan
I learned my ABCs, 1-2-3 from ‘Sesame Street.’
I don’t really know what it is about vampires that makes them such a powerful symbol, metaphor, whatever in people’s consciousness. But I do know they’re tremendously powerful. I mean, there’s a vampire on ‘Sesame Street.’ And Count Chocula. I don’t know why it’s so powerful.
Rather than saying, ‘I can’t do this,’ ‘Sesame Street’ encourages us to say, ‘I can’t do this… yet!’ That one word changes everything. It emphasizes that your capability isn’t fixed. It highlights the reality that our brain is like a muscle.
I was actually born in New York. We lived there until I was three so I grew up watching Sesame Street and hearing the accent. You are a sponge at that age, soaking everything up.
My siblings and I, we were raised on TV and films. Not a day went by that we weren’t watching one of three movies – ‘Caddyshack,’ ‘Animal House,’ ‘Beverly Hills Cop‘ – on rotation. Our comedy, our personalities were set watching ‘Sesame Street’: these really sort of wacky, Jim Henson-y characters.
Teddy Sears
We were only allowed to watch Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers and 3-2-1 Contact!
Rachael Leigh Cook
When I did ‘1,2,3,4’ on ‘Sesame Street’ they’d rewritten the song and made it about counting. At first, I balked. I was like, ‘Counting to four? That’s where we’re going with this?’ Then they sent me appearances by other people like James Blunt doing ‘You’re Beautiful‘ as ‘My Triangle.’
I remember watching ‘Sesame Street’ as a kid and loving that there were Latino characters on there.
‘Sesame Street’ is awesome – not only because they teach, edify and entertain kids but because they savvily make it possible to do so with parental engagement, because the show is loaded with references for Mom and Dad.
After ‘Sesame Street,’ it’s a hyper-familiar world to me and I have this childlike ability to ignore the fact that I’m talking to scraps of cloth. Every country I go to, I see posters promoting the film in different languages. ‘Los Muppets’ – I love that!
I always say I owe my sense of humor to ‘The Muppets’ because I didn’t necessarily know what was going on when I watched ‘The Muppet Show,’ and obviously, ‘Sesame Street’ was made just for me.
What I remember most about working on ‘Sesame Street’ is having fun in the green room with the other kids while waiting for my time to go on camera to work with the puppets.
Tyler James Williams
I always wanted to be a Muppet. So when ‘Sesame Street’ approached me to guest star, I thought: ‘I’m going to be on this!’ It’s pretty incredible stuff.
Other than the ‘Sesame Street’ soundtrack, which I was obsessed with, the first artist I really felt I’d discovered on my own was Amy Winehouse. She was the first female artist I wanted to write like and sing like and be like.