Other Surprising Facts about Sesame Street

  • Sesame Street is actually more of an alleyway

  • NBC once turned down a pilot called Homicide: Life on Sesame Street

  • PBS doesn’t show the puppet characters from the waist down because they refuse to wear pants

  • The source of Guy Smiley’s constant grin? A raging addiction to meth.
  • Big Bird’s mom died after she flew into a wind turbine.
  • The Cookie Monster has an annoying, self-righteous brother called the Kale Monster.

  • Oscar the Grouch was blacklisted during the McCarthy era

  • Mr. Snuffleupagus has a contract rider 14 pages long

  • Grover had a torrid affair with Cher in the early 70’s

  • Kermit the Frog hasn’t been paying his tadpole support.

  • Mr. Hooper’s body is cryogenically frozen and stored in a secret location

  • The number 3 is a blackout drunk

  • The Count? Not in this country legally!