Sesame Street At Night? (lost Sesame Street TV Special; 1977)


Sesame Street at Night? (1977)
A still from the special.
A still from the special.
Status Lost

Sesame Street at Night? is a half-hour PBS special that aired in March of 1977 to celebrate Sesame Street's 1,000th episode.

Gene Shalit hosted the special, which also featured a Muppet lookalike of the critic. Featured segments included Grover and Lena Horne singing "How Do You Do?".

While Betamax was already common in some homes at that point in time, no one has come forward with a recording.

Only a few press releases and photos, as well as an article on the Jim Henson's Red Book blog (run by the Jim Henson Company), prove that this special existed.

The question mark in the title is not a typo and actually is the special's name; it's loosely based on a critic's remark when Sesame Street first came out - "it's too good for kids".

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Django1932

6 months ago
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Found this image on google images from it: http://outle...cts/rsf31871

Interesting it mentions the date as November 1978.
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Django1932

6 months ago
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You know-I have to wonder now if there was more then one special given the fact that this image is from a year and a half later then the air date of the other one (or maybe it was a repeat? I don't know)
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Anonymous user #1

5 days ago
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wish we got this
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