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Celebrating 40 Years of Sesame Street

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Where did Sesame Street Get Its Name?


The search for a catchy name was long and arduous, until one of the show's writers suggested Sesame Street. The word "sesame" was meant to invoke a sense of excitement and mystery, as in the old Arabian Nights saying, "Open Sesame!" The word "street" was used because of the show's urban setting - Sesame Street was the ideal combination of these two words.

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