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Sesame Street kicked off its 43rd season yesterday. We’re big fans of the Street, and to prove it, here are some of our favorite Sesame facts.
- Oscar the Grouch used to be orange. Jim Henson decided to make him green before season two.
- In 1970, Ernie reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the timeless hit “Rubber Duckie.”
- During a 2004 episode, Cookie Monster said that before he started eating cookies, his name was Sid.
- Mr. Snuffleupagus has a first name—Aloysius.
- How big is Big Bird? 8’2″.
Read the other 38 ‘Sesame Street’ facts. [via mental_floss]