The Late Movies: Sesame Street International

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All over the world, little children learn their letters, numbers, and bad jokes watching the Muppets on their local version of Sesame Street. Here's a sample of the shows from the far corners of the earth.

Denmark

Elmo sounds the same, even in Danish! The show is called Sesamgade.
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Indonesia

Cookie Monster appears on an episode of Jalan Sesama.
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Kuwait

The earliest Arabic version of Sesame Street.
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Mexico

Plaza Sésamo has been produced since 1972. It is broadcast to many Spanish-speaking nations, including the US.
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Israel

Shalom, Cookie Monster! He and Ernie are on Rechov Sumsum.
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Russia

In Russia, Sesame Street is ????? ?????, or Ulitsa Sezam.
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South Africa

On Takalani Sesame, the Muppet Kami was introduced as an HIV positive character to help children talk about it.
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China

When Ernie sings "Rubber Duckie" in Mandarin, it's called Xiàng Pí Xiao Ya.
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Stay tuned for more clips from international versions of Sesame Street next week, same time, same bat channel!

June 10, 2011 - 6:00pm
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