quote by Kevin Clash

Personal matters have diverted attention away from the important work Sesame Street is doing, and I cannot allow it to go on any longer. I am deeply sorry to be leaving and am looking forward to resolving these personal matters privately.

— Kevin Clash

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Never been to Sesame Street but I flip a Big Bird.

And I know "stealers" and they not from Pittsburgh.


You're an investigator - can't nobody find stuff out like a woman.

Y'all put the police to shame, make the little investigative tricks they show on CSI and Law & Order: SVU look like counting lessons on Sesame Street.

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Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe -the open sesame to every soul.

Some people think that macrobiotic philosophy is no more than the teaching of a diet - the eating of brown rice, carrots, and gomashio (sesame salt), others imagine that it is summed up in the statement, "Don't eat cake and sugar." How far from the truth!

Work is the open sesame of every portal, the great equalizer in the world, the true philosopher's stone which transmutes all the base metal of humanity into gold.


The coolest thing I've gotten to do in the past few years is guest star on Sesame Street.

How does a sesame seed stick to a bun? That's magical.

There must be some sesame seed glue out there. Either that or they're adhesive on one side. Peel off the backing, place it on the bun.

The person I enjoyed interviewing the most was Elmo from Sesame Street because he is so unpredictable and he is always eating my hair and my face.

I wanted to have a global company, so I chose a global name.

Alibaba is easy to spell, and people everywhere associate that with "Open, Sesame," the command that Ali Baba used to open doors to hidden treasures in One Thousand and One Nights.

It would be so much easier if there were a secret password, or handshake.

Netherworld, open sesame! Yeah, that didn't work, either.


I never thought I'd be on Sesame Street with Elmo and Big Bird. I'm still thrilled. I'm on a high.

In South Africa, where HIV-positive children are often shunned, we have an HIV-positive Muppet to teach children to be friendly with children with HIV. But they use local actors. And it's not always a street. Sometimes it's 'Sesame Plaza,' or 'Sesame Tree.'

Sesame Street is the epitome of children’s television.

It has continued to maintain the successful structure that was established in the beginning. Through it’s amazing research department, teaching has been made fun. This, the heart and humor works for children and adults alike, that’s why I’m very honored to be a part of it.

I wish I could tell you that the Children's Television Workshop and Sesame Street were thanks to my genius, but it really was a lucky break.

Sesame oil is probably my favorite condiment, period.


Getting a degree, being on Sesame Street... those were like real accomplishments to me.

As if this whole thing isn't confusing enough, election officials announced this week that the alphabet on the ballot will begin with the letter R, then W, then Q. You know, even Sesame Street is laughing at California now.

It was a nephilim.” “A nephi-what?” asked Hugh, startled. “Isn’t that a character on Sesame Street?” Peter spoke up for the first time.

In Australia, I grew up watching 'The Mickey Mouse Club,' my son grew up watching 'Sesame Street,' my grandson's growing up watching 'Dora The Explorer.' So we are sort of saturated with American culture from the day we're born, and to those of those who do have an ear for it, it's second nature.

This is Sesame Street. A place where people, birds, monsters all live in perfect harmony.


I really learned the power of the tube on Sesame Street and how it can influence a very young mind.

First Lady Michelle Obama appears on 'Sesame Street' to celebrate the show's 40th anniversary. It's going to be a big episode. Yes, sources say the episode gets a little tense when Ernie and Bert ask the first lady why her husband's dragging his feet on gay marriage.

If my life was a song it would be, 'It ain't that easy being green' from Sesame Street.

We were only allowed to watch Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers and 3-2-1 Contact!

I was a TV junkie as a kid. I am the Sesame Street generation.


In America, Miramax are using a 'New York Times' review that said 'Trainspotting' makes 'Kids' look like a 1960s episode of 'Sesame Street.'

I remember seeing Stand by Me, when I was around 12, and just feeling like, "This is so refreshing to see kids swear and smoke cigarettes like my friends." It just felt much more real than the Sesame Street version of childhood that I'd been spoon-fed.

"Sesame Street" was really the first kid's show that my dad did.

He did a couple of TV specials that were targeted for kids before "Sesame Street," but really, it was, it's kind of going back to our roots, when we start to get adult. This show gets very adult sometimes, and that's because of the audience.

Even though I had a great deal of respect for children's TV and theatre, it wasn't my intent to specialize solely in that area. I did indeed want to work on shows like "Sesame Street" and I am honored to be even a small part of that legacy, but I also wanted to do characters that had wider vocabulary and satirical humor.

Sesame Street... I think they were all high. With Big Bird, they had to be high.


The parrot holds its food for prim consumption as daintily as any debutante, [with] a predilection for pot roast, hashed-brown potatoes, duck skin, butter, hoisin sauce, sesame seed oil, bananas and human thumb.

I grew up being educated by Sesame Street and gained a sense of humor from The Muppet Show. I'd give my right foot to be able to do a scene or two with the Muppets.

I've gotten to hang out with Elmo, I'm the Fairy Shoeperson on 'Sesame Street'.

So hopefully our kids will get to see and hear me as much as they're able.

I made the transition to directing documentaries with the great help of my Co-Director on The World According to Sesame Street, Linda Hawkins Costigan. She was a gracious teacher, and a wonderful collaborator.