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'''Bob Johnson''' is a music teacher who lives on [[Sesame Street (location)|Sesame Street]].<ref>Bob has also been a shop teacher, as mentioned by [[Gordon]] in [[episode 0001]], when they were hanging a picture in [[Gordon and Susan's apartment]].</ref> He has been on ''[[Sesame Street]]'' since [[Episode 0001|the premiere episode]]. His many songs on the show include "[[The People in Your Neighborhood (song)|The People in Your Neighborhood]]", "[[Believe in Yourself]]", and "[[I've Got Two]]". An affable and low-keyed fellow, Bob was introduced as [[Gordon]] and [[Susan|Susan's]] neighbor, and had a close, semi-romantic friendship with [[Linda]] for many years (having previously resisted the advances of [[Molly the Mail Lady]]).
 
'''Bob Johnson''' is a music teacher who lives on [[Sesame Street (location)|Sesame Street]].<ref>Bob has also been a shop teacher, as mentioned by [[Gordon]] in [[episode 0001]], when they were hanging a picture in [[Gordon and Susan's apartment]].</ref> He has been on ''[[Sesame Street]]'' since [[Episode 0001|the premiere episode]]. His many songs on the show include "[[The People in Your Neighborhood (song)|The People in Your Neighborhood]]", "[[Believe in Yourself]]", and "[[I've Got Two]]". An affable and low-keyed fellow, Bob was introduced as [[Gordon]] and [[Susan|Susan's]] neighbor, and had a close, semi-romantic friendship with [[Linda]] for many years (having previously resisted the advances of [[Molly the Mail Lady]]).
   
While Gordon and Susan (and to some extent, [[Maria]] and [[Luis]]) function largely as surrogate parents to the Muppet characters, Bob is more of a surrogate teacher, seldom assuming a disciplinary role. He lives in an apartment above [[Hooper's Store]]. Known relatives include [[Uncle Wally]] and his deaf niece named [[Samara]]. His birthday is August 15. Occasionally, [[Oscar the Grouch]] makes a point of addressing him as "bright eyes". Although Bob is still a regular on the show, his appearances have been limited for the past several seasons. This is largely due to the fact that only 26 episodes are produced per season. He only appeared in the Lever Lover segment for season 43, but not performed in any street story for this season.
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While Gordon and Susan (and to some extent, [[Maria]] and [[Luis]]) function largely as surrogate parents to the Muppet characters, Bob is more of a surrogate teacher, seldom assuming a disciplinary role. He lives in an apartment above [[Hooper's Store]]. Known relatives include [[Uncle Wally]] and his deaf niece named [[Samara]]. His birthday is August 15. Occasionally, [[Oscar the Grouch]] makes a point of addressing him as "bright eyes". Although Bob is still a regular on the show, his appearances have been limited for the past several seasons. This is largely due to the fact that only 26 episodes are produced per season.
   
 
Although he shares a name with the actor who portrays him, Bob was originally going to be named Bobby.<ref>''[[Street Gang]]'' page 168</ref> Bob McGrath requested shortening it to Bob.<ref>''Street Gang'' page 177</ref>
 
Although he shares a name with the actor who portrays him, Bob was originally going to be named Bobby.<ref>''[[Street Gang]]'' page 168</ref> Bob McGrath requested shortening it to Bob.<ref>''Street Gang'' page 177</ref>

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