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PBS Interstitials often feature Sesame Street characters among characters from other PBS shows.

Picture Date Description
Promo-Chorus
1992 Elmo conducts Telly, Rosita, Colambo and Polly Darton, who sing the "Sesame Street Theme" in front of a stock-footage audience. Their song is intercut with real people in the city singing along.
Promo-Hoots
1993 Hoots the Owl sings a rap about success over footage from the show.
PBS-GroverClock
1996 In the format of the show's timer sketches, Grover is asked to change the world in 15 seconds.
Promo-Lane
1997 Promoting the 29th season, Nathan Lane appears as the number 2, describing how he got to work on the show.
PBS-KIDS-BeYouCommercial
2000s One "Be More" interstitial features Oscar the Grouch, Liam Neeson, Jane Kaczmarek, LeVar Burton, Jamie Lee Curtis, Virginia Madsen, Fred Rogers, Raquel Castro, several Between the Lions characters, Zoboo, the lemur character from Zoboomafoo, Clifford the Big Red Dog, aardvark Arthur Read and his mom, the "PBS KIDS" cartoon characters, a bunch of kids, and more. The interstitial plays to the song "You Gotta Be" by Des'ree. In a later airing, the song would alternate with "Only You", performed by the "New Rythm and Blues Quartet" (NRBQ). This interstitial was filmed and aired before Fred Rogers' passing in early 2003.
PBS-BigBird
2000s Big Bird appeared in a one minute sequence in which he appears at the home of a child and ventures to the Berlin Wall, a landing on the Moon and other locations. The announcer says "TV can be a child's window to the world. What will they see?" Rachel Portman's score for The Cider House Rules is used.
PBSPromo-E&B
2002 Promoting season 33, Bert walks around the street looking for Ernie, who appears upside-down on the top of the frame.
ZoeAlRoker
2004 Zoe appears with Al Roker about reading and imagining good thoughts.
PBS-TwoHands
2009 The interstitial plays the song "With My Own Two Hands", featuring newly recorded footage of the Count, among children and characters from other PBS shows. The video plays out in the style of a sing-a-long clip, displaying the lyrics at the bottom of the picture.
PBSgrover2009
2009 Grover appears making a fort with a little girl out of bedsheets. (YouTube)
Sesame 2-600x429
2014 Elmo, Abby, Cookie Monster, Grover and Big Bird appear in a 2014 interstitial promoting the new afternoon, half-hour edition of Sesame Street. (YouTube)

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