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Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States of America. The city is named after George Washington, who was commander-in-chief of of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and later became the first President of the United States.
- Wilkins and Wontkins visit the Washington Monument in a Wilkins Coffee commercial, where the monument falls onto Wontkins because he doesn't drink the coffee.
- The Muppets' first appearances were on Washington television stations WTOP (The Junior Morning Show) and WRC-TV (Sam and Friends).
- Muppets, Inc. was incorporated in Washington, D.C. on November 20, 1958.
- The Muppets appeared at the 1993 Inaugural Celebration for Children event alongside the President and First Lady.
- Sesame Street cast members and characters have made several appearances at The White House, including at the annual White House Egg Roll.
- The Smithsonian Institution, located in Washington D.C., holds many Henson artifacts including Kermit, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, and parts of the original Sesame Street set.
- In a 1981 episode of Sesame Street, Madeline Kahn called the Bird Department in Washington, D.C. to find out if Big Bird was an endangered species.
- Just north of the Lincoln Memorial is a statue of Albert Einstein that was featured in the opening credits of Sesame Street.
- In the 1993 book I Want to Be President, Betty Lou dreams of living and working in Washington as the President.
- A Toyota Highlander ad in 2014 showed Sam the Eagle, Gonzo and Animal visiting the Washington Monument.