Sesame Street at 40: Our favorite clips

For Big Bird's birthday, we picked 11 of our favorite clips from Sesame Street's 40-year run.


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    For Sesame Street's 40th birthday, First Lady Michelle Obama poses with Big Bird and friends.
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Sesame Street is 40, as we were reminded this morning by a Google Doodle of Big Bird's legs, and what better way to celebrate than to look back at the memorable moments from the show's history? is sponsoring a vote on viewers' favorite episodes, but we went to YouTube to bring you our staff picks. Here's a small sampling of our favorite Sesame Street clips from over the years:

12: This crazy clip of an animated pinball machine helped kids count to 12 in fantastic fashion.

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