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Are The 'Sesame Street' Characters Technically Muppets?


If you were a child — or had a child — any time after the year 1955, there’s a very good chance that your life was shaped (at least in part) by Jim Henson. Whether you grew up watching The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, Sesame Street, Bear in the Big Blue House, or a combination of all four, Jim Henson played a huge role in your youth. But just because you’re familiar with his work doesn’t mean you know absolutely everything about it, right?

There will always be people who think you have to define yourself as either a fan of one Jim Henson property above all — you’re either a Muppets fan or a Sesame Street fan, for instance. Obviously, that’s bonkers, but it did inspire us to ask: Are Sesame Street characters Muppets?