Meet Sesame Street's Global Cast of Characters
Over the course of the 40 years that the program has been on the air, Sesame Street has spawned versions in countries around the world
- By Abby Callard
- Smithsonian.com, November 06, 2009
Tuktuki, a 5-year-old girl who loves to read, is the star of Sisimpur. She wears her hair in braids and bangles on her arms, both traditional in Bangladesh. The cosmic world fascinates her, and she loves to show off her singing skills when Halum, a Bengal tiger Muppet, sings poorly. Because much of the population doesn’t have a television or reliable access to electricity, rickshaws with TVs make weekly rounds in rural Bangladesh to screen the show for children.