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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

Ollie- Australia Open Sesame

Ollie Sesame Street
(Sesame Workshop)

Ollie, the 4-year-old star of Open Sesame, defines what it means to be Australian without buying into cultural stereotypes of all Australians hunting crocodiles, playing with boomerangs or saying “‘G’day, mate.” Most Australians live within driving distance of the coast so creators made Ollie’s love of the beach, swimming and outdoor activities central to his character.

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