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Sesame Street Redux and Jim Henson's Fantastic World

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Hobnobbing with celebs has become sort of our specialty here at the Around the Mall blog. And this summer we had a couple of sit downs with some old friends from Sesame Street. Check out our video. While the children's puppet theater—part of the exhibition, Jim Henson's Fantastic World—was meant for the little ones, some mornings before the museum opened to the public, officials let us put on performances.

This is part of our job. No Really.

Sadly, the Henson show closed here at the Smithsonian this weekend. But the exhibition continues its national tour through 2011, including stops at the Atlanta History Center from Oct. 25 through Jan. 18, 2009, the Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando, Florida from Feb. 7 through May 3, and Seattle's Experience Music Project from May 23 through Aug. 16.

We've hidden references to several famous incidents in Sesame Street history. Can you find all six? Answer in the comments section below. We'll post the answers next week.

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Jesse Rhodes is an editorial assistant for Smithsonian magazine. Before he became an editorial assistant, Jesse worked at the Library of Congress Publishing Office, where he was a contributor to the Library of Congress World War II Companion.

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