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

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Purk- Netherlands Sesamstraat

Purk Sesame Street
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Purk is the beloved piglet and newest addition to the 33-year-old Sesamstraat—she even has a type of tulip named after her. Baby Purk debuted during the 2003 Sinterklaas holiday special. Purk, who wears a diaper, was created to introduce the subject of bringing home a new addition to the family.


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