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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Zeliboba- Russia Ulitsa Sezam

Zeliboba Sesame Street
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Zeliboba, Muppet designer Ed Christie’s favorite puppet (he also created Abby Cadabby for the American version), is a furry blue spirit, whose color and personality is derived from Russian folklore. Ulitsa Sezam has a strong arts and culture focus that manifests itself in Muppet Businka’s art segments, which feature viewers’ art and Zeliboba’s collection of colorful neckties, which hang in a tie museum.


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