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Sunday, May 20, 2007 

Sesame Street

A Palestinian TV network is about to launch the first Arab Sesame Street. It is an educational programme for children based on a series of puppets. It has spread across the world, and I think it is relatively culturally unspecific - although it did emerge in the US.

The programme spawned the Muppet Show, a hugely popular evening comedy show presented by the puppets, in the 1970s.

Now, Sesame Street is getting its first Arab Muppet.

Its first?

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How about a much better idea as its first puppet, or should I say muppet, your own president

THE BUTCHER OF DAMASCUS.

What a much better choice that would be.

Actually better still, he can play himself on the show....

Didn't we have Iftah ya Simsim in the eighties? I do recall that was very similar to Sesame street, who could forget Anis wa Badr?

Iftah ya Simsim sounds very very familiar! Any links W? I'll have a look too.

And here it is. The first Arab Sesame Street was in the 1970s, produced in the Gulf. Thanks Wassim.

I think this may be the first Palestinian Sesame Street.

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