No, they just bought the format of Sesame Street, along with the american sketches. Minus the Big Bird sketches and the sketches with humans. Because we have our own Big Bird (Pino) otherwise it would be very confusing for children, and we have our own humans too. All of them good actors, very funny too. The Sesame Characters are very dutch all. On the records of Bert and Ernie, they celebrate `Sinterklaas`, a dutch feast. Altough they never use the puppets, Kermit, Bert and Ernie have been on sketches along with the dutch characters. Tommie had conversations with Kermit, but only Kermit`s voice could be heared. And the shadow of Ernie`s head was seen one time. Hah, that new Pino indeed sounds female. Terrible voice, he looks awful too, with those yellow stuff `round his eyes. Maybe I just have to get used to it. And about dubbing: I hate it too, but, everybody understands Sesame Street has to be dubbed. But it`s getting worse in the Netherlands too now. They start dubbing cartoons, while those are cartoons for the age of 8-16. Hey! Those kids can read!!