If there's one change I have to admit I really do like, it's that having more of the name characters move onto the actual street. Well, at least Elmo and Cookie. Long conversation short, only Ernie, Bert, Big Bird and Oscar (living in a trash can as he does) live directly on the street. No doubt the other characters live near by and like to visit/frequent the street. Snuffy has his cave, The Count has his castle that's somehow in New York and close by. But you never see where everyone else lives.