Trivia question about the 123 in the Sesame Street sign/logo

mjerguy2

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Hello, all.

I'm a teacher at a Japanese junior high school in Nagano City, Japan. One of the English teachers here uses some Sesame Street materials in his classes.

One of his students asked why the Sesame Street sign--the logo--has 123 in the half circle above the actual words "Sesame Street."

I thought it was perhaps a combination of
1. showing the fictitious address of the show (on a sign that is reminiscent of NYC signs which is where the show originated??) and
2. to emphasize the pre-school level of this educational show.

So, what's the real answer??


Thanks for your help.

Michael Rogers
Nagano City, Japan
 

Erine81981

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I have to say its their apartment address of the street but that's just me. I have watched so much that was always a question. So my parents said it was the street's address so i left it at that. Hope this helps.
 

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They only started using the "123" recently. For many years, the letters "CTW" were in that circle, back when it was Children's Television Workshop.
 

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And since its Sesame Workshop now, CTW is out of place.
 

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Yes, the "123" was just a replacement. It looks better than "SW," or nothing at all...
 

mjerguy2

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Hey, you-all.

Thanks for the info!

I'll pass it on to the kids that asked me about it.

MIchael Rogers
 

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mjerguy2 said:
Hello, all.

I'm a teacher at a Japanese junior high school in Nagano City, Japan. One of the English teachers here uses some Sesame Street materials in his classes.

Ahhh!!! Someone has impecable taste. Maybe he can help me spell Impecable...

Yeah... CTW became Sesaem workshp, so all refferences to CTW are removed from signs. Also, since SW purchased the Sesame Muppets, the copywrite "Henson" is also remvoed. If you can find any of the last merchandising of CTW and Henson copywrites, they might be worth something.

123, I'm guessing, they use as a replacement (instead of leaving the sign blank) is that the main appartment complex (where Bert, Ernie, Maria, Luis, Gordon, and Susan live in)....

Secret Squirrel may give you the specifics, if you want to hang around...
 
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