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Early 'Sesame Street' for Adults Only

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Early 'Sesame Street' for Adults Only

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Early 'Sesame Street' for Adults Only

Early 'Sesame Street' for Adults Only

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Newly released Sesame Street DVDs of its early episodes show material that would never air today. For example, the set features a closeted gay couple living in a basement, a puppet who binge eats on cookies and lengthy psychedelic segments.

Alex Cohen talks with Daniel Anderson about the difference in program standards. Anderson was a consultant on the show in the 1970s.

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