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March 08, 2012

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The History of Hoops on Sesame Street

It’s March, which means the country is about to come down with a serious case of basketball fever and here at Sesame Workshop, we’re not immune. Since the show’s second season, basketball players have stopped by Sesame Street to shoot hoops on the basket next to Hooper’s store and instill in young children a love of learning. In anticipation of March Madness, Sesame Workshop archivist Susan Tofte dug up photos of some of the basketball players who’ve hung out with Big Bird, Oscar and the rest of the gang over the years.


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The Philadelphia 76ers Julius Erving, known as Dr. J, stopped by to hang out with Oscar the Grouch in 1981.

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