What was Sesame Street originally called?
Answer: 123 Avenue B
The show was almost called 123 Avenue B, but it was changed due to the fact that it was a real New York City address. We've compiled a list of some of the more surprising facts about Seasame Street below, compliments of Buzzfeed and Mental Floss:
Buzzfeed - Roosevelt Franklin was one of the first breakthrough characters on the show. However, his character was dropped after season 7 following letters complaining of the character was a negative African-American stereotype.
Mental Floss - Oscar the Grouch used to be orange. Jim Henson decided to make him green before season two.
BuzzFeed - In 1970, Ernie’s signature song "Rubber Duckie" reached No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Mental Floss - During a 2004 episode, Cookie Monster said that before he started eating cookies, his name was Sid.
BuzzFeed - Big Bird's teddy bear is named Radar, a nod to the character on MASH who always slept with a teddy bear.
Mental Floss - Mr. Snuffleupagus has a first name—Aloysius
BuzzFeed - James Earl Jones was the first ever guest star, he recited the alphabet.