How Sesame Street went global

11/20/2011 | MentalFloss.com

Sesame Street producers created new Muppets to cater to a global audience. Japanese kids enjoy the antics of Teena, an effusively cute, flower-loving Muppet; the Mexican version swaps Big Bird for a parrot named Abelardo; and in Nigeria, Cookie Monster's role is taken by Zobi, a yam-crazed cabdriver.

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