The beloved children’s show has become such a cornerstone of public broadcasting that its longevity is largely taken for granted. To illustrate this trend, take a moment to try and guess the number of seasons it has been on the air...is it 20? 30..? 40...?! Try 41 seasons. That’s nearly twice as long as The Simpsons has been around! This is not to mention the fact that at 60 minutes, each episode of Sesame Street is 2 to 3 times longer than any Simpsons episode. Forty-one seasons comes out to 4,256 total episodes, which means 4,256 hours of viewing time. The average month is 730 1/2 hours long, so that means watching all the Sesame Street episodes back-to-back would take 176.3 days, which is the equivalent of 5.8 MONTHS!
Check out this vintage Sesame Street clip: