Julie on Sesame Street

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Julie on Sesame Street
Written byJon Stone, Marty Farrell
Directed byDwight Hemion
StarringJulie Andrews
Perry Como
Jim Henson's Muppets
(performed by Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Caroly Wilcox, Kermit Love, Jane Henson)
Composer(s)Jack Parnell
Derek Scott (Musical Associate)
Executive producer(s)Blake Edwards
Producer(s)Gary Smith and Dwight Hemion
Production location(s)ATV Elstree, Borehamwood, England
Running time60 mins.
Production company(s)ATV
Original networkABC
Original releaseNovember 23, 1973

Julie on Sesame Street was a variety special broadcast in the United States on ABC on November 23, 1973 at 9 PM ET / PT. Sponsored on ABC by technology/telecommunications conglomerate GTE, the special starred Julie Andrews and Perry Como, and are joined by several of Jim Henson's Muppets from the PBS children's series, Sesame Street. No human members of the Sesame Street cast appeared in this special. Andrews and "special guest star" Como interacted with the Muppet characters (including Kermit the Frog, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and Bert and Ernie), sharing comedic banter and singing songs such as "It's Not Easy Being Green" and "Picture a World" on the Sesame Street "neighborhood" set.

Produced by ATV and ITC at ATV Elstree in the United Kingdom (and not at Sesame Street's then-usual New York City studios), the special was televised in that country on ITV on July 10, 1974 at 8PM in most regions. The special was the first Muppets-related program to be produced with ATV and ITC, who would both co-produce the highly successful The Muppet Show three years later.

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