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Sesame Street Hits One Billion Views On YouTube & Celebrates With A Special Video
March 6, 2013
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One of the greatest TV shows ever made is now part of an exclusive club on YouTube.

Sesame Street has officially hit one billion views. And to celebrate, it posted the video at the top featuring who else - the Count Von Count.

The Count's video is called "Counting the 'You's in YouTube." He also did a guest blog post for YouTube about the number zero.

Last month, Sesame Street called on its fans to help the show get to a billion by releasing a video of Telly Monster, who tries to unlock a "top secret video".

Telly told everyone the "secret video" will be opened once they get to a billion views.

Today's milestone makes Sesame Street the first non-profit organization and the first U.S. children's company to reach one billion YouTube views.

Sesame Street launched its YouTube channel in 2006.

Many of its videos have more than a million views, with "Elmo's Song" the most popular video with more than 87 million views to date.

And like it has always done, Sesame Street keeps rolling out awesome parodies of current pop culture to entertain the kids... and the adults.

Grover: Smell Like A Monster (spoof of the Old Spice ad)

30 Rocks

G (a spoof of Glee)

Share It Maybe (parodying Carly Rae Jepsen)

Mad Men

And just to show you the social power of Sesame Street, check out this clip from 30 years ago, when Big Bird learns about Mr. Hooper's death.

It went viral after the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

via USA Today & Mashable

And by the way, some of the gang from Sesame Street is coming to Toronto next month for 16th annual TIFF Kids International Film Festival - celebrating the best in child and youth cinema.

This year, there will be a special visit from life-size characters of Cookie Monster, Elmo and Abby Cadabby.

The festival runs from April 9 to 21. You can read more about here.

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