Sesame Street Then and Now: See the Updated Sets for the Series' Debut on HBO
BIG BIRD, BIG CITY
One thing is staying the same as the show moves to HBO: the actor inside Big Bird, Carroll Spinney, who's played the character for nearly half a century.
OSCAR THE CONSCIENTIOUS
"When Sesame Street was created, it was kind of more like New York Bronx," Carmen Osbahr, who's played Rosita for 26 years, told The New York Times. "Now, Oscar has a recycling can. That is amazing."
THE BEDS ARE FROM IKEA NOW
That's not actually true, but wouldn't it be a funny episode to have Cookie Monster try to assemble something from IKEA to teach children a lesson about patience?
ELMO'S NEW DIGS
Elmo now lives in a brownstone building instead of an apartment, reflecting Brooklyn's rise as the New York borough of the moment.
BIG BIRD'S NEW HOME
Big Bird's nest has moved into a tree, instead of simply being located next to an apartment building. Makes sense.