For over 40 years, The Muppets of ‘Sesame Street’ have been teaching children in the U.S. to read, count, recognize shapes and play well with others. Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and the rest are nationally known superstars. But kids in other countries have their own versions of ‘Sesame Street,’ complete with unique casts of loveable Muppets. Here are 10 characters who teach kids around the world.
Abelardo. "Plaza Sesamo"
Abelardo is the Big Bird equivalent for the Mexican show 'Plaza Sésamo.' He is a large parrot with the personality of an enthusiastic four-year-old.
Like his cousin Big Bird, Abelardo has evolved over the years from something of a birdbrain to a child learning along with the show's audience. Many of the large avian characters from other Sesame shows are Big Bird's cousins, but Abelardo is the only one who appeared on the U.S. version of "Sesame Street."