Sesame Street celebrates 45 years with 45 facts

“Sesame Street,” the long-running children’s television series that airs on PBS, celebrates its 45th birthday today.

To look back at 45 seasons entertaining and educating children, the show’s Twitter feed shared 45 facts Monday; including Oscar the Grouch’s original color, Elmo’s favorite food and how Cookie Monster’s fingers set him apart from his other fellow monsters.