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1, Rue Sésame
Genre Children's television series
Created by Based on a concept by Joan Ganz Cooney, with Jim Henson
Starring TBA
Country of origin France
No. of episodes 82
Running time 50 minutes
Original network TF1
Original release January 4, 1978 (1978-01-04) – June 2, 1982 (1982-06-02)

1, rue Sésame is a French children's television series based on the popular U.S. children's program Sesame Street. The show first aired January 4, 1978, at 6:00 a.m. on TF1. Its musical director was Roger Elcourt, composer Jean Morlier.

The series was executive produced by Michel Berthier from TF1 and Lutrelle Horne from CTW. The show ran for a total of 82 episodes and ceased production in June 1982.

The series is occasionally called Bonjour Sésame, or la Rue Sésame. In October 2005, a new series by Sesame Workshop was launched, called 5, Rue Sésame.


  • Toccata, a white feathered bird, almost a goose-hawk-ostrich (voiced and puppeted by Lucien Morisse)
  • Mordicus, a furless grouch (voiced and puppeted by Georges Mosca)
  • Trepido, a pink snail
  • Ernest et Bart (Ernie and Bert)
  • Clémence (Monique Tarbes)
  • Odile (Edith Garnier)
  • Roger (Roger Elcourt)
  • Maxime (Maxime Arcos)
  • Dominé (René Lafleur)
  • Children Fabienne et Rodrigue (Rodrigue Mallet et Fabienne Dauvin)
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