Like Big Bird, Samson is a full-body muppet and is the main character. Samson likes to dance the mambo. "Feli Filu" is a reporter for the show, and has interviewed a number of German celebrities for the show, including president Horst Köhler. Sesamstraße has been running on Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) since 1973; it's now in its 32nd season.
Sesamstraße is also broadcast on Das Erste and KiKa. The first four seasons of Sesamstraße were American episodes dubbed to German. In 1977, a German street set was built for German framing stories: Samson the bear and Tiffy the bird/monster replaced Big Bird (Bibo) as a main character in 1978. Other characters that were added later were Uli von Bödefeld, also called Herr von Bödefeld (1978-1988), Finchen the Snail (1980s), Rumpel the Grouch (1989) and Buh the Owl (1989).
Newer additions are Feli Filu the Monster reporter, the comic duo Pferd the Horse and Wolle the sheep, a few grouches (including Grouchella and an Übergrouch) and some Anything Muppets. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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