Wednesday Trivia Question

What color was Oscar the Grouch in the first season of Sesame Street?

If you were young enough to watch those early episodes of Sesame Street you may remember that the resident Grouch was originally not green, as he is today, but another color. This is quintessential PBS Kids trivia and a fascinating tidbit from the early days of the Children’s Television Workshop. But what color was Oscar in those initial Sesame Street episodes?

Oscar was orange in that first season. Of course, back in 1969 – when color television sets were not in every home – if you were lucky enough to see those early episodes it may have only played in your home as black and white.

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