Sesame Street

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Does a pet die?
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Plenty of bugs, including several Oscar keeps as pets, a song about a fly, and a song about a ladybugs' picnic. The bugs are harmless though.
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ChanticleerxGoldie
Elmo's fish is implied to have passed away
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Does an animal die?
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One episode is about them trying to figure out why Elmo is so sad, and it turns out that it's because Bubbles the fish died. Another fish dies in a cartoon skit.
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The spider who frightened Miss Muffet away sometimes appears. Ironically, he's afraid of humans.
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Does a cat die?
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HickoryDickoryProductions
does the whole "zoe and rocco" thing count?
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One Very Special skit shows two children overhearing their parents arguing, and then it's implied that the father hit the mother.
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Karli's mother is a drug addict. She's getting better but is still in group therapy.
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Karli's mother is a drug addict, so Karli was temporarily fostered, but now Karli is back with her mother, who has dropped her drugs but is now in group therapy.
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AlmightyKingPrawn
Well, I sure hope not!
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Characters haven't gotten finger or toe injuries worse than a paper cut or a stubbed toe.
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One character does say that he can't breathe while being hugged, but he's more joking than anything. Three characters have asthma, but none of them are seen having an attack.
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Does a kid die?
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Elmo's uncle Jack dies, who was the father of a little girl Jessie, and Jessie is seen grieving.
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ChanticleerxGoldie
A major character bathes a lot but he is a puppet
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One episode actually addresses fear of clowns.
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DeenGray
There’s a sketch in which Ernie finds a mummy statue that looks like him. It’s pretty creepy.
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Are there razors?
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Characters sometimes spit after brushing teeth, and Curly Bear (who's about two) spits out her porridge because she hates it.
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It is talked about in the song "Accidents Happen" in "Elmo's Potty Time" when Elmo and Grover say that it's normal for children just being potty trained to have an "accident". However, nobody actually has one onscreen.
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AlmightyKingPrawn
An early 2000s episode where Elmo is traumatized by seeing a fire burn down a building is clearly intended to teach children how to get over the trauma of 9/11-like situations.
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SiRenfield
Some older episodes to some degree have messages about respecting police officers as neighborhood heroes in the way a lot of children’s media around this time did, although this been REALLY toned down in recent years with even one special counterbalancing this with Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism at least telling children they have the right to protest
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Characters have gotten shots and blood tests, but the emphasis is on how those are good and there's nothing to be afraid of.
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Maria goes to the hospital once to give birth and once because she has a stomachache. Big Bird once goes to the hospital for pneumonia.
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SiRenfield
S47
 E15
Julia has a sensory meltdown due to the sounds of fire trucks
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SiRenfield
S33
 E1
At least in this episode due to trying to text children how to cope with trauma (although even then it’s more short term stuff)
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There's only one autistic character, Julia, and while she is a bit stereotypical, no one abuses her for being autistic.
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One baby named Rocky cries and then sings a song about why he's crying. The newborn Curly Bear also cries in her debut episode.
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Characters talk to the viewers a lot.
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Three women have gotten pregnant over the course of this series, and all of them survived.
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Maria, Mama Bear, and Eartha the worm have all gone into labour at different episodes, but no inappropriate parts are seen and in Maria and Mama Bear's cases the delivery took place offscreen.
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If someone appears on Sesame Street and is pregnant, that means she's going to have a baby, no ifs or buts.
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AlmightyKingPrawn
Many instances. Elmo frequently "asks" babies during Elmo's World (the babies of course always have nothing to say). Natasha and Curly Bear are Muppet babies (not that type lol).
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SiRenfield
Cross dressing is common in Muppet productions ,but it’s rarely done in a malicious way. I refer you to the Muppet Wiki for a full list for the sake of time: https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Cross-dressing_characters?so=search
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None of the disabled characters are chastised for being disabled. Elmo once forgets that Linda is deaf, but that was a mistake and not done out of malice.
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AlmightyKingPrawn
Whoever voted yes to this, you need to talk to your therapist.
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Mr. Hooper was Jewish, and so are the Bear family, and they're treated as equals. Non-Jewish characters are interested in Jewish festivals and don't berate the Jews for celebrating them.
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SiRenfield
S25
 E5
Gina and Savion receive a reportedly disturbing and hateful phone call but we only hear their end so the exact details are left to the imagination
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huviks
its sesame street wtf
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Just_An_Emetophobic
yup tons of them
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There are many songs and episodes that talk about how crying is perfectly acceptable, including for boys.
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SiRenfield
There’s an episode meant to educate children about homelessness
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Nebulacat
Depends on which episode you're watching, but most episodes end well.
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Santa, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy exist.
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Just_An_Emetophobic
Yup tons
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Nobody bleeds more than a skinned knee.
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