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THis is fantastic, I used to watch this show as a kid...

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'Sesame Street' heads to Indonesia

Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 (EST)
A book-reading orangutan and a rhino sporting a mohawk will be among the puppets aired on an Indonesian version of "Sesame Street" later this year, producers of the children's show said Tuesday.

JAKARTA (AFP) - Jalan Sesama will feature stories, songs and music in the Bahasa language and will be set in an Indonesian village rather than the New York neighbourhood featured in the main American version of the educational programme.

"We want to raise local cultural values, which in the cities are often no longer held, such as gotong royong," said Mohammad Zuhdi, the research director of Indonesia's PSI Studio Center, the show's co-producer along with the New York-based Sesame Workshop.

"Gotong royong" is the tradition of pulling together during a crisis or when problems arise, a value still strong in the country's rural communities.

The Indonesian version, launched in the capital Jakarta on Tuesday, will feature four main local puppets and several live characters.

The puppets are a boy called Momon, who enjoys reading and writing, Putri, a girl who loves to sing and have a good adventure, Tantan the banana-munching orangutan and baby Sumatran rhino Jabrik.

Electricity polls with low hanging cables will replace urban lamposts in the show's backdrop and a billboard will promote a fictitious false teeth maker.

The US government aid agency USAID has provided an initial 8.5 million dollars to finance the show.

"Sesame Street is really a benchmark for children's education," said US Charge d'Affaires John Heffern.

It would air a message of tolerance, understanding, health and cleanliness, he said. Producers plan to make 156 episodes.

"Sesame Street" broadcasts in about 120 countries but is co-produced in about a dozen nations, including Egypt, Japan and South Africa.

The programme was first aired in the US in 1969 and is one of the most successful shows in television history. Tens of millions of children are estimated to have watched it.

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^^ haha.. yea
Sesame emngnya sesama ya?? kirain sayuran.. :p
jadi kangen si unyil.. :lol:
 

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^^ :? kok ngambek toh?? :D
baca lah..
 

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yea yeaa, that's what I meant: si unyil!
i loveeee the characters, they;re so cute wearing Sarong and those kinda stuff
 

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^^ booooooo Shallow answer :tongue: lol gpp deh..

to me, I didn't like sesame street because when they say out the numbers it would always look like these cheesy 60s-80s look :eek:hno: hope this one's not like that in Jalan Sesama :)
 

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Sesame = Sesama ????? I thought Sesame is just a name without any meaning ...... :(

Btw, I luv watching this in my primary year :D.... When they try to sings ABC in every different way.... geeez, SCTV dubbed evry episode of SesameStreet :( :( :(....
 

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Sesame = Sesama ????? I thought Sesame is just a name without any meaning ...... :(

Btw, I luv watching this in my primary year :D.... When they try to sings ABC in every different way.... geeez, SCTV dubbed evry episode of SesameStreet :( :( :(....

Sesame does not mean sesame, it means 'wijen'. but it would be weird if the show was called 'jalan wijen', so they decided to be smart and adopted the name jalan sesama...

btw, they didn't use to dub it back during the time that i saw it...in the early 90s...
 

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Sesame does not mean sesame, it means 'wijen'. but it would be weird if the show was called 'jalan wijen', so they decided to be smart and adopted the name jalan sesama...

btw, they didn't use to dub it back during the time that i saw it...in the early 90s...
^^ yepp, SCTV really did dubbed it (and exactly sounds peculiar), SCTV aired it in around 1997-1998 :D
 

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So what channel is it going to be broadcasted?
 

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^^ SCTV kah?? semoga bukan TVRI.. ;p
 

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SCTV sux... its usually Indosiar that broadcast these... but then I'd not get to see it! :( lol penasaran sih...
 
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