Speaking of such things, here are a few of the people (and "people") I remember from Sesame Street...
Kermit the Frog as an on-the-spot reporter
Prairie Dawn (that's the name of the little blonde girl muppet)
Molly the Mail Lady (played by Charlotte Rae - she eventually became Mrs. Garret on The Facts of Life)
Mr. Hooper (I remember going back to watch the show when they dealt with his death. It was heart-wrenching)
Snuffalupagus (I even remember when he wasn't able to be seen by adults)
The Fix-It Shop (I don't know what it is, now, but it stopped being the Fix-It Shop a while ago)
Little Bird (Big Bird's cousin)
Gordon and Susan and Olivia and Maria and David and Bob and Linda
and, of course, Bert and Ernie and Big Bird and Oscar and Cookie Monster and Harry Monster...
Ah... What great friends!