The typically sunny days of Sesame Street are under a cloud.

In line with HBO Max’s continuous, extensive, and ostensibly ruthless purge of numerous library tiles, all as part of WarnerBros. Nearly 200 Sesame Street programmes have been removed from the streamer as part of Discovery’s ambitious aim to pay down $3 billion (with a B) in debt.

HBO Max can avoid having to pay licencing costs for some programmes and films by eliminating them from its library. Even when these checks are paid out to sibling business Warner Bros. Television, as was the case with many of this week’s prior subtractions, it is a bottom line-boosting measure for the streamer.

The deletion of “an undetermined collection of Sesame Street episodes” was first covered by NPR, but Variety followed up with more information.

Approximately 650 Sesame Street episodes, including those from Seasons 2 through 4, were previously available on HBO Max, according to Variety. However, only 456 episodes, including “a selection” from Seasons 1, 5, and 7, were still available as of Friday morning (and the entirety of Seasons 39 through 52).

To see a full list of everything else HBO Max is getting rid of, scroll down:

MAX ORIGINALS

  • 12 Dates of Christmas
  • About Last Night
  • Aquaman: King of Atlantis
  • Close Enough
  • Ellen’s Next Great Designer
  • Esme & Roy
  • The Fungies!
  • Generation Hustle
  • Genera+ion
  • Infinity Train
  • Little Ellen
  • My Mom, Your Dad
  • Odo
  • Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness
  • Summer Camp Island

The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo (and select Sesame Street specials)

  • The Runaway Bunny
  • Theodosia
  • Tig n’ Seek
  • Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs

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HBO ORIGINALS

  • My Dinner with Herve
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ADDITIONAL ACQUIRED TITLES

  • Detention Adventure
  • Messy Goes to Okido
  • Mia’s Magic Playground
  • The Ollie & Moon Show
  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
  • Make It Big, Make It Small
  • Squish

CARTOON NETWORK ORIGINALS

  • Dodo
  • Elliott From Earth
  • Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart
  • Mighty Magiswords
  • OK K.O.! – Let’s Be Heroes
  • Uncle Grandpa
  • Victor and Valentino

A number of HBO original shows were also deleted from HBO Max earlier this month, including Camping, Mrs. Fletcher, Here and Now, Run, and Vinyl. The Witches, Superintelligence, and Moonshot were among the films that the streamer removed from its library after they made their debuts on the platform.

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Since 2014, Eliza Grace has worked as a reporter covering movies and other forms of media. She is particularly well-known for the humorous way in which she analyses film. On a regular basis, she contributes articles to The Current that are movie reviews as well as articles about the newest movies, video games, and entertainment news. Words from Eliza Grace: "There's a standard formula for success in the entertainment medium and that's: Beat it to death if it succeeds."