Patinkin also appeared in the pilot episode of Shalom Sesame. He subsequently was featured in the episode "The People of Israel," appearing in one segment as an MTV-style video host, and in another with his son Isaac, saying the Hebrew alphabet. His son has also appeared on Sesame Street during season 16, in inserts with Telly Monster discussing a variety of topics.
Patinkin also hosted a special on the Odyssey Channel in January of 1999 which detailed the changes being made to the network by its new owners, Hallmark and Henson. The special included an interview with Kermit the Frog, the Star Wars episode of The Muppet Show, and a featurette on Muppets in water.