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Sesame Street

My Favorite Sesame Street Moments

40 Years book

Listed in the 40 years book
  • Steve Martin (possibly still listed from a planned appearance)
Listed in the 40 years book; additional details added here from Sesame Archives employees.
  • Kathleen Battle — Season 22, appeared with Grundgetta and Placido Flamingo
  • Tim Scanlin (possibly spelled Scanlon) was a member of National Theatre of the Deaf. He appears in a segment with David, Linda, and Luis from Season 5 about Over/Under.
  • Lucky Peterson — Season 5, sang a song "One, Two, Three." He was a kid when he appeared on the show.
  • Midori Goto — Season 24. Appeared in a segment with Prairie Dawn and Telly.
  • Norberto Kerner — Appeared once in Season 9 and in several episodes during Season 14.
  • Phil Simms — quarterback for the New York Giants when the team appeared in the Sesame Street Special and in Season 19.
  • Rob Gottfried — Season 11, Slow/Fast Drumming (limbo segment)
  • Roger Caras — Season 15. He was an animal handler on ABC News. He brings a bloodhound on the show in a segment with Big Bird, Gordon, and kids.
  • Roosevelt Grier — Season 6. Sang a song: "I Used to Be Little Kid," and another segment involving a phone booth.
  • Sinbad — Season 26: Appears in a segment with Maria and Big Bird.
  • Alan Houston — Season 36. Appeared in a live action segment called "Play Ball."
  • Andy Garcia — Season 24. Two segments: Big Bird Makes a Movie with Andy Garcia, and a segment with Elmo and Telly Monster.
  • Debra Winger — Season 23 appears in segments with Big Bird and Birdketeers and a separate segment with The Count.
  • Ed Waterstreet — Season 18, several segments. Ed is married to Linda Bove.
  • Enrique Iglesias — Season 31 sang a song “Amigo” with Elmo, Lulu, Maurice and Telly.
  • Gary Carter — Season 18, appears in a closing segment with Keith Hernandez and Mookie Wilson.
  • Geri Jewell — Season 16, talks about cerebral palsy with Big Bird, plays computer games with David, tells a story with Barkley and Telly Monster, and talks about careers with Big Bird and kids.
  • Holly Near — Season 12, songs: “You’ve Got Me Flying,” and “Water Comes Down”
  • Isiah Thomas — Season 23: appears in segment with Elmo and a kid.
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee — Season 21 appears in monster on the spot segment with Telly and in a segment with the Two-Headed Monster
  • Ruben Blades — Season 17: Ruben Blades meets Big Bird and Oscar
  • John McEuen was only in the Home Video: Kids’ Favorite Country Songs
  • Lassie — Season 23, 26, 28
  • Paula Poundstone — Season 24, appears with live dogs, Maria, Snuffy and Snuffy’s Mom
  • Tom Hanks — Season 24: Waiting for the Bus with Big Bird and kids
  • Robie McGrath — Season 8, plays bluegrass music with Bob, Luis and kids on stoop


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