Segments shown before each episode of Sesame Street during the 35th season, in honor of the show's 35th anniversary. In these segments, people talked about their favorite Sesame Steet moments.

Picture Who Episode Description
Doris Roberts Episode 4057 She talks about liking all 35 years of Sesame Street.
Joshua Bell Episode 4058 He shares that the first song he learned to play on the violin was the Sesame Street Theme. A clip of the Tokyo String Quartet is shown.
Frank Caldeiro Episode 4059 He describes coming to New York from Argentina, and learning English from watching Sesame Street. An excerpt of Big Bird singing "ABC-DEF-GHI" is shown.
Venus Williams Episode 4060 She talks about watching the show with her sister, Serena Williams, and remembering the song, "Ladybugs' Picnic."
Nancy Kaplan Episode 4061 Kaplan talks about the character Linda and how the show taught sign language.
Phil McGraw Episode 4062 He talks about Ernie and Bert, and a clip from the Banana Sketch is shown.
Whoopi Goldberg Episode 4063 She shares her favorite memory - the theme song, accompanied by footage from the Season 30 theme.
Elizabeth Shehane Episode 4064 She talks about Bob when he sings the song, "Sing."
Christopher Meloni Episode 4065 He talks about Cookie Monster's urge to not eat cookies. A Letter of the Day clip is shown.
Julianne Moore Episode 4066 She talks about how "The People in Your Neighborhood" taught her about the people in her neighborhood. A clip from the original version is shown.
Wendy Wasserstein Episode 4067
Seth Green Episode 4068 He talks about "Somebody Come and Play" and credits the show as what inspired him to get into acting.
Norah Jones Episode 4069 She talks about Ernie and Bert's "Here fishy, fishy, fishy!" sketch.
Maria Torres Episode 4070 She speaks about the diversity on Sesame Street inspiring her as an aspiring dancer and choreographer. A clip of Celia Cruz and Big Bird is shown.
Bill Cosby Episode 4071 He talks about how Sesame Street convinced him that he should be involved with an entertaining children's educational show.
Jason Kingsley Episode 4072 He talks about how Sesame Street showed people with all kinds of disabilities. A clip of his favorite song, "Count Me In," is shown.
Harvey Fierstein Episode 4073 He talks about the importance of Sesame Street showing a "soft, gentle love" to children. A clip from Cookie Monster Alphabet is shown.
Larry King Episode 4074 He talks about watching Sesame Street with his kids.
Cher Episode 4075 She talks about how she's thankful that Sesame Street is in the world to cheer her up when she's blue. A clip from the song "Dancin' Shoes" is shown.
Dr. Alex Jenny Ky Episode 4076 She talks about how Sesame Street taught her the alphabet and numbers through friendly characters. A clip from Episode 0406 of the characters holding up letters that introduce their names is shown.
James Earl Jones Episode 4077 He reminisces about telling Matt Robinson that the monster Muppets would not work because they would terrify children. A clip from "C is for Cookie" is shown. He chuckles, then says "What did I know?"
Jason Biggs Episode 4078 He talks about the "Pinball Number Count" series.
Maria Greene Episode 4079 She talks about how Sesame Street teaches about diversity. A clip from the song "Pride" is shown.
Harry Connick Jr. Episode 4080 He talks about a scene in which all of the characters are sitting on the brownstone steps (episode 3822), and how it represents people from all walks of life, and how it shows that everyone is important and despite of our differences we can be friends.
Ruben Studdard Episode 4081 He talks about Ernie singing "Rubber Duckie."
Newelle J. McDonald Episode 4082 She notes her most respected moment as when Hooper's Store caught fire.
Dennis Franz He talks about calling Craig T. Nelson 'Bert' and Nelson calling him 'Ernie'.
Donny Osmond He says he thought the show was good until he saw his musical hero, Stevie Wonder, perform on the show, which made it great. A clip from "Superstition" is shown.
Kelsey Grammer[1] He talks about Elmo's World.
Martina McBride[1]
Wayne Brady[1]
Amy Brenneman[1]
Natalie Portman[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 35th Anniversary Press Release
  2. reliable wiki editor, added in real time

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