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Sesame Street
Premiere November 26, 1979 (1316)
Finale May 23, 1980 (1445)
Episodes 130

The season 11 cast of Sesame Street.

Big Bird meets Maria's family, as the gang kicks off the season by visiting Puerto Rico.

Oscar and Osvaldo, el Gruñón in Puerto Rico.

Big Bird with C-3PO and R2-D2.

Elmo makes his first, early appearances this season, including as a generic monster in "We Are All Monsters."

Geometry of Circles

"Disco Frog"

"Born to Add"

Ballet dancer Suzanne Farrell appears in several segments this season.

Sesame Street Season 11 aired from November 26, 1979, to May 23, 1980.


The season introduces new educational goals pertaining to "print literacy," educating kids on various workbook skills such as circling and crossing out objects, following arrows, and underlining. Fire safety is also addressed, introducing viewers to smoke detectors and proper fire drills.[1]


Episodes 1316 - 1445 (130 episodes)


Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Emilio Delgado, Will Lee, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, Alaina Reed, Buffy Sainte-Marie
Jim Henson's Muppets
Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Brian Muehl, Bob Payne (Uncredited: Michael Earl, Frank Kane, Kathryn Mullen, Karen Prell, Bryant Young)
Guest Stars
George Benson, C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) and R2-D2, The Canadian Brass, Carmen de Lavallade, Linda Delgado, Suzanne Farrell, James Galway, Robert Gottfried, Gregory Hines, Maurice Hines, Frances Sternhagen, Mary Wickes


Gordon, Susan, Maria, Luis, Linda, Bob, David, Mr. Hooper, Olivia, Buffy, Mr. Macintosh, Willy
Anything Muppets, Barkley, Bert, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Deena, Elmo, Ernie, Grover, Grundgetta, Guy Smiley, Herry Monster, Mr. Johnson, Kermit the Frog, Leslie Mostly, Lothar the Grouch, Oscar the Grouch, Osvaldo, el Gruñón, Poco Loco, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Telly Monster, Two-Headed Monster



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