Sesame Street
Premiere November 19, 1984 (1966)
Finale May 17, 1985 (2095)
Episodes 130

The Season 16 cast of Sesame Street.


Piri (played by Eddie Castrodad) is added to the cast.

Doo Wop Hop

"Do-Op Hop"


How Now Brown and the Moo Wave, a new-wave rock music band, performing "Wet Paint."

SS Cast & Crew 1984

Group Photo from the Season 16 wrap party: taken December 21, 1984.

Season 16 stoop bw

Sesame Street Season 16 aired from November 19, 1984 to May 17, 1985.


Season 16 set out to make an "attempt to familiarize children with hospitals and make them less threatening through the situation." In Episode 1996, Luis broke his arm and as a result was sent to the emergency room. Computers would still be used this season to "encourage the development of creative writing skills with the keyboard." Head writer Norman Stiles says, "As a result of working with computers, we know now that kids can create writing before their motor skills are developed."[1]

Sesame Street also hopped onto the trend of music videos and new-wave music this season with the introduction of How Now Brown and the Moo Wave, a spoof of new-wave rock bands that were relevant at the time. "We don't want older brothers and sisters to come in the room, say that's a baby show and turn it off," said Dulcy Singer.[1]


Episodes 1966 - 2095 (130 episodes)



Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Eddie Castrodad, Emilio Delgado, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bill McCutcheon, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, Alaina Reed

Jim Henson's Muppets

Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Martin P. Robinson, Kevin Clash, Pam Arciero, Bryant Young, Fred Garbo (Uncredited: Fran Brill, Jim Kroupa, Noel MacNeal, Kathryn Mullen, Gabriel Velez)

Guest Stars

Sid Caesar, Jane Curtin, Dizzy Gillespie, Geri Jewell, Loretta Lynn, Mandy Patinkin, Menudo, Smokey Robinson[1][2]



Gordon, Susan, Maria, Luis, Linda, Bob, David, Mr. Macintosh, Olivia, Piri, Willy, Uncle Wally


Anything Muppets, Barkley, Bert, Big Bird, Buster the Horse, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Elmo, Ernie, Ferlinghetti Donizetti, Forgetful Jones, Gladys the Cow, Grundgetta, Grover, Honkers, Hoots the Owl, How Now Brown and the Moo Wave, Kermit the Frog, Nick Normal and the Nickmatics, Oscar the Grouch, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Telly Monster, Two-Headed Monster


Season 16 credit crawl

Season 16 credit crawl

credit crawl


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Times-News: 'Sesame Street' turns sweet 16, November 19, 1984
  2. The Miami News: 'Sesame Street,' 15, keeps youthful zest, November 7, 1984

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