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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.

"Do-Op Hop"

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

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

Season 16 stoop bw.jpg

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, including 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)


  • This is the last season where the season premiere sponsors the number 2.


Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Emilio Delgado, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, Alaina Reed (Uncredited: Micki Barnett, Eddie Castrodad, Bill McCutcheon, Loretta Tupper)
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, Ed Christie, Jim Kroupa, Noel MacNeal, Kathryn Mullen, Gabriel Velez)
Guest Stars
Sid Caesar, Billy Crystal, Jane Curtin, Ron Darling, Ron Foster, Dizzy Gillespie, Ellen Greene, Herbie Hancock, Geri Jewell, Rosetta LeNoire, Loretta Lynn, Menudo, John Moschitta, Jr., Mandy Patinkin, Smokey Robinson[1][2]


Gordon, Susan, Maria, Luis, Linda, Bob, David, Mr. Macintosh, Olivia, Piri, Willy, Uncle Wally, Micki, Miss Trump
The Amazing Mumford, Anything Muppets, Bad Barney, Barkley, Bert, Betty Lou, The Big Bad Wolf, Big Bird, Bip Bipadotta, Bruce Monster, Bruno the Trashman, Buster the Horse, Clementine, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Crystal, Don Music, Dr. Nobel Price, Elmo, Ernestine, Ernie, Ferlinghetti Donizetti, Fluffy, Forgetful Jones, Gladys the Cow, Grundgetta, Grover, Grover's Mommy, Guy Smiley, Herry Monster, Honkers, Hoots the Owl, How Now Brown and the Moo Wave, Irvine, Kermit the Frog, Little Bird, Mario, The Martians, Maurice Monster, Max the Magnificent, Nick Normal and the Nickmatics, Nora Nicks, Oscar the Grouch, Osvaldo, el GruΓ±Γ³n, Pearl, The Rockheads, Shelley the Turtle, Slimey, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Sully, Telly Monster, The Three Little Pigs, Two-Headed Monster



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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