Sesame Street
Premiere November 18, 1985 (2096)
Finale May 16, 1986 (2225)
Episodes 130
2096 04a

Snuffy Revealed


Baby Miles' Adoption


"The Batty Bat"

Happy and Sad

Elmo and Kermit give a lesson in "happy" and "sad".


"A New Way to Walk"


"One Fine Face"

Sesame Street Season 17 aired from November 18, 1985 to May 16, 1986.


Episodes 2096 - 2225 (130 episodes)



Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Emilio Delgado, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, Alaina Reed (Uncredited: Micki Barnett, Eddie Castrodad, Bill McCutcheon, Miles Orman, Loretta Tupper)

Jim Henson's Muppets

Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson, Kevin Clash, Pam Arciero, Fred Garbo, Bryant Young (Uncredited: Fran Brill, Noel MacNeal, David Rudman, Richard Termine)

Guest Stars

Rubén Blades, Tempestt Bledsoe, Lisa Bonet, Sid Caesar, Bill Cobbs, Tony Danza, Danny DeVito, Phil Donahue, Frances Foster, Teri Garr, Patti LaBelle, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Itzhak Perlman, Keshia Knight Pulliam, The Sweeties, Malcolm-Jamal Warner[1][2][3]



Gordon, Susan, Maria, Luis, Linda, Bob, David, Uncle Wally, Miles, Mr. Macintosh, Olivia, Piri, Micki, Miss Trump, Willy, Lee, Dorothy


Anything Muppets, Barkley, Bert, Big Bird, Chip and Dip, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Dexter, Dr. Nobel Price, Elmo, Ernie, Forgetful Jones, Gladys the Cow, Grover, Grundgetta, Herry Monster, Honkers, Mr. Honker, Hoots the Owl, Irvine, Kermit the Frog, Leo the Party Monster, Miss Blechman, The Oinker Sisters, Oscar the Grouch, Placido Flamingo, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Slimey, Stella, Telly Monster, Two-Headed Monster



  1. The Ledger: "Sesame Street" begins 17th season - November 19, 1985
  2. Ottawa Citizen: Year-old baby joining Sesame Street to help teach family relationships
  3. Jet Magazine: Patti Meets Oscar - April 28, 1986

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  • Frank in Season 17

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    • Going by my lists Jerry does perform a little less in season 16 (as far as inserts go), but Richard performs more at that time as well. Si...
    • The only thing that remained was that Frank Oz was able to come onto the set for new stuff, same with Jim Henson. Jerry Nelson did have a few m...
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