Sesame Street
Premiere November 17, 1986 (2226)
Finale May 15, 1987 (2355)
Episodes 130

"Put Down the Duckie"


"Sing Your Synonyms"


"Do De Rubber Duck"


The American Revolution: A miniseries featuring all our friends on Sesame Street.


"Ookyook Song"


"On My Pond"

Sesame Street Season 18 aired from November 17, 1986 to May 15, 1987.


The curriculum for Season 18 will be focusing on math literacy as they increase teaching numbers from 1 to 40. "Our information told us that many 5-and 6 year olds could count up to 100," said Dr. Valeria Lovelace, director of research for the series. "We'll be trying to put mathematics in everyday situations within our street scenes."[1] Sequence and patterns will be added and concepts will be integrated into everyday situations.[2]


Episodes 2226 - 2355 (130 episodes)




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

Muppet Performers

Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson, Kevin Clash, Pam Arciero, Fred Garbo, Bryant Young, M. Elizabeth Houston, Jim Henson (Uncredited: Camille Bonora, Fran Brill, Jim Kroupa, Noel MacNeal, David Rudman)

Guest Stars

John Candy, Four Tops, Rhea Perlman, Pete Seeger, Joe Williams



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


Anything Muppets, the Amazing Mumford, Barkley, Bert, Big Bird, Chip and Dip, Clementine, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Dingers, Dr. Nobel Price, Ducks, Elmo, Ernie, Flo Bear, Forgetful Jones, Gladys the Cow, Grandpa Grouch, Grover, Grundgetta, Hoots the Owl, Honkers, Juliet, Kermit the Frog, the Martians, Baby Natasha, Oscar the Grouch, Placido Flamingo, Prairie Dawn, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Slimey, Sonny Friendly, Telly Monster, Two-Headed Monster



  1. Herald-Journal: Open Sesame! Children's Program Enters Its 18th Year On Public Television.
  2. The Montreal Gazette: Sesame Street starts its 18th season with old faces and some new ones, too.

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