Sesame Street
Premiere November 16, 1987 (2356)
Finale May 13, 1988 (2485)
Episodes 130

Said Oscar of Maria's wedding, "Yes, I was there — I threw some of the rice. But they weren't too happy because I had cooked it first."[1]


"African Alphabet"


"Bert's Blanket"


Jay Leno plays a challenging game with Big Bird.


Spaceship Surprise, a Star Trek-inspired science-fiction series.


"Don't Sing This Song"

Sesame Street Season 19 aired from November 16, 1987 to May 13, 1988.


Episodes 2356 - 2485 (130 episodes)


  • This was Alaina Reed's final season as Olivia.
  • This is also the final season where the number sponsors only go from 2 through 12.



Alison Bartlett, Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Emilio Delgado, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bill McCutcheon, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, Miles Orman, Alaina Reed

Muppet Performers

Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson, Kevin Clash, Pam Arciero, Fred Garbo, Bryant Young, Camille Bonora, David Rudman, Judy Sladky, Jim Henson, Fran Brill (uncredited)

Guest Stars

Ruben Blades, José Ferrer, Keith Hernandez, Pee-Wee Herman, Lillian Hurst, Jay Leno, Mookie Wilson



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


Alice Snuffleupagus, The Amazing Mumford, Anything Muppets, Baby Natasha, Barkley, Bert, Big Bird, Buster the Horse, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Elmo, Ernie, Gladys the Cow, Grover, Grundgetta, Herry Monster, Mr. Honker, Honkers, Hoots the Owl, Juliet, Kermit the Frog, The Martians, Meryl Sheep, Dr. Nobel Price, the Oinker Sisters, Oscar the Grouch, Ruby, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Telly Monster, Two-Headed Monster



  1. "The Reflections of Oscar the Grouch", Oscar the Grouch, Guest editor, November 5, 2009. Life Magazine.

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  • Sesame skit slates

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    • For a number of years, I've thought about how it seems like Jim Henson and Frank Oz didn't perform together much in seasons 19-21 (an...
    • Well, the Tree Report and "Opposite Stuff" slates are the same date, so that must've been a Jim-centric day. Also, ...
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