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"


"Healthy Food"


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, Alaina Reed (Uncredited: Miles Orman, Loretta Tupper, Gedde Watanabe)

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 (Uncredited: Fran Brill, Patricia Hodelin, Pat Hudson, Peter MacKennan, Jim Martin, Richard Termine, Caroly Wilcox)

Guest Stars

Rubén Blades, Aram Delgado, Edouard DeSoto, José Ferrer, Matt Frewer, Keith Hernandez, Pee-Wee Herman, Lillian Hurst, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jay Leno, Andrea Martin, Paul Simon, Mookie Wilson



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


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, Placido Flamingo, Prairie Dawn, 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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    • Well, the Tree Report and "Opposite Stuff" slates are the same date, so that must've been a Jim-centric day. Also, ...
    • Great!!! I would love to see Muppets Tonight production dates, we have the production dates for every Muppet Show episode but not for the...
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