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Sesame Street
Premiere November 13, 1989 (2616)
Finale May 11, 1990 (2745)
Episodes 130

Mr. Handford (as performed by Leonard Jackson) takes over running Hooper's Store this season.

"Elmo's Song"


"Monster in the Mirror"

Barbara Bush reads Pete's Chair to Big Bird, The Count, and the kids.

Gina graduates high school in the season finale.

"I Wonder 'Bout the World Above Up There"

Ernie and his friends teach viewers not to litter in the song "Don't Throw That Trash on the Ground."

Wanda Falbo (Word Fairy) introduces words around the city.

Introducing Gloria Globe

Sesame Street Season 21 aired from November 13, 1989, to May 11, 1990.


The curriculum for Season 21 focuses on environmentalism and is "to teach appreciation of nature." Viewers will also become familiar with recycling from two types of collections - curb service and a recycling center. Sesame Street will also increase teaching numbers from 1 to 40 instead of the original 1 to 10.[1]

Season 21 welcomes new human characters to the cast. Hooper's Store got a new owner, Mr. Handford, played by Leonard Jackson in this season and David L. Smyrl in subsequent seasons. Another human character, Mike, a friend of Gina's who made a few appearances the previous season, becomes a regular this season as a part-time worker at the Fix-It Shop and one of Gordon's students at school.


Episodes 2616 - 2745 (130 episodes)



Alison Bartlett, Linda Bove, Emilio Delgado, Leonard Jackson, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bill McCutcheon, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, Ward Saxton, Gedde Watanabe (uncredited: Lisa Boggs, Eugene Byrd, Alexis Cruz, Savion Glover, Miles Orman, Gabriela Rose Reagan, Lillias White)
Muppet Performers
Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson, Kevin Clash, Camille Bonora, Fran Brill, David Rudman, Pam Arciero, Fred Garbo, Bryant Young, Rick Lyon, Jim Martin, Judy Sladky, Jim Henson (uncredited: Jim Kroupa, Noel MacNeal, Joey Mazzarino)
Guest Stars
Candice Bergen, Barbara Bush, Bob Dishy, 14 Karat Soul, Jeff Goldblum, Carol Kane, Andrea Martin, Jeff Redd, Max Roach, Isaac Stern, Denzel Washington[1]


Gordon, Susan, Maria, Luis, Linda, Bob, Mr. Handford, Uncle Wally, Gina, Miles, Mr. Macintosh, Gabi, Lisa, Hiroshi, Mike, Savion, Alex, Jelani, Lillian
Alice Snuffleupagus, The Amazing Mumford, Anything Muppets, Athena, Barkley, Benny Rabbit, Bert, Biff, The Big Bad Wolf, Big Bird, Big Jeffie, Bruno the Trashman, Buster the Horse, Caroline, The Cereal Girl, Chip and Dip, Clementine, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Countess von Backwards, Dingers, Don Music, Dr. Kvetch, Elmo, Ernie, Flo Bear, Fluffy, Forgetful Jones, Gilbert and Sullivan, Gladys the Cow, Grover, Grundgetta, Guy Smiley, Helena, Herry Monster, Honkers, Hoots the Owl, Irvine, Mr. Johnson, Juliet, Kermit the Forg, Kermit the Frog, Little Bird, Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats, Little Jerry and the Monotones, The Martians, Merry Monster, Meryl Sheep, Baby Natasha, Old MacDonald, Oscar the Grouch, Otto, Placido Flamingo, Prairie Dawn, Preposterous, Preston Rabbit, Professor D. Rabbit, Roosevelt Franklin, Ruby, The Shagri-Las, Shelley the Turtle, Sherlock Hemlock, Simon Soundman, Slimey, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Sonny Friendly, Sully, Telly Monster, Twiddlebugs, Two-Headed Monster, Tyrone and Gus, Velma, Vincent Twice, Watson, Wolfgang the Seal, Worby



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