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Sesame Street
Premiere November 21, 1994 (3266)
Finale May 19, 1995 (3395)
Episodes 130
Amy Tan Sesame Street

Author Amy Tan reads to Elmo, Zoe, and Carlo.


A press photo used to promote season 26, highlighting Tan's appearance.


Slimey's mother gives birth in Episode 3307.


"Telly's Town"


"I'm Sad Because I'm Happy"


"My Name Is Zoe"


"Shake Your Rattle and Roll"


"A Cat Had a Birthday"

Sesame Street Season 26 aired from November 21, 1994, to May 19, 1995.


This season focuses on the importance of books. Its literacy campaign, "Let's Read and Write," initiated by executive producer Michael Loman, served as the theme for that year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade float.[1][2]


Episodes 3266 - 3395 (130 episodes)


  • This was Jon Stone's final season as a series director before his death in 1997.
  • After this season, The U.S. Department of Education stopped funding Sesame Street until Season 33.
  • This was also the final season to be funded by the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which had been among the first funders for the show; they were credited underwriters from the first pilot episode.
  • This was also the final season to have the Sesame Street/CTW in-credit logo.
  • This was also Savion's final season.
  • This was the final season until Season 38 to have two letter sponsors (not counting repeats).


Carlo Alban, Alison Bartlett, Lexine Bondoc, Linda Bove, Ruth Buzzi, Annette Calud, Desiree Casado, Emilio Delgado, Savion Glover, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Angel Jemmott, Miles Orman, Roscoe Orman, Jou Jou Papailler, Randy Pearlstein, Tarah Schaeffer, David L. Smyrl
Muppet Performers
Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson, Kevin Clash, Fran Brill, David Rudman, Camille Bonora, Joey Mazzarino, Carmen Osbahr, Pam Arciero, Peter Linz, Noel MacNeal, Judy Sladky, Jim Martin, Bryant Young, Julianne Buescher, Lisa Buckley, Bruce Connelly, Louise Gold (Uncredited: Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Alice Dinnean, Eric Jacobson, John Kennedy, Brian Muehl)
Guest Stars
Arrested Development, Katie Couric, Celia Cruz, Dorothy Donegan, Rita Dove, Lassie, Michael Messer, Mike Myers, Samuel Ramey, Sinbad, Maduka Steady, Picabo Street, Amy Tan, The Dance Theatre of Harlem


Gordon, Susan, Luis, Maria, Ruthie, Gina, Bob, Celina, Savion, Mr. Handford, Linda, Angela, Jamal, Gabi, Miles, Tarah, Carlo, Kayla, Jesse, Lexine
Alice Snuffleupagus, Anything Muppets, Baby Bear, Baby Natasha, Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk, Barkley, Benny Rabbit, Bert, Betty Lou, Biff, The Big Bad Wolf, Big Bird, Buster the Horse, Chicago the Lion, Clementine, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Cyranose de Bergerac, Dingers, Elmo, Ernie, Forgetful Jones, Frazzle, Fur Jam, Gladys the Cow, Goldilocks, The Grand High Triangle Lover, Grouches, Grover, Grundgetta, Guy Smiley, Herry Monster, Honkers, Hoots the Owl, Humphrey, Ingrid, Joey and Davey Monkey, Kermit the Frog, Kingston Livingston III, Mama Bear, The Martians, Merry Monster, Monty, Mumford, Norman, Oscar the Grouch, Papa Bear, Prairie Dawn, Prince Charming, Rosita, Roxie Marie, Sherlock Hemlock, Sherry Netherland, Slimey, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Sully, Telly Monster, Zoe



  1. โ†‘ The Spokesman-Review: Sesame Street discovers books - Nov 21, 1994
  2. โ†‘ Cerf, Christopher Songs from the Street: 35 Years of Music booklet, p. 40

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