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Sesame Street
Premiere November 20, 1995 (3396)
Finale May 17, 1996 (3525)
Episodes 130

Lamb Chop and Shari Lewis visit Sesame Street.

"Two Princes" (with the Spin Doctors)

Telly is blowing bubbles as the Count counts them.

Each episode ends with a "Coming Soon on Sesame Street" teaser, offering a sneak preview of the next episode.

The Robinson family with Elmo and Zoe in a publicity still for Season 27.

Christopher Cerf wearing a Season 27 crew t-shirt.

Sesame Street Season 27 aired from November 20, 1995 to May 17, 1996.


This season is considered to be the "experimental season" - it is "increasingly presenting its lessons in overlapping ways, to reach those whose learning may be more closely tied to musical or mathematical abilities than linguistic ones."[1]

Show Format

Valeria Lovelace said about the show's new format for each episode, "Lessons on one topic are to be clustered during an hour rather than spread out through the show as they have been. One show in January, for example, will portray the letter "D" in three consecutive segments: first it's marked out in candles, then it's depicted in a sand animation, and finally it's shown growing out of the ground. This will be followed by three segments on another topic, rain. First, Ernie and the Twiddlebugs go out in the rain, then there is a rain dance in clay animation, and finally rain and wind are rendered in Chinese calligraphy. In addition to being clustered, these segments are in tune with the new approach because they stress not only the visual and the verbal but also musical, interpersonal and spatial relationships."[1]


Episodes 3396 - 3525 (130 episodes)


  • Starting this season, each episode ends with a preview of the next episode. Big Bird appears announcing "Coming Soon on Sesame Street," followed by a clip of a Street scene or insert from said episode. After this, Big Bird says, "Toodle-oo" and the funding credits are shown. The "coming soon" teasers were dropped in season 30.
  • This was the first season since Season 2 to have one letter and number as sponsors.
  • This was also the first season to give the sponsors twinkling sound effects at the end of each episode.
  • Starting with this season and lasting through Season 33 (2002), the main closing music at the end of episodes is a remix of the original Sesame Street opening theme from 1969 (replacing the calypso-flavored rendition heard at the end of episodes for the past two seasons). This version retains the sung verses by The Kids, features a new harmonica solo, and closes out with the ending from Toots Thielemans's original harmonica closing.


Carlo Alban, Alison Bartlett-O'Reilly, Lexine Bondoc, Linda Bove, Michael Bundy, Ruth Buzzi, Desiree Casado, Annette Calud, Emilio Delgado, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, Imani Patterson, Tarah Schaeffer, David L. Smyrl
Muppet Performers
Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson, Kevin Clash, Fran Brill, David Rudman, Joey Mazzarino, Carmen Osbahr, Pam Arciero, Camille Bonora, Peter Linz, Noel MacNeal, Judy Sladky, Jim Martin, Bryant Young, Lisa Buckley, Bruce Connelly, Louise Gold (Uncredited: Alice Dinnean, Rick Lyon, Steve Whitmire)
Guest Stars
Tony Bennett, Downtown Julie Brown, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ray Charles, Ellen DeGeneres, Laurence Fishburne, Julie Hagerty, Michael Jeter, Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop, David Robinson, Spin Doctors, Patrick Stewart[2]


Gordon, Susan, Maria, Luis, Gabi, Miles, Carlo, Celina, Gina, Mr. Handford, Bob, Linda, Ruthie, Lexine, Tarah, Michael
Alice Snuffleupagus, Anything Muppets, Baby Bear, Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk, Barkley, Betty Lou, Benny Rabbit, Bert, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, The Count, Cyranose de Bergerac, Elmo, Ernie, Grover, Grundgetta, Guy Smiley, Herry Monster, Irvine, Kermit the Frog, Kingston Livingston III, Mama Bear, Mrs. Grouch, Mommy Snuffleupagus, Oscar the Grouch, Papa Bear, Prairie Dawn, Renata Scottie, Rosita, Sally Messy Yuckyael, Sherlock Hemlock, Slimey, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Stinky the Stinkweed, Telly, Wolfgang the Seal, Zoe



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