Sesame Street
Premiere November 18, 1996 (3526)
Finale May 16, 1997 (3655)
Episodes 130

Big Bird and Baby Bear learn about art appreciation, body parts, and different perspectives while looking at artworks at the Museum of Modern Art.


Maria goes to the hospital in the two-part season premiere.


A number of Sesame Street segments involved certain characters being given a task to accomplish in fifteen seconds, with a time clock appearing behind them.


Elmo sings about "Emotion in the Ocean" during his visit to the New York Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation.


Jason Alexander plays "A Very Simple Dance" with Big Bird, Lexine and the kids.


"Budgie #10 - Song," one of the animated segments produced by Gene Barretta for the season.


Bill Irwin stars in a new series of segments as "Professor Television."


Melissa Etheridge performs "Like the Way U Does."


Frazzle makes recurring appearances once more starting this season.


Abelardo Montoya of Plaza Sésamo visits in a special episode that aired on Cindo de Mayo.

Sesame Street Season 28 aired from November 18, 1996 to May 16, 1997.


Episodes 3526 - 3655 (130 episodes)


  • This is the last season with Norman Stiles as head writer. Stiles shares credit with his successor Lou Berger, who continued to serve as head writer until Season 39.



Carlo Alban, Lexine Bondoc, Linda Bove, Ruth Buzzi, Annette Calud, Desiree Casado, Emilio Delgado, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Alison Bartlett O'Reilly, Roscoe Orman, Imani Patterson, Tarah Schaeffer, David L. Smyrl

Jim Henson's Muppets

Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson, Kevin Clash, Fran Brill, David Rudman, Joey Mazzarino, Carmen Osbahr, Pam Arciero, Peter Linz, Noel MacNeal, Judy Sladky, Jim Martin, Bryant Young, Alice Dinnean, Bruce Connelly, Rick Lyon (Uncredited: Lisa Buckley, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, John Tartaglia, Matt Vogel, Steve Whitmire)

Guest Stars

Jason Alexander, Melissa Etheridge, Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Irwin, Wynonna Judd, Mark Linn-Baker, Rosie O'Donnell, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Noah Wyle



Gordon, Maria, Luis, Linda, Bob, Gabi, Miles, Carlo, Mr. Handford, Gina, Ruthie, Celina, Lexine, Tarah


Abelardo Montoya, Alice Snuffleupagus, The Amazing Mumford, Anything Muppets, Baby Bear, Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk, Barkley, Bert, Betty Lou, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Elmo, Ernie, Frazzle, Grover, Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, Prairie Dawn, Sir John Feelgood, Mr. Snuffleupagus, The Squirrelles, Stinky the Stinkweed, Telly, Wolfgang the Seal, Zoe



  1. The Star Ledger, November 1996.

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