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Sesame Street
Premiere January 3, 2000 (3851)
Finale May 12, 2000 (3915)
Episodes 65

One of several magazine ads for the season, created by Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners.[1]

Another magazine ad for the season.

Zoe superimposed over the opening.

Introducing Little Murray Sparkles.

Baby Bear creates Hero Guy, an animated superhero.

Telly Monster and The Amazing Mumford.

Ernie sees 11 monsters.

"Elmo in Numberland"

The Goo Goo Dolls and Elmo sing "Slide (Pride)."

Christopher Reeve explains how his wheelchair works.

The Fairy Bubbleperson grants Elizabeth's bubble wish.

Sesame Street Season 31 aired from January 3, 2000, to May 12, 2000.


The main focus of the season's curriculum is "children getting along in their world," dealing with themes of conflict resolution, entering social groups and understanding feelings. The season also promotes the uses and abilities of personal computers, and using the arts (such as dance, music art) to help teach.[2]


Episodes 3851 - 3915 (65 episodes)


  • The second season of Elmo's World includes ten new segments about Singing, Dogs, Exercise, Babies, Bananas, Drawing, Flowers, Plants & Trees, Telephones, Farms, and Hair.
  • In June 2000, following the season finale, Children's Television Workshop changed its name to Sesame Workshop. In-show references to CTW—namely the sendoff "Sesame Street is a production of the Children's Television Workshop"—are dropped after this season. This change affects the closing credit sequence, which would be edited in later seasons, and for reruns of this season. The Sesame Street logo is also redesigned, changing the "CTW" to "123."
  • After this season, Richard Hunt is no longer credited as a performer.
  • All episodes in this season were shown in one of Noggin's 123 Sesame Street rotations from 2003 to 2005.


Alison Bartlett O'Reilly, Linda Bove, Ruth Buzzi, Desiree Casado, Emilio Delgado, Bill Irwin, Michael Jeter, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Alan Muraoka, Roscoe Orman, Imani Patterson, Tarah Schaeffer
Jim Henson's Muppets
Caroll Spinney, Kevin Clash, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson, Fran Brill, David Rudman, Joey Mazzarino, Carmen Osbahr, Steve Whitmire, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Matt Vogel, Pam Arciero, John Tartaglia, Alice Dinnean Vernon, John Kennedy, Eric Jacobson, Jim Martin, Judy Sladky, Bryant Young, R. Bruce Connelly, Noel MacNeal (uncredited)
Guest Stars
Margaret Cho, Joan Cusack, The Goo Goo Dolls, Faith Hill, Hootie and the Blowfish, Chaka Khan, Spike Lee, Tim McGraw, Christopher Reeve, New York City Ballet, Squirrel Nut Zippers


Gordon, Susan, Bob, Gina, Alan, Linda, Maria, Luis, Gabi, Miles, Tarah, Mr. Noodle, Mr. Noodle's brother, Mr. Noodle, Ruthie
Alice Snuffleupagus, The Amazing Mumford, Baby Bear, Baby Natasha, Barkley, Bert, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Dingers, Elizabeth, Elmo, Ernie, The Fairy Godperson, Farley, Felix the Grouch, Grandmama Bear, Grover, Grundgetta, Herry Monster, Honkers, Hoots the Owl, Humphrey, Ingrid, Mr. Johnson, Kermit the Frog, Little Jerry and the Monotones, Little Murray Sparkles, Lulu, Mama Bear, Mommy Snuffleupagus, Oscar the Grouch, Papa Bear, Prairie Dawn, Rosita, Slimey, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Sonny Friendly, Stinky the Stinkweed, Telly Monster, Two-Headed Monster, Wolfgang the Seal, Zoe



  1. Hello, My Name Is Frank: My Sesame Street Ad (2010-10-19) (behind-the-scenes article on creating the ad by Frank Fusco)
  2. Sesame Street Beat: "The Street Rocks...Again!" by Melissa Washington-Harris (archive link)

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