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Sesame Street
Premiere April 4, 2005 (4083)
Finale December 30, 2005 (4108)
Episodes 26

"Stay happy, and healthy, on Sesame Street."

Hoots the Owl sings "A Cookie is a Sometime Food" to Cookie Monster.

Super Grover meets Super Chicken.

Buzz Aldrin and Telly.

Donald Grump and Donald Trump.

Big Bird becomes little and meets Mike the Ladybug.

Joe Torre was in the first Happy and Healthy Moments with Elmo and Rosita.

Current members of the Little Theater of the Deaf and Zoe introduce the Sign Language Moment of the Day.

Elmo and Alicia Keys sing "I Keep on Dancing Again."

Sesame Street Season 36 premiered on April 4, 2005.

Overview

This season's key focus, in response to studies in child obesity in America, is based on healthy habits. Each episode begins with a cold opening featuring a cast member (Muppet or human) mentioning a different healthy habit each time, whether it's exercise, food, or sleep. Additionally, several episodes feature a "Health Module," a group of four inserts pertaining to themes of healthy habits.[1] This key focus of healthy habits is also highlighted in several Street scenes (such as Episode 4083, Episode 4085, Episode 4089, and Episode 4092).

The season was met with wide reports that Cookie Monster would suddenly be executing a complete about-face: espousing healthy eating and moderation, trading in his trademark "C is for Cookie" in favor of a new song, "A Cookie is a Sometime Food," and (depending on the source) even going on a diet. For more on this issue see Is Cookie Monster now the Veggie Monster?.

New Elmo's World segments include the subjects of Cats, Cameras, Jumping, Skin, and School. New installments of "Global Grover" include visits to Bangladesh, England, France, Netherlands, and Tibet.

Parodies

Parody sketches and segments include "A Cookie is a Sometimes Food" (a parody of A Woman is a Sometime Thing), "Stretch, Wiggle, Yay!" (a parody of YMCA), "Dancin'" (a parody of Fallin by Alicia Keys), "Desperate Houseplants" (a parody of Desperate Housewives), "Grouch Eye for the Nice Guy" (a parody of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"), "24" (a parody of 24), and a Grouch take on The Apprentice. A Dragnet spoof titled "Cookie Monster: Food Investigator" was announced for the season, but did not air.

Episodes

Episodes 4083 - 4108 (26 episodes)

Notes

Cast

Cast
Alison Bartlett O'Reilly, Desiree Casado, Emilio Delgado, Olamide Faison, Bill Irwin, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Alan Muraoka, Roscoe Orman
Jim Henson's Muppets
Caroll Spinney, Pam Arciero, Jennifer Barnhart, Fran Brill, Kevin Clash, R. Bruce Connelly, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Alice Dinnean Vernon, Eric Jacobson, Peter Linz, Noel MacNeal, Jim Martin, Joey Mazzarino, Jerry Nelson, Carmen Osbahr, Frank Oz, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, John Tartaglia, Matt Vogel, Steve Whitmire, Bryant Young (uncredited: Tyler Bunch, Jim Kroupa)
Guest Stars
Buzz Aldrin, India.Arie, Andrea Bocelli, Wyclef Jean, Ken Jennings, Shirley Jones, Alicia Keys, Richard Kind, Allison Krauss, Lang Lang, Little Theater of the Deaf (Ian Sanborn, Colleen Foy, Greg Anderson, Shanny Mow), Joe Torre

Characters

Humans
Maria, Alan, Gordon, Gina, Luis, Bob, Susan, Gabi, Miles, Mr. Noodle
Muppets
Anything Muppets, The Amazing Mumford, Baby Bear, Barkley, Bert, Big Bad Wolf, Big Bird, Carina the Ballerina, Cinderella, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, The Countess, Curly, Donald Grump, The Elephant, Elmo, Ernie, Gladys the Cow, Goldilocks, Granny Bird, Grover, Grundgetta, Hansel and Gretel, Hoots the Owl, Mama Bear, Mike the Ladybug, Little Miss Muffet, Little Red Riding Hood, Mommy Snuffleupagus, Mr. Healthy Food, Murray Monster, Old MacDonald, Omagrossa, Oscar the Grouch, Papa Bear, Prairie Dawn, Peter Piper, Rosita, Rosita's Abuela, Slimey, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Super Chicken, Super Grover, Swampy, Telly Monster, The Three Little Pigs, Two-Headed Monster, Zoe

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