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Sesame Street
Premiere August 13, 2007 (4135)
Finale October 16, 2007 (4160)
Episodes 26

Sesame Street Show Open Season 38

Season 38 opening.

New opening theme sequence.

Tina Fey as the Bookaneer Captain.

"What's the Word on the Street?"

Chris and Grover.

James Blunt and Telly.

Abby Cadabby sings "I Love Words."

Fred Newman stops by Elmo's World.

"Because We're Friends"

Sesame Street Season 38 premiered on August 13, 2007.


One of the main learning objectives promoted during the season is literacy and vocabulary enhancement. Each episode in the season begins with a "What's the Word on the Street?" segment that introduces and defines the Word of the Day. These words are then used and reinforced later in the episode's "street scenes."

Two previously introduced characters are featured more heavily this season. Abby Cadabby appears in every episode (usually to announce the sponsors at the end) and a previously introduced orange monster played by Joey Mazzarino received a name: Murray. In addition to various talk spots, Murray is the host of the "What's the Word on the Street?" segments at the top of the show.

Season 38 also welcomed a new human character to the cast, Chris Robinson, the nephew of Gordon and Susan, who is played by Chris Knowings. Chris moved to Sesame Street in Episode 4136 and eventually got a job working for Alan at Hooper's Store.

New Elmo's World segments for its ninth season include tackling the subjects of Mouths, Noses, Violins, Helping, and the Beach.


Parody sketches and segments include "A's Anatomy" (a parody of Grey's Anatomy), "Meal or No Meal" (a parody of Deal or No Deal), "American I" (a parody of American Idol), "RSI: Rhyme Scene Investigation" (a parody of CSI), "Dancing With Triangles" (a parody of Dancing with the Stars), "Nascount" (a parody of NASCAR), "A Streetcar Named Monster" (a parody of A Streetcar Named Desire), and "The Amazing Alphabet Race" (a parody of The Amazing Race). Several new Dinner Theatre sketches include "South Potato" (a parody of South Pacific), "Annie Get Your Gumbo" (a parody of Annie Get Your Gun), and "Pear" (a parody of Hair).


Episodes 4135 - 4160 (26 episodes)


  • Season 38 introduces a new opening theme sequence for the first time since Season 33, a new closing sequence for the first time since Season 24, and a new opening instrumental street scene track for the first time since Season 25.
  • Episode 4137 and Episode 4145 broke away from the structured format that consolidated all of the "street scenes" into one segment at the top of the show which was first introduced in Season 33. As a result, Elmo's World wasn't featured in those two episodes.
  • Episode 4135 was sponsored by two letters, instead of one. Two-letter episodes were regularly produced until 1995.
  • Two segments were taped for the season but have yet to air on the show. They include a sketch where The Count counts feelings and another sketch where Alec Baldwin, a "closer," closes various things.[1]
  • With the exceptions of the main street stories and "What's the Word on the Street?"/"Word of the Day" segments, this season didn't have recurring segments that appear in every episode.
  • No new Global Grover segments were produced in this season.


Alison Bartlett O'Reilly, Desiree Casado, Emilio Delgado, Olamide Faison, Bill Irwin, Christopher Lawrence Knowings, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Alan Muraoka, Roscoe Orman
Muppets™ of Sesame Street
Caroll Spinney, Pam Arciero, Heather Asch, Jennifer Barnhart, Fran Brill, Tyler Bunch, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Kevin Clash, R. Bruce Connelly, Melissa Creighton, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Ryan Dillon, Eric Jacobson, Peter Linz, Lara MacLean, Noel MacNeal, Amanda Maddock, Jim Martin, Joey Mazzarino, Paul McGinnis, Jerry Nelson, Carmen Osbahr, Frank Oz, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, Matt Vogel, Steve Whitmire, Bryant Young
Guest Stars
Alec Baldwin, Tyra Banks, James Blunt, Miri Ben-Ari, Richard Belzer, Chris Brown, Anderson Cooper, Ann Curry, Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Charles Gibson, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Mariska Hargitay, Ice T, Matt Lauer, Fred Newman, The New York Jets (Ben Graham, Laveranues Coles, Chad Pennington, Eric Mangini), Howie Mandel, Christopher Meloni, Conan O'Brien, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ahmad Rashād, Rachael Ray, Kelly Ripa, Al Roker, Diane Sawyer, Jon Stewart, Sugarland (Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles), Meredith Vieira, Brian Williams


Maria, Alan, Gordon, Gina, Marco, Luis, Bob, Susan, Gabi, Miles, Chris, Mr. Noodle, Mr. Noodle's Other Sister, Miss Noodle
Abby Cadabby, Anything Muppets, Baby Bear, Bert, Big Bad Wolf, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Mrs. Crustworthy, Dingers, Elmo, Ernie, Fluffy, Gladys the Cow, Goldilocks, Granny Bird, Grover, Grundgetta, Honkers, Horatio the Elephant, Humpty Dumpty, Mr. Johnson, Little Murray Sparkles, Louie, Murray Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Prairie Dawn, Ralphie, Rosita, Slimey, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Telly Monster, The Three Little Pigs, Zoe



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