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Sesame Street
Premiere September 26, 2011 (4257)
Finale January 15, 2012 (4300)
Episodes 44

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Sutton Foster sings "Lever Lover."

Andy Samberg with The King and Queen of Diamonds.

Grover with Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony.

Juanes with Rosita and Elmo.

Bruno Mars sings "Don't Give Up"

Big Bird wants to join the Good Birds Club.

Murray's Science Experiments

Grover blunders his way through "SpiderMonster, the Musical."

"Measure, Yeah, Measure"

"G", Glee spoof

"Change the World"

The season 42 cast and crew.

Sesame Street's 42nd season began production on February 8, 2011[1] and wrapped May 20, 2011, with other inserts taped following that date. Half the street stories and select inserts for season 43 were shot during this time as well.[2] Episodes premiered on September 26, 2011.


The season continues to focus on the STEM curriculum; encouraging children to think critically about science, technology, engineering and math. The curriculum helps children develop a better understanding of how things work, and builds stronger cognitive reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

One episode this season, written by Annie Evans, is titled "BubbleFest" and stars Telly, Abby and Elmo.[3] Ernie and Bert are featured in an episode in which they search for a place to spend the night when their apartment becomes flooded. At one point, they stay at Gordon and Susan's and some sheep dance into the scene.[4] Another episode celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month features Gina and Rosita teaching Latino culture to Marco.[5](YouTube)

A new "tune-in" segment, "Murray's Science Experiments", has Murray Monster ask a scientific question and sets up an experiment to find the best answer to his question. With help from Ovejita and some kids, Murray observes, investigates and discovers the answers to his questions. New segments of Super Grover 2.0[6][7] and Abby's Flying Fairy School return from last season. What's the Word on the Street? and The Word of the Day also return with 26 new words.

The season featured many new guest appearances. Grover appeared in a segment with Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony of the NY Knicks.[8] Other celebrities appearing in the 42nd season include: Craig Ferguson,[9] Jesse Tyler Ferguson,[10] Sofia Vergara,[11] and Joel McHale.[12] In season 42, there are guests from The Daily Show (YouTube). Broadway-star Sutton Foster appears in a new song, "Lever Lover."OK Go filmed an insert, performing a song about mixing colors.[13]


Among the spoofs this season are "Heaviest Catch" (parody of the TV show Deadliest Catch), "Ate My Red Two" (spoof of Elvis Costello's "(The Angles Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes"), "Measure, Yeah, Measure" (parody of Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never"), "G" (parody of the TV show Glee) and "SpiderMonster the Musical" (spoof of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark).


44 Episodes (4257-4300)



Abby Cadabby, The Amazing Mumford, Anything Muppets, Baby Bear, Bert, Big Bad Wolf, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Curly Bear, Elmo, Ernie, Goldilocks, Grover, Hansel and Gretel, Horatio the Elephant, Hubert the Human Cannonball, Humpty Dumpty, Mr. Johnson, Keith Heartburn, Little Bo Peep, Murray Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Ovejita, Prairie Dawn, Rosita, Segi, Sheep, Slimey, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Stinky the Stinkweed, Telly Monster, The Three Little Pigs, Two-Headed Monster, Zoe


Muppetsβ„’ Of Sesame Street

Pam Arciero, Jennifer Barnhart, Rickey Boyd, Fran Brill, Tyler Bunch, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Kevin Clash, Bruce Connelly, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Eric Jacobson, John Kennedy, Peter Linz, 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

  • Sara Sweetman appears in "Murray's Science Experiments" segments.



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