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Sesame Street
Premiere September 15, 2014 (4501)
Finale June 8, 2015 (4526)
Episodes 26

The cast in "Ernie's Dance Video"


Sesame Street Season 45 Sizzle Reel

Season 45 sizzle reel


Ed Sheeran & Macklemore on "Sesame Street" Behind-the-Scenes

Behind the scenes of two celebrity musical numbers


Roosevelt Franklin with members of the cast and crew of Season 45


"Numeric Con"

Numeric Con Leela Abby Elmo

"Numeric Con"


The Muppet characters introduce the letter and number of the day in new dance breaks.


"Game of Chairs" (Game of Thrones spoof)


Nia Long and Abby


The cast and crew of Season 45 (including One Direction)

Sesame Street’s 45th season debuted on September 15, 2014.


The season boasts a "new, brighter look,"[1] adding more color to the set and adding a Bike Shop to the street. The season continues the curriculum placed during the previous season of enhancing the executive functioning and self-regulation skills of children.

Debuting alongside the new season, on September 1, is a half-hour version of the show airing during PBS Kids' afternoon and weekend morning schedules. These new versions remove the longer "Elmo the Musical" and "Abby's Flying Fairy School" segments. After this season, the hour-long runtime of regular episodes would be condensed to half an hour.

New installments of recurring segments "Elmo the Musical," "Cookie's Crumby Pictures," and "Super Grover 2.0" debuted this season. Each episode also features new dance breaks with the Muppet characters introducing the letter of the day (led by Elmo) and the number of the day (led by The Count). The format of the episodes is also tweaked, removing some tune-in elements and moving "Abby's Flying Fairy School" to slightly later in the hour.


The season began production on September 30, 2013,[2] and wrapped on December 13.[3] The new "Cookie's Crumby Pictures" segments shot a week prior to the street stories' taping session.[2] Production on the new "Word of the Day" segments occurred during the week of April 7 in Los Angeles.[4] The "What's the Word on the Street?" and other tune-in segments began taping in May 2014, including trips to the NYC Recycling Center and the Staten Island Zoo (with Big Bird)[5] Additional inserts and material were also filmed in May.[2]


The season's parody segments include "House of Bricks" (House of Cards) and "Game of Chairs" (Game of Thrones), as well as musical spoofs - "What Makes "U" Useful" (spoofing One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful") and "Grouch Thrift Shop" (spoofing Macklemore's song "Thrift Shop").


Episodes 4501 - 4526 (26 episodes)


  • Episodes #4527 through #4551 were used as labels for repeats of episodes from previous seasons. They all retain their original episode numbers in the title sequences, however.
  • This is the final season to use the "chalk drawings" intro and end credits sequence.
  • This is also the final season where the sponsors are announced at the end of each episode, which had been a trademark since the show's inception.
  • This season would be the last to air first-run episodes on PBS. Two months after the season finale, Sesame Workshop's partnership with HBO was announced, with new episodes premiering on the cable channel and then, following a nine-month window, airing on PBS.


Abby Cadabby, Anything Muppets, Baby Bear, Bert, Big Bad Wolf, Big Bird, Mrs. Crustworthy, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Elmo, Ernie, Fluffy, Forgetful Jones, Goldilocks, Gooze Orman, Grouches, Grover, Grundgetta, Guy Smiley, Hansel and Gretel, Honkers, Horatio the Elephant, Jack Be Nimble, Little Jack Horner, Little Miss Muffet, The Martians, Minnie Mynah, Murray Monster, Narf, Oscar the Grouch, Ovejita, Papa Bear, Penelope Penguin, Peter Piper, Prairie Dawn, Rosita, Segi, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Stinky the Stinkweed, Telly Monster, The Three Little Pigs, Two-Headed Monster, Zoe


Muppets™ Of Sesame Street
Pam Arciero, Billy Barkhurst, Jennifer Barnhart, Fran Brill, Tyler Bunch, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Ryan Dillon, Eric Jacobson, John Kennedy, Peter Linz, Joey Mazzarino, Carmen Osbahr, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, John Tartaglia, Matt Vogel, Bryant Young (Uncredited: Haley Jenkins, Marta Mozelle MacRostie,[7] Paul McGinnis, Andrew Moriarty)

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