Sesame Street
Premiere January 7, 2017 (4702)[1]
Finale September 2, 2017 (4735)
Episodes 35



"Elmo's World" returns with new episodes


New, recurring "Kindness Cam" segment

Sesame Street's 47th season debuted on January 7, 2017 on HBO.

Season overview

The season continues the previous season's curriculum of "kindness," reflected in several street stories and a new "Kindness Cam" segment, where kids react to segments from the show and live-action films and identify the kindness element.

"Elmo's World" returns with 25, all-new episodes. Each five-minute segment features Elmo in a newly designed "world," still accompanied by Mr. Noodle and his family, and Dorothy, but joined by Smartie, an animated smartphone.

The season also introduces new dance breaks for the letter and number of the day, starring Abby and Cookie Monster (respectively).


The season began production in late 2015, with initial filming taking place during the week of December 14.[2] Filming of celebrity inserts took place in Los Angeles during the week of March 1, 2016.[3] Major filming for the season began the week of March 14, 2016[2] and ended the week of April 25[4].


Episodes 4701 - 4735 (35 episodes)

Guest stars

Celebrity guests include James Corden, Jason Derulo, Tori Kelly (performing "Try a Little Kindness"), Anthony Mackie, Sia (performing "Song About Songs"), Little Big Town and Zachary Levi.

Bill Irwin returns to play Mr. Noodle, joined by Daveed Diggs and Daniel Koren as his brothers.

Among the segments filmed were clips of various celebrities (including Corden, Derulo, Kelly, Mackie and Sia) singing the classic Sesame Street song "Rubber Duckie" with Ernie and his rubber duck on a set filled with floating bubbles.[5]


Sesame Street Muppet™ Performers

Pam Arciero, Billy Barkhurst, Jennifer Barnhart, Tyler Bunch, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Frankie Cordero, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Ryan Dillon, Stacey Gorden, Eric Jacobson, Haley Jenkins, John Kennedy, Peter Linz, Noel MacNeal, Carmen Osbahr, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, Matt Vogel, Bryant Young




  1. Episode #4701 was originally schedule to be the season opener, but was swapped with #4702.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stephanie D'Abruzzo's official website
  3. Sesame Street official Twitter
  4. Stephanie D'Abruzzo on Twitter
  5. #SesameTakesLA on Instagram
  6. Instagram

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