Sesame Street
Premiere November 17, 2018 (4901)
Finale July 13, 2019 (4935)
Episodes 35

The Season 49 cast and crew.


Abby's Amazing Adventures


Episode 4905


Grocery Games

Sesame Street’s 49th season premiered on HBO on November 17, 2018 and on PBS on September 2, 2019. The season was preceded the week prior by the prime time special, When You Wish Upon a Pickle.

Season overview

The season's main curriculum is "Learning Through Play," seeing the characters learn about different jobs through games and creative activities.

The season features Abby's Amazing Adventures, a new animated segment.


Primary production started the week of October 16, 2017, and wrapped on December 15. Additional filming took place during the week of April 9, 2018[1]

Guest stars this season include Jack Antonoff, Chance the Rapper, Whoopi Goldberg, Andy Grammer, Tiffany Haddish, Keegan-Michael Key, Zoë Kravitz, Bill Nye, Patton Oswalt, Questlove, and Allison Williams. Other celebrities who filmed material during this season include Zooey Deschanel, Jenny Slate and Ellie Kemper (taping online segments of Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck), and Amanda Seyfried and Blake Lively (who guest starred in When You Wish Upon a Pickle). Solange Knowles was also announced as a guest star, but her filmed segment (a song entitled "I Remember," intended for inclusion in Episode 4931) was left unaired.

Celebrities who visited the set during production of the season included Ann Harada‏, Kate Micucci, Meredith Salenger, Bindi and Robert Irwin,[2] and Anne and Wil Wheaton.




Abby Cadabby, The Amazing Mumford, Anything Muppets, Baby Bear, Bert, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Mrs. Crustworthy, Elmo, Ernie, Frankie, Freddy, Gladys the Cow, Goldilocks, Gonger, Grouches, Grover, Grundgetta, Guy Smiley, Herb, Herry Monster, Honkers, Mr. Johnson, Julia, Louie, Mae, Mama Bear, Oscar the Grouch, Prairie Dawn, Rosita, Rudy, Slimey, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Telly Monster, Two-Headed Monster, Uncle Ernisimo, Zoe


Sesame Street Muppet™ Performers

Pam Arciero, Jennifer Barnhart, Tau Bennett, Warrick Brownlow-Pike, Tyler Bunch, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Frankie Cordero, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Ryan Dillon, Stacey Gordon, Eric Jacobson, Haley Jenkins, John Kennedy, Kathleen Kim, Peter Linz, Spencer Lott, Carmen Osbahr, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, Matt Vogel, Bryant Young




  1. Ryan Dillon on Instagram
  2. Listed among guests in the Season 49 Press Kit accessed on October 28, 2018; names have since been removed


  1. Caroll Spinney receives on-screen credit for performing his roles, though Matt Vogel and Eric Jacobson perform Big Bird and Oscar in new material with the exception of Episode 4920.

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