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Sesame Street
Premiere November 12, 2020 (5101)
Finale July 8, 2021 (5135)
Episodes 35

Sesame Street Season 51 Trailer

Kelsea Ballerini with Abby Cadabby

Stephen and Ayesha Curry with Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Grover

Billy Porter with Penelope Penguin

Issa Rae with Rosita, Elmo, and Cookie Monster

Maggie Rogers with Ernie and Bert

Hailee Steinfeld with Abby, Rudy, Elmo, and Rosita

Muppet performers on the set of season 51, recording Episode 5128

Suki Lopez with several Muppet performers on the set of season 51

Puppeteers of season 51

Carmen Osbahr (Rosita), Ryan Dillon (Elmo), and Frankie Cordero

Sesame Street’s 51st season premiered on HBO Max on November 12, 2020, marking the first time the show aired first-run episodes on a video streaming service before being broadcast on television.

Starting this season, episodes premiere on the platform on Thursdays, instead of on Saturdays as with the show's run on HBO. The episodes later premiered on PBS beginning September 6, 2021. The season's main curricular goal is demonstrating playful problem solving, with the recurring use of the mantra "I wonder, what if, let's try!"


Regular production took place from January 13 through March 6, 2020,[1] before a hiatus of several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Taping of new "Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck" segments, originally planned for the following week,[2] resumed by the week of September 28.[3]


Guest stars appearing in street stories and inserts during this season include Kelsea Ballerini, Stephen and Ayesha Curry, Billy Porter, Issa Rae, Maggie Rogers, and Hailee Steinfeld.


Episodes 5101 - 5135 (35 episodes)


Abby Cadabby, Anything Muppets, Baby Bear, Bert, Biff, Big Bird, Cinderella, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Elmo, Ernie, Freddy, Gabrielle, Gladys the Cow, Gonger, Granny Bird, Grover, Herry Monster, Honkers, Hoots the Owl, Julia, Karli, Louie, Mae, Maggie Cadabby, Mama Bear, Norbert the Robot, Oscar the Grouch, Papa Bear, Penelope Penguin, Rosita, Rudy, Samuel, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Sully, Telly Monster, Two-Headed Monster, Zoe


Sesame Street Muppet™ Performers

Pam Arciero, Jennifer Barnhart, Tau Bennett, Lindsey "Z" Briggs, Warrick Brownlow-Pike, Tyler Bunch, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Frankie Cordero, Austin Costello, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Ryan Dillon, Stacey Gordon, Chris Thomas Hayes, Eric Jacobson, Haley Jenkins, John Kennedy, Kathleen Kim, Peter Linz, Spencer Lott, Lara MacLean, Paul McGinnis, Carmen Osbahr, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, Matt Vogel, Bryant Young
  • Puppet Captain: Matt Vogel
  • Assistant Puppet Captain: Martin P. Robinson



Promotional photos


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