Season 52 (2021-2022)

Sesame Street
Premiere November 11, 2021 (5201)
Episodes 35
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Elmo with his new puppy, Tango
Elmo & Tango's Mysterious Mysteries
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Trip to Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard
The crew wearing masks on set, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Kacey Musgraves, Big Bird, Elmo, Abby, the Count, and Gabrielle
Keke Palmer and the gang
Amanda Gorman with Ernie and Bert
Billie Eilish and the Count
Naomi Osaka with Elmo and Gabrielle
Jon Batiste and Abby
Anderson .Paak and Oscar

Sesame Street’s 52nd season premiered on HBO Max on November 11, 2021.


The season continues its two-year curriculum of "playful problem solving," while also acknowledging the show's racial justice curriculum, which began with its Coming Together initiative.[1]

Seven of the episodes were filmed on location, including a five-episode arc filmed at Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard in North Salem, New York.[2][3][4]

Also, joining the cast is Elmo's newly-adopted puppy Tango, who first appeared in a 2021 special. The two star in a new recurring animated segment, "Elmo & Tango's Mysterious Mysteries." Tamir, previously introduced in The Power of We special, is given a recurring role as well (along with his cousin Gabrielle).


Production was complicated due to the COVID-19 pandemic; filming for the season's farm storyline took place at Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard in August 2020 to allow for open-air filming.[3][5] Two additional episodes were filmed on location in Queens and Croton Gorge Park in Westchester.

In-studio production began a few months later, starting the week of October 26[6] and wrapping on December 10.[7]


Celebrity guests for the season include Jon Batiste, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, Dr. Mae Jemison, Kacey Musgraves, Naomi Osaka, Anderson .Paak, and Keke Palmer.


Episodes 5201 - 5235 (35 episodes)


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, Eric Jacobson, John Kennedy, Peter Linz, Megan Piphus, Carmen Osbahr, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, Matt Vogel
  • Puppet Captain: Matt Vogel
  • Assistant Puppet Captain: Martin P. Robinson



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