Sesame Street Memories are a series of videos produced in honor of Sesame Street's 50th anniversary. In each video, a celebrity shares their favorite Sesame Street memory, occasionally accompanied by a Muppet companion. The videos began being posted weekly on the show's various social media platforms starting in August 2019.
Snippets of the videos were assembled into a montage played at the end of the credits of Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary Celebration. A few of the videos were additionally used in the PBS airing of the special as well.
|Mindy Kaling (August 6, 2019)|
|Kate McKinnon (August 8, 2019)|
| Ilana Glazer (August 10, 2019)
Glazer talks about the impact of Grover in her life, accompanied by clips of
| Lin-Manuel Miranda (August 13, 2019)
Miranda discusses his appearances and musical contributions to the show.
| Olivia Munn (August 15, 2019)
Munn recalls how she and her family learned to speak English from watching Sesame Street.
| Terry Crews (August 17, 2019)
Crews reminisces about owning the Sesame Street Fever album.
| Alessia Cara (August 20, 2019)
Cara cites "I Love Trash" as her favorite moment and Oscar surprises her with a duet.
| Keegan-Michael Key (August 22, 2019)
Key talks about his reaction to seeing Oscar's trash can.of the interior of
| Jack Antonoff (August 24, 2019)
Antonoff recalls that seeing Ernie is his earliest memory of anything.
| Questlove (August 28, 2019)
Questlove describes his favorite Waiter Grover sketch.
| John Legend (August 30, 2019)
Legend talks about a video he recorded for his daughter while taping "Come Together."
| Chance the Rapper (September 3, 2019)
Chance remembers being introduced to some of his favorite musical artists through the show, then launches into an impromptu performance of "Sing."
|Busy Phillips (September 5, 2019)|
|Jenny Slate (September 7, 2019)|
| Allison Williams (September 9, 2019)
Williams considers all the characters from the show her friends.
| Ellie Goulding (September 12, 2019)
Goudling gets her childhood wish granted and receives a hug from Big Bird.
|Jason Schwartzman (September 14, 2019)|
| Kathryn Hahn (September 17, 2019)
Hahn gushes to Oscar about how he helped her realize it's okay to feel grouchy sometimes.
| Paul Scheer (September 19, 2019)
Scheer talks about his favorite character - Roosevelt Franklin, who makes a quick, surprise appearance.
| Thomas Rhett (September 23, 2019)
Rhett names his day on the set recording "This Is My Street" as his favorite memory.
| Bill Nye (September 25, 2019)
Nye recalls his visit to the show in 1998 and takes the oppertunity to count to 20.
|Josh Gad (September 27, 2019)|
| Ellie Kemper (September 28, 2019)
Kemper loves Oscar the Grouch and says her son finds him just as funny as she does.
| Lucy Liu (September 30, 2019)
Liu talks about how she was able to learn English by watching Sesame Street.
| Andy Grammer (October 1, 2019)
Grammer's favorite memory is hearing the "Sesame Street Theme."
| Colin Jost (October 4, 2019)
Jost names his favorite characters, while Grover tries to interject and be named as well.
| Peter Dinklage (October 6, 2019)
Dinklage cites the Martians as his favorite characters.
| Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (October 7, 2019)
Jabbar recalls meeting Big Bird for the first time and being startled at how they're almost the same size.
| Garcelle Beauvais (October 9, 2019)
Beauvais recalls learning English from Sesame Street and counts with the Count.
| Padma Lakshmi (October 12, 2019)
Lakshmi says "Ladybugs' Picnic" is her favorite Sesame Street memory.
| Chrissy Teigen (October 13, 2019)
Teigen says seeing her husband John Legend come on the show is her favorite memory.
|Lena Headey (October 14, 2019)|
|Holly Robinson Peete (October 16, 2019)|
| Evan Rachel Wood (October 17, 2019)
Rachel Wood says her first memory of Sesame Street is the Waiter Grover sketches.
| Laurie Hernandez (October 18, 2019)
Hernandez says she related to Zoe because her middle name is Zoe.
| Misty Copeland (October 22, 2019)
Copeland says one of her fondest memories is seeing Ángel Corella dance with the alphabet.
| Jack McBrayer (October 24, 2019)
McBrayer talks about Grover then Waiter Grover shows up looking for Mr. Johnson who then runs away from him.
| Seth Rogen (October 26, 2019)
Rogen talks with Oscar about how he made Rogen feel that it was okay to be grouchy.
| Whoopi Goldberg (October 30, 2019)
Goldberg talks with Elmo about the first time she was on the Sesame set and the time they talked about their skin and fur.
| Meghan Trainor (October 31, 2019)
Trainor talks about Mr. Noodle and how her brothers love the Count.
| Norah Jones (November 1, 2019)
Jones talks about "Don't Know Y" and the "Ernie and Bert fishing" sketch.
| Isaac Mizrahi (November 2, 2019)
Mizrahi talks about the time he designed a tuxedo for Elmo.
| Nile Rodgers (November 3, 2019)
Rodgers talks about sight-reading "The People in Your Neighborhood" at an audition.
| Itzhak Perlman (November 4, 2019)
Perlman and Telly Monster remember the time they played music together.
|Elvis Costello (November 5, 2019)|
| Patti LaBelle (November 6, 2019)
LaBelle talks about "Gospel Alphabet" and how her granddaughters learned the alphabet from it.
| Joseph Gordon-Levitt (November 7, 2019)
Gordon-Levitt talks about Oscar opening an Ice cream stand and learning from it that you should be your own person.
| Sterling K. Brown (November 8, 2019)
Brown talks about the "Pinball Number Count" song.
| Josh Groban (November 11, 2019)
Groban talks about the "Llama at Dentist" song.
| Patton Oswalt (November 13, 2019)
Oswalt talks about Stevie Wonder singing "Superstition."
| Dr. Oz (November 14, 2019)
Oz talks about laughing at Cookie Monster's obsession with cookies.
| Dave Grohl (November 16, 2019)
Grohl talks about loving Sesame music and learning how to eat cookies from Cookie Monster.
| Maren Morris (November 18, 2019)
Morris talks about seeing Johnny Cash on the show.
| Common (November 19, 2019)
Common talks about loving Ernie and Bert, Grover and his favorite character Cookie Monster.
| Amanda Seyfried (November 21, 2019)
Seyfried talks about watching her recently-born daughter enjoy new episodes of Sesame Street.
| Michael Che (November 22, 2019)
Che talks about the "Pinball Number Count" song.
|Zooey Deschanel (November 25, 2019)|
| Eric Jacobson
Jacobson names "The People in Your Neighborhood" as one of his favorites songs, and expresses his gratitude to Sesame Street for introducing him to his wife.
|Martin P. Robinson|
The videos began production as early as 2016 during the taping of season 48 using celebrities visiting that season on the street set.
During the week of September 10, 2018, further videos were produced in California with celebrities and Muppets in front of an abstract version of the Sesame Street set, designed by artist Heather Holme.