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.

Videos

Video Description
Sesame Street Memory Mindy Kaling ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Mindy Kaling ThisIsMyStreet

Mindy Kaling (August 6, 2019)

Kaling cites "I Love Trash" as her favorite moment. Oscar the Grouch appears to deliver her some trash.

Sesame Street Memory Kate McKinnon ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Kate McKinnon ThisIsMyStreet

Kate McKinnon (August 8, 2019)

McKinnon reminisces with Elmo about a visit from Ellen DeGeneres.

Sesame Street Memory Ilana Glazer ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Ilana Glazer ThisIsMyStreet

Ilana Glazer (August 10, 2019)

Glazer talks about the impact of Grover in her life, accompanied by clips of Grover being afraid of the dark.

Sesame Street Memory Lin-Manuel Miranda ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Lin-Manuel Miranda ThisIsMyStreet

Lin-Manuel Miranda (August 13, 2019)

Miranda discusses his appearances and musical contributions to the show.

Sesame Street Memory Olivia Munn

Sesame Street Memory Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn (August 15, 2019)

Munn recalls how she and her family learned to speak English from watching Sesame Street.

Sesame Street Memory Terry Crews

Sesame Street Memory Terry Crews

Terry Crews (August 17, 2019)

Crews reminisces about owning the Sesame Street Fever album.

Sesame Street Memory Alessia Cara

Sesame Street Memory Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara (August 20, 2019)

Cara cites "I Love Trash" as her favorite moment and Oscar surprises her with a duet.

Sesame Street Memory Keegan Michael Key

Sesame Street Memory Keegan Michael Key

Keegan-Michael Key (August 22, 2019)

Key talks about his reaction to seeing an illustration of the interior of Oscar's trash can.

Sesame Street Memory Jack Antonoff

Sesame Street Memory Jack Antonoff

Jack Antonoff (August 24, 2019)

Antonoff recalls that seeing Ernie is his earliest memory of anything.

Sesame Street Memory Questlove

Sesame Street Memory Questlove

Questlove (August 28, 2019)

Questlove describes his favorite Waiter Grover sketch.

Sesame Street Memory John Legend ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory John Legend ThisIsMyStreet

John Legend (August 30, 2019)

Legend talks about a video he recorded for his daughter while taping "Come Together."

Sesame Street Memory Chance the Rapper ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Chance the Rapper ThisIsMyStreet

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."

Sesame Street Memory Busy Phillips

Sesame Street Memory Busy Phillips

Busy Phillips (September 5, 2019)

Phillips talks about how she named her own teddy bear Radar after Big Bird's. Big Bird joins her onscreen and meets her daughters, who now possess Busy's Radar.

Sesame Street Memory Jenny Slate ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Jenny Slate ThisIsMyStreet

Jenny Slate (September 7, 2019)

Slate describes how Lena Horne's "How Do You Do?" helped her overcome her own shyness.

Sesame Street Memory Allison Williams

Sesame Street Memory Allison Williams

Allison Williams (September 9, 2019)

Williams considers all the characters from the show her friends.

Sesame Street Memory Ellie Goulding

Sesame Street Memory Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding (September 12, 2019)

Goudling gets her childhood wish granted and receives a hug from Big Bird.

Sesame Street Memory Jason Schwartzman

Sesame Street Memory Jason Schwartzman

Jason Schwartzman (September 14, 2019)

Schwartzman talks about how the introduction of Julia impacted his children and household.

Sesame Street Memory Kathryn Hahn

Sesame Street Memory Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn (September 17, 2019)

Hahn gushes to Oscar about how he helped her realize it's okay to feel grouchy sometimes.

Sesame Street Memory Paul Scheer

Sesame Street Memory Paul Scheer

Paul Scheer (September 19, 2019)

Scheer talks about his favorite character - Roosevelt Franklin, who makes a quick, surprise appearance.

Sesame Street Memory Thomas Rhett ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Thomas Rhett ThisIsMyStreet

Thomas Rhett (September 23, 2019)

Rhett names his day on the set recording "This Is My Street" as his favorite memory.

Sesame Street Memory Bill Nye ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Bill Nye ThisIsMyStreet

Bill Nye (September 25, 2019)

Nye recalls his visit to the show in 1998 and takes the oppertunity to count to 20.

Sesame Street Memory Josh Gad ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Josh Gad ThisIsMyStreet

Josh Gad (September 27, 2019)

Gad claims that Ricky Gervais' "Celebrity Lullabies" sketch was the first thing to make his daughter laugh.

Sesame Street Memory Ellie Kemper ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Ellie Kemper ThisIsMyStreet

Ellie Kemper (September 28, 2019)

Kemper loves Oscar the Grouch and says her son finds him just as funny as she does.

Sesame Street Memory Lucy Liu ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Lucy Liu ThisIsMyStreet

Lucy Liu (September 30, 2019)

Liu talks about how she was able to learn English by watching Sesame Street.

Sesame Street Memory Andy Grammer ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Andy Grammer ThisIsMyStreet

Andy Grammer (October 1, 2019)

Grammer's favorite memory is hearing the "Sesame Street Theme."

Sesame Street Memory Colin Jost ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Colin Jost ThisIsMyStreet

Colin Jost (October 4, 2019)

Jost names his favorite characters, while Grover tries to interject and be named as well.

Sesame Street Memory Peter Dinklage ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Peter Dinklage ThisIsMyStreet

Peter Dinklage (October 6, 2019)

Dinklage cites the Martians as his favorite characters.

Sesame Street Memory Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ThisIsMyStreet

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.

Sesame Street Memory Garcelle Beauvais ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Garcelle Beauvais ThisIsMyStreet

Garcelle Beauvais (October 9, 2019)

Beauvais recalls learning English from Sesame Street and counts with the Count.

Sesame Street Memory Padma Lakshmi ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Padma Lakshmi ThisIsMyStreet

Padma Lakshmi (October 12, 2019)

Lakshmi says "Ladybugs' Picnic" is her favorite Sesame Street memory.

Sesame Street Memory Chrissy Teigen ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Chrissy Teigen ThisIsMyStreet

Chrissy Teigen (October 13, 2019)

Teigen says seeing her husband John Legend come on the show is her favorite memory.

Sesame Street Memory Lena Headey ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Lena Headey ThisIsMyStreet

Lena Headey (October 14, 2019)

Headey says her favorite memory is doing The Word of the Day with Murray Monster.

Sesame Street Memory Holly Robinson Peete ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Holly Robinson Peete ThisIsMyStreet

Holly Robinson Peete (October 16, 2019)

Robinson Peete says her favorite memory is seeing her father, Matt Robinson, play the original Gordon.

Sesame Street Memory Evan Rachel Wood ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Evan Rachel Wood ThisIsMyStreet

Evan Rachel Wood (October 17, 2019)

Rachel Wood says her first memory of Sesame Street is the Waiter Grover sketches.

Sesame Street Memory Laurie Hernandez ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Laurie Hernandez ThisIsMyStreet

Laurie Hernandez (October 18, 2019)

Hernandez says she related to Zoe because her middle name is Zoe.

Sesame Street Memory Misty Copeland ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Misty Copeland ThisIsMyStreet

Misty Copeland (October 22, 2019)

Copeland says one of her fondest memories is seeing Ángel Corella dance with the alphabet.

Sesame Street Memory Jack McBrayer ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Jack McBrayer ThisIsMyStreet

Jack McBrayer (October 24, 2019)

McBrayer talks about Grover then Waiter Grover shows up looking for Mr. Johnson who then runs away from him.

Sesame Street Memory Seth Rogan ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Seth Rogan ThisIsMyStreet

Seth Rogen (October 26, 2019)

Rogen talks with Oscar about how he made Rogen feel that it was okay to be grouchy.

Sesame Street Memory Whoopi Goldberg ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Whoopi Goldberg ThisIsMyStreet

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.

Sesame Street Memory Meghan Trainor ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Meghan Trainor ThisIsMyStreet

Meghan Trainor (October 31, 2019)

Trainor talks about Mr. Noodle and how her brothers love the Count.

Sesame Street Memory Norah Jones ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Norah Jones ThisIsMyStreet

Norah Jones (November 1, 2019)

Jones talks about "Don't Know Y" and the "Ernie and Bert fishing" sketch.

Sesame Street Memory Issac Mizrahi ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Issac Mizrahi ThisIsMyStreet

Isaac Mizrahi (November 2, 2019)

Mizrahi talks about the time he designed a tuxedo for Elmo.

Sesame Street Memory Nile Rodgers ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Nile Rodgers ThisIsMyStreet

Nile Rodgers (November 3, 2019)

Rodgers talks about sight-reading "The People in Your Neighborhood" at an audition.

Sesame Street Memory Itzhak Perlman ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Itzhak Perlman ThisIsMyStreet

Itzhak Perlman (November 4, 2019)

Perlman and Telly Monster remember the time they played music together.

Sesame Street Memory Elvis Costello ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Elvis Costello ThisIsMyStreet

Elvis Costello (November 5, 2019)

Costello talks about Stevie Wonder singing "Superstition" and being glad to perform on the show when his boys were 4 years old.

Sesame Street Memory Patti LaBelle ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Patti LaBelle ThisIsMyStreet

Patti LaBelle (November 6, 2019)

LaBelle talks about "Gospel Alphabet" and how her granddaughters learned the alphabet from it.

Sesame Street Memory Joseph Gordon Levitt ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Joseph Gordon Levitt ThisIsMyStreet

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.

Sesame Street Memory Sterling K Brown ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Sterling K Brown ThisIsMyStreet

Sterling K. Brown (November 8, 2019)

Brown talks about the "Pinball Number Count" song.

Sesame Street Memory Josh Groban ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Josh Groban ThisIsMyStreet

Josh Groban (November 11, 2019)

Groban talks about the "Llama at Dentist" song.

Sesame Street Memory Patton Oswalt ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Patton Oswalt ThisIsMyStreet

Patton Oswalt (November 13, 2019)

Oswalt talks about Stevie Wonder singing "Superstition."

Sesame Street Memory Dr

Sesame Street Memory Dr. Oz ThisIsMyStreet

Dr. Oz (November 14, 2019)

Oz talks about laughing at Cookie Monster's obsession with cookies.

Sesame Street Memory Dave Grohl ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Dave Grohl ThisIsMyStreet

Dave Grohl (November 16, 2019)

Grohl talks about loving Sesame music and learning how to eat cookies from Cookie Monster.

Sesame Street Memory Maren Morris ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Maren Morris ThisIsMyStreet

Maren Morris (November 18, 2019)

Morris talks about seeing Johnny Cash on the show.

Sesame Street Memory Common ThisIsMyStreet

Sesame Street Memory Common ThisIsMyStreet

Common (November 19, 2019)

Common talks about loving Ernie and Bert, Grover and his favorite character Cookie Monster.

Production

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.[1]

See also

Sources

  1. Heather Holme on Instagram
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