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.


Video Description
Mindy Kaling (August 6, 2019)

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

Kate McKinnon (August 8, 2019)

McKinnon reminisces with Elmo about Template:Medialink from Ellen DeGeneres.

Ilana Glazer (August 10, 2019)

Glazer talks about the impact of Grover in her life, accompanied by clips of Template:Medialink

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 Template:Medialink of the interior of Oscar's trash can.

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)

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.

Jenny Slate (September 7, 2019)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

Holly Robinson Peete (October 16, 2019)

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

Evan Rachel Wood (October 17, 2019)

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


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]

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