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Premiere September 26, 2014
Finale October 28, 2017
Network UK: BBC
US: Sprout
Episodes 103

The Furchester Hotel cast


Season 2 cast

The Furchester Hotel is a Sesame Street co-production for CBeebies (BBC's preschool network), first shown September 26, 2014.

Set in the titular hotel, the series stars a monster family that runs the hotel: father Furgus Fuzz, mother Funella Furchester and daughter Phoebe Furchester-Fuzz. Elmo appears in the series as Phoebe's cousin, who is taking an extended stay at the hotel, along with Cookie Monster as the room-service and dining room waiter. Other characters include Isabel, a character with a bell in her head for the guests to ring, Gonger, the hotel chef and Harvey P. Dull, a long-term guest of the hotel.

The series promotes problem-solving, as the monsters try to figure out issues developed by their unique Muppet guests. Fifty-two, 11-minute episodes were produced beginning in February 2014 at MediaCityUK in Salford.

Beginning in November 2014, full episodes began being posted weekly to SesameStreet's YouTube Channel and Sesame Go. In January 2015, episodes were made available for purchase in the iTunes Store. Beginning in fall 2016, the series made its US television debut on Sprout. It was later removed from the block on March 2, 2019. In February 2017, the first 52 episodes were made available for streaming on Netflix.

In 2015, the show began airing in other countries, often with localized dubs. See International Furchester Hotel for more.

In February 2016, it was announced that a second season of the series was commissioned to start taping in May. The season consists of 50 episodes (including a double-length Christmas special) and features guest appearances by Big Bird, Count von Count and the Martians.[1] The season premiered on October 31.


See Furchester Hotel Episodes


  • Several years prior, the Sesame Street writing staff had been developing a project based on the Sesame Street hotel, the Furry Arms. Creator Belinda Ward, who helped write the original pitch, reworked the concept when the opportunity for a British co-production came about. She initially wanted to retain the title "The Furry Arms," but the creative team found that British establishments with "Arms" in the name were often pubs, and it was deemed inappropriate for a preschool-targeted program.[2] Instead, the name was incorporated as part of Funella's saying to new guests: "We welcome you with furry arms!" followed by a hug.
  • Each episode begins with an overhead shot of the city, with a series of waterways and buildings placed in the shape of the face of one of the show's characters.


Furchester BTS

Elmo and Cookie Monster From The Furchester Hotel Visit The CBeebies House

Elmo and Cookie Monster in a CBeebies host segment with Cat Sandion to promote the series; uploaded to the CBeebies YouTube Channel September 1, 2014

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