A list of inserts produced for Sesame Street, but never aired on the domestic show. This list excludes segments that have yet to air domestically, but have been seen on international co-productions.

Picture Season Description
Season 33 The Letter of the Day: A

A Letter of the Day segment featuring Cookie Monster (Frank Oz) and Ernie was taped during production of season 33, but not included in any episodes. Another Letter A segment (with David Rudman performing Cookie) aired twice during the season, and once more the following year. The former segment would finally see release on Sesamestreet.org, where it was featured for a period of time.

Season 34 Global Grover: Angola Fishing

Though unaired, the segment was published to Sesamestreet.org for a period of time.

Season 36 "Cookie Monster, Food Investigator," a spoof of Dragnet.[1]
Season 36 Buzz Aldrin talks with a boy named Alex about outer space and space travel.

Though unaired, the segment was published to Sesamestreet.org for a period of time.

Season 38 Alec Baldwin describes himself as a "closer" and closes things.[2]
Season 40 A parody of Jon & Kate Plus 8 with The Count adding the married couples' twins and sextuplets. After counting eight, Kate suddenly ends up giving birth to several children.

Though it never aired on the show, it was included as a bonus feature on the Best of Sesame Street Spoofs! DVD set.

4. Sesame H
Season 40 A pair of Anything Muppet cheerleaders (resembling Will Ferrell and Cheri Oteri as the Spartan Cheerleaders from Saturday Night Live) and the letter H.[3]
Season 41 Katy Perry and Elmo meet for a playdate in "Hot and Cold."

Released to YouTube in advance of its PBS broadcast, Sesame Workshop opted not to air the song after YouTube users' negative reactions to Perry's cleavage.

Season 44 Tyra Banks and Abby sing "The ABC Song," when the letter Z appears, taking umbrage to the fact that only the first three letters are mentioned in the title. Tyra convinces him to stay, converting it to the "A Through Z Song."

Though a clip of the segment appears in the season 44 trailer (YouTube), it did not appear in any episode of the season. It was later posted to the Sesame Street YouTube channel. (YouTube)

See also

  • "See the Signs" was discontinued from any future broadcast following domestic abuse charges raised against Chris Brown in 2009.


  1. Season 36 press release, posted on Muppet Central
  2. Sesame Street pop-culture montage
  3. Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street, page 141

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  • discontinued Sesame Street segments

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    • Well, the crack monster cartoon was pretty famous as the "lost creepy Sesame Street cartoon," but I guess there isn't really ...
    • Nevermind, I think I answered my own question. I'll add Chris Brown as a "see also" and we can expand if we find others. Thanks!