Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its educational content, and creativity communicated through the use of Jim Henson's Muppets, animation, short films, humor, and cultural references. The series premiered on stations on November 10, 1969 to positive reviews, some controversy, and high ratings.
Where to Watch Sesame Street
Below you'll find every episode from all 49 season of Sesame Street.
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Season 1HBO | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Nov 22, 1993
Around the Corner Everyone waits excitedly for the opening of a new playground on Sesame Street.
S01 E01Mar 17, 1997
The Art Dealer A famous bird art collector wants to buy Big Bird's drawing of Mr. Hooper.
S01 E01Nov 10, 1969
The First Sesame Street Gordon introduces Sesame Street's residents - both Muppet and human; Cookie Monster disrupts Kermit the Frog's lecture on the letter "W"; and Carol Burnett is the first celebrity guest. Also: It's the debut of the song/game "One of These Things (Is Not Like the Other)."
S01 E01Nov 10, 1969
Episode 1 In the first episode of Sesame Street, Gordon takes a girl named Sally on a tour of Sesame Street, introducing her (and the viewers) to the various characters on the show. On the street, Sally meets the human cast -- Gordon, Susan, Bob and Mr. Hooper -- as well as two Muppet characters, Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. Ernie and Bert appear for the first time, and Kermit the Frog gives a lecture on the letter W, interrupted by an early version of Cookie Monster. Also featured in this episode are the first installments of the "Number Song Series" and "Jazz" cartoons, the first appearance of a group of Anything Muppets, and the first performance of "One of These Things". Carol Burnett is the first celebrity guest to appear on the show. In this episode, many sketches are introduced by the characters, even within the inserts. This reflects the fact that the show was initially conceived as a children's version of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. For example, Gordon asks Kermit to give his W lecture, and when the sketch begins, Kermit says that Gordon asked him to talk about the letter W.
S01 E03Apr 17, 1970
Kermit Croons Being Green Kermit sings the original version of "Being Green"; Bert and Ernie perform the classic "Banana Telephone" skit; Roosevelt Franklin sings "I'm Roosevelt Franklin"; Bob sings an early version of "Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?" Also: Cookie Monster eats Ernie's cookie and Oscar calls "Dial-a-Grouch."
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S02 E01Nov 9, 1970
Episode 131 Season 2 premiere: Big Bird sings "Everyone Makes Mistakes"; Oscar's grandmother visits. Sponsors: J, 2
S02 E02Feb 8, 1974
Episode 31 Sherlock Hemlock is on the case to solve the mystery of Ernie's missing sandwich; Roosevelt Franklin talks about street crossing safety; and mad practical joker Harvey Kneeslapper visits the Street. Bert and Ernie spend a day at the beach and have a run-in with Tough Eddie; and Bert and Susan share a humorous story about the King's Nose. This episode is brought to you by the letters Q and S, and the excellent number 8.
S02 E03Feb 9, 1974
Episode 32 Brrr…it's winter on Sesame Street. Grover warms up with a visit to his friend Kermit; the Yip Yips are transfixed by a ringing telephone; lovable waiter Grover delivers a bowl of alphabet soup with missing letters; and roving reporter Kermit the Frog interviews the Three Little Pigs in an installment of Sesame Street News Flash. This episode is brought to you by the letter U and the novel number 9.
S02 E04Feb 11, 1974
Episode 33 Singer Lena Horne stops by to belt out The Alphabet Song; Bob tells an enchanting tale of Cutie and the Beast; Cookie and Ernie match up cookies while Kermit plays the imagination game; and—hold onto your hats—Bad Bart, the meanest man in the West, pays a visit to the Street. This episode is brought to you by the letters C and Y, and the extraordinary number 11.
S02 E05Dec 17, 1983
Episode 34 Achoo! Snuffy's got the sniffles and Big Bird thinks he needs a check-up; Dr. Thad and the Medications perform "The 10 Commandments of Health"; Kermit delivers an in-depth report on Hickory Dickory Dock in a Sesame Street News Flash. Plus: Ernie locks his cookies away from Cookie; and Super Grover does a fly-by while in search of a bus stop. This episode was brought to you by the letters M and O, and the nifty number 9.
S02 E06Feb 27, 1984
Episode 35 The Count and Olivia are photographing people on the Street; Cookie Monster is posing as a bunny (but why?); Bob and Simon identify barnyard sounds; and Wanda the Witch waxes poetic about the letter "W." This episode was brought to you by the letters U and W, and the fantastic number 4.
S02 E07Apr 23, 1984
Episode 36 Grover explains the meaning of "first" and "last"; Cookie Monster has to decide which cookie shape is best; Kermit belts out a tune called "This Frog"; and trouble is afoot as Ernie prevents Bert from getting a good night's sleep. Also, the Two-Headed Monster and Grundgetta, Oscar's girlfriend, pay a visit to the Street. This episode is brought to you by the letters G and Q, and the thrilling number 3.