2002's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade


2002's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade


2003's first Annual Sesame Workshop Benefit Gala


Sesame Street Road Safety Campaign ads


Grover on Egypt's Alam Simsim


Muhammad Zuhdi and the Muppet cast of Jalan Sesama including Elmo for Season 3.


Elmo on Plaza Sésamo's 14th Season


Oscar on Israel's Shalom Sesame

New Rechov Sumsum

Grover on the set of Rechov Sumsum


One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

A list of appearances by characters from international co-productions of Sesame Street alongside the American cast.

5, Rue Sésame (France)

Alam Simsim (Egypt)

Galli Galli Sim Sim (India)

Hikayat Simsim (Jordan)

Iftah Ya Simsim (Kuwait)

  • Grover is one of the local main characters in the 2015 reboot, and Ernie, Bert, Elmo, and Cookie Monster also appear in some local inserts.

Jalan Sesama (Indonesia)

Plaza Sésamo (Mexico)

Rechov Sumsum (Israel)

Rua Sésamo (Portugal)

Shara'a Simsim (Palestine)

Sesamgade (Denmark)

  • Elmo is the local character

Sesam Stasjon (Norway)

Sesame Park (Canada)

Sesame Street (Japan)

Sesame Tree (Northern Ireland)

Oscar the Grouch at Sesame Tree

Oscar on Northern Ireland's Sesame Tree.

Sesamstraat (The Netherlands)


Elmo on the Netherland's Sesamstraat

Sesamstrasse (Germany)


Big Bird with Germany's Samson...


...and with fellow bird Tiffy on Sesamstrasse.


Elmo visiting Sesamstrasse in 2003.


Sesamstrasse's 40th birthday party.

  • Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch (and possibly more original Sesame Street characters) appeared on the show's 1000th episode; a circus gala performance, and the first showcasing the characters with a custom opening. Unusual for a Big Bird appearance, the character was not dubbed, but voiced in German by Caroll Spinney instead.
  • Samson, Tiffy and Finchen were seen on Sesame Street Stays Up Late. Tiffy is also featured in the TV special's book adaptation.
  • Samson and Rumpel appeared on 2002's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • Ernie and Bert appeared on the 30th Anniversary special. Kevin Clash performed Elmo briefly during the anniversary's press conference in 2003.
  • Following the special guest spot, Ernie and Bert appeared sporadically in street scenes throughout 2006, including episode 2173.
  • In 2008, Ernie and Bert moved into an apartment on Sesamstrasse, allowing the pair to appear regularly in new sketches specifically made for the show.
  • Samson and Finchen have both been a part of the Sesamstrasse Live shows in the past, otherwise featuring the regular Sesame Street characters. In 2013, full-body versions of Wolle and Pferd joined the cast.
  • Ernie and Bert appear as guest characters on Eine Möhre für Zwei episodes during the second (2011) and third (2012) seasons.
  • As of season 40 (2012 and 2013, Sesamstrasse's 40th anniversary year), Elmo will be a regular part of the show, with segments filmed locally. Other American characters that made/will make guest appearances during the anniversary year include Grover, Cookie Monster and Prairie Dawn.

Takalani Sesame (South Africa)

Ulitsa Sezam (Russia)

Vila Sésamo (Brazil)

  • Elmo, Grover, and Cookie Monster have appeared alongside Bel in videos on the show's YouTube channel.

Zhima Jie (China)

International Crossover Merchandise

  • In the 1970s and 1980s, for budgetary reasons, a few of the co-productions used the same merchandise. Thus all the comics for Sesamstraat magazine and Sesamstrasse magazine were the same, featuring characters from both shows interacting, but written in the countries' respective languages. It was never explained to the magazines' readers where the foreign characters came from, nor why they never appeared on the respective shows.
  • The same situation applied to the board game Promenade Rue Sesame, sold in both France and Germany and featuring figures from 1, Rue Sésame and Sesamstrasse.
  • Often, an international crossover is when an American Muppet becomes a cast member of the show. Examples of this are Elmo and Grover in Galli Galli Sim Sim, Elmo on Sesamgade, Ernie and Bert on Sesamstrasse, Grover on Rechov Sumsum, and Big Bird on The Adventures of Kami and Big Bird.

See also

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