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

Picture Production Description
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Sesamplein
(1974)
In this pilot for Sesamstraat, toy handpuppets of Ernie and Cookie Monster appear (as characters) in the final street scene and the end credits.
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Basil Hears a Noise
(1990)
Elmo has a featured role in the Canadian Sesame Street special alongside local characters Basil, Louis and Dodi.
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Shalom Sesame
(1991, 2010)
Oscar the Grouch visits Rechov Sumsum in the three 1991 episodes ("Aleph-Bet Telethon," "Passover" and "Kids Sing Israel").
In the 2010 reboot of the series, Grover co-stars with Anneliese van der Pol, interacting with the cast of Rechov Sumsum.
Additionally, there are several books where the two Muppet casts interact on both their respective streets.
Sesame Street Stays Up Late
(1993)
MNN's coverage of New Year's Eve around the globe features reports from international Muppets from various co-productions, including Rechov Sumsum (Kippi Ben Kippod and Moishe Oofnik), Rua Sésamo (Tita), Sesamstrasse (Tiffy, Samson, Finchen) and Sesam Stasjon (Max Mekker, Alfa, Bjarne Betjent).
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Sesame Street
Episode 3646
(1997)
Abelardo from Plaza Sésamo comes to the street to visit his cousin, Big Bird.
  • Nimnim, Zeliboba, Samson and Abelardo
  • Rumpel and Lola
  • Filfil
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
(2002)
The American cast is joined by a host of international characters for a performance of "We Are All Earthlings." Appearing are Filfil, Nimni, Businka, Hu Hu Zhu, Rumpel, Samson, Kareem, Dafi, Haneen, Abelardo, Lola, Zeliboba, Moishe Oofnik.
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2008
Annual Sesame Workshop Benefit Gala
(2003 - present)
Many international characters have appeared at Sesame Workshop's annual benefit gala alongside the American characters.
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Hide & Seek, Near & Far
(2007)
International characters make background cameos in two portions set in China and France. Appearing in China are Hu Hu Zhu and Xiao Mei Zi from Zhima Jie, and appearing in France are Nac, Griotte, Yoyo and Olive from 5, Rue Sésame.
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One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
(2008)
Zhima Jie's Hu Hu Zhu visits Sesame Street and meets Big Bird and Elmo. In the Chinese version, the roles are reversed.
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The Adventures of Grover and Khokha
(2009)
Grover and Khokha from Alam Simsim star in a series of online videos.
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Road Safety PSAs
(2011)
Grover stars a series of animated public service announcements. Because of their international airing intents, appearing in the background are characters from the localized productions including Chamki (Galli Galli Sim Sim), Pancho Contreras (Plaza Sésamo), and Momon and Putri (Jalan Sesama).
Oscar the Grouch at Sesame Tree
Sesame Tree
(2011)
Oscar the Grouch makes a guest appearance in the episode "Potto's Never Ending Story."
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Sesame Street comic book, issue #1
(2013)
Bodoque and a miscolored Moishe Oofnik appear in a panel in the story "Smog Day Afternoon."
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¡Despierta América!
(2013)
Lola appears alongside the American monster characters and Mando on the July 12 broadcast.
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Make a New Friend
(2013)
Gali Gali Sim Sim's Chamki visits the American cast in this Sesame Street Live show.

Regular cast additions

There are several instances where the American Muppet characters become a part of the regular characters in co-proudctions, appearing in new material alongside the local characters.

Vila Sésamo, Zhima Jie, Zhima Jie: Da Niao Kan Shijie, The Furchester Hotel (2016)
Sesamstrasse, Plaza Sésamo, The Furchester Hotel
  • Elmo
Sesamgade, Rechov Sumsum, Jalan Sesama, Sesamstrasse (2012 - present), Sesamstraat: 10 voor (2015 - present), The Furchester Hotel
Sesamstrasse (2003 - present)
Rechov Sumsum, Sesamstrasse (2012 - present), Eine Möhre für Zwei (2014), Plaza Sésamo
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International crossover merchandise

In the 1970s and 1980s, for budgetary reasons, a few of the co-productions used the same merchandise. It was never explained to the consumers where the foreign characters came from or why they never appeared on the respective shows. Examples of crossover media include:

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