Sesame Street
Premiere November 23, 1981 (1576)
Finale May 21, 1982 (1705)
Episodes 130

Madeline Kahn and Muppet performer Richard Hunt play birdwatchers in this season's premiere episode.


"Crayon Factory" film


Ernie shows Bert his unique method of fishing.


"Coconut Counting Man"


"Fuzzy and Blue (and Orange)"

Sesame Street Season 13 aired from November 23, 1981 to May 21, 1982.


This season will expanded its curriculum and include new emphasis on the development of listening skills and the ability to follow directions. Pre-reading segments will include illustrations on the practical uses and pleasures of reading.[1]The concept of environment is also introduce this season. Al Hyslop comments, "For 2 and 3 year olds, the fact that there is an environment is terribly important, though they won't recognize it as that. When you are 4 and 5, you begin to discover there are certain qualities that have to do with environment, like endangered species." In the opening episode (1576), the concept of "endangered species," focus on Big Bird as the rare beast in question. A new muppet character name Aristotle, who is a blind monster, is introduce this season to continued to explore the area of the handicapped.[2]


Episodes 1576 - 1705 (130 episodes)


Muppet Characters

Anything Muppets, Aristotle, Barkley, Bert, Big Bird, Buster the Horse, Clementine, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Dinger, Dr. Nobel Price, Ernie, Forgetful Jones, Grover, Herry Monster, Honkers, Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, Mona Monster, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Telly Monster, The Twiddlebugs, Two-Headed Monster, Uncle Slim

Human Characters

Gordon, Susan, Maria, Luis, Linda, Bob, David, Mr. Hooper, Olivia, Buffy, Mr. Macintosh, Willy


Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Emilio Delgado, Will Lee, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, Alaina Reed


Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Brian Muehl, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Martin P. Robinson, Bryant Young

Guest Stars

Madeline Kahn, Harry Belafonte



  1. The Miami News: 'Sesame Street' a teen, but still thinks young
  2. Ocala Star-Banner: 'Sesame Street' A TV Teen-Ager

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