Sesame Street
Premiere November 19, 1984 (1966)
Finale May 17, 1985 (2095)
Episodes 130

The Season 16 cast of Sesame Street.


Piri (played by Eddie Castrodad) is added to the cast.

Doo Wop Hop

"Do-Op Hop"


How Now Brown and the Moo Wave, a new-wave rock music band, performing "Wet Paint."

SS Cast & Crew 1984

Group Photo from the Season 16 wrap party: taken December 21, 1984.

Sesame Street Season 16 aired from November 19, 1984 to May 17, 1985.


Season 16 set out to make an "attempt to familiarize children with hospitals and make them less threatening through the situation." In Episode 1996, Luis broke his arm and as a result was sent to the emergency room. Computers would still be used this season to "encourage the development of creative writing skills with the keyboard." Norman Stiles said, "As a result of working with computers, we know now that kids can create writing before their motor skills are developed."[1]

Sesame Street will also be getting into music videos such as one video will be called New Moosic, featuring How Now Brown and the Moo Wave. "We don't want older brothers and sisters to come in the room, say that's a baby show and turn it off," said Dulcy Singer.[1]


Episodes 1966 - 2095 (130 episodes)


  • The Sesame Street/CTW in-credit notice has been changed so that both logos will appear at the same time. It will now appear over the final action scene.


Muppet Characters

Anything Muppets, Barkley, Bert, Big Bird, Buster the Horse, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Elmo, Ernie, Ferlinghetti Donizetti, Forgetful Jones, Gladys the Cow, Grundgetta, Grover, Honkers, Hoots the Owl, How Now Brown and the Moo Wave, Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Telly Monster, Two-Headed Monster

Human Characters

Gordon, Susan, Maria, Luis, Linda, Bob, David, Mr. Macintosh, Olivia, Piri, Willy, Uncle Wally


Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Eddie Castrodad, Emilio Delgado, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bill McCutcheon, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, Alaina Reed

Muppets of Sesame Street

Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson ('s Muppets), Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Martin P. Robinson, Kevin Clash, Pam Arciero, Bryant Young, Fred Garbo (Uncredited: Fran Brill, Gabriel Velez, Noel MacNeal, Kathryn Mullen)

Guest Stars

Sid Caesar, Jane Curtin, Dizzy Gillespie, Loretta Lynn, Menudo, Mandy Patinkin, Smokey Robinson[1][2]


Season 16 credit crawl

Season 16 credit crawl

credit crawl


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Times-News: 'Sesame Street' turns sweet 16, November 19, 1984
  2. The Miami News: 'Sesame Street,' 15, keeps youthful zest, November 7, 1984

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