Sesame Street
Premiere November 18, 1985 (2096)
Finale May 16, 1986 (2225)
Episodes 130

Snuffy Revealed


Baby Miles' Adoption


"The Batty Bat"

Happy and Sad

Elmo and Kermit give a lesson in "happy" and "sad".


"A New Way to Walk"


"One Fine Face"

Sesame Street Season 17 aired from November 18, 1985 to May 16, 1986.


Episodes 2096 - 2225 (130 episodes)



Muppet Characters

Anything Muppets, Barkley, Bert, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Dr. Nobel Price, Elmo, Ernie, Forgetful Jones, Gladys the Cow, Grover, Grundgetta, Honkers, Mr. Honker, Hoots the Owl, Irvine, Kermit the Frog, Miss Blechman, Oscar the Grouch, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Slimey, Stella, Telly Monster, Two-Headed Monster

Human Characters

Gordon, Susan, Maria, Luis, Linda, Bob, David, Uncle Wally, Miles, Mr. Macintosh, Olivia, Petey, Micki, Willy, Lee, Dorothy


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

Muppets of Sesame Street

Caroll Spinney, Pam Arciero, Kevin Clash, Fred "Garbo" Garver, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Noel MacNeal (uncredited), Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Martin P. Robinson, Bryant Young

Guest Stars

Tempestt Bledsoe, Lisa Bonet, Bill Cobbs, Tony Danza, Phil Donahue, Frances Foster, Teri Garr, Patti LaBelle, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Keshia Knight Pulliam, The Sweeties, Malcolm-Jamal Warner[1][2][3]



  1. The Ledger: "Sesame Street" begins 17th season - November 19, 1985
  2. Ottawa Citizen: Year-old baby joining Sesame Street to help teach family relationships
  3. Jet Magazine: Patti Meets Oscar - April 28, 1986

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