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Season 18 (1986-1987)

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Sesame Street
Premiere November 17, 1986 (2226)
Finale May 15, 1987 (2355)
Episodes 130

"Put Down the Duckie"


"Sing Your Synonyms"


"Do De Rubber Duck"


The American Revolution: A miniseries featuring all our friends on Sesame Street.


"Ookyook Song"


"On My Pond"

Sesame Street Season 18 aired from November 17, 1986 to May 15, 1987.

Season Overview

The curriculum for Season 18 will be focusing on math literacy as they increase teaching numbers from 1 to 40. "Our information told us that many 5-and 6 year olds could count up to 100," said Dr. Valeria Lovelace, director of research for the series. "We'll be trying to put mathematics in everyday situations within our street scenes."[1] Sequence and patterns will be added and concepts will be integrated into everyday situations. [2]


Episodes 2226 - 2355 (130 episodes)


Muppet Characters

Anything Muppets, the Amazing Mumford, Barkley, Bert, Big Bird, Chip and Dip, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Dingers, Dr. Nobel Price, Ducks, Elmo, Ernie, Forgetful Jones, Gladys the Cow, Grandpa Grouch, Grover, Grundgetta, Hoots the Owl, Honkers, Kermit the Frog, the Martians, Baby Natasha, Oscar the Grouch, Placido Flamingo, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Slimey, Sonny Friendly, Telly Monster, Two-Headed Monster

Other Characters

Gordon, Susan, Maria, Luis, Linda, Bob, David, Uncle Wally, Miles, Mr. Macintosh, Olivia, Gina

Muppets of Sesame Street

Caroll Spinney, Pam Arciero, Kevin Clash, Fred "Garbo" Garver, Jim Henson, M. Elizabeth Houston,[3] Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Martin P. Robinson, Bryant Young (Uncredited: David Rudman)


Alison Bartlett-O'Reilly, Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Emilio Delgado, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bill McCutcheon, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, Miles Orman, Alaina Reed

Season 18 Credits


  1. Herald-Journal: Open Sesame! Children's Program Enters Its 18th Year On Public Television.
  2. The Montreal Gazette: Sesame Street starts its 18th season with old faces and some new ones, too.
  3. YouTube - Sesame Street: season 18 end credits (1986-87)

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