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Season 21 (1989-1990)

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Sesame Street
Season premiere November 13, 1989
Season finale May 11, 1990
No. of episodes 130
LeonardJackson
Mr. Handford (as performed by Leonard Jackson) takes over running Hooper's Store this season.
Elmo'sSong
"Elmo's Song"
Alphaquest
Alphaquest
Song.monsterinthemirror
"Monster in the Mirror"
Bush reading on the street
Barbara Bush reads Pete's Chair to Big Bird, The Count, and the kids.
KermitEarthAbove
"I Wonder 'Bout the World Above Up There"
Song.trashground
Ernie and his friends teach viewers not to litter in the song "Don't Throw That Trash on the Ground."

Sesame Street Season 21 aired from November 13, 1989 to May 11, 1990.

Season Overview

The curriculum for Season 21 focuses on environmentalism and is "to teach appreciation of nature." Viewers will also become familiar with recycling from two types of collections - curb service and a recycling center. Sesame Street will also increase teaching numbers from 1 to 40 instead of the original 1 to 10.[1]

Season 21 welcomes new human characters to the cast. Hooper's Store got a new owner, Mr. Handford, played by Leonard Jackson in this season and David L. Smyrl in subsequent seasons. Another human character, Mike, also appeared as a part-time worker at the Fix-It Shop and one of Gordon's students at school.

Episodes

Episodes 2616 - 2745 (130 episodes)

Notes

  • This was Jim Henson's final season. The 21st season finale aired on Friday, May 11, 1990, five days before Henson passed away. Jim Henson, however, continued to be credited on the show until 2001, when Season 32 ended.

Cast

Muppet Characters

Alice Snuffleupagus, Anything Muppets, Barkley, Bert, Biff, Big Bird, Big Jeffy, Buster the Horse, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Dingers, Elmo, Ernie, Flo Bear, Forgetful Jones, Gladys the Cow, Grover, Grundgetta, Guy Smiley, Herry Monster, Honkers, Hoots the Owl, Irvine, Kermit the Frog, Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats, Meryl Sheep, Oscar the Grouch, Preston Rabbit, Professor D. Rabbit, Ruby, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Shelley the Turtle, Sherlock Hemlock, Stella, Sully, Telly Monster, Two-Headed Monster, Vincent Twice, Watson, Wolfgang the Seal

Human Characters

Gordon, Susan, Maria, Luis, Linda, Bob, Mr. Handford, Uncle Wally, Gina, Miles, Mr. Macintosh, Gabi, Lisa, Hiroshi, Mike

Actors

Alison Bartlett-O'Reilly, Lisa Boggs, Linda Bove, Emilio Delgado, Leonard Jackson, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bill McCutcheon, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, Miles Orman, Ward Saxton, Gedde Watanabe

Muppets of Sesame Street

Caroll Spinney, Pam Arciero, Camille Bonora, Kevin Clash, Fred "Garbo" Garver, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Rick Lyon, Jim Martin, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, Judy Sladky, and Bryant Young

Guest Stars

Candice Bergen, Barbara Bush, Tracy Chapman, Danny Glover, Jeff Goldblum, Andrea Martin, Max Roach, Isaac Stern, Randy Travis, Denzel Washington[1]

Season 21 Credits

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Reading Eagles: TV Times: "Sesame Street is returning for its 21st Season".


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