Sesame Street
Premiere November 11, 1991 (2876)
Finale May 8, 1992 (3005)
Episodes 130
SSSeason23Cast

The Season 23 cast.

Season23-Newbies

Roxie Marie, Merry, Rosita and Chicago; some of the new faces debuting this season

2909a

Baby Bear comes to Sesame Street.

Episode2888

Prairie Dawn meets Rosita.

Song.whatagift

Big Bird sings "What a Gift" during the cast's trip to Montana.

3187g

Prairie Dawn directs Grover for his big dance number in "Singin' in the Rain."

Isaiah.Elmo

Basketball player Isaiah Thomas and Elmo

EnVogue.Adventure

En Vogue sing, "Adventure," a song that details an adventure they went on, meeting Elmo, The Count, Ernie, Oscar, Honkers, Dingers, and Super Grover.

Group.funky

Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk debut in a series of musical segments.

ICanSingAnything

Louise Gold starts performing on the show this season in a number of sketches and songs, including a duet of "I Can Sing" with Herry and Louisey.

Sesame Street Season 23 aired from November 11, 1991 to May 8, 1992.

Overview

Season 23 continues its four-year curriculum on race relations with the focus on the American Indian this season. Young viewers will get to see how American Indian children live and recognize general cultural similarities and differences among American Indian nations. Big Bird and cast members travel to Pryor, Montana to visit a Crow Indiana reservation and witness an authentic Crow Indian naming ceremony for 7-year-old Francis Bear Claw.[1]

This season also introduces new Muppet characters: Roxie Marie, a Latina monster named Rosita, Baby Bear, Monty, Merry Monster, Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk and a vegetarian lion named Chicago.[1][2]

Episodes

Episodes 2876 - 3005 (130 episodes)

Notes

  • This was Richard Hunt's last season before his passing in January 1992. Many episodes featuring him recorded prior aired posthumously. Hunt would continue to be a credited performer on the show through season 31.
  • This is the final season to include the funky instrumental refrain of the Sesame Street theme (used since 1972) during the funding credits.
  • In this season, and after Season 25, the closing credit sequence, which typically appeared on Friday episodes, is also shown during the season premiere.
  • For the first time since 1977, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting resumed funding for Sesame Street and would continue to in succeeding seasons (except for season 30).

Cast

Muppet Characters

Alice Snuffleupagus, Anything Muppets, Baby Bear, Barkley, Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk, Bert, Big Bird, Chicago the Lion, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Elmo, Ernie, Frazzle, Grover, Grundgetta, Honkers, Herry Monster, Hoots the Owl, Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats, Merry Monster, Monty, Nora Nicks, Oscar the Grouch, Prairie Dawn, Preston Rabbit, Rosita, Roxie Marie, Ruby, Sherlock Hemlock, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Sonny Friendly, Telly Monster, Two-Headed Monster

Human Characters

Maria, Savion, Gordon, Gina, Luis, Bob, Susan, Linda, Gabi, Miles, Mr. Handford, Lillian, Uncle Wally

Muppets of Sesame Street

Caroll Spinney, Pam Arciero, Camille Bonora, Fran Brill, Kevin Clash, Fred "Garbo" Garver, Richard Hunt, Rick Lyon, Jim Martin, Joey Mazzarino, Jerry Nelson, Carmen Osbahr, Frank Oz, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, Judy Sladky, Bryant Young (Uncredited: Julianne Buescher, Louise Gold, Peter Linz, Kathryn Mullen)

Actors

Alison Bartlett O'Reilly, Linda Bove, Emilio Delgado, Savion Glover, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bill McCutcheon, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, David L. Smyrl, Lillias White

Guest Stars

Blair Brown, Johnny Cash, Gloria Estefan, Sally Field, Gregory Hines, Andrea Martin, Rick Moranis, Isaiah Thomas, Robert Townsend, En Vogue[1]

Credits

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Beaver Country Times: 'Sesame Street' family growing
  2. St. Petersburg Times: "Sesame Street" begins 23rd season - November 11, 1991


Previous season: Next season:
Season 22 (1990-1991) Season 24 (1992-1993)