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Season 26 (1994-1995)


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Sesame Street
Premiere November 21, 1994 (3266)
Finale May 19, 1995 (3395)
Episodes 130

"Telly's Town."


"I'm Sad Because I'm Happy".


"My Name Is Zoe".

Sesame Street Season 26 aired from November 21, 1994 to May 19, 1995.

Season Overview

This season focuses on the importance of books. Its literacy campaign, "Let's Read and Write," initiated by executive producer Michael Loman, served as the theme for that year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade float.[1][2]


Episodes 3266 - 3395 (130 episodes)


  • After this season, The U.S. Department of Education stopped funding Sesame Street until 2002.
  • This was also the final season to be funded by the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which had both been there from the very beginning of the show's history.
  • This was also the final season to have the Sesame Street/CTW in-credit logo.
  • This was also Savion's final season.


Human Cast:

Gordon, Susan, Luis, Maria, Ruthie, Gina, Bob, Celina, Savion, Mr. Handford, Linda, Angela, Jamal, Gabi, Miles, Tarah, Carlo, Kayla, Jesse


Carlo Alban, Alison Bartlett, Lexine Bondoc, Linda Bove, Ruth Buzzi, Annette Calud, Desiree Casado, Emilio Delgado, Savion Glover, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Angel Jemmott, Roscoe Orman, Jou Jou Papailler, Imani Patterson, Randy Pearlstein, Tarah Schaeffer, David L. Smyrl


Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk, Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Elmo, Count von Count, Cookie Monster, Grover, Herry Monster, Ernie, Bert, Benny Rabbit, Sherry Netherland, Ingrid, Humphrey, Baby Natasha, Prairie Dawn, Oscar the Grouch, Telly Monster, Slimey, Alice Snuffleupagus, Biff, Sully, Roxie Marie, Rosita, Frazzle, Hoots the Owl, Monty, Kermit the Frog, Kingston Livingston III, Guy Smiley, Forgetful Jones, Buster the Horse, Clementine, Joey and Davey Monkey, Fur Jam, Sherlock Hemlock, Slimey, Wanda Cousteau, Zoe

Muppet Performers:

Caroll Spinney, Pam Arciero, Camille Bonora, Fran Brill, Lisa Buckley, Kevin Clash, Bruce Connelly, Alice Dinnean, Louise Gold, Peter Linz, Rick Lyon, Noel MacNeal, Jim Martin, Joey Mazzarino, Jerry Nelson, Carmen Osbahr, Frank Oz, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, Judy Sladky, Steve Whitmire, and Bryant Young

Guest Stars

Arrested Development, Celia Cruz, Michael Messer, Mike Myers, Sinbad, Maduka Steady, Picabo Street, Amy Tan

Season 26 Credits


  1. The Spokesman-Review: Sesame Street discovers books - Nov 21, 1994
  2. Cerf, Christopher Songs from the Street: 35 Years of Music booklet, p. 40

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