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.


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.
  • This was the final season until Season 38 to have two letter sponsors (not counting repeats).


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, Miles Orman, Roscoe Orman, Jou Jou Papailler, Randy Pearlstein, Tarah Schaeffer, David L. Smyrl


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

Muppet Performers:

Caroll Spinney, Pam Arciero, Camille Bonora, Fran Brill, Lisa Buckley, Julianne Buescher Kevin Clash, Bruce Connelly, 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, Bryant Young (Uncredited: Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Alice Dinnean, John Kennedy)

Guest Stars

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



  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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