Sesame Street
Premiere November 18, 1996 (3526)
Finale May 16, 1997 (3655)
Episodes 130

Big Bird and Baby Bear learn about art appreciation, body parts, and different perspectives while looking at artworks at the Museum of Modern Art.


A number of Sesame Street segments involved certain characters being given a task to accomplish in fifteen seconds, with a time clock appearing behind them.


Elmo sings about "Emotion in the Ocean" during his visit to the New York Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation.


Jason Alexander plays "A Very Simple Dance" with Big Bird and the kids.


"Budgie #10 - Song"

Sesame Street Season 28 aired from November 18, 1996 to May 16, 1997.


Episodes 3526 - 3655 (130 episodes)


  • On May 5, 1997, as part of the Cinco de Mayo celebration on Sesame Street, Abelardo came to visit his cousin Big Bird for the first time. Abelardo and Telly look all over the neighborhood for him. Oscar later dropped Abelardo off at the airport and taught him an English word: scram.
  • This is the last season with Norman Stiles as head writer; Lou Berger took over as head writer the following season.


Human Cast:

Gordon, Maria, Luis, Linda, Bob, Gabi, Miles, Carlo, Mr. Handford, Gina, Ruthie, Celina, Lexine, Tarah


Carlo Alban, Lexine Bondoc, Linda Bove, Ruth Buzzi, Annette Calud, Desiree Casado, Emilio Delgado, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Alison Bartlett O'Reilly, Roscoe Orman, Imani Patterson, Tarah Schaeffer, David L. Smyrl


Abelardo Montoya, Alice Snuffleupagus, The Amazing Mumford, Anything Muppets, Baby Bear, Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk, Barkley, Bert, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Elmo, Ernie, Frazzle, Grover, Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, Prairie Dawn, Sir John Feelgood, Mr. Snuffleupagus, The Squirrelles, Stinky the Stinkweed, Telly, Wolfgang the Seal, Zoe

Muppet Performers:

Caroll Spinney, Pam Arciero, Fran Brill, Kevin Clash, Bruce Connelly, Alice Dinnean, 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, Bryant Young

Guest Stars

Jason Alexander, Melissa Etheridge, Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Irwin, Wynonna Judd, Mark Linn-Baker, Noah Wyle


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