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Sesame Street
Season premiere November 16, 1998 (3786)
Season finale February 12, 1999 (3850)
No. of episodes 65
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Cast of Season 30. (Note that Ruthie, though her Finders Keepers shop is no longer on the set, is still a cast member.)

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Title card for Episode 3786, the first show of the season.

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Alan's first appearance on Sesame Street.

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Elmo's World debuted this season.

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The format of the show is revised. Like the earliest episodes, characters would often introduce segments, or characters associated with inserts would appear on the street before or after their clip was shown. At times, they even appeared in the videos. Here, Big Bird appears in the "Ookyook" song.

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Zoe gets her very own Zoemobile in Episode 3789. She would eventually stop being seen with it by Season 34.

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Herry Monster stars in the recurring Monsters in Day Care segments.

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A collectible sculpt of this cast photo was available to purchase.

Sesame Street Season 30 aired from November 16, 1998 to February 12, 1999.


Season Overview

Starting this season, the focus would be geared toward the main cast of characters. Also, the season emphasizes the use of classic Sesame Street songs, such as "Sing" and "The People in Your Neighborhood", for the idea of getting kids to sing along and familiarize with the songs an also to attract parents who were fans when they were young.[1]

Episodes

Episodes 3786 - 3850 (65 episodes)

Notes

  • Starting this season, each episode of Sesame Street ends with a new segment, "Elmo's World." This season's segments are about Balls, Shoes, Hats, Dancing, Jackets, Food, Books, Music, Water and Transportation.
  • This season also introduces new recurring segments: Ernie's Show and Tell, Monsters in Day Care, and Sesame Street Goes to Day Care.
  • Except for the Subway, everything from Around the Corner has been removed.
  • The opening theme sequence has once again changed to a more traditional version of the tune, resembling the original opening theme. The "dancing city" closing credits from 1992 remain in use, and this was the final season to feature the complete credit sequence (later seasons would edit it to remove references to the Children's Television Workshop.)
  • The Sesame Street sign has a new look beginning with this season, with a thinner yellow border and a rounder half-circle containing the "CTW" in it. It replaced the original Sesame Street sign that had been used since the very first episode.
  • Hooper's Store is taken over by Alan.
  • The episodes are no longer followed by a "Coming soon on Sesame Street" bumper. Only the ending from these bumpers, with Big Bird saying "Toodle-oo!" to the camera, are kept.
  • This season was the first in which Sesame Street was funded in part by corporate sponsors.
  • This season was dedicated in memory of Jeff Moss in a title card at the end of the first episode.
  • All episodes in this season were shown in one of Noggin's 123 Sesame Street rotations from 2003 to 2005.
  • This was the first season to have only 65 episodes.

Cast

Humans:

Gordon, Susan, Bob, Gina, Alan, Linda, Maria, Luis, Ruthie, Gabi, Miles, Tarah, Mr. Noodle, Dorothy

Muppets:

Big Bird, Elmo, Telly Monster, Baby Bear, Ernie, Bert, Count von Count, Cookie Monster, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Oscar the Grouch, Grover, Mr. Johnson, The Amazing Mumford, Zoe, Herry Monster, Prairie Dawn, Elizabeth, Rosita, Barkley, Honkers, Dingers, Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Slimey, Irvine, Stinky the Stinkweed, Kermit the Frog, Biff, Sully, and Guy Smiley.

Muppets of Sesame Street:

Caroll Spinney, Pam Arciero, Fran Brill, Kevin Clash, Bruce Connelly, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Alice Dinnean-Vernon, Rick Lyon, Jim Martin, Joey Mazzarino, Jerry Nelson, Carmen Osbahr, Frank Oz, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, Steve Whitmire, Matt Vogel, and Bryant Young

Actors:

Alison Bartlett O'Reilly, Linda Bove, Ruth Buzzi, Desiree Casado, Emilio Delgado, Bill Irwin, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Alan Muraoka, Roscoe Orman, Imani Patterson, Tarah Schaeffer

Guest Stars

Maya Angelou, Rosemary Clooney, Doug E. Doug, Patti LaBelle, Backstreet Boys

Credits

Sources

  1. They've Learned a Lesson; For 30th season, 'Sesame Street' refocuses on its core characters to appeal to younger viewers.


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  • Shoes episode of Elmo's World.

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    • I was going to bring this up on Talk:Season 30 (1998-1999), but it's probably better to talk about it on the forum instead, so tha...
    • We also don't count memories as a source, unless D'Snowth actually has an episode from the first two weeks with Shoes and Hats in the episode.

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