Sesame Street
Premiere January 3, 2000 (3851)
Finale May 12, 2000 (3915)
Episodes 65
Sesame street season 31 ad

One of several magazine ads for the season, created by Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners.[1]

There's a Method to Our Madness

Another magazine ad for the season.


Zoe superimposed over the opening.


Introducing Little Murray Sparkles.


Baby Bear creates Hero Guy, an animated superhero.


The Amazing Mumford and Telly Monster.


Ernie sees 11 monsters.


"Elmo in Numberland"


The Goo Goo Dolls and Elmo sing "Slide (Pride)."


Christopher Reeve explains how his wheelchair works.


The Fairy Bubbleperson grants Elizabeth's bubble wish.

Sesame Street Season 31 aired from January 3, 2000 to May 12, 2000.


The main focus of the season's curriculum is "children getting along in their world," dealing with themes of conflict resolution, entering social groups and understanding feelings. The season also promotes the uses and abilities of personal computers, and using the arts (such as dance, music art) to help teach.[2]


Episodes 3851 - 3915 (65 episodes)


  • The second season of Elmo's World includes ten new segments about Singing, Dogs, Exercise, Babies, Bananas, Drawing, Flowers, Plants & Trees, Telephones, Farms and Hair.
  • This was the last season to use the phrase "Sesame Street is a production of the Children's Television Workshop", due to CTW changing its name to Sesame Workshop the next season.
  • This was also the final season to feature the complete version of the 1992 credit sequence (later seasons, as well as subsequent reruns of this season, would edit it to remove references to the Children's Television Workshop.)
  • Also due to the name change, this was the last season the Sesame Street sign read "CTW Sesame Street", changing to "123 Sesame Street" next season.
  • After this season, Richard Hunt is no longer credited as a performer.
  • All episodes in this season were shown in one of Noggin's 123 Sesame Street rotations from 2003 to 2005.



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


Big Bird, Elmo, Telly Monster, Baby Bear, Ernie, Bert, Count von Count, Cookie Monster, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Mommy Snuffleupagus, Alice Snuffleupagus, Oscar the Grouch, Grundgetta, Grover, Mr. Johnson, The Amazing Mumford, Zoe, Herry Monster, Prairie Dawn, Rosita, Barkley, Honkers, Dingers, Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Slimey, Stinky the Stinkweed, Elizabeth, Little Jerry and the Monotones, Little Murray Sparkles, Lulu, Natasha, Biff, Sully, Wolfgang the Seal, The Amazing Mumford, Chicago, Humphrey, Ingrid, The Fairy Godperson, Felix the Grouch, Grandmama Bear, Two-Headed Monster, Kermit the Frog, Sonny Friendly, Farley

Muppets of Sesame Street:

Caroll Spinney, Pam Arciero, Fran Brill, Kevin Clash, Bruce Connelly, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Alice Dinnean, Eric Jacobson, John Kennedy, Rick Lyon, Noel MacNeal, Jim Martin, Joey Mazzarino, Jerry Nelson, Carmen Osbahr, Frank Oz, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, John Tartaglia, Matt Vogel, Steve Whitmire, Judy Sladky, Bryant Young


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, Tyler James Williams

Guest Stars

Joan Cusack, The Goo Goo Dolls, Chaka Khan, Spike Lee, Christopher Reeve, New York City Ballet, Squirrel Nut Zippers



  1. Hello, My Name Is Frank: My Sesame Street Ad (2010-10-19) (behind-the-scenes article on creating the ad by Frank Fusco)
  2. Sesame Street Beat: "The Street Rocks...Again!" by Melissa Washington-Harris (archive link)

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  • A Sesame Street Season 31 Poster?

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  • Season 30 airdate schedule wrong?

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    • Before we start changing, would it be fair to say #3882 was presumably ''intended'' to air on March 28th, since the episo...
    • All episodes for Season 31 after #3880 have been updated, save for #3882 (still unsure if it's supposed to be 3/28).