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Season 33 (2002)

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Sesame Street
Season premiere February 4, 2002 (3981)
Season finale April 12, 2002 (4030)
No. of episodes 50
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Caroll Spinney artwork for Season 33.

3981

New opening theme sequence with Super Grover.

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Fire at Hooper's Store.

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The Fix-It-Shop becomes the Mail It Shop in Episode 3984.

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The new Letter of the Day segments with Cookie Monster.

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The new Number of the Day segments, with The Count.

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The new Spanish Word of the Day segments with Rosita.

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Big Bird looking for Ernie in Journey To Ernie.

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The Dixie Chicks sing "No Letter Better Than B" with some help from Big Bird, Bert, and Baby Bear.

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Destiny's Child perform a new version of "A New Way To Walk" with Grover, Elmo and Zoe.

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Sesame Street Season 33 premiered on February 4, 2002.

Season Overview

The curriculum for Season 33 is focusing on stories about fear, loss, bullies and inclusion through four episodes (Episode 3981, Episode 4021, Episode 4026, Episode 4029) written in response to the September 11, 2001 attack.[1]

Major additions to the set include the Fix-It Shop becoming the Mail-It Shop. 123 Sesame Street's doors are red, as opposed to green. The arbor has a new staircase in a red color and Hooper's Store outside appearance was re-done with a different color.

Format

The season introduces a new format where the the day's main story is told in one continuous segments and transitions between segments will be smoother.[1] The entire format also changes to a more structured, predictable format, introducing new regular segments such as "The Letter of The Day," "The Number of The Day," "The Spanish Word of The Day," and "Journey to Ernie," plus the return of "Elmo's World," "Monster Clubhouse," and "Hero Guy." ("Elmo's World" had been in every episode since 1998; "Monster Clubhouse" and "Hero Guy" were introduced in Season 32 and alternated with each episode.) This would continue up to Season 39 in 2008.

New Elmo's World Episodes for it's fourth season are about Fish, Sky, Sleep, Weather and Getting Dressed.

Episodes

Episodes 3981 - 4030 (50 episodes)

Notes

  • Starting this season, the opening sequence changed to the blocks format, which was used through to Season 37. The theme song is another re-recording of the original opening theme, which is cut short on reruns.
  • It was the last season for the closing credits to be seen only on Fridays, outside of season premiere. Likewise, after this season, Big Bird no longer said "Toodle-oo!" after the closings.
  • Starting this season, Jim Henson is no longer credited as a performer.
  • This is the last season to feature Linda as a cast member.
  • Zoe begins wearing her tutu in all new appearances.
  • This was the only season to be produced with 50 episodes.

Cast

Muppet Characters

The Amazing Mumford, Anything Muppets, Alfred Duck, Baby Bear, Bert, Big Bird, The Big Bad Wolf, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Cousin Bear, Cows, Dingers, Ducks, The Elephant, Elmo, Ernie, Glo Worm, Googel, The Grand High Triangle Lover, Groogel, Grover, Gulliver, Honkers, Humphrey, Ingrid, Izzy, Little Bo Peep, Lulu, Mel, Little Murray Sparkles, Narf, Natasha, Norman, Old MacDonald, Oscar the Grouch, Papa Bear, Prairie Dawn, Ralphie, Rosita, Seymour, Slimey, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Telly Monster, Two-Headed Monster, Zoe

Other Characters

Maria, Alan, Gordon, Gina, Linda, Luis, Bob, Susan, Ms. Camp, Gabi, Miles, Chuckie Sue, Mr. Noodle, and Dorothy

Muppets of Sesame Street

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

Actors

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

Guest Stars

Kofi Annan, Backstreet Boys, Joshua Bell, Kerry Butler, Destiny's Child, The Dixie Chicks, Edie Falco, James Gandolfini, David Alan Grier, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Jill Scott[1]

Crew

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: 'Sesame Street' to tackle fear, loss

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Season 33 (2002)

  • Season 33 (2002)

    2 messages
    • What Were the Credits like during this season Were they the ones from 2001 or the short ones? I know they were only shown on Fridays!
    • I think they were the fuil ones.
  • Season 33 Opening

    • When Seasons 30-33 airied on the Sprout channel Season 33 used the 1998-2001 intro, I know this because there was a Number of the Day an...

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