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Sesame Street
Season premiere August 13, 2007 (4135)
Season finale October 16, 2007 (4160)
No. of episodes 26
Sesame Street Show Open Season 3800:46

Sesame Street Show Open Season 38

Season 38 opening.

4135

New opening theme sequence.

BookaneerCaptain

Tina Fey as the Bookaneer Captain.

Wordstreet

"What's the Word on the Street?"

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Chris and Grover.

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James Blunt and Telly.

4135-abbysong

Abby Cadabby sings "I Love Words."

EwMouths

Fred Newman stops by Elmo's World.

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"Because We're Friends"

Sesame Street Season 38 premiered on August 13, 2007.

Season Overview

One of the main learning objectives promoted during the season is literacy and vocabulary enhancement. Each episode in the season begins with a "What's the Word on the Street?" segment that introduces and defines the Word of the Day. These words are then used and reinforced later on in the episode's "street scenes."

Two previously introduced characters will be featured more heavily this season. Abby Cadabby appeared in every episode (usually to announce the sponsors at the end of an episode) and a previously introduced orange monster played by Joey Mazzarino received a name: Murray. In addition to various talk spots, Murray is the host of the "What's the Word on the Street?" segments at the top of the show.

Season 38 also welcomed a new human character to the cast, Chris Robinson, the nephew of Gordon and Susan, who is played by Chris Knowings. Chris moved to Sesame Street in episode 4136 and eventually got a job working for Alan at Hooper's Store.

New Elmo's World segments for the season include tackling the subjects of Mouths, Noses, Violins, Helping and the Beach.

Parodies

Parody sketches and segments include "A's Anatomy" (a parody of Grey's Anatomy), "Meal or No Meal" (a parody of Deal or No Deal), "American I" (a parody of American Idol), "RSI: Rhyme Scene Investigation" (a parody of CSI), "Dancing With Triangles" (a parody of Dancing with the Stars), "Nascount" (a parody of NASCAR), "A Streetcar Named Monster" (a parody of A Streetcar Named Desire) and "The Amazing Alphabet Race" (a parody of The Amazing Race). Several new Dinner Theater sketches include "South Potato" (a parody of South Pacific), "Annie Get Your Gumbo" (a parody of Annie Get Your Gun), and "Pear" (a parody Hair).

Episodes

Episodes 4135 - 4160 (26 episodes)

Notes

  • Season 38 introduces a new opening theme sequence for the first time since Season 33.
  • Episode 4137 and Episode 4145 broke away from the structured format that consolidated all of the "street scenes" into one segment at the top of the show which was first introduced in Season 33. As a result, Elmo's World wasn't featured in those two episodes.
  • Episode 4135 was sponsored by two letters, instead of one. Two-letter episodes used to be regularly done until 1998.
  • Two segments were taped for the season, but have yet to air on the show. They include a sketch where The Count counts feelings[1] and another sketch where Alec Baldwin, a "closer", closes various things[2].
  • With the exceptions of the main street stories and "What's the Word on the Street?"/ "Word of the Day" segments, this season didn't have recurring segments that appear in every episode.
  • No new Global Grover segments were produced in this season.

Cast

Muppet Characters

Abby Cadabby, Elmo, Murray Monster, Slimey the Worm, Grundgetta, Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird, Telly Monster, the Count, Cookie Monster, Baby Bear, Zoe, Horatio the Elephant, Bert, Ernie, Grover, Rosita, Louie, Prairie Dawn, Mr. Johnson

Other Characters

Maria, Alan, Gordon, Gina, Luis, Bob, Susan, Gabi, Miles, Chris, Mr. Noodle, Mr. Noodle's Other Sister, Miss Noodle and Dorothy

Muppets of Sesame Street

Caroll Spinney, Pam Arciero, Heather Asch, Jennifer Barnhart, Fran Brill, Tyler Bunch, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Kevin Clash, R. Bruce Connelly, Melissa Creighton, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Ryan Dillon, Eric Jacobson, Peter Linz, Lara MacLean, Noel MacNeal, Amanda Maddock, Jim Martin, Joey Mazzarino, Paul McGinnis, Jerry Nelson, Carmen Osbahr, Frank Oz, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, Matt Vogel, Steve Whitmire, Bryant Young

Actors

Alison Bartlett O'Reilly, Desiree Casado, Emilio Delgado, Olamide Faison, Bill Irwin, Christopher Lawrence Knowings, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Alan Muraoka, Roscoe Orman

Guest Stars

Alec Baldwin, Tyra Banks, James Blunt, Miri Ben-Ari, Richard Belzer, Chris Brown, Anderson Cooper, Ann Curry, Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Charles Gibson, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Mariska Hargitay, Ice T, Matt Lauer, Fred Newman, The New York Jets (Ben Graham, Laveranues Coles, Chad Pennington, Eric Mangini), Howie Mandel, Christopher Meloni, Conan O'Brien, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ahmad Rashād, Rachael Ray, Al Roker, Diane Sawyer, Jon Stewart, Sugarland (Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles), Meredith Vieira, Brian Williams

Crew

Sources

  1. Hulu
  2. Sesame Street pop-culture montage

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