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Sesame Street
Season premiere September 26, 2011 (4257)
Season finale January 15, 2012 (4300)
No. of episodes 44
Season 42
LeverLover
Sutton Foster sings "Lever Lover."
TheQueenofHeartsandTheKingofHearts
Andy Samberg with The King and Queen of Diamonds.
Season 42 - Basketball
Grover with Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony.
Juanes-Elmo-Rosita
Juanes with Rosita and Elmo.
BrunoMars
Bruno Mars sings "Don't Give Up"
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Big Bird wants to join the Good Birds Club.
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Murray's Science Experiments
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Grover blunders his way through "SpiderMonster, the Musical."
Beiberfever
"Measure, Yeah, Measure"
GleeSesameSpoof
"G", Glee spoof
Change-the-World
"Change the World"

Sesame Street's 42nd season began production on February 8, 2011[1] and wrapped May 20, 2011, with other inserts taped following that date. Half the street stories for season 43 were shot during this time as well.[2] Episodes premiered on September 26, 2011.

Season overview

The season continues to focus on the STEM curriculum; encouraging children to think critically about science, technology, engineering and math. The curriculum helps children develop a better understanding of how things work, and builds stronger cognitive reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

One episode this season, written by Annie Evans, is titled "BubbleFest" and stars Telly, Abby and Elmo.[3] Ernie and Bert are featured in an episode in which they search for a place to spend the night when their apartment becomes flooded. At one point, they stay at Gordon and Susan's and some sheep dance into the scene.[4] Another episode celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month features Gina and Rosita teaching Latino culture to Marco.[5](YouTube)

A new "tune-in" segment, "Murray's Science Experiments", has Murray Monster ask a scientific question and sets up an experiment to find the best answer to his question. With help from Ovejita and some kids, Murray observes, investigates and discovers the answers to his questions. New segments of Super Grover 2.0[6][7] and Abby's Flying Fairy School return from last season. What's the Word on the Street and The Word of the Day also return with 26 new words.

The season featured many new guest appearances. Grover appeared in a segment with Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony of the NY Knicks.[8] Other celebrities appearing in the 42nd season include: Craig Ferguson[9], Jesse Tyler Ferguson[10], Sofia Vergara[11], and Joel McHale[12]. In season 42, there are guests from The Daily Show (YouTube). Broadway-star Sutton Foster appears in a new song, "Lever Lover."OK Go filmed an insert, performing a song about mixing colors.[13]

Parodies

Among the spoofs this season are "Heaviest Catch" (parody of the TV show Deadliest Catch), "Ate My Red Two" (spoof of Elvis Costello's "(The Angles Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes"), "Measure, Yeah, Measure" (parody of Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never"), "G" (parody of the TV show Glee) and "SpiderMonster the Musical" (spoof of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark).

Episodes

44 Episodes (4257-4300)

Characters

Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Zoe, Rosita, Cookie Monster, Grover, Baby Bear, Curly Bear, Telly, Oscar the Grouch, Ernie, Bert, Murray Monster, Ovejita, Count von Count, Mr. Johnson, Two-Headed Monster, Stinky the Stinkweed, Little Bo Peep, Slimey, Horatio the Elephant, Keith Heartburn, Anything Muppets, Sheep, Mr. Yak

Cast

Muppets™ Of Sesame Street

Pam Arciero, Jennifer Barnhart, Rickey Boyd, Fran Brill, Tyler Bunch, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Kevin Clash, Bruce Connelly, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Eric Jacobson, John Kennedy, Peter Linz, Jim Martin, Joey Mazzarino, Paul McGinnis, Jerry Nelson, Carmen Osbahr, Frank Oz, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, Matt Vogel, Steve Whitmire, Bryant Young

Guest stars[14]

  • Sara Sweetman appears in "Murray's Science Experiments" segments.

Credits

Sources

  1. Evans, Annie. Sesame Family Robinson. Back to the Studio!. March 21, 2011.
  2. Stephanie D'Abruzzo official site
  3. Evans, Annie. Sesame Family Robinson. Back to the Studio!. March 21, 2011.
  4. Tough Pigs: Live from Sesame Street, Part 1: Childhood Icons and Dancing Sheep
  5. Season 42 Press Release
  6. @welcomemattv on Twitter
  7. [1]
  8. @amareisreal on Twitter, @amareisreal on Twitter, @sesamestreet on Twitter
  9. @craigyferg on Twitter
  10. @jessetyler on Twitter
  11. "Modern Family" Actress Sofia Vergara Visits Sesame Street
  12. @joelmchale on Twitter
  13. OK Go and the Muppets: Best Callabo Ever?
  14. Sesame Workshop Press Release

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