Sesame Street
Premiere September 15, 2014 (4501)
Finale June 8, 2015 (4526)
Episodes 26
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The cast in "Ernie's Dance Video" (Episode 4508)

Sesame Street Season 45 Sizzle Reel01:14

Sesame Street Season 45 Sizzle Reel

Season 45 sizzle reel

Ed Sheeran & Macklemore on "Sesame Street" Behind-the-Scenes02:40

Ed Sheeran & Macklemore on "Sesame Street" Behind-the-Scenes

Behind the scenes of two celebrity musical numbers

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Roosevelt Franklin with members of the cast and crew of Season 45

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"Numeric Con"

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The Muppet characters introduce the letter and number of the day in new dance breaks.

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"Game of Chairs" (Game of Thrones spoof)

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The cast and crew of Season 45 (including One Direction)

Sesame Street's 45th season debuted on September 15, 2014.

Season overview

The season boasts a "new, brighter look,"[1] adding more color to the set and adding a bicycle repair shop to the street. The season continues the curriculum placed during the previous season of enhancing the executive functioning and self-regulation skills of children.

Debuting alongside the new season, on September 1st, is a half-hour version of the show airing during PBS Kids' afternoon and weekend morning schedules. These new versions remove the longer "Elmo the Musical" and "Abby's Flying Fairy School" segments.

New installments of recurring segments "Elmo the Musical," "Cookie's Crumby Pictures" and "Super Grover 2.0" debuted this season. Each episode also features new dance breaks with the Muppet characters introducing the letter of the day (led by Elmo), and the number of the day (led by The Count). The format of the episodes is also tweaked, removing some tune-in elements and moving "Abby's Flying Fairy School" slightly later in the hour.

Production

The season began production on September 30, 2013[2] and wrapped on December 13.[3] The new "Cookie's Crumby Pictures" segments shot a week prior to the street stories' taping session.[2] Production on the new "Word of the Day" segments occurred during the week of April 7 in Los Angeles.[4] The "What's the Word on the Street?" and other tune-in segments began taping in May 2014, including trips to the NYC Recycling Center and the Staten Island Zoo (with Big Bird)[5] Additional inserts and material were also filmed in May.[2]

Parodies and Spoofs

The season's parody segments include "House of Bricks" (House of Cards) and "Game of Chairs" (Game of Thrones), as well as musical spoofs - "What Makes "U" Useful" (spoofing One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful") and "Grouch Thrift Shop" (spoofing Macklemore's song "Thrift Shop").

Episodes

Episodes 4501 - 4526 (26 episodes)

Notes

  • Episodes #4527 through #4551 were used as labels for repeats of episodes from previous seasons. They all retain their original episode numbers in the title sequences, however.
  • This is the last season to feature Sonia Manzano as Maria. This was also Nitya Vidyasagar and Ismael Cruz Córdova's final season as cast members.
  • This is also the final season to use the "chalk drawings" intro sequence.
  • This is also the final season for the sponsors of the day to be announced at the end.
  • Starting with this season, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, and Steve Whitmire are no longer credited as performers. Billy Barkhurst takes over performing Ernie beginning with Episode 4502.
  • This is Fran Brill's final season as a Muppet performer before retiring. After this season, Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Jennifer Barnhart take over as the performers of Prairie Dawn and Zoe, respectively.
  • This is the last season where Caroll Spinney puppeteers his characters. Starting next season, he only provides the voices due to him being diagnosed with dystonia.[6]

Characters

Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, Grover, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Telly, Zoe, Rosita, Baby Bear, Ernie, Bert, The Count, Papa Bear, Stinky the Stinkweed, Two Headed Monster, Prairie Dawn, Segi, Guy Smiley, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Murray, Ovejita, Mrs. Crustworthy, Grundgetta, Fluffy, Penelope Penguin, Horatio the Elephant, The Martians

Cast

Muppets™ Of Sesame Street

Pam Arciero, Billy Barkhurst, Jennifer Barnhart, Fran Brill, Tyler Bunch, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Ryan Dillon, Eric Jacobson, Haley Jenkins (uncredited), John Kennedy, Peter Linz, Joey Mazzarino, Paul McGinnis (uncredited), Andrew Moriarty (uncredited), Carmen Osbahr, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, John Tartaglia, Matt Vogel, Bryant Young

Guest stars

Credits

Sources

  1. "Puppet masters — Sesame Street unveils 45th season". Strachan, Alex. Canada.com. January 24, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Stephanie D'Abruzzo's official site
  3. Matt Vogel official Twitter
  4. Matt Vogel official Twitter
  5. Matt Vogel on Twitter
  6. Caroll Spinney at Steel City Con in 2017 (at 10:08)

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Season 45 (2014-2015)

  • 4.3 segments on Sesame Street Season 45.

    5 messages
    • All episodes of season 45 have no 4:3 segments. Whether some of the episodes of this season have 4:3 segments, that's fine. If there are...
    • The answer is all of the episodes of season 45 does have 4:3 segments.
  • Season 45 repeats.

    5 messages
    • Today's repeat from a season 42 episode didn't change anything. So, unless you want to wait until #4304 airs, I say we just delete them now.
    • Ep. 4304 was practically the same from what I saw. I'll go ahead and delete.

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