Sesame Street
Premiere November 18, 2017 (4801)
Finale July 14, 2018 (4835)
Episodes 35

A Sesame Street Thanksgiving


Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck


Chamki Visits Sesame Street


Zuzu, Chamki and Lilly make special guest appearances this season.


John Legend and friends sing "Come Together".


Rudy, Abby, Louie and Elmo


Kate McKinnon and Big Bird

Sesame Street's 48th season premiered on HBO on November 18, 2017, and premiered on August 6, 2018 on PBS. The season was preceded the week prior with the prime-time special, The Magical Wand Chase.


The season continues applying its kindness curriculum to new material, as this season adds a focus on celebrating diversity. The season features special guest appearances by international Sesame Street characters Chamki (from Galli Galli Sim Sim), Lily (from Zhima Jie: Da Niao Kan Shijie) and Zuzu (from Takalani Sesame).

The season introduces a new segment starring Cookie Monster, "Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck." Aided by Gonger of The Furchester Hotel, the five-minute segments introduce the origins of certain food items as the monsters cook up orders in their food truck.

Matt Vogel and Eric Jacobson perform Big Bird and Oscar's voices respectively in new material for the season. This is also the last season to feature Billy Barkhurst as Ernie, with Peter Linz having taken over the role mid-2017.


The season began production in the fall of 2016, with partial taping officially beginning on October 31, 2016[1] and ending on December 9.[2] Filming resumed the week of January 30, 2017 and continued through the week of February 27.[2]


Episodes 4801 - 4835 (35 episodes)



Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Rosita, Telly Monster, Zoe, Ernie, Bert, Baby Bear, Prairie Dawn, Snuffy, Count von Count, Slimey, Julia, Herry, Two-Headed Monster, Honkers, Anything Muppets, Rudy, Freddy, The Martians, Louie, Mrs. Crustworthy, Mr. Johnson, Ovejita, The Duke, Gonger, Chamki, Lily, Zuzu


Sesame Street Muppet™ Performers

Pam Arciero, Billy Barkhurst, Jennifer Barnhart, Warrick Brownlow-Pike, Tyler Bunch, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Frankie Cordero, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Ryan Dillon, Stacey Gordon, Eric Jacobson, Ghazal Javed, John Kennedy, Peter Linz, Boitumelo Maretele, Carmen Osbahr, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, Matt Vogel, Bryant Young

Guest Stars

Leon Bridges, Alessia Cara, Ilana Glazer, Ellie Goulding, Josh Groban, Laurie Hernandez, Padma Lakshmi, John Legend, Lucy Liu, Kate McKinnon




  1. Matt Vogel on Twitter: "First day of school! #sesamestreet #season48"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stephanie D'Abruzzo official site

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