Sesame Street Season 26 aired from November 21, 1994 to May 19, 1995.

Season OverviewEdit

This season focuses on the importance of books. Its literacy campaign, "Let's Read and Write," initiated by executive producer Michael Loman, served as the theme for that year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade float.[1][2]


Episodes 3266 - 3395 (130 episodes)


  • After this season, The U.S. Department of Education stopped funding Sesame Street until 2002.
  • This was also the final season to be funded by the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which had both been there from the very beginning of the show's history.
  • This was also the final season to have the Sesame Street/CTW in-credit logo.
  • This was also Savion's final season.
  • This was the final season until Season 38 to have two letter sponsors.


Human Cast:

Gordon, Susan, Luis, Maria, Ruthie, Gina, Bob, Celina, Savion, Mr. Handford, Linda, Angela, Jamal, Gabi, Miles, Tarah, Carlo, Kayla, Jesse


Carlo Alban, Alison Bartlett, Lexine Bondoc, Linda Bove, Ruth Buzzi, Annette Calud, Desiree Casado, Emilio Delgado, Savion Glover, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Angel Jemmott, Roscoe Orman, Jou Jou Papailler, Imani Patterson, Randy Pearlstein, Tarah Schaeffer, David L. Smyrl


Alice Snuffleupagus, Anything Muppets, Baby Bear, Baby Natasha, Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk, Benny Rabbit, Bert, Biff, Big Bird, Buster the Horse, Clementine, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Cyranose de Bergerac, Elmo, Ernie, Forgetful Jones, Frazzle, Fur Jam, Grouches, Grover, Grundgetta, Guy Smiley, Herry Monster, Hoots the Owl, Humphrey, Ingrid, Joey and Davey Monkey, Kermit the Frog, Kingston Livingston III, The Martians, Monty, Oscar the Grouch, Prairie Dawn, Rosita, Roxie Marie, Sherlock Hemlock, Sherry Netherland, Slimey, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Sully, Telly Monster, Wanda Cousteau, Zoe

Muppet Performers:

Caroll Spinney, Pam Arciero, Camille Bonora, Fran Brill, Lisa Buckley, Kevin Clash, Bruce Connelly, Alice Dinnean, Louise Gold, Peter Linz, Rick Lyon, Noel MacNeal, Jim Martin, Joey Mazzarino, Jerry Nelson, Carmen Osbahr, Frank Oz, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, Judy Sladky, Steve Whitmire, Bryant Young

Guest Stars

Arrested Development, Celia Cruz, Michael Messer, Mike Myers, Sinbad, Maduka Steady, Picabo Street, Amy Tan

Season 26 CreditsEdit


  1. The Spokesman-Review: Sesame Street discovers books - Nov 21, 1994
  2. Cerf, Christopher Songs from the Street: 35 Years of Music booklet, p. 40