Sesame Street Season 23 aired from November 11, 1991 to May 8, 1992.

Season overviewEdit

Season 23 continues its four-year curriculum on race relations with the focus on the American Indian this season. Young viewers will get to see how American Indian children live and recognize general cultural similarities and differences among American Indian nations. Big Bird and cast members travel to Pryor, Montana to visit a Crow Indiana reservation and witness an authentic Crow Indian naming ceremony for 7-year-old Francis Bear Claw.[1]

This season also introduces new Muppet characters: Roxie Marie, a Latino monster named Rosita, Baby Bear, Monty, Merry Monster, Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk and a vegetarian lion named Chicago.[1][2]


Episodes 2876 - 3005 (130 episodes)


Muppet Characters

Alice Snuffleupagus, Anything Muppets, Baby Bear, Barkley, Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk, Bert, Big Bird, Chicago the Lion, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Elmo, Ernie, Frazzle, Grover, Grundgetta, Honkers, Herry Monster, Hoots the Owl, Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats, Merry Monster, Monty, Nora Nicks, Oscar the Grouch, Prairie Dawn, Preston Rabbit, Rosita, Roxie Marie, Ruby, Sherlock Hemlock, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Sonny Friendly, Telly Monster, Two-Headed Monster

Human Characters

Maria, Savion, Gordon, Gina, Luis, Bob, Susan, Linda, Gabi, Miles, Mr. Handford, Lillian, Uncle Wally

Muppets of Sesame Street

Caroll Spinney, Pam Arciero, Camille Bonora, Fran Brill, Julianne Buescher, Kevin Clash, Fred "Garbo" Garver, Louise Gold, Richard Hunt, Rick Lyon, Jim Martin, Joey Mazzarino, Kathy Mullen, Jerry Nelson, Carmen Osbahr, Frank Oz, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, Judy Sladky, and Bryant Young


Alison Bartlett O'Reilly, Linda Bove, Emilio Delgado, Savion Glover, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bill McCutcheon, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, David L. Smyrl, Lillias White

Guest Stars

Blair Brown, Johnny Cash, Gloria Estefan, Sally Field, Steve Guttenberg, Gregory Hines, Andrea Martin, Rick Moranis, Isaiah Thomas, Robert Townsend, En Vogue[1]


  • Starting this season, cold open scenes are used to set up the storylines of several episodes. This method would continue through season 29.
  • This was the last season with the old Sesame Street opening and closing themes.
  • This was the final season to feature Uncle Wally.
  • This is Richard Hunt's last season, though he continued to be credited on the show until 2000, when season 31 ended.
  • This is the final season to include the funky instrumental refrain of the Sesame Street theme (used since 1972) during the funding credits.
  • For the first time since 1977, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting resumed funding for Sesame Street and would continue to in succeeding seasons (except for season 30).

Season 23 CreditsEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Beaver Country Times: 'Sesame Street' family growing
  2. St. Petersburg Times: "Sesame Street" begins 23rd season - November 11, 1991