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Celebrities on Sesame Street

Updated on August 30, 2017
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Sesame Street Guest Appearances

Celebrities have walked down Sesame Street since the start. Sesame Street is the perfect way to see your favorite celebs let loose and show you a side of them you have maybe not seen. Some stars are just like you would expect them to be, but some may surprise you.

Some of the musical performances on Sesame Street are amazing classics that rival that of any other show. Musicians, comedians, actors, political figures, athletes. They all recognize that the entertainment and education of our children is important and with Sesame Street, they can do their part. And, with such great guests, Sesame Street has been able to entertain the adults watching with their kids.

New Celebrity Sesame Street Segments - For the Upcoming Fall 2010 Season

2009 Celebrity Sesame Street Clips - Recently Released Clips from

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Sesame Street - Old School, Vol. 1 - Old School Sesame Street (1969-1974)

Sesame Street: Old School - Volume One (1969-1974)
Sesame Street: Old School - Volume One (1969-1974)

Do you remember how to get to Sesame Street? Relive those memorable moments from your childhood with Sesame Street: Old School. The best of seasons one to five are all here for the first time ever on DVD. Included are the best episodes from these early years the original pilot as it aired and tons of extras. Do you remember the Ladybug Picnic? How about Wanda the Witch? Did you learn to count with Bill Cosby or James Earl Jones? Sing "Nasty Dan" with Johnny Cash? Sesame Street Old School has something for everyone whether you just have those adorable monsters (and one big bird) or you want to share the show with your children. Make Abracadabra Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich grab your rubber duckie and head on down to where the air is sweet.

Run Time: 420 mins


Multi-Star Ensembles

These video clips are overflowing with cameos of the celebs you know and love. They're singing, dancing, or otherwise acting goofy.


How great is is to see another side of an actor you respect and enjoy? It is great to see another side of them.

Female Singers

These ladies can SING! Sesame Street has had some amazing women take center stage (or simply stand next to Oscar's garbage can).


Comedians are so comfortable on Sesame Street. Big time comedians like Robin Williams, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, and Ellen DeGeneres are just a few who have stopped by.

Politicical Figures

Politician and their spouses often stop by Sesame Street. Ralph Nader had a particularly memorable visit once.

Sesame Street - Sesame Road - Slim Fit T-Shirt

Buy at AllPosters.comis in no way a comprehensive list of celebrity appearances on Sesame Street. So many celebrities have walked down Sesame! At Wikipedia, there is a more comprehensive (and ever growing) list.

Sports Figures


Goo Goo Dolls and R.E.M did particularly great Sesame Street performances - remake's of their own songs. Ladysmith Black Mambazo's jungle alphabet song is a classic - this is how I now sings my ABCs.

Sesame Street: Vol. 2 - Old School - Old School Sesame Street (1974-1979)

Sesame Street: Old School - Volume Two (1974-1979)
Sesame Street: Old School - Volume Two (1974-1979)

Can you dig it? Sesame Street: Old School Volume 2 picks up right where Volume 1 left off including all the grooviest Sesame Street memories from 1974 to 1979! You ll see cats like Don Music and Roosevelt Franklin Guy Smiley and Fat Blue. Break out your boogie shoes for far out classics like "What s the Name of That Song?" and "Telephone Rock!" Rediscover the Sesame Street of the 1970s -- the place where you learned about letters numbers and lovable furry monsters. Catch you on the flip side!

Run Time: 489 min


A Few More Musical Numbers

Other Celebs - More Celebrity Sesame Street Clips

Katy Perry Seseme Street Video Removed - Sesame Teet?

Katy Perry filmed a show segment

Your Thoughts on the Katy Petty Video

Do you think it was right for them to pull the Katy Perry segment from airing?

Sesame Street Special Report - Cookiegate

Male Singers

Sesame Street opens every genre of music to children for possible the first time. It has managed to entertain parents and children with the amazing talent it provides.

More Musicians

This is where kids get their first real sense of musical styles. Even at a year and a half, they know what they like. Sesame Street does an excellent job at exposing children to a variety of musical genres.

More Celebrity Guest Visits


These ladies are a lot of fun.

Get a Copy

Sesame Street: Songs From Street 35 Years of Music
Sesame Street: Songs From Street 35 Years of Music

Guest Stars: Lena Horne, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Joe Raposo, Paul Simon, Pete Seeger, Cab Calloway, Stevie Wonder, The Pointer Sisters, Johnny Cash, Madeline Kahn, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, B.B. King, Los Lobos, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Ziggy Marley, Diane Schuur, Tony Bennettt, Aaron Neville, Steven Tyler, Spin Doctors, Melissa Etheridge, Gloria Estefan, Hootie & the Blowfish, Trisha Yearwood, Celine Dion, REM, *NSYNC, Destiny's Child, Goo Goo Dolls, Dixie Chicks, Fugees, Ursula 1000, Keb' Mo'

Sesame Street - Put Down The Duckie [VHS]
Sesame Street - Put Down The Duckie [VHS]

Madeline Kahn, Paul Simon, Danny Devito, Wynton Marsalis, Jeremy Irons, Phil Donahue, Ralph Nader, Martina Navritalova, Barbara Walters, Jane Curtin, Patti LaBelle, James Taylor, Seiji Ozawa, Joe Williams, Jean Marsh, Gordon Jackson


Even More Musicians

Classical Musicians / Singers

Sesame Street has exposed millions of kids to different musical instruments and helped to inspire kids to pick up those instruments themselves. Sesame has become their first touch of music appreciation and music education.

More Music

More Actors

Not An Official Sesame Street Site

This is not an official Sesame Street website. You can get to the official site here: PBS: Sesame Street

We'd love to hear what's on your mind.

Who was your favorite celebrity guest star?

Sesame Street Celebs Guestbook

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    • bernie74 lm profile image

      bernie74 lm 

      8 years ago

      Wow I didn't realise LL Cool J was on Sesame Street. Thanks for sharing

      Blessed by a Squid Angel!

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      JeanJohnson LM 

      8 years ago

      It's always been great about Sesame Street that it has involved so many celebrities. Nice lens

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      Nathalie Roy 

      8 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Blessed by this squidoo Angel (no April's Fool!). Sesame Street is such a classic! I bought a DVD for my son, so he learn English in a fun way. Interesting to see the amazing list of celebs that was on that show.

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      Wendy Leanne 

      8 years ago from Texas

      This was a great idea for a lens. I liked the one with Neil Patrick Harris. He was great.

      I lensrolled you to my Katy Perry T Shirt lens.

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      9 years ago

      I used to watch sesame street when I was little, it brings back memories.

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      9 years ago

      I'm glad you asked that.

      My FAVORITE SESAME STREET celebrity?

      When Susan Sarandon and The Count are outside his castle, it's raining-and they doing

      a little ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW parody.


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      9 years ago from Massachusetts

      Robin Williams, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby? I must've been asleep during those segments, or not paying attention, because I don't remember any of this! I remember the non-people skits to a T. Nice work, blessed!

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      9 years ago

      I thought I remembered Bob Marley being on Sesame Street but I can't find it anywhere.Was I mistaken?

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      9 years ago

      Thanks for the good info...very good blog site.

    • hlkljgk profile image


      10 years ago from Western Mass

      love all the videos - nice work

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      10 years ago

      has anyone else seen the episode of ss with ozzy osbourne in it?? i think there were several other singers in the show with him.

    • SuzieSmiles profile image


      10 years ago

      Really enjoyed reading your lens! Fred Rogers was my favorite guest! 5* Please check out my Mister Rogers Neighborhood lens:

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      10 years ago

      ernie sang this really good song with a female artist on a car what was the name of that song, ive looked everywhere for it can't seem to find it

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      10 years ago

      i would love to see the skit of karen carpenter singing "close to you" to kermit! i hope i didn't just dream that up....

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      JenOfChicago LM 

      10 years ago

      Great lens!

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      10 years ago

      Enjoyed reading your lens. My sons used to watch

      Sesame Street and I did too with them.


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      10 years ago

      We love SS... I remember it fondly from my childhood and my 7 yr old is a big fan as he takes a puppetry class from an elderly gent that was a SS puppeteer back when it first started. Great lens.

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      10 years ago

      To Sesame Street,

      Can you please get a Planet H moon from Sesame Street?

      Justin Miller

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      10 years ago

      Hello! Nice lens! I grew up watching Sesame Street so I really enjoyed your lens. Grover and OScar were my favorites.

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      Kerri Bee 

      11 years ago from Upstate, NY

      Susan, David Bowie was in Labyrinth a Jim Henson movie, but if he was on Sesame Street it certainly escaped me. Here is a little David Bowie treat for you though: David Bowie & Mick Jagger - Dancing in the Streets.

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      11 years ago

      I could swear that David Bowie was on Sesame Street, but I don't see him mentioned on your website.

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      The Homeopath 

      11 years ago

      "Put Down The Ducky" - best Sesame Street moment EVER!!!!

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      11 years ago

      Great lens! 5*'s. Lensrolled to my Elmo Birthday Party lens. :)

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      11 years ago

      I have been trying to find a cartoon video segment that was on Sesame Street way back in the 70's which featured Led Zeppelin's Going to was sooooo beautifully done.

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      Fox Music 

      11 years ago

      Lilly Tomlin - Rowan and Martins Laugh In

      Great Lens!! I Remember some of these early Sesame Street Cameos from when I was a child and some from when My children were children.

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      Kerri Bee 

      11 years ago from Upstate, NY

      Belinda, I think you are thinking about Lily Tomlin as Edith Ann.

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      11 years ago

      Help me, SS fans! What was the name of the comedienne who pretended to be a little girl, and she ended by saying "And that's the truth!" and then blows a raspberry. I'm racking my brain!

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      11 years ago

      great lens 5 stars 4 u

    • EvieJewelry profile image


      11 years ago

      Great lens 5 *'s. I've started watching again after many years now with my grandbaby

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      11 years ago

      I was five when Sesame Street started. I love it! 5 Stars!

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      Missi Troble 

      11 years ago

      I can't believe how long this show has been around, nice sight!

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      11 years ago

      Great lens and thanks for taking me down memmory lane. Good Luck! 5 stars!

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      GypsyPirate LM 

      12 years ago

      Since he was a guest, I had to lensroll this to my Robin Williams page. Great job with all this info!

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      12 years ago

      Cool lens, kids will love the videos you have here.

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      kerryg lm 

      12 years ago

      Great lens!

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      Margaret Schaut 

      12 years ago from Detroit

      Fun lens! Better than TV!

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      12 years ago

      Thank you for joining Get Ratings, Give Ratings! Great lens, 5 stars!

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      12 years ago

      Just lensrolled you on my Jim Henson lens! :D

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      12 years ago

      This lens brought back my childhood memories. Great job. Lots of valuable resources. 5 stars.

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      12 years ago

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      12 years ago

      Great lens. I love Sesame Street!

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      12 years ago

      Wow, kab, such fun! I remember just a few of these. An amazing collection. Great to have this lens join us at the Kaleidoscope Group!

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      12 years ago


      Great compilation!

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      12 years ago

      I can still remember the first episode and the excitement of waiting to see it every day! I love this show :) 5 Stars on such an unusual but informative lens.

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      12 years ago

      I loved Sesame Street and Cookie Monster was my favorite!

      5 star lens!


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      12 years ago

      brings back good memories=) what a wonderul lens this is! im not sure if there's anyone who doesn't love Sesame Street!5 stars!

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      12 years ago

      What a fun lens! I love this! Great job! Fives stars to you!


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