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Celebrities on Sesame Street

Updated on February 18, 2013

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.

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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.

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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?

Yes. That's not good for kids.

Yes. That's not good for kids.

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    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Maybe. But the outfit problem should've been addressed even before the shoot.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      borderline isn't it, i would say just past the threshold of being acceptable, a little floppy. looks ok standing uop straight but as soon as she moves things get a little wobbly. i agree with justine get ur kids outside

    • thelordsbeauty 6 years ago

      Yes! Her chest is popping out!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      yes. This was out of character for Elmo.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      although I personally didn't think the outfit was that bad...i don't know why it got taped like that to begin with. Don't the producers or directors have some type of wardrobe approval process?

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      (Before you read this, my choice is in the middle)...I find that the video is really adorable, but they shouldn't let Katy where a dress like that. What ever happened to a cute t-shirt and jeans? She could have carried that dress but not wear it if they really wanted it part of the video. Plus, Katy is a little grown-up to be associated with Sesame Street. Especially when a song with a curse in it is used.

    • Skeeeeeetz 6 years ago

      She's should have thought enough to wear something a little more appropriate. But, then again, she is probably getting more attention for it now than she ever would have. Maybe a smart move...

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Katey is inapropreit it is a little much for kids to be waching.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      HORIBBLE FOR KIDS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT TYHPE OF DRESS IS THAT!!!!!!!

    No. I see nothing wrong with it.

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      • anonymous 5 years ago

        If parents don't want their kids to see what Sesame Street produces they should probably turn the tv off and take their kids outside.

      • RonnieV74 5 years ago

        There's nothing wrong with the video. People get worked up over nothing these days.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I don't see anything really wrong with it, but I don't think that dress is really in the spirit of Sesame Street. It looks more like a spoof video than something that would actually be on the show.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        My son watches this video over and over on youtube, and I'm perfectly OK with it. Women have breast - kids know that. It's not like she was jiggling them in Elmo's face. If Sesame street didn't like her wardrobe, then they should have had her change clothes before spending the time to shoot the video.

      • Nathalie Roy 6 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

        Nothing wrong with it at all. Not even sure what was the fuss about. Maybe because I am French-Canadian and don't get my panties in a knot about a little bit of skin :)

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        no it wasn't, it was a fun video, not a porno

      • Janet2221 6 years ago

        While I feel that Katy could have covered herself up a bit more, I think the video is really cute and I would be okay with my child watching it.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        there is nothing wrong let it on air it would make kids laugh

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        prudish parents removing an actually cute video. I've seen more while visiting the local Wal_Mart. It amazes me people will raise a stink over a little jiggling, yet not think a thing about shows where people are murdered.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        oh, good god people! Next you'll have aproblem with her chasing elmo down! For God's sake! Grow up! She's an artist and should be treated with the dignity and respect any artist has been afforded on this show. For over 40 years, Sesame Street has been an institution of tolerance and acceptance. What's happened here was a seriously offensive judgement call! Shame on y'all!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        no. it's too cute! i was smiling the whole time watching this vid. adults will look on her boobs, but the kids will look at elmo and sing katy's very popular song. my kid loves it and does not care katy's outfit at all.

      • Oosquid 6 years ago

        Pulled? What for? I don't see anything that would stop me letting my grandchildren watch it. It was made for kids, they love that stuff. There is all kinds of things shown on children' s programs that are a bit questionable but I can see nothing wrong at all with that clip.

      • Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

        Not sure what is wrong with it!

      • Bus Stop Toy Shop 6 years ago

        Why would a three-year old even notice what's she's wearing?

      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.

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      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.

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      Songs from the Street: 35 Years of Music
      Songs from the 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'

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          bernie74 lm 5 years ago

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

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          JeanJohnson LM 6 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 6 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 6 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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          anonymous 7 years ago

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

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          anonymous 7 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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          Kiwisoutback 7 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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          anonymous 7 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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          anonymous 7 years ago

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

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          hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

          love all the videos - nice work

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          anonymous 8 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.

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          SuzieSmiles 8 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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          anonymous 8 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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          anonymous 8 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 8 years ago

          Great lens!

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          poutine 8 years ago

          Enjoyed reading your lens. My sons used to watch

          Sesame Street and I did too with them.


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          MSBeltran1 8 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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          anonymous 8 years ago

          To Sesame Street,

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

          Justin Miller

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          OldGrampa 8 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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          kab 8 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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          anonymous 8 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 9 years ago

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

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          Janet2221 9 years ago

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

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          anonymous 9 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 9 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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          kab 9 years ago from Upstate, NY

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

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          anonymous 9 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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          ShortSaleRealtor 9 years ago

          great lens 5 stars 4 u

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          EvieJewelry 9 years ago

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

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          tdove 9 years ago

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

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          Missi Troble 9 years ago

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

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          Taslo 9 years ago

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

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          GypsyPirate LM 9 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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          Barkely 10 years ago

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

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          kerryg lm 10 years ago

          Great lens!

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          Margaret Schaut 10 years ago from Detroit

          Fun lens! Better than TV!

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          tplus 10 years ago

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

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          blondeheroine 10 years ago

          Just lensrolled you on my Jim Henson lens! :D

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          brookehudson 10 years ago

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

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          bdkz 10 years ago

          Great lens. I love Sesame Street!

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          KCStargazer 10 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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          Ands 10 years ago


          Great compilation!

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          ShawnsBidness 10 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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          DeWayne-FilmFreak 10 years ago

          I loved Sesame Street and Cookie Monster was my favorite!

          5 star lens!


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          financegirls 10 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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          WhitePineLane 10 years ago

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