The curriculum for Season 34 is going global to "emphasize similarities among all of us while celebrating our cultural differences." In an interview with Rosemarie T. Truglio, she said about this season's curriculum, "In the States, we're comprised of so many ethnicities and cultures. We want to show children the importance of developing friendships with those who don't look like you."
Episodes 4031 - 4056 (26 episodes)
Muppet Characters (speaking)
Other Characters (speaking)
- Caroll Spinney: as Big Bird & Oscar Pam Arciero: Jennifer Barnhart Fran Brill Lisa Buckley Tyler Bunch Kevin Clash Bruce Connelly Stephanie D'Abruzzo Alice Dinnean Eric Jacobson John Kennedy Jim Kroupa Peter Linz Rick Lyon Lara MacLean Noel MacNeal,Jim Martin: Joey Mazzarino Paul McGinnis Jerry Nelson Carmen Osbahr Frank Oz Martin P. Robinson David Rudman John Tartaglia Gabriel Velez Matt Vogel Steve Whitmire: Bryant Young
- Alison Bartlett O'Reilly, Desiree Casado, Emilio Delgado, Olamide Faison, Bill Irwin, Michael Jeter, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Alan Muraoka, Roscoe Orman
- The format changed slightly this season. Instead of having Big Bird introduce and close the episodes and having the street plot in the middle of the show, the street story was shown at the very beginning of the show, and the middle of each episode would have a new song that somehow revolves around the episode.
- After this season, "Monster Clubhouse" is no longer on the show, "Hero Guy" isn't seen as often as it was in Season 33.
- From this point onward, 26 episodes were produced per season. According to Bob McGrath, "Lou Berger, the head writer, wanted 26 episodes. The bean counters said 25 and asked, 'why do you keep saying 26?' Lou said, 'There are 26 letters in the alphabet. Which one am I supposed to fire?'"
- Beginning with this season, Sesame Street episodes are now given official titles.
- Until Season 38, an edited version of the animated "dancing city" closing credits is used.
- This is the last season Rosita's wings are visible.
- This is Michael Jeter's last season as Mr. Noodle's brother, Mr. Noodle. The season premiere aired shortly after his death.
- New Elmo's World segments included for it's fifth season are about Mail, Feet, Ears, Firefighters, Wild Animals, and Open and Close.
- Executive Producer: Lewis Bernstein
- Producers: Melissa Dino, Carol-Lynn Parente
- Co-Producer: Tim Carter
- Directed: Emily Squires, Ted May, Victor DiNapoli, Ken Diego, Lisa Simon, Jim Martin
- Head Writer: Lou Berger
- Writers: Joey Mazzarino, Molly Boylan, Annie Evans, Christine Ferraro, Judy Freudberg, Tony Geiss, Emily Perl Kingsley, John Weidman, Belinda Ward, Luis Santeiro
- Elmo's World Head Writer: Judy Freudberg
- Elmo's World Co-Executive Producer: Kevin Clash
- Talent Producer: Danette De Sena
- Production Designer: Victor DiNapoli
- Music Director: Mike Renzi
- Associate Music Director: Dave Conner
- Music Coordinator: Danny Epstein
- Lighting Designer: Dan Kelly
- Costume Designers: Bill Kellard, Terry Roberson
- Art Director: Bob Phillips
- Senior Graphic Designer: Mike Pantuso
- Graphic Designer: Pete Oritz
- Set Decorator: Nat Mongioi
- Editing Supervisor: Robert J. Emerick
- Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Leslie Williams, Tim Carter, Carol-Lynn Parente
- Production Stage Manager: Adam Matalon
- Production Coordinator: Heather L. Dick
- Children's Casting: Theresa Anderson, Carrie Haugh
- Post Production Coordinator: Conrad Ford
- Production Associate: Rebecca Rosa-Pagan
- Production Assistant: Todd E. James
- Technical Directors: Daniel Stewart, Richard Wirth, Tom Guadarrama
- Sound Effects: Dick Maitland
- Audio: Blake Norton
- Cameras: Frank Biondo, Jimmy O'Donnell, Jerry Cancel, Kevin Burke
- Vice President of Education & Research: Rosemarie T. Truglio, Ph.D.
- Sesame Street Research Team: Anna E. Housley, M.A., Jennifer Kotler, Ph.D., Jane Pien, David I. Cohen, Evanglean Pope
- Group Vice President of Production for TV, Film & Home Video: Jodi Nassbaum
- Post Production by: Sony Music Studios, Creative Bubble
- ↑ The New York Times: FOR YOUNG VIEWERS; It's Hard to Cut Corners on a Street That Circles the World
- ↑ McGrath, Bob Bob McGrath interview