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Play with Me Sesame is a 24-minute program that premiered on April 1, 2002.[1] It features a framing structure starring Grover, Prairie Dawn, Ernie and Bert while also showcasing old inserts from Sesame Street.

The first two seasons were produced for Noggin, and contained 26 and 52 episodes, respectively. The third and final season was produced soley by Sesame Workshop with 26 episodes.[2] In the second season, Cookie Monster, Ernestine, Slimey, and Zoe started making occasional appearances on the show. It currently airs on PBS Kids Sprout.



A typical show follows this format:

  • Ernie Says ... (similar to "Simon Says")
  • classic Muppet clip
  • Prairie Dawn showcases drawings made by kids
  • classic Muppet clip
  • Bert plays on the computer
  • classic Muppet clip (a song segment)
  • Bert shows computer-generated "oatmeal art" submitted by kids
  • classic Muppet clip (an Ernie and Bert segment)
  • Finale: Grover invites the viewer to dance with him (occasionally includes a classic clip)


International versions

  • In Britain, the series is modified to include Domby and Kit; see Play With Me Sesame (UK).
  • When Play with Me Sesame aired on the Hallmark Channel in Asia in October of 2003, the Prairie Dawn segments were cut out.
  • In Denmark the show was included as it's own segment on Sesamgade.
  • Broadcast in over 50 countries, the series is currently seen on such networks as Disney UK, Disney Asia, ABC Australia, YTV/Treehouse Canada, Cartoon Network India, Minimini (as part of Sesame Nook, known as Bawmy się Sezamku, or "Let's Play Sesame"), Minimax, Magma, and Rai Sat Italy. Small portions of the show are used and dubbed for episodes of international coproductions of Sesame Street, including Plaza Sésamo, Sesamstrasse, and Sesamstraat.

See also


  1. Noggin Press Release
  2. Official Sesame Workshop page

This article uses material from the "Play with Me Sesame" article on the Muppet wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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