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Sesame Street Stays Up Late! is a 1993 New Year's Eve special with guest appearances by characters from some of the international versions of Sesame Street. The special aired on PBS with the subtitle A Monster New Years Eve Party.



Everyone on Sesame Street is preparing to celebrate New Year's Eve as they all go Around the Corner to hold the party. However, Telly quickly discovers that this means the current year ends. He becomes afraid that he soon will enter an unknown year, and starts a campaign to prevent the new year from coming. Lily Tomlin makes an appearance as her Laugh-In character Ernestine the Telephone Operator.

Meanwhile, Elmo is the host of the Monster News Network, showing how New Year's Eve is celebrated around the world. This is done by showing segments created by the Sesame characters from the different co-productions around the world.

The international Sesame Street characters represented are:

Rosita and Elmo's Cousin Pepe appear in the special to represent Mexico, while Elmo's cousin Elmo-noske represents Japan.


  • This special also features one of the first new appearances of Ernie since Jim Henson's death. Steve Whitmire took over as his performer, doing the character's voice for the first time for a TV appearance.

Video and DVD Releases

The show was released on home video as Sesame Street Celebrates Around the World. It was also adapted into book form.


Producer: Nina Elias-Bamberger

Writers: Lou Berger

Director: Chuck Vinson


Muppets: Baby Bear, Bert, Big Bird, Cookie Monster Count von Count, Elmo, Ernie, Grover, Lambs, MNN Logo Monsters, Mrs. Grouch, Oscar the Grouch, Penguins, Prairie Dawn, Rosita, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Telly Monster, Uncle Hank, Wolfgang the Seal, Zoe.

Background Muppets: Baby Natasha, Benny Rabbit, Herry Monster, Homer Honker, Honker, Hoots the Owl, Humphrey, Ingrid, Merry Monster, Roxie Marie, The Squirrelles.

Human Cast:

Gordon, Susan, Luis, Maria, Ruthie, Gina, Bob, Celina, Savion, Linda, Angela, Jamal, Tarah, Carlo


Carlo Alban, Alison Bartlett, Linda Bove, Ruth Buzzi, Annette Calud, Emilio Delgado, Savion Glover, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Angel Jemmott, Roscoe Orman, Jou Jou Papailler, Tarah Schaeffer

Muppet Performers:

Caroll Spinney, Pam Arciero, Fran Brill, Kevin Clash, James Kroupa, Peter Linz, Rick Lyon, Noel MacNeal, Jim Martin, Joey Mazzarino, Alison Mork, Jerry Nelson, Carmen Osbahr, Frank Oz, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, Steve Whitmire, and Bryant Young

See also


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