Sesame Street Stays Up Late!
Release: December 29, 1993

Sesame Street Stays Up Late! is a 1993 New Year's Eve special with guest appearances by characters from the international versions of Sesame Street. 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: Moishe Oofnik (here referred to as "Oofnik the Grouch") and Kippi Ben Kippod from Israel's Rechov Sumsum Tita from Portugal's Rua Sesamo Tiffy, Samson and Finchen from Germany's Sesamstrasse Max Mekker, Alfa and Bjarne Betjent from Norway's Sesam Stasjon Rosita and Elmo's Cousin Pepe appear in the special to represent Mexico, while Elmo's cousin Elmonosuke represents Japan. The show aired on PBS with the subtitle A Monster New Years Eve Party, and was released on home video as Sesame Street Celebrates Around the World. It was also adapted into book form. This special also featured the first new appearance of Ernie since Jim Henson's death, performed by Steve Whitmire.

The Count: "I love traditions!"
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Everyone: "HAPPY NEW YEAR! (cheers)"
Slimey: "(blows noisemaker)"
Oscar: "Oh no, Slimey! Not you too!"
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Cookie Monster: "De de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de"
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Big Bird: "We're gonna stay up late and party!"
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Cookie Monster: "The end! Mmmm, me love credits! (eats one of the letters in THE END)"
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