GROUCHES WIKIs goal is to be as accurate & complete as possible, using the information thats currently available to us. On the SESAME STREET Episode Guide pages, we try to track the earliest appearance that we can find for each insert sketch.

There are over 4,500 episodes of SESAME STREET, so assembling a complete episode guide is a long-term project. Therefore, we note the "Earliest Known Appearance" of each sketch, with the understanding that that information will change if we find an earlier appearance of the sketch.

Its possible that for any given song or sketch, the EKA that we list may not be the segments actual first appearance -- & in fact, it could be off by some years. All that we can list is the earliest that weve found so far -- over time, as we find information on more episodes, the EKAs get more accurate.

If youre interested in making the EKAs more accurate on the WIKI, then please help out by adding more episode information! If you have any old SESAME STREET tapes, feel free to add pages for the episodes that you have.

First AppearanceEdit

We will ONLY use "First Appearance" in the instances when we are ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that a sketch first appeared in a particular episode. "First Appearance" is sometimes used for inserts that appear in the first episode of a season, or in cases where information in the CTW archives reveals the first appearance of an insert. "First Appearance" should be used sparingly. When in doubt, contributors should use "Earliest Known Appearance".


  • Contributors can list the Earliest Known Appearance on episode pages by adding the eka template -- (EKA: Episode 0001)

with the 4 numbers being the episode number that youd like to link to.

  • An article about an individual sketch can have an "Earliest Known Appearance" box; contributors create this box by adding {{ekabox|0001}}. The box should go under the sketch picture.
  • The companion t that template is the "First Appearance" box, which uses the {{firstbox|0001}} template.
  • The companion template for Sesamstrasse episodes (the German co-production) is {{ekastrasse|0001}}
  • The companion first template for Sesamstrasse episodes is {{firststrasse|0001}}

If you have questions about how to use the Earliest Known Appearance & First Appearance, leave a MESSage on an administrators talk page.

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