Television & Movies
- The Land of Gorch sketches finish airing on NBC's Saturday Night Live, January 10 - September 18
- The Muppet Show begins airing in syndication in the United States and on the ITV collective of networks in the United Kingdom, September
- Sesame Street: Season 8 begins on November 29
- Big Bird visits the White House, for the Diplomatic Children's Christmas Party, December 14
- Grover's Little Red Riding Hood
- How to Be a Grouch
- I am a Monster
- The Sesame Street Book of Fairy Tales
- The Sesame Street Mother Goose
- Where Are You, Cookie Monster?
- Would You Like to Play Hide & Seek in This Book With Lovable, Furry Old Grover?
Muppet Character Debuts
- The Muppet Show:
- Big Bird's Mystery Bank
- Cookie Monster Piano
- The Sesame Street 1976 Calendar
- Gorham Sesame Street Figurines
- Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade features a Sesame Street float
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