Korr addresses students at Eastbury School of Glastonbury in January 1990

David Korr (b. 1943)[1] is a writer who wrote for the Sesame Street television show for many years from 1974 to 2001. He has also written several Sesame Street books, songs, and albums. Korr has also been credited with developing Elmo,[2][3][4] writing some of the earliest segments for the character.[5]






  1. Copyright Catalog
  2. Norman Stiles interview, video interview for the Archive of American Television, conducted on December 12, 2014. [01:07]
    "There was a writer named David Korr, who really gravitated towards trying to figure this out, and he wrote some sketches [...]"
  3. Kevin Clash interview, audio interview for Wisconsin Public Television podcast, c. 2006. [06:20]
    "One of the writers, David Korr [...] took a liking to the character and started writing him in his scripts, and that's how it started with the character [...]"
  4. Gikow, Louise. Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street. p. 100
    "Kevin Clash credits show writer David Korr with helping to keep the Elmo character alive long enough for the red puppet to finally find his voice."
  5. scripts by Korr featuring Elmo include Episodes 1594, 1851, 1865, 1924, 1965, 1969, 2009, 2011, 2018, 2025, 2026, 2035, 2036, 2037
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