Developing Self-Esteem was a 7-part series of films produced in 1985 by Guidance Associates in cooperation with the Children’s Television Workshop. The series featured live-action and animation clips from Sesame Street having to do with self-esteem, and was distributed to classrooms on 16mm film (as opposed to videotape).

Part 1: Developing Self-Awareness

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Muppets "Ladies and gentlemen, the Starlight Hotel takes great pride in presenting the world's favorite six-year-old entertainer, Miss Prairie Dawn!" Prairie sings "All By Myself" with a backup group of monsters.
(First: Episode 1824)
Cartoon A baby climbs up the stairs all by himself.
(EKA: Episode 1736)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Me."
(EKA: Episode 0937)

Part 2: Personal Identity

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Muppets Two Anything Muppets sing "Me" in both English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0372)
Insert Bob and Olivia talk with two kids about names, then sing "I Like My Name."
(EKA: Episode 1169)
Cartoon A little girl sings "There Is Only One Me."
(EKA: Episode 1966)

Part 3: Overcoming Stereotypes

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Muppets A group of female Anything Muppets sing about the many things "Women Can Be."
(First: Episode 0773)
Cartoon A real Indian boy tells two boys who are playing Cowboy and Indian that Indians don't say "ugh". The other kids tell him that they heard the expression on TV.
(EKA: Episode 0812)
Cartoon A rooster finds a purpose in his life when he's given the job to wake everyone on a farm.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1347)
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Proud".
(EKA: Episode 0737)

Part 4: Pride in Accomplishment

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Bob & AMs
Muppets / Cast Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "Anybody Can Sing."
Cartoon A duckling dresses itself, naming all the parts of its coat.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1195)
Cast Bob sings "Can Do" with the kids about all the things they know how to do.
(EKA: Episode 1083)

Part 5: Setting Goals and Persevering

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Marv Albert at night


Insert At night, Marv Albert reports on a legendary event: Gladys the Cow, who has been training for months with her coach Gordon, will now attempt to jump over the moon. She does so, and feels proud of herself.

Part 6: Living With Disabilities

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Celebrity Big Bird learns about disabilities from Itzhak Perlman and Rafael.
(EKA: Episode 1762)
ItzhakPerlman with girl
Celebrity Itzhak Perlman and a girl demonstrate their strengths and weaknesses.
(EKA: Episode 1563)
2096m Song "Me and My Chair"
(First: Episode 1706)
Animation The big green balls and one little orange ball ride over the top of the hills. The little one can't make it over the big hill, but conquers the small hill.
(EKA: Episode 1906)

Part 7: Practice as a Way to Achieve Goals

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Muppets / Celebrity Edith Ann (Lily Tomlin) talks to Herry about being proud.
(EKA: Episode 0913)
Film Kids go roller-skating in a playground as ragtime music plays.
(EKA: Episode 1234)
Cartoon A boy learns to play his violin.
(EKA: Episode 1736)