PERFORMER Jerry Nelson
DEBUT 1970

Farley with Elmo in "The Computers in Your Neighborhood"


Farley and his parents in Episode 0258.


Farley and Ernie eat Peppermint Sticks

Farley is a boy with short, spiky orange hair and a yellow sweater. He first appeared on Sesame Street during Season 2. He appeared most often during the 1970s and was featured on many of the Sesame Street records from that period, but has only appeared occasionally since then.

Following the 1970s, Farley's most prominent and recent appearances include the song "Pet at the Vet" in season 28, and "The Computers in Your Neighborhood" in season 31.

Farley has appeared in a number of illustrated books, but none more prominent than 1980's Farley Goes to the Doctor. Much of Farley's home life is revealed in this story including his dad and his teddy bear, T.J.

Farley also appeared in the background for the finale of The Muppet Movie.

Street scenes


  • Farley talks to the viewer about all the things he can do with his mind. Someone's knocking on the door, and he imagines that it's a monster. When he opens it, Herry Monster walks through and scares him badly enough for him to ram through the wall to make his escape. (First: Episode 0180)
  • Ernie and Farley are about to eat peppermint stick candy, but Cookie Monster passes by and points out that Ernie's is longer than Farley's, and Farley's is shorter. Cookie solves the problem by eating each stick, each time making the other one longer. He finally gets them the right size--but they are now eaten down to small stubs. (First: Episode 0260)
  • Farley has lost his toy box, so he goes to the Lost and Found. The man working there (an AM performed by Jim Henson) goes through several boxes, all of which are only similar to Farley's. At last, Farley discovers that the correct box was in his pocket all along; he laughs at the irony, but the man doesn't think it's the least bit funny. (First: Episode 0279)
  • Some Muppet kids (including Farley) plan to decorate their clubhouse, but each one is only able to find one item. They are upset at their individual failures, until they see what a difference each item makes when they're all hung up. (First: Episode 0280)
  • Farley and two other friends are having a party in a treehouse, but they feel sad because the record player is broken. Juanita shows up with her guitar, and shows them how to use tools to make music along with her. (First: Episode 0457)



Book appearances

See also

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