Music by Christopher Cerf
Lyrics by Sarah Durkee
Date 1986
Publisher Durkee/Jacobs Inc. (King Dog Music/Jive Durkee Music)
First Episode 2328

"On My Pond" is an environmental Sesame Street song sung by Kermit the Frog, about not throwing trash into ponds. He is backed by a group of fish. The pond is constantly polluted by various Anything Muppets (a picnicking family, a garbage man, and a boater) who fill it with trash, smoke, and noise (from a loud radio). Eventually, they realize their mistakes and clean up their trash.


  • This segment was taped on December 17, 1986, and was directed by Jon Stone.[1]
  • Sesame Street album releases use a version of the song recorded for the 1988 album Free to Be... a Family. In this version, "the Gurgling Fish" are voiced by Christopher Cerf, Sarah Durkee, and Paul Jacobs. Additional voices are by Jerry Nelson, Camille Bonora, and Doug Epstein.



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