Polly Darton
PERFORMER Michael Earl 1980-1981
  Fran Brill 1981-1993
DEBUT 1980
PATTERN Lavender

Polly Darton's estate, seen in episode 2823.

Polly Darton is a country-western singer from Sesame Street who appeared as early as season 12. During the early 1990s, Polly began making recurring appearances on the street, where she gained a pair of back-up, dog singers, the Git Along Little Doggies.

Darton is a parody of real-life country singer Dolly Parton. The character was the idea of Emily Perl Kingsley.[1]

Polly made a cameo in Sesame Street: 25 Wonderful Years and appeared in newly recorded songs for Kids' Favorite Songs and Elmo's Lowdown Hoedown.

Although usually performed by Fran Brill, in her song "14 Carrot Love," she was performed by Camille Bonora.


Episodic appearances

In addition to inserts, Polly has also been involved in the street plots of the following episodes:


  1. Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street, page 227

See also