|PERFORMER||Loretta Long show voice|
|Rosalind Cash album voice|
Roosevelt Franklin's Mother is, naturally, the mother of Roosevelt Franklin.
As described by CTW advisor Gerald S. Lesser, Mother Franklin "nags and pushes Roosevelt a little (this does not seem to bother him much), but takes obvious pride in his knowledge and achievements: 'Roosevelt Franklin --he sure does know his numbers!!'"
On the TV Special Sesame Street Unpaved, Dr. Long recalled:
“What I loved about Jim Henson, when we were doing Roosevelt Franklin, and he watched me do the voiceover for the mother, and I said 'Mmm-mm-mm.. Roosevelt Franklin sure does know his ABCs', and he totally rewired the mother puppet so she could put her hand on her hip. I thought that was so cool that he respected that that's what a mother would do.”
- Sesame Street Finger Puppets (1971)
- The Sesame Street Storybook, frontispiece only (1971)
- Grover and the Everything in the Whole Wide World Museum (1974)
- See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Smell No Evil (1975)
- The Sesame Street Postcard Book (1976)
- Tales of Sesame Gulch (1977)
- The Sesame Street Block Party Coloring Book (1977)
- A Day on Sesame Street (1979)
- The Sesame Street Dictionary (1980)
- Lesser, Gerald S. Children and Television: Lessons from Sesame Street. New York: Random House, 1974.