|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 Sesame Street television show, her voice was provided by Loretta Long. However, on the album The Year of Roosevelt Franklin, she was performed by Rosalind Cash. For the Handclapping Number, she was performed by Richard Hunt.
On the TV Special Sesame Street Unpaved, Dr. Long recalled:
- 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.