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Exterior shot of Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School.

Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School is the elementary school that Roosevelt Franklin attended. "Alma Mamma" served as the segment's theme song. The segment first appeared in season four and remained in rotation through season 10.

The series of sketches involved Roosevelt assuming the role of teacher. His classmates/pupils included Hardhead Henry Harris, Smart Tina, Suzetta Something, and Baby Breeze. All of these characters were voiced by the same actors who played the adults on Sesame Street.

Picture First Appearance Description
RF loudsoft
Episode 0510 Loud and Soft
Roosevelt makes sure the class knows the difference between loud and soft. "Don't tell me I can't teach."
Episode 0514 Poison
Roosevelt spells out the word POISON and explains what it means.
RFES Great People
Episode 0515 Great People
Roosevelt's class is feeling bored when he comes in, so he asks them to name some great people. Some of the names shouted out include Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King Jr., Aretha Franklin, John F. Kennedy, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, and Joe Namath (Smart Tina says her pediatrician, which gets her funny looks). Roosevelt says those are all great people, but there are two they left out, and one of them is you. You are as great as you want to be and nobody can put you down. After their spirits are lifted, Hardhead Henry Harris asks who the other great person is. Roosevelt Franklin names himself as the class responds in mock derision.
Episode 0517 Traffic
Roosevelt has Baby Breeze teach the class about traffic. Smart Tina thinks all one has to do is look at the traffic lights, but Baby Breeze tells her one should also look out for cars.
Episode 0518 Up and Down
Roosevelt has his students stand up and sit down to learn about the opposites.
Episode 0529 Doghouse
Using pictures on the blackboard, Roosevelt Franklin tells the class a story about two little dogs who find a big ol' bone in a doghouse. They try to take the bone, but it turns out that it belongs to a big, mean dog, who chases them away. The moral of the story: "If something's not yours, leave it alone; could be a big ol' dog in the doghouse."
Episode 0534 Morty Moot Mope
Roosevelt Franklin tells the story of an old king named Morty Moot Mope, from the kingdom of Boebitty Bope, who loves to hear words that sound the same. Morty has trouble finding words that rhyme with his name, so he calls upon Same Sound Brown to do it.
Episode 0535 High and Low
Roosevelt teaches the class the difference between high and low.
Episode 0592 To Be Born a Duck
With the class singing along (and Hardhead Henry Harris providing a snare beat on his desk), Roosevelt teaches a story about pride in oneself. The story involves a duck who is told by a chicken that it's "bad luck to be born a duck," because a duck can't cluck or do anything a chicken can do. It's not until the duck learns that he can swim that he realizes it's "good luck to be born a duck."
Episode 0666 Africa
Roosevelt talks to his class about Africa. Smart Tina thinks that Africa is just a big jungle, because she's seen it that way in Tarzan movies. Roosevelt corrects her; only a small portion of Africa is a jungle. Africa also has cities and deserts and lakes. Hard Head Henry Harris compares Africa to Smart Tina.
Episode 0713 Here and There
Roosevelt Franklin teaches the class the difference between "here" and "there". He demonstrates by having a letter for Hardhead Henry Harris (here), and delivering it to him (over there), with Smart Tina portraying a mailbox, and Baby Breeze taking it to him. Upon reading the letter, Harris is insulted and chases Roosevelt.
Episode 0729 Exercise
Roosevelt instructs the class in an exercise: "Lean to the left! Lean to the right! Stand up, sit down! (That's alright!)"
Episode 0744 Poems
The students recite poems about things they had to practice at.
Episode 0749 Hurt Feelings
Roosevelt finds that Suzetta is upset, because Hardhead Henry Harris called her a cantaloupe head. Roosevelt tells her that when you're upset with someone, you should tell them how you feel. He negotiates a peace settlement.
Episode 0778 Rain
Baby Breeze is mad because the rain has ruined his plans for a picnic. He goes outside to try and beat up the rain, then realizes what a silly idea that is.
Episode 0781 Too Cool to Cry
Baby Breeze trips and slams into a desk. Instead of crying, he claims that he's fine, opening him up to be mocked by his classmates. Roosevelt states that even if he thinks he's "too cool to cry," he should cry because it lets people know that he's not okay.