Sesame Street
Premiere November 27, 1978 (1186)
Finale May 25, 1979 (1315)
Episodes 130

10th Anniversary logo by Michael J. Smollin


Alternate logos by Smollin

Season 10 with fruit

The Sesame Street cast of season 10.


Mr. Hooper and David meet Telly Monster, a monster obsessed with watching television.


Bert teaches his pet pigeon Bernice how to play checkers.


Many segments take the cast out on-location in New York City.


The Ringmaster demonstrates the number 8.

Sesame Street Season 10 aired from November 27, 1978 to May 25, 1979.


The season's main curriculum elements include pre-reading, science concepts, health, and nutrition.

New recurring Muppet characters are introduced this season; including Telly Monster (debuting in episode 1257 as a monster obsessed with television) and Oscar's chauffeur Bruno the Trashman (introduced in episode 1259). Also introduced this season are the Polka Dot People, a family of Muppets who teach cultural diversity and a physically disabled Muppet. A large Muppet dog, previously introduced in Episode 1177 as "Woof Woof," is established as Barkley in the season premiere.

The season's locations also extend beyond the basic street set. New locations such as a hospital, day care, the rooftop and basement of 123, and the apartments of the human cast are explored. Several segments of the show are shot on-location in various New York City hot spots, including Central Park, Lincoln Center, and Chinatown.[1]


Episodes 1186 - 1315 (130 episodes)


  • Starting with this season (all the way up to 1982), an alternate version of the Children's Television Workshop logo is featured. The exact same Roman-style plaque is used, except that it was printed with the Futura font (the same font as the show's letters and numbers) as opposed to the crudely-painted text on the earlier logo.



Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Emilio Delgado, Will Lee, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, Alaina Reed, Buffy Sainte-Marie

Jim Henson's Muppets

Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt (Uncredited: Cheryl Blaylock, Fran Brill, Michael Earl, Olga Felgemacher, Brian Muehl, Kathryn Mullen, Bob Payne, Toby Towson)

Guest Stars

Canadian Brass, George Benson, The Deadly Nightshade



Linda, David, Luis, Mr. Hooper, Susan, Maria, Bob, Gordon, Olivia, Buffy


The Amazing Mumford, Anything Muppets, Barkley, Bert, Biff, Big Bird, Bruno the Trashman, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Don Music, Ernie, Gladys the Cow, Grover, Herry Monster, Kermit the Frog, Lefty the Salesman, Oscar the Grouch, Prairie Dawn, Sinister Sam, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Sully, Telly Monster, Two-Headed Monster


Season 10 credit crawl

Season 10 credit crawl

credit crawl


  1. CTW Newsletter, June 1979
  2. Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season bonus material

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