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Sesame Street
Premiere November 19, 1973 (0536)
Finale May 17, 1974 (0665)
Episodes 130


The season 5 cast of Sesame Street.


"Doin' the Pigeon"

"Fat Cat"

Lena Horne and Grover sing "How Do You Do?"

"Count It Higher"

Super Grover

Sesame Street's mid-70s closing sequence

Sesame Street Season 5 aired from November 19, 1973, to May 17, 1974.


The curriculum for Season 5 is focusing on affect behavior, which includes lessons on emotions and feelings. Children will be able to recognize feelings and emotions including pride, love, fear, anger, surprise, happiness, and sadness taught through the human hosts, the Muppets, and animated films.[1]

This season introduces new Muppet characters including the Twiddlebug Family[1] and a construction worker, Sully, who works with Biff who was introduced in the previous season.[2]


Episodes 0536 - 0665 (130 episodes)


  • This is the last season to feature Hal Miller as Gordon.
  • This is also the last season to use the illustrated credit crawl which was introduced around mid-season 3. Near the end of the season, a new credit crawl is introduced featuring a drive through the countryside. This credit crawl would be used up until season 9.
  • After this season, Joe Raposo left the show to work on other projects. He would return to his original role as music director in season 15.
  • This is also Jeff Moss' final season. Moss would return to the Sesame Street writing staff in season 14.


Northern Calloway, Loretta Long, Will Lee, Bob McGrath, Emilio Delgado, Sonia Manzano, Hal Miller, Joe Ponazecki, Paul B. Price; Linda Bove (Uncredited: Recurring guest)
Jim Henson's Muppets
Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt (Uncredited: Fran Brill, Jane Henson)
Guest Stars
Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Jimmy Collier, Morgan Freeman, The Harlem Globetrotters (including Marquis Haynes and Meadowlark Lemon[2]), Lena Horne, Krazy Kat, Rita Moreno


David, Susan, Mr. Hooper, Bob, Luis, Maria, Gordon, Wally and Ralph, Willy, Mr. Macintosh, Linda, Officer Krupky
The Amazing Mumford, Anything Muppets, Baby Breeze, Bad Barney, Bad Bart, Bart, Bert, Biff, Big Bad Wolf, Big Bird, Big Jeffie, Bip Bippadotta, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Ernie, Farley, Fred the Wonder Horse, Gladys the Cow, Grover, Hardhead Henry Harris, Harvey Kneeslapper, Herry Monster, Kermit the Frog, Lefty the Salesman, Little Bird, Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats, Little Jerry and the Monotones, The Martians, The Mudman, Oscar the Grouch, Prairie Dawn, Prince Charming, Roosevelt Franklin, Sam the Robot, Sherlock Hemlock, Simon Soundman, Smart Tina, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Sully, Suzetta Something, The Three Little Pigs, Twiddlebugs


Portion of the season's illustrated credit crawl depicting 123 Sesame Street.


Season 5 credit crawl

credit crawl


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