Sesame Street
Premiere November 29, 1976 (0926)
Finale May 27, 1977 (1055)
Episodes 130

The Season 8 Cast


Several of the episodes this season focus on Cody, Buffy's baby.


"Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard"


Ernie gives Bert a physical.

Welcome Grandma

David's grandmother Harriet makes her visit of many visits to the show this season.


"Dog Flea Camp", a cartoon by long-time Sesame animator Bruce Cayard.


"Cookie Disco"

Pinball Number Count

The Pinball Number Count series first appeared in this season.


"Ah, For the Joys of the Countryside"


Kids with different abilities perform gymnastics in a classic film made for this season.


"Proud of Me"


"This Frog"

Sesame Street Season 8 aired from November 29, 1976 to May 27, 1977.


This season will focus on female roles. Dulcy Singer says, "the changes are being made in response to criticism of not enough women in the cast and showing women in stereotyped roles.[1]

This season introduces singer and actress Alaina Reed as Olivia, a professional photographer.


Episodes 0926 - 1055 (130 episodes)


  • Starting with this season, closing signs take place in outdoor locations.
  • Starting this season, and continuing through season 32, the episode number is displayed on-screen during the beginning of the theme song.
  • This also the first time since season 2 where Dick Maitland was given a sound effects credit.



Northern Calloway, Emilio Delgado, Will Lee, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, Alaina Reed, Buffy Sainte-Marie; Linda Bove (uncredited, recurring guest)

Jim Henson's Muppets

Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Peter Friedman, Caroly Wilcox; (Uncredited: Fran Brill, Jane Henson)

Guest Stars

Anne Revere, Paul Simon, Judy Collins, Clarice Taylor[1]



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


The Amazing Mumford, Anything Muppets, Bert, Biff, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Ernest the Grouch, Ernie, Fred the Wonder Horse, Gladys the Cow, Grover, Guy Smiley, Harvey Kneeslapper, Herry Monster, Mr. Johnson, Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, Poco Loco, Rodeo Rosie, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Sully


Season 8 credit crawl

Season 8 credit crawl

credit crawl


  1. 1.0 1.1 Star-News: Female roles on Sesame Street

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