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

The Season 8 Cast

The cast commemorating the show's 1000th episode.

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

"Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard"

Ernie gives Bert a physical.

David's grandmother Grace makes her first of many visits to the show this season.

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

"Cookie Disco"

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.

Big Bird posing as "Admiral Bird" during a trip to City Island in Episode 0946.

"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, a feature introduced later in the previous season. Likewise, this was also the last season where the episode number was displayed as a flat graphic (midway through the season, the episode numbers began to have black shadows or borders depending on the episode).


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
Ray Barretto, Richie Havens, Edgar Kendricks, 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, Sam the Robot, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Sully



Season 8 credit crawl

credit crawl


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