Sesame Street
Premiere November 28, 1977 (1056)
Finale May 26, 1978 (1185)
Episodes 130

Ray Charles makes an appearance this season, as does Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, and Mummenschanz.

Grover again

Madeline Kahn, who sings Sing After Me with Grover.


The Sign Cartoons made their debut this season.


"I-Beam" film


"The Ten Commandments of Health"


How sugar comes from sugar beets.


"It Feels Good When You Sing a Song"


"This Frog"


Ernie helps Bert's nephew Brad by giving him bath toys

Sesame Street Season 9 aired from November 28, 1977 to May 26, 1978.

Season Overview

This season will focus on cultural diversity as the cast visits Buffy Sainte-Marie at her home on the island of Kauai of Hawaii. Jon Stone said, "Going to Hawaii was very good for us because it is a multi-ethnic society and one that provides an ocean-oriented milieu that we have never had on the series."[1] Three of the children who participated in the Hawaii shows are direct descendants of King Kaumualii, and two are descendants of King Kamehameha.[2]

The curriculum will also emphasis on higher-order reading skills, such as verbal blending and letter sounds. In addition, this season will introduce basic principles of health and nutrition, dental care, personal hygiene, pre-science, and the environment.


Episodes 1056 - 1185 (130 episodes)

Season 9 Cast

Season 9 Credits


  1. Sarasota Herald-Tribune: New Avenues For 'Sesame Street'
  2. "'Sesame Street' films shows in Hawaii", Boca Raton News, January 13, 1978.


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