Mark Saltzman wrote for Sesame Street from 1981 to 1990 (including lyrics for such songs as "Caribbean Amphibian," "A New Way to Walk," and others), and was on the writing staff for the MuppeTelevision segments of The Jim Henson Hour. He has also contributed scripts for some Sesame Street co-productions, including the first five Shalom Sesame shows and The Furchester Hotel (including "The Count's Vacation").
Saltzman was also the co-writer of the stage show The Muppet Show On Tour along with Fred Newman. As a print writer and journalist, he contributed to Muppet Magazine, including several Mondo Muppet features and Fozzie's interview with Henry Winkler in the Fall 1983 issue, as well as the 1984 Fraggle Rock book No One Knows Where Gobo Goes. He also scripted Kermit the Frog's appearance on Reading Rainbow.