Polly Darton
PERFORMER Michael Earl 1978-1981
  Fran Brill 1981-1993
DEBUT 1978
PATTERN Lavender

Polly Darton is a country-western singer from Sesame Street who debuted in Season 10. In the early 1990s (from Season 22 to Season 24), she gained a pair of back-up, dog singers, the Get Along Little Doggies.

Her songs include "Wavin' Goodbye to You with My Heart," "Just Say Howdy," "Waitin' at the Bus Stop Sign for You," "Music" and "It's Funny."

Darton is a parody of real-life country singer Dolly Parton. The character was the idea of Emily Perl Kingsley.[1]

Although usually performed by Fran Brill, in her song "14 Carrot Love", she was performed by Camille Bonora.

Sources

  1. Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street, page 227

See also