Sesame Street
Premiere November 27, 1978 (1186)
Finale May 25, 1979 (1315)
Episodes 130

The Sesame Street cast of season 10.


Mr. Hooper and David meet Telly Monster, a monster obsessed with watching television.


Bert teaches his pet pigeon Bernice how to play checkers.


Many segments take the cast out on-location in New York City.


"Monsterpiece Theater" debuts


Sesame Street Season 10 aired from November 27, 1978 to May 25, 1979.

Season overview

The season's main curriculum elements include pre-reading, science concepts, health and nutrition.

New Muppet characters introduced this season include the Polka Dot People, a family of Muppets who teach cultural diversity, and a physically disabled Muppet.

The season's locations also extend beyond the basic street set. New locations such as a hospital, day care, the rooftop and basement of 123, and the apartments of the human cast are explored. Several segments of the show are shot on-location in various New York City hot spots, including Central Park, Lincoln Center and Chinatown.[1]


Episodes 1186 - 1315 (130 episodes)


  • For the tenth season, Jim Henson and Michael Frith were given the task of coming up with some new Muppet characters to revitalize the show. One of Frith's suggestions was a living pile of trash who would act as a font of wisdom. This idea was rejected by the Sesame Street team, but was recycled a few years later to become Fraggle Rock's Marjory the Trash Heap.[2]
  • Starting with this season (all the way up to 1982), an alternate version of the Children's Television Workshop logo is featured. The exact same Roman-style plaque is used, except that it was printed with standard font (in the same font as the show's letters and numbers) as opposed to the crudely-painted text on the earlier logo.

Season 10 Cast

Season 10 Credits


  1. CTW Newsletter, Fall 1979
  2. Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season bonus material

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