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Sesame Street
Season premiere November 27, 1972 (0406)
Season finale May 25, 1973 (0535)
No. of episodes 130
SSSeason4Cast

The Season 4 Cast

Ssmuppetgang1972

Class of '73

Countblocks

The Count meets Ernie and Bert.

Ssnews.rapunzel

Sesame Street News Flash

2963-A6

Herry Monster chats with John-John.

BreadMilkButter

"A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of buttah!"

Hereisyrlifetree

Here is Your Life

2040q

Kids enact a game of "Three of These Things".

Samrobot1

Sam the Robot, a "perfect" machine.

Episode406EverybodyDoes

Bob, Ernie, Bert and the kids play a game of "Everybody Does."

Sesame Street Season 4 aired from November 27, 1972 to May 25, 1973.

Season Overview

Season 4's curriculum continues its introduction to Spanish language and culture from last season[1] and "attempt to teach youngsters positive social attitudes like kindness and generosity."[2]

Characters

While many of the cast from the previous seasons return, Rafael, Tom, and Molly are now gone. Also, Hal Miller takes over the role of Gordon, who was previously played by Matt Robinson. A new cast member, Kate, is added to the group becoming the street's first folk singer. This season introduces two new Muppet characters, both performed by Jerry Nelson. The Count, who loves to count everything in sight and Sam the Robot, also known as Sam the Machine, who believes that he is a "perfect" machine.

Segments

Episodes

Episodes 0406 - 0535 (130 episodes)

Notes

  • This is the first season where Richard Hunt is credited as a performer.
  • This is the first season to have a special instrumental version of the Sesame Street Theme accompanying the funding credits. The particular version introduced this season (a funky arrangement composed of chimes, horns, wah wah guitar, etc.) would be used for nearly twenty years.
  • Production on the fourth season began on August 28, 1972.[3]

Season 4 Cast

Muppet Characters:

Anything Muppets, Baby Breeze, Bert, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Ernie, Farley, Grover, Guy Smiley, Herry Monster, Hardhead Henry Harris, Mr. Johnson, Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, Prairie Dawn, Roosevelt Franklin, Sam the Robot, Simon Soundman, Smart Tina, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Suzetta Something, Ursula, Xavier

Human Characters:

Gordon, Susan, Maria, Luis, Bob, David, Mr. Hooper, Wally, Ralph, Kate, Willy

Cast:

Northern Calloway, Loretta Long, Will Lee, Bob McGrath, Emilio Delgado, Sonia Manzano, Hal Miller, Joe Ponazecki, Paul B. Price, Malvina Reynolds

Muppet Performers:

Caroll Spinney, Fran Brill, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz

Season 4 Credits

Sources

  1. Eugene Register-Guard: 'Sesame Street' to start fourth season
  2. Lakeland Ledger: 'Sesame Street' New Season Begins Today
  3. Jim Henson's Red Book, 8/28/1972 - SS 4th season begins

External links


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