Sesame Street
Premiere November 19, 1973 (0536)
Finale May 17, 1974 (0665)
Episodes 130

The season five cast of Sesame Street.


"Doin' the Pigeon"


"Fat Cat"


Lena Horne and Grover sing "How Do You Do?"

SuperGrover Title

Super Grover

Sesame Street Season 5 aired from November 19, 1973 to May 17, 1974.


The curriculum for Season 5 is focusing on affect behavior, which includes lessons on emotions and feelings. Children will be able to recognize feelings and emotions including pride, love, fear, anger, surprise, happiness, and sadness taught through the human hosts, the Muppets, and animated films.[1]

This season introduces new Muppet characters including the Twiddlebug Family[1], Gladys the Cow, Fred the Wonder Horse and two construction workers, Biff and Sully.[2]


Episodes 0536 - 0665 (130 episodes)




Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Snuffy, Ernie, Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Herry, Sherlock Hemlock, The Count, Biff, Sully, The Amazing Mumford, Bip Bippadotta, Prairie Dawn, Sam the Robot, Roosevelt Franklin, Gladys the Cow, Twiddlebugs, Smart Tina, Hardhead Henry Harris, Suzetta Something, Baby Breeze, Kermit the Frog, Harvey Kneeslapper, Lefty the Salesman, The Martians, Simon Soundman, Little Chrissy, Anything Muppets

Human Cast:

David, Susan, Mr. Hooper, Bob, Luis, Maria, Gordon


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

Muppet Performers:

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

Guest Stars

Johnny Cash, The Harlem Globetrotters (including Marquis Haynes and Meadowlark Lemon[2]), Lena Horne



Portion of the season's illustrated credit crawl depicting 123 Sesame Street.

Season 5 credit crawl

Season 5 credit crawl

credit crawl


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Virgin Islands Daily News: Sesame Street Back In Its Fifth Season
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Deseret News: 1...2...3...4...5 for Sesame St.

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