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?"

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

Season Overview

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 a group called the Twiddlebug Family[1] and two construction workers, Biff and Sully.[2]


Episodes 0536 - 0665 (130 episodes)


Season 5 Cast


Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Snuffy, Ernie, Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Herry, Sherlock Hemlock, The Count, Biff, Sully, 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, Martians, Simon Soundman, Little Chrissy

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

Season 5 Credits


  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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Season 4 (1972-1973) Season 6 (1974-1975)

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