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Season 7 (1975-1976)


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Sesame Street
Premiere December 1, 1975 (0796)
Finale May 28, 1976 (0925)
Episodes 130
Headline Howie

Headline Howie gives us the scoop.

Sesame 1973

The Season 7 cast.


Pinball Number Count


Big Bird runs for president in Episode 0797.


Buffy Sainte-Marie and Grover


Margaret Hamilton appeared to reprise her role as the Wicked Witch of the West in a controversial episode.

Grover the Salesman attempts to sell Kermit things he never wants (or needs).


Various Muppet characters appear in segments based on performances from the Ice Follies.


For season seven, one segment per week ("Play to Grow") focused on disabled children either playing a game with other kids or interacting with Muppets and cast members. An introduction with purple shadows following running children preceded each insert.

Sesame Street Season 7 aired from December 1, 1975 to May 28, 1976.

Season Overview

The curriculum for Season 7 focuses on children with learning disabilities through segments based on research by the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation. The segments will be presented each Wednesday during the first 20 minutes of the program focus on physical activities mixed with some simple cognitive skills.

The Sesame Street Cast visits Luis's family in the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico in the five part episode. Jon Stone says "By presenting children in the settings where they live we add realism and dramatic impact to our goal of teaching about different culture."[1]


Episodes 0796 - 0925 (130 episodes)

Season 7 Cast

  • Cast
Northern Calloway, Emilio Delgado, Will Lee, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, Buffy Sainte-Marie
  • Muppet Performers
Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Caroly Wilcox, Fran Brill, Jim Henson
  • Muppets
Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Ernie, Bert, Count von Count, Poco Loco, Cookie Monster, Grover, Kermit the Frog, Don Music, Mr. Johnson, Sherlock Hemlock, Sam the Machine, Fred the Wonder Horse, Herry Monster, Guy Smiley, Prairie Dawn, Lefty, Headline Howie, Biff, Sully, Anything Muppets
  • Guest stars
Judy Collins, Lily Tomlin, Margaret Hamilton

Season 7 Credits

  • Executive Producer: Jon Stone
  • Producer: Dulcy Singer
  • Directed by: Robert Myhrum
  • Writers: Ray Sipherd, Emily Perl Kingsley, Joseph A. Bailey, David Korr, Paul D. Zimmerman, Judy Freudberg
  • Music Director: Sam Pottle
  • Puppets and Costumes: Donald Sahlin, Kermit Love, Caroly Wilcox, John Lovelady
  • Supervising Film Producer: Edith Zornow
  • Associate Producer: Lisa Simon
  • Director of Operations: Ronald L. Weaver
  • Production Supervisor: Robert Braithwaite
  • Music Coordinator: Danny Epstein
  • Post Production Supervisor: Ozzie Alfonso
  • Associate Director: Emily Squires
  • Assistant to the Producer: Amy Hutchings
  • Production Assistants: Joseph Catalano, Jane L. Delgado, Selvin Evans, Peggy Fulton, Brenda Huggins, Thelma Moses
  • Art Director: Alan J. Compton
  • Production Stage Manager: Chet O'Brien
  • Stage Manager: Jimmy Baylor
  • Set Decorator: Nat Mongioi
  • Costume Designer: Domingo Rodriguez
  • Graphic Artist: Gerri Brioso
  • Senior Scenic Artist: Victor DiNapoli
  • Unit Manager: Glenda Jones
  • Technical Director: Ralph Mensch
  • Technical Supervisor: Walt Rauffer
  • Lighting Director: George Riesenberger
  • Sound Effects: Barbara Wood
  • Audio: Bryan Keen
  • Video: Bob Squittieri
  • Videotape Editors: John Hutchinson, Vincent Sims, Jack Langan
  • Make-up: Phyllis Grens Sternick
  • Hair Stylist: Mickey Lawrence
  • Wardrobe: Grisha Mynova
  • Curriculum Coordinator: Robert J. Emerick
  • Vice President for Research: Edward L. Palmer, Ph.D.
  • Associate Director of Research: Lewis Bernstein
  • Chairman, Board of Advisors: Gerald S. Lesser, Ph.D.
  • Vice President for Production: David D. Connell


  • This is the only season where the episode numbers don't appear on-screen.


  1. Eugene Register-Guard: "Sesame Street - Seventh season taking new directions .".

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