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PERFORMER Loretta Long
DEBUT 1969
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Susan in her nurse's uniform (Episode 1287).

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Susan shows Big Bird how to use a mirror.

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Oscar falls in love when Susan changes the oil in her car (Episode 1454).

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Susan Robinson is married to Gordon, and works as a nurse. In Season 17, Susan and Gordon adopted a son, Miles. Susan has appeared on Sesame Street since the earliest test programs in 1969.

In the earliest episodes of the show, Susan was a housewife. By Season 2,[1] she became a public health nurse, so that the character might serve as a better role model for young girls in the viewing audience. Among her projects was offering a Measles Vaccination Clinic in Episode 0343. Susan also worked as a mechanic on the street, commonly fixing cars and even the bus when Big Bird went to camp. During the early seasons, she often sang "One of These Things."

Susan's parents are Dorothy and Lee. They live in Michigan and visited Sesame Street on occasion, including a 1985 episode and a 1991 episode.

She also headlined her own album, Susan Sings Songs from Sesame Street, and had minor roles in both Sesame Street movies. Although she is still a regular on the show, since Season 29 she has been appearing in only a few episodes per season, in part because fewer shows are produced now. Starting with Season 34, Susan would only appear in one or two episodes per season, excluding Season 42 when she was in four episodes, and the following season, when she didn't appear in any new material. The character was eventually phased out altogether after Season 45, along with several other long time human characters.

Other Appearances

Specials

Home Video

Book Appearances

Sources

  1. http://www.toughpigs.com/extramattrobinson.htm
  2. One character in I am a Monster that had been confused with David has since been identified by illustrator Joe Mathieu as Susan. Clark, Thomas D., email interview with Joe Mathieu, December 1, 2009.