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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.

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

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.

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. She only appeared in 1-2 episodes during the 39th and 40th seasons, and appeared in four episodes during Season 42.

During the early seasons, she often sang "One of These Things."

Appearances in Specials

Appearances in Direct-to-Video Productions

Book Appearances


  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.

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