In the first ever pilot, two boys named David and Donald arrive in Sesame Street greeted by Gordon who finishes repaving the sidewalk. Since David and Donald's names both begin with the letter D, that became the main subject for the pilot. The in between segments of the pilot either featured words beginning with the letter D or just featured other educational topics like counting and singing the alphabet. Special guests include Superman, Batman, Carol Burnett, Gary Owens, and the music group "Listen My Brother". Written by
Did You Know?
For decades, the name of the actor who originally played Gordon in the test pilots was unknown even to show's staff. In November 2011, Sesame Workshop launched an online campaign named "The Case of the Missing Gordon", in an effort to identify the actor. Garrett Saunders
was finally identified as the original Gordon when his two daughters found out about the search and contacted Sesame Workshop. See more
James Earl Jones
One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten.
Theme from Sesame Street
Written by Joe Raposo See more