Sam Pottle

Samuel H. Pottle (usually credited as Sam Pottle) (May 8th, 1934 - July 4th, 1978) co-wrote the theme song for The Muppet Show with JIM HENSON & followed Joe Raposo as the musical director on SESAME STREET from seasons 6 through 9. He wrote & co-wrote the music for many SESAME STREET songs & had a 1-off character named after him.

A 1955 Yale graduate, Pottle was involved with many theatrical productions. He served as musical supervisor for the short-lived 1970 Broadway play Cry for Us All & composer for Money. He wrote the music for the 1977 musical The Meehans. He also served as the conductor for the Broadway play The Mad Show in 1966.

He wrote the music for a play called Keep Tightly Closed in a Cool Dry Place at the La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in 1968, & composed a musical arrangement for Lewis Carolls poem "Jabberwocky", which has been performed by groups like the Nashoba Valley Chorale.

Following Pottles death on July 4th, 1978, his friend & fellow SESAME writer Charles ("Chuck") Choset dedicated the 1982 plays Letters to Ben & The Messiah to him.

SESAME STREET Song CreditsEdit


Swamp Mushy MUDDY

I HATE Christmas

The GROUCHs Lullaby



Ill Give You a Song

See alsoEdit

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