Farley is a boy with short, spiky orange hair and a yellow sweater. He first appeared on Sesame Street during Season 2. He appeared most often during the 1970s and was featured on many of the Sesame Street records from that period, but has only appeared occasionally since then.

However, he made comeback appearances in Sing Along, Pet at the Vet and The Computers in Your Neighborhood. His most recent appearance were the street scenes of episode 3098, which was released on video under the title Computer Caper.

Farley's regular performer is Jerry Nelson, with the exception of a cameo in the song "It's Funny", where he was performed by Richard Hunt.

Farley has appeared in a number of illustrated books, but none more prominent than 1980's Farley Goes to the Doctor. Much of Farley's home life is revealed in this story including his dad and his teddy bear, T.J.

Farley also appeared in the background for the finale of The Muppet Movie.


  • Farley goes to a hat shop, but the clueless clerk (an AM performed by Frank Oz) isn't very helpful. (transcript)
  • Farley has lost his toy box, so he goes to the Lost and Found. The man working there (an AM performed by Jim Henson) goes through several boxes before Farley realizes that it was in his pocket all along.
  • Farley and two other friends are having a party in a treehouse, but they feel sad because the record player is broken. Juanita shows up with her guitar, and shows them how to use tools to make music along with her.
  • Farley talks to the viewer about all the things he can do with his mind. Someone's knocking on the door, and he imagines that it's a monster. When he opens it, Herry Monster walks through and scares him.
  • Farley looks for "Me".
  • [Ernie]] and Farley are about to eat peppermint stick candy, but Cookie Monster passes by and points out that Ernie's is longer than Farley's, and Farley's is shorter. Cookie solves the problem by eating each stick, each time making the other one longer. He finally gets them the right size--but they are now eaten down to small stubs.


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