Roosevelt Franklin's Mother is, naturally, the mother ofRoosevelt Franklin. As described by CTW advisor Gerald S. Lesser, Mother Franklin "nags and pushes Roosevelt a little (this does not seem to bother him much), but takes obvious pride in his knowledge and achievements: 'Roosevelt Franklin --he sure does know his numbers!!'"

On the Sesame Street television show, her voice was provided by Loretta Long. However, on the album The Year of Roosevelt Franklin, she was performed by Rosalind Cash.

On the TV Special Sesame Street Unpaved, Dr. Long recalled: