The Robinson Family is a fictionalfamily in the children's television seriesSesame Street. The family consists of husband Gordon, a high school science teacher, and his wife Susan, a nurse. Later, the family expands to include their adopted son Miles, as well as Gordon's sister Olivia, and his father Mr. Robinson. As African Americans, the family was created as leads for the show, originally targeted to underprivilegedinner citychildren. Even as human roles were slowly reduced over the years, their characters maintained a constant presence.