Sesame Street
The Amazing Mumford decides that he's all washed up as a magician
Air date November 14, 1974
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors O, S, 10
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird introduces the viewer to Poco Loco, a parrot who repeats everything he says. This nearly ruins his talk on the difference between their sizes.
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Cartoon Clay animation: Sam the Snake-and other things that begin with S
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets The Count counts "The Song of the Count".
(First: Episode 0469)
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Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
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Film Lizard!
Music: Joe Raposo (same as "birds")
(First: Episode 0407)
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Cartoon S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, and stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert, and Shola demonstrate "big," "small," "smaller, and "smallest" with four balls.
(First: Episode 0544)
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Cartoon S is for snow, Santa, and sleigh.
(First: Episode 0134)
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Cast Bob and Mr. Hooper have a dispute over using a sole coat hanger for their coats. They eventually cooperate and put both their coats on the one hanger.
(First: Episode 0282)
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Animation Sand S/s
(First: Episode 0622)
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SCENE 2 Rudy Echerverri teaches Luis a drum rhythm.
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Insert Scanimate Films #10
(First: Episode 0134)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie's waking up the whole neighborhood, and tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
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Song "Riding on the Train"
(First: Episode 0423)
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Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
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Cartoon A man tells a confused boy that he saw a bird on a tree, with both of their thoughts appearing on the screen.
(First: Episode 0565)
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Muppets Grover watches Mumford practice a trick, making a rabbit come out of his hat. Mumford has trouble getting a rabbit to come out of the hat, and both are oblivious to the fact that Grover is turning into a rabbit.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Cartoon S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.
(First: Episode 0063)
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SCENE 3 After the events of the earlier segment, Mumford tells Luis that he's giving up his gig as a magician (instead having to sell aluminum siding with his brother-in-law). Luis encourages Mumford to keep trying his tricks until he regains his confidence. Mumford tries making a tree appear in his hat, but nothing happens. He tries again, now trying to summon a bird with no result. As Luis goes after the dejected magician, Big Bird suddenly finds himself in a giant top hat (as well as a tree).
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Cartoon Jazz #10 (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0306)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks Ernie to share a banana with him. Ernie gets the inside of the banana, and gives Bert the peel.
(First: Episode 0464)
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Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0673)
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SCENE 4 Mumford sulks by Oscar's trash can, where Oscar tells him that he could make a fine Grouch magician by doing tricks that don't work. Mumford attempts his big and little trick on Oscar's tin can, which fails twice. He attempts it once more, turning the can giant. Mumford runs off in excitement, while the giant can traps Oscar in his own can.
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Cartoon A girl runs home to her CASA.
(First: Episode 0503)
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Muppets Farley goes to the hat shop. (long take)
(First: Episode 0244)
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Cartoon A man makes a CASA for both him and his dog, who then makes a CASA for a bird.
(First: Episode 0561)
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Film Baby animals nurse.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0546)
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Muppets "Sammy the Snake"
(First: Episode 0278)
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Film A boy pretends a wagon is a bus. His friend tells him it's not a bus, and explains what her father, a real bus driver, does.
(First: Episode 0181)
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie and Cookie Monster discuss hope. Ernie has something in a brown paper bag, and asks Cookie Monster what he hopes it is. Cookie Monster hopes that it is a cookie. It turns out that Ernie has ten cookies in the bag.
(First: Episode 0233)
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Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
(repeat)
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SCENE 5 The lunch whistle blares, signaling Biff and Sully to take their lunch break. Biff wants a comfortable place to sit and eat. He becomes angered when he sees Sully sitting at the table first, believing only one person can use it at a time. He tries to engage Sully in a fistfight over it, but Maria convinces him to cooperate and share the table.
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Cartoon S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, and stop.
(repeat)
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Muppets Grover tells Herry's secret (which is actually the alphabet) to Pamela, who tells Fenwick, who tells Rosemary. Herry says to Grover, "You're very good at reciting the alphabet ... but you're lousy at keeping secrets!"
(First: Episode 0360)
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Cartoon O limerick
(repeat)
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Film African kids play at various activities, including a game with stones.
(First: Episode 0136)
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Muppets Cookie Monster sounds out the word FOOD, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0601)
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Cartoon S is for snow, Santa, and sleigh.
(repeat)
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SCENE 6 Goodbye


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