Sesame Street
The Amazing Mumford makes Sesame Street disappear
Air date April 5, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors D, S, 6

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Herry Monster shows Bob, Maria, and the kids how he's been practicing all week to open and close a door without pulling it off his hinges. Maria is so proud of him, she's going to buy him a glass of milk. Herry offers to open the door to Hooper's Store, but Bob doesn't want him to push his luck.
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Cartoon A girl imagines she's a rock, which becomes a statue.
(First: Episode 0513)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews one of the Three Little Pigs, the one who built a straw house. The Big Bad Wolf comes to blow it down, but the house is actually strong.
(First: Episode 0551)
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Cartoon A girl wonders what it would be like if elephants were as easily frightened as bugs.
(First: Episode 0595)
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Song Three kids dance to a rock version of "Three of These Things" while one of them sits and reads.
(First: Episode 0551)
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Cartoon A boy talks about his various moods.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0772)
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Muppets Fran Brill narrates two Anything Muppet hands who argue over a piece of cake before they decide to share it.
(First: Episode 0189)
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Cartoon Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for.
(First: Episode 0136)
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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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Animation A pair of scissors cut a piece of paper.
(First: Episode 0806)
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Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
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Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
(First: Episode 0297)
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Cartoon S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.
(First: Episode 0063)
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Celebrity Rosey Grier and a kid both enter phone booths and with their unique sizes, they each help the other retrieve their dropped dime.
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Cartoon S - Serpiente
(First: Episode 0382)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus decide to play house, but they both want to play the mommy. They pace around for a bit to figure out how to solve their problem, because a family can only have one mommy. They eventually decide to take turns playing the mommy, so Big Bird says he'll go first. Snuffy also wants to go first, so to avoid another conflict, they decide to play doctor instead.
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Cartoon Typewriter: S for Spring
(First: Episode 0792)
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Film Counting 6 pieces of laundry on the line
(First: Episode 0419)
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Cartoon S for sing
(First: Episode 0824)
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Film A screwdriver slowly drives a screw into the ground.
(First: Episode 0796)
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Cartoon A pink circle splits into a cat, and a gray circle splits into a mouse.
(First: Episode 0452)
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Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version)
(First: Episode 0023)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animals have tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
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Cast Bob and Maria are spies who meet under a street lamp and greet each other with a recitation of "Little Miss Muffet". Once they've confirmed each others identities, Maria produces some tools and a tricycle while Bob sings "Three of These Things" with a British accent.
(First: Episode 0593)
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Film George the Farmer's ladder gets taller and shorter, as does his box of berries.
(First: Episode 0289)
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Cartoon Kids around the world say "ME."
(First: Episode 0389)
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Film A man writes the word ME in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
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Cartoon A letter for "me"
(First: Episode 0781)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has seven jellybeans, and Bert has six. To make it even, Ernie eats the extra jellybean. That's fair, isn't it?
(First: Episode 0014)
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Cartoon A man blows 7 bubbles.
(First: Episode 0639)
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Film A trio of clowns from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus illustrate tall and small.
(First: Episode 0519)
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Cartoon Two ducks look the same height when they're in the bathtub, but one of them is taller when he steps out.
(First: Episode 0303)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is tall, Bert taller, and Big Bird is the tallest (and he also breaks the ceiling).
(First: Episode 0284)
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Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts The Weather Show.
(First: Episode 0385)
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Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
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SCENE 3 The Amazing Mumford gathers Bob, Maria, and the kids to witness a magic trick. He says his magic words — "à la peanut butter sandwiches" — and makes the newsstand disappear. Everyone's amazed, but Mumford had something else in mind, so he brings it back. On a second attempt, he makes the table and chairs go away, but he's still displeased, so he conjures them back up again. For his third try, he urges everyone (including the viewer) to say the magic words along with him this time. After a final puff of smoke, Mumford has made Sesame Street disappear, placing himself and his companions in a staticky void.
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Cartoon A bee looks for a flower.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
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Muppets Western: Four Anything Muppet cowboys put up a Wanted poster for "the Great Cookie Thief", who's been stealing cookies from all the bakeries in these here parts. Cookie Monster is standing in front of the poster, and the others suspect that he's the Great Cookie Thief -- he has the same googly eyes, the same blue fur, and the same Western hat. They confront Cookie Monster, but he denies the charge: "Not have same mustache!" He shouts, "Look over there!" -- and while they're distracted, he draws a mustache on the poster. They apologize -- but then Cookie Monster takes off his hat, and cookies fall out. The Great Cookie Thief makes his escape.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Cartoon "Daddy Dear"
(First: Episode 0367)
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Animation Sand D/d
(First: Episode 0640)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie asks Bert to keep an eye on his pyramid of blocks. The Count walks by, and counts the blocks, moving them out of the pyramid shape. Then he counts them again, putting them back into the pyramid. Bert yells at the Count for moving Ernie's blocks, so the Count counts the blocks again, taking the pyramid apart.
(First: Episode 0406)
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Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)
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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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SCENE 4 Everyone is impressed with the vanishing act, but they'd like their home back, so Mumford conjures up the street again. He resigns to rest after his work and makes himself disappear in a puff of smoke. While Bob, Maria, and the kids look around for him, Mumford announces the sponsors — D, S, 6 — from the echoey vastness of the void.


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