Sesame Street
Mumford produces shapes
Air date December 2, 1981
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Sponsors A, Y, 9
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
Scanimatekids
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
MumfordFrankie
SCENE 1 Frankie assists the Amazing Mumford in his latest show, where he identifies the shapes that Mumford pulls from his hat.
Bugsbigandsmall
Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(First: Episode 0320)
E&BApplianceWar
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert are watching TV, but Bert gets bored and decides to play a record. Ernie tells him to turn down the volume, but Bert won't, so Ernie drowns out Bert's music by playing the radio. Bert then retaliates by turning on the blender. With all four things running at once, they blow a fuse, causing a total blackout in their apartment. Bert goes outside to fix the fuse box, while Ernie turns off all the things that were running. When the lights come back on, they decide to play cards instead of fight.
(First: Episode 0003)
MeSongRaposo
Song Joe Raposo sings "Me."
(First: Episode 0421)
3959zd
Cartoon The Ringmaster presents 9 elephants.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1366)
Noimage
SCENE 2 The Count laments to Olivia that he can't think of anything else to count. She recommends he take a break from counting to clear his mind and suggests reading a book like she is. He reads a bit of her book and not only enjoys reading, but counting the letters in each word and sentence. He now plans on reading more books, which he can then count.
9birds
Cartoon Nine birds land in a tree.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1501)
TheresaHoleintheBucket
Muppets "There's a Hole in the Bucket"
(First: Episode 0838)
Painter9
Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
Appleorangepear
Cartoon An apple, an orange, and a pear learn they can cooperate by rocking and rolling.
(First: Episode 0555)
2headedcoinflip
Insert The Two-Headed Monster argues over which direction to go, so Gordon decides to help by teaching them how a coin flip works. Once the monster learns how it works, they decide to stay and play the coin flip game instead!
Aapestory
Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
(First: Episode 0158)
Guy-WeatherShow
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts The Weather Show.
(First: Episode 0385)
Alligatortoon
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
Song-CanDo
Insert Bob sings "Can Do" with the kids about all the things they know how to do.
(First: Episode 1083)
2477t
Cartoon A photographer tries to look for some animals quietly, but they all end up secretly following him.
(First: Episode 0799)
Countingbackflips
Film Kids count 18 backflips.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)
Hubley.Cat
Cartoon A girl tries to lure her cat out from under the chair so she can pick him up.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0187)
1448-SUN
Muppets The letter S joins U and N to make the word SUN. Some Anything Muppets appear in beach gear to bask in the sun.
(First: Episode 0453)
3958o
Cartoon Lots of bunnies are needed to pull the huge carrot from the ground.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1473)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Telly Monster presents the letter Y, but can't think of any words that it starts. He asks Big Bird if he knows any Y words. "Yes!," replies Big Bird, leading to some "Who's on First?"-style confusion.
Yellowyahoo
Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo
(First: Episode 0043)
EBTag
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie plays a game of tag with Bert, who is reading his book.
(First: Episode 1026)
Y.Yawn
Cartoon Y for yawn
(First: Episode 0301)
Raposo.Dolphin
Film A dolphin walks backwards on the water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
0871z
Cartoon Sand "Y"
(First: Episode 0626)
WetPaint-Billboard
Film A wall painter on a high-rise spells and paints the word "WET PAINT" in red, but accidentally puts his hand on one of the painted letters and looks at his hand, all painted red, and shouts, "WET PAINT!"
(First: Episode 1036)
WaiterGroverBaconEggs
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders bacon and eggs, but he can't decide how many of each he wants. Mr. Johnson says that Grover takes too long and asks for two hot dogs and two pickles for lunch. Grover then throws a tantrum in the kitchen.
(First: Episode 0408)
Noimage
SCENE 4 Bob finishes painting a chair and places a "Wet Paint" sign on it while washing the paintbrush. Forgetful Jones happens by and tries to figure out what the sign says as he sits in the chair. Bob points out what Forgetful has done. Forgetful finally realizes what the sign means and places it on himself, since he's now covered in wet paint.
SignToon-Paint
Cartoon Sign Cartoons: WET PAINT
(First: Episode 1136)
1449-Goose
Muppets Mother Goose tries coming up with Little Boy Blue's nursery rhyme.
(First: Episode 1449)
FindElephant
Cartoon A girl uses her paint-by-the-numbers set to find an elephant in her picture.
(First: Episode 0510)
2423-Sprout
Film Time-lapse of seeds growing.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
Telly-COLD
Muppets Telly sounds out the word COLD and is struck with a snow storm.
(First: Episode 1543)
Noimage
SCENE 5 Mumford performs another trick for the crowd, where he pulls today's sponsors out of his hat.


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