Sesame Street
Mumford's School of Magic
Air date February 22, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Sponsors M, V, 4
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Insert Bert is getting ready to play in his marching band, and has all the instruments laid out on the street. The cast, led by Bob, demonstrates each instrument while singing about a "Big Brass Band".
(First: Episode 1056)
Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(First: Episode 0320)
Muppets Ernie has two bags of cookies, one of which has several cookies, and one that only has one cookie. Ernie asks Cookie Monster which he'd rather have, and Cookie Monster naturally chooses the bag with many cookies. However, Cookie is disappointed that his cookies are very small, while Ernie's one cookie is very big, so Ernie breaks his cookie into several small pieces.
(First: Episode 1359)
Cartoon Everything you need to know about cats.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1179)
Film A girl puts on her coat all by herself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0622)

Muppets Bruce Stringbean, Clarice and S Street Band perform "Born To Add."
(First: Episode 1375)
Film Trees are very nice places, for animals and for people.
(First: Episode 0455)
SCENE 1 At Hooper's Store, Oscar tells David and Luis about a new show airing on WORM-TV, "Call The Count." They turn on the set to watch the show. Telly Monster introduces the premise - folks from all over phone the Count and get a chance to talk with him. However, the Count instead starts counting the rings. He finally answers the call, but delivers a short thank you before hanging up so he can start counting how many people are calling in. David and Luis dislike the program, ensuring it will be a hit amongst Grouches.
V in space
Cartoon V in space
(First: Episode 0481)
Film A boy talks about what his little sister can do now that she's not a baby anymore.
(First: Episode 1402)
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster learns to use manners while eating with a spoon.
(First: Episode 1340)
Cartoon What kind of print does a hand make?
(First: Episode 0776)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath."
(First: Episode 0347)
Cartoon Snacks on Parade - The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1171)
Muppets Big Bird walks down the street, describing the difference between the actual street and sidewalks.
(First: Episode 1256)
Cartoon Look both ways before you cross the street
Artist: Ray Favata
(First: Episode 1397)
Muppets A group of female Anything Muppets sing about the many things "Women Can Be."
(First: Episode 0773)
Animation Carrot subtraction (4-1)
(First: Episode 1537)
Song "Cooperation" - Kids cooperate to move a wooden structure.
(First: Episode 0933)
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)
SCENE 2 Luis likes to start his day with some relaxing meditation. The Count relaxes by counting and exasperates Luis as he counts his every meditational move.
Cartoon The Ringmaster presents four lions.
(First: Episode 1309)
Song Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets Fred the Wonder Horse bets Marshal Grover that he can't count backwards from ten. Grover tries standing with his back to him and counting up to ten. Since he can't do it, Grover has to let Fred ride on his back.
(First: Episode 1066)
Cartoon Four dolphins
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1491)
Film A baker decorates a birthday cake to a jazz percussion beat.
(First: Episode 1172)
SCENE 3 The Amazing Mumford greets the students of his new School of Magic. His first lesson is teaching them how to make a letter M appear, then disappear. They all say the magic words and an M appears on Mumford's stand. When they try to make it disappear, the letter is instead situated on Mumford's head.
Cartoon M in space
(First: Episode 0516)
Muppets / Cast In a grid, Big Bird, Herry Monster, David, Olivia, Gladys the Cow, The Count and two kids rhyme the word "Hi."
(First: Episode 1348)
Film Close-up shots of a car and a frog are shown side-by-side.
(First: Episode 1530)
SCENE 4 Mumford and his students try another trick to lower the letter M into Oscar's trash can. Oscar throws it right back at them.
Cartoon A man invites an M to dinner. The M is very appreciative, and makes "Mmmmmm" sounds. It eats all of the food at the table, and winds up eating the screen!
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0276)
Cast Maria and Gordon sort shapes by type and color.
(First: Episode 1244)
Cartoon M for Moon
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1163)
SCENE 5 Mumford has one last trick up his sleeve to make the M disappear. He tells all the kids to close their eyes and say the magic words. While their eyes are closed, Mumford simply tosses the M out of sight. Barkley brings it back to Mumford, who sighs, "I should have been a lawyer."
Cartoon A boy puts together the word "MOM." His own mom comes out to thunderous applause and gives him some milk.
Artist: Tom Gabbay
(First: Episode 1465)
Film A man and children observe the life along the river.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon What if I had big feet?
(First: Episode 0514)
SCENE 6 Mumford and the kids finally make the M disappear by announcing the sponsors, which changes the M into a V, then into a 4, until it finally vanishes.

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