Sesame Street
Max the Magnificent
Air date November 26, 1984
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors E, F, 7

1971

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
1971a
SCENE 1 Don Music has difficulty writing a song about one body part. Luis and some kids come over, and he asks them for help suggesting a body part. One kid suggests the shoulder, and another suggests the tongue, but Don's attempts don't really yield results. Luis suggests he write about all the parts of the body, and he gets inspired.
3159c
Cartoon A girl explains (in poetry) how she failed trying to make a snowman without using snow.
(First: Episode 0480)
2963-A6
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentJohn-John and Herry Monster count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0441)
PlaneStartup
Cartoon An aviator and his son cooperate to start their plane.
Artist: Tom Gabbay
(First: Episode 1476)
1041dangertheater
Film Children in a movie theater tell a man on the screen not to open a door that says "DANGER" on it. He opens it, and there's an explosion.
(First: Episode 0526)
E-shriek
Cartoon A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
1971b
SCENE 2 Don has finished writing his song, "No Best Part", about all the body parts, which he sings with an Anything Muppet backup group.
WhatsMissing.Guitar
Cartoon What's missing? (a guitar)
Sg-computer
Muppets Super Grover tries to fix a girl's computer by jumping up and down and shouting "Wubba wubba!", but she soon discovers that the computer is not turned on.
1706i2
Film Sounds Around the House with Violin
(First: Episode 1706)
1480.PotatoRace
Cast Susan, Luis, Gordon and Maria are competing on a potato bag race. Maria's bag is full of vegetables, which she gives to the others. They hop off to make them into meals, leaving Maria as the only racer.
(First: Episode 1480)
TLSG.Danger
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy recalls how he learned about the meaning of DANGER.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
1971c
SCENE 3 Forgetful Jones comes into Hooper's Store with a torn card reading "get a _ig _ox." David helps him remember that he needs a big box for all the junk in his attic. Forgetful soon remembers that he cleaned the attic yesterday, and was supposed to throw the note away, so he asks David for a box.
2356-9
Cartoon In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole and/or ruined his clothing.
(First: Episode 0778)
CrayonFactory
Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1579)
1446p
Cartoon F stands for flower, forest, fox, frog and fantastic.
(First: Episode 1102)
2head.Feet
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out "feet," and then the camera pans back to reveal a pair of live feet on some grass.
(First: Episode 1289)
Flyfrogcartoon
Cartoon A self-proclaimed "handsome" fly (voiced by Casey Kasem) is indignant about appearing in a segment about the letter F with a "fat and ugly" frog. The frog solves the problem by eating the fly.
(First: Episode 0034)
SS-Menudo
Celebrity Menudo performs "Gotta Get on Movin'."
2040g
Cartoon Yo-yo elevator
TwiddlebugsFlowers
Muppets Ernie watches as the Twiddlebugs cut down the pretty flowers in their yard. Once they've realized the environmental mistake they've made, they undo their action by creating giant flowers from wrappers.
(First: Episode 1512)
Geometry of Circles 2 - Seven Circles with Designs
Cartoon Geometry of Circles #2 "Seven Circles with Designs"
(First: Episode 1394)
1971d

1971e
SCENE 4 Big Bird asks Luis, David and Maria what "magnificent" means, because he's seen the words "MAX THE MAGNIFICENT" written in chalk in multiple places, including his own door, which makes him (and the others) angry. He meets the culprit, a little monster named Max, and scolds him for writing on the walls, pointing out he wouldn't like it if Big Bird wrote his own name on Max's door. Max agrees not to write on walls anymore.
Toon.ILoveYou
Cartoon A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
ErniesTelephoneCall
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie answers the telephone. Bert overhears the conversation, which involves a baseball game, a rainy day, and a gorilla stealing a bologna sandwich. When Bert asks who just called, Ernie says it was a wrong number.
(First: Episode 0305)
Np7
Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
MumfCarrot
Muppets Grover asks The Amazing Mumford if he could make his carrot disappear, provided that some smoke appears. Mumford performs the trick and Grover is impressed by the puff of smoke, however he fails to notice Mumford chomping on his carrot. When Grover asks Mumford to make the carrot reappear, he replies that he can't because he ate it ("You didn't say anything about magic!").
(First: Episode 1210)
Logcabinfilm
Film Building a log cabin
(First: Episode 0602)
1971f
SCENE 5 Max is hesitant to apologize to the grown-ups, who are grudgingly scrubbing his name off the walls. Big Bird suggests he could write them an apology letter.
7rabbits
Cartoon Seven rabbits
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1493)
7commercial-01

7commercial-02
Cast In a spoof of the famous Mean Joe Greene Coke commercial, football player "Big Murray" (Gordon) accepts a number 7 from a young fan, whom he rewards with a towel that also has one on it.
(First: Episode 1535)
SandMonkey
Animation It's a monkey
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1767)
Cowboydanger
Muppets A Muppet cowpoke gives a musical warning about the "Danger Sign."
(First: Episode 1295)
ManLegs
Cartoon Which legs belong on the man?
(First: Episode 1691)
1971.Diamond
Transition Diamond transition
(First: Episode 0282)
1971g

1971h
SCENE 6 Big Bird gives Max's (double-sided) letter to the grown-ups. They read it, and Big Bird introduces them to Max. Crystal announces the sponsors.


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