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Sesame Street
Mumford brings Cinderella to Sesame Street
Air date February 20, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Production October 14, 1984
Sponsors K, L, 11
Releases HBO Max


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Telly shows Maria and Olivia how well he's gotten at reading by reading some of Cinderella. He becomes distraught when he realizes what a sad life Cinderella lives and wants to take her away from it. He consults the Amazing Mumford to see if he can use magic to bring her out of the storybook. Mumford has never tried such a feat before, but gives it a whirl. He waves his wand and suddenly Cinderella (Jane Curtin) appears before them.
Cartoon "L Look Around Song"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1483)
Muppets Caveman Days: Taking the kid to school
Ernie (the father) and Bert (the kid) go over the procedure of crossing the street.
(First: Episode 1950)
Film Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1966)
Cartoon L for Lion (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
SCENE 2 Cinderella is surprised at some new experiences she has already, such as meeting nice people and being able to know something. Mumford tries putting her into some new clothes, but his trick doesn't work. Maria recommend he change up his magic words to "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo." Cinderella's rags are now turned into modern, casual clothing.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L--Loud
(First: Episode 0783)
Film Sounds Around the House v2: chimes, snoring, a boy pretending to be an airplane, a man playing a trumpet, and a motorcycle outside.
(First: Episode 1713)

Muppets SMV (Sesame Music Video) introduces the latest video from How Now Brown and the Moo Wave, performing "Wet Paint."
Cartoon The Typewriter: L for lion
(First: Episode 0762)
SCENE 3 Cinderella has a lot to learn and fortunately the Count arrives to teach her to count to 20.
Cartoon An alien comes across a pair of tree trunks; one with multi-colored leaves, the other without. He finds and grows leaves to mount on the other tree, then strings a hammock between the two.
(First: Episode 1451)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” On the deck of The Love Boat, a uniformed Ernie expresses how much he loves this boat. "Ernest" shares his love with Amanda, a grumpy patron, a fish, and soon several passengers who join them in their love for this boat.
(First: Episode 1958)
Pinball 11.jpg
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
Film A girl narrates a segment about nature through winter and spring.
(First: Episode 1966)
Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Peanut Butter". (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 1966)
SCENE 4 The Two-Headed Monster disagrees on whether to sing or say the alphabet. Cinderella resolves the fight by singing the Alphabet Song. When the monster asks her to join in, all three end up speaking in the same monster language!
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0615)
Film A film insert about washing elephants at the Bronx Zoo. The song "Splish Splash" is used in part of the segment.
(First: Episode 1934)
cut from the HBO Max version
Cartoon Es un gato
(First: Episode 1966)
Cast Maria as Chaplin falls in love with a painting (Linda) at the art museum.
Cartoon A girl sings about the things she can draw, paint, and sculpt.
(First: Episode 1987)

SCENE 5 Olivia gathers Cinderella, Maria, the kids and Herry Monster for a group photo. Cinderella is amazed to learn people can have careers and wonders if she could ever have one too. Telly then rushes to point out that in the rest of the story, Cinderella goes to the ball and gets married, so she needs to return to her book right away. Herry, smitten with Cinderella, hopes he can grow up to become Prince Charming.
Cartoon A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
(First: Episode 1971)
Muppets Count Von Count works as an elevator operator, with Kermit the Frog as his customer.
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Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(First: Episode 1484)
Muppets / Cast "Singing in the Shower" - Olivia, Ernie, Oscar, and Big Bird sing about how they like to sing in their various modes of cleaning (shower, bathtub, mudbath, and birdbath).
(First: Episode 1834)

SCENE 6 Telly frantically tries getting Cinderella back in the the book without Mumford's help, to no avail. Mumford arrives and agrees to help, just as long as he gets to use his own magic words. He ends up transporting the Seven Dwarves to Sesame Street instead, then manages to return Cinderella and the Dwarves back to their respective stories.
Cartoon K is for kiss.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
cut from the HBO Max version

Muppets Ferlinghetti Donizetti delivers "The Easy Rhythm Rappin' Alphabet" while Grover displays his super smooth break-dance moves.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: K - Key
(First: Episode 0040)
cut from the HBO Max version
SCENE 7 Telly reads Olivia and Maria the ending of the storybook, where Cinderella marries her prince and has become a doctor as well! Mumford announces the sponsors.


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