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Sesame Street
Mumford brings Cinderella to Sesame Street
(repeat of 2033)
Air date December 2, 1986
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Production October 14, 1984
Sponsors K, L, 11


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.
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SCENE 2 Cinderella is surprised at some new experiences she has already, such as meeting nice people and being able to know something. Mumford tires 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.
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SCENE 3 Cinderella has a lot to learn and fortunately the Count arrives to teach her to count to 20.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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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