Sesame Street
Magic Magazine
Air date March 14, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors E, P, 9

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon and Susan show off a picture with a duck, cow and pig embedded within. The Amazing Mumford tries to make things easier by magically transposing the animals onto the street. By the grown-ups request, he reverses this, while also embedding himself into the photo (to feed the animals).
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
Film Animals fight.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0567)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit goes to Peter Piper's Pickled Peppers Patch to interview Peter Piper, but he only gets to meet other members of his family, whose names all begin with a common letter. At the end, Peter Piper's cousin states that Peter Piper is in Portland pressing pants.
(First: Episode 1342)
Animation Pentagon in space
(First: Episode 1714)
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Count It Higher."
(First: Episode 0553)
Cartoon A toothbrush talks to a mouth about what could happen if not taken care of.
(First: Episode 1476)
Muppets / Celebrity Dave Winfield talks to Big Bird about feeling proud about how tall he is.
Cartoon A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
Film Kids with special needs do gymnastics at the Mamaroneck Co-Op Camp.
(First: Episode 0953)
Muppets Pageant: Ernie plays the role of Bart, a farm boy who plants a flower. Herry Monster plays the sun, and a nervous Cookie Monster plays a cloud. Bert reluctantly plays the flower. When it is said that Bert made the leaves for his costume out of lettuce leaves, Cookie and Herry proceed to eat the leaves and rip the costume apart.
(First: Episode 0578)
Cartoon A man explains that the letter E begins both Enter and Exit. Another man named Roy runs through the doors.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cast Linda teaches a boy how to sign the word WALK.
Film The crosswalk light says WALK.
(First: Episode 0926)
Cartoon A lizard sings about how she likes to be "Above it All", as well as below.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2559)
Muppets Here is Your Life
Guy Smiley salutes a still life painting of a bowl of fruit.

Cartoon "The Noble Ostrich", a segment about the day-to-day activities of ostriches. Includes an animated appearance by Big Bird.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0998)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy and girl have a conversation using the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0273)

SCENE 2 David becomes a contestant on Sonny Friendly's Traveling Game Show. This time, the game is "Find Your Prize", where whatever David indentifies in the picture is part of his winnings. Sonny tells him he could win a sandwich, or some milk or even a house. Eager to win a house, David looks through the picture, but only finds a sandwich and glass of milk. Sonny tells him there isn't a house in there and David has won some lunch. David has already eaten, so Sonny takes it.
Animation P - Pyramid
(First: Episode 2061)
Song "Garbageman's Blues Song"
(First: Episode 1875)
Muppets Grover is about to talk about rhymes when a fox shows him a box that has locks and a hand inside that knocks and drops rocks and socks. An ox comes by and reveals he's the owner of the box. After all the commotion, Grover tries to finish his talk, but can't think of any rhymes. (ending edited)
Cartoon What if an elephant and a mouse had their features switched around?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0212)

SCENE 3 Bob, Mr. Honker, and The Kids (Sharon Roffman, Eric Choi, and Albert Pann) play a chamber ensemble version of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", but Mr. Honker's honks are too loud. When being let go because of his volume, Mr. Honker begins to sob. Bob hands him a hanky, which Mr. Honker puts over his horns to soften his honks.
Cartoon Rap #9
(First: Episode 2509)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert and Ernie go fishing. Ernie catches fish by yelling "Heeeeere fishy, fishy, fishy!", and they come flying into the boat. Bert tries it, but only catches a shark.
(First: Episode 1641)
Cartoon It's a squirrel
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1736)
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)


SCENE 4 The Amazing Mumford asks David if he has a copy of "Magic Magazine". David states he's never even heard of it, until several copies magically appear in the newsstand. Mumford happens to be "Magician of the Month" and makes off with a copy. Gladys the Cow arrives to get an issue, claiming she's on the cover. Although David tells her Mumford's the one on the cover, the magazines change so that Gladys is featured. Meryl Sheep then arrives, asking the for the magazine too, stating she's now on the cover. Sure enough, the magazine changes to an issue about her. When Mumford returns, David tries to ask about the magazines, while Mumford comments "Oh yes! That's a great picture of you." Suddenly, the magazines change to a David-specific issue. "That's Magic Magazine!" Mumford says.
Letter E
Animation E / e (elephant / jazzy trumpet)
(First: Episode 2222)
Muppets After sounding the word "hat," The Two-Headed Monster shares one giant straw hat.
(First: Episode 1349)
Film / Animation Oranges are peeled and sliced in stop-motion, and some kids eat them.
(First: Episode 1802)

SCENE 5 David tells Bob about his issue of "Magic Magazine," but when he hands it to him as proof, the cover changes back to Mumford. Bob tries to calm David down while Mumford announces the sponsors.

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