Sesame Street
Mumford's duck-radio trick
(repeat of 2360)
Air date December 8, 1989
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by John Weidman
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors T, X, 7

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SCENE 1 Big Bird comes across the Amazing Mumford in the midst of perfecting his latest trick - getting his portable radio to sound like his duck and vice versa (with the magic words "A la peanut butter sandwiches on AM/FM quackers!"). He plans on performing the trick at the Magicians' Convention in Las Vegas and rushes off to his travel agent to claim his ticket, asking Big Bird to look after his duck. Big Bird sees that Mumford has left his wand behind. Maria comes by and Big Bird tries showing her the trick himself. He messes up the magic words, which still cause the duck to sound like the radio, but now Maria speaks in duck (and the radio sounds like her).
Big Bird tries to turn up Maria's voice on the radio, but winds up shorting the circuit. Loud music comes out of the duck, bothering Susan. Maria promptly shuts the duck's beak.
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SCENE 3 As Maria fixes the radio, Big Bird feels bad about the situation he's caused. Maria (through the radio) tells him that she still loves him. He hugs the radio in response, then realizes he's got the wrong Maria.
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SCENE 4 Mumford returns to the shop to collect his wand and duck, seeing the mix-up. He quickly remedies things before hopping in his cab to the airport. Big Bird and Maria test out the radio, which works fine, but then lays an egg! Hoots announces the sponsors, and the credits roll.

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