Sesame Street
Savion's magic circle
Air date March 31, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors O, P, 12


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Savion has Elmo look into his “Magic Circle”, which displays the sponsors, a cartoon rabbit, and Ernie and Bert.
SCENE 1 Elmo and Savion watch as The Count counts the letters in a newspaper. Savion uses his magic circle to display something else he can count on: rubber stamps...
Animation Rubber Stamp #12
(First: Episode 2932)
The Count is impressed with Savion’s circle and thinks of another thing he’d like to count. He looks into the circle and imagines himself going on a picnic...
Muppets The Count has prepared himself a picnic not far from his castle. As he counts the ants who come to take away his food, he eventually has nothing left. Which is just as well, since it has started to rain.
(First: Episode 2132)
Cartoon A shepherd plays hide-and-seek with his sheep.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2109)

Film Lamont, who lives in the city, visits his friend Adrian, who lives in the country. Together they ride bikes, swim, and have dinner with Adrian's family.
(First: Episode 2800)
Cartoon A dog-shaped television changes channels until it comes to a channel of itself.
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3045)
Muppets Moe Cocker and a chorus of dogs sing "With a Little Yelp from My Friends."
Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0673)
Cast Gordon, Maria, Luis, Bob, Gina, and Big Bird sing "Goodbye Fly".
(First: Episode 2720)
Film A puzzle of a zebra is put together.
(First: Episode 3056)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is preparing to give his nephew Brad a bath, but Ernie chastises him for not providing any bath toys. He brings so many toys that Bert feels there is no longer room for Brad. So as not to waste the water, Ernie hops into the tub.
(First: Episode 1134)
Song "When You Grow Up"
(First: Episode 2912)
Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 0778)

Muppets Bruce Stringbean, Clarice, and S Street Band perform "Born To Add."
(First: Episode 1375)
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
Muppets / Celebrity Celia Cruz tells Big Bird about a hummingbird, and sings "Zunzun."
(First: Episode 2298)

SCENE 2 The magic circle closes on the previous segment, and The Amazing Mumford runs to them in a huff. He is upset that a non-magician possess a magic circle. He presents his own magic circle, which is actually a square. He displays his other magic circle, which isn’t a circle either, but rather a triangle. Using the magic circle, they show him what one looks like.
Cartoon A young man carrying a brown paper bag walks up to the bridgekeeper, who orders the young man to show him whatever circles are in the bag, and to eat them. The young man is ordered to eat three round foodstuffs: a cookie, a pepperoni pizza, and a slice of watermelon. Once the young man is granted permission to cross the bridge, however, he tells the bridgekeeper that he was merely trying to deliver the latter's groceries.
(First: Episode 1582)
After the cartoon, Mumford now realizes what a circle looks like and displays his magic circle. Elmo wants to see Ernie in his circle, so Mumford waves his wand to make Ernie appear in the circle, but makes his circle disappear. Savion explains his circle is a different kind of magic and Mumford leaves, disgruntled. Savion displays Elmo’s request in his circle.
Muppets Every time Ernie tries to recite a poem about the number 12, it switches itself around to the number 21 (and vice versa).
(First: Episode 2329)
Fox and crow
Cartoon A minstrel sings about a fox who outsmarts a crow.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0631)
Cartoon P for paper, point, poke, paint, pat, peel
(First: Episode 3066)
Film "Box City Recycling Rap"
Kids sing a rap song about recycling. They build a city out of boxes and cartons.
(First: Episode 2851)
Muppets Director Kermit is filming Oklahoma with Forgetful Jones as the star. Forgetful is supposed to enter sing "Oklahoma!" but sings "Aklahoma!", "Eeklahoma!", and "Iklahoma!" instead. When he finally gets it right, the production assistant says it's time for lunch.
(First: Episode 2544)
Cartoon A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
(First: Episode 2053)

SCENE 3 Savion is teaching Elmo and the kids how to make their own magic circle. Elmo invites Mumford to join, but he has his own magic and accidentally makes several boxes appear on the staircase. Savion begins his lesson. First, you take a crayon and draw a big circle on some paper. Mumford waves his wand at his paper, but makes a pineapple with a saxophone on it appear. Savion then reveals the “magic” aspect is all just imagination. Elmo uses his magic circle to imagine a museum.
Cast Maria as Chaplin falls in love with a painting (Linda) at the art museum.
(First: Episode 2033)
Cartoon Zork lands in Australia, where a kangaroo greets him.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2731)
Muppets Oscar sings "Just Throw It My Way."
(First: Episode 2794)
Cartoon P for Pyramid
(First: Episode 2061)
Film A parrot announces dos, or two of everything.
Animation Ten masked dancers are counted in Spanish.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3079)
Film A girl narrates a film of how pan dulce, Mexican bread, is made.
(First: Episode 3015)
Cartoon When a bird pops a balloon, the balls represent Sad and Happy.
(First: Episode 2102)

Animation Beads arrange themselves into different groups and finally become a girl’s necklace.
SCENE 4 Savion, Elmo, and the kids display their sponsors with their magic circles.


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