Sesame Street
The Amazing Mumford switches personas with a dog
Air date December 21, 1993
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors E, L, 15
Syndication 123 Sesame Street


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Big Bird introduces The Amazing Mumford, who will be performing a special trick with an energetic dog.

SCENE 1 Mumford’s trick will involve him changing personalities with the dog. With a wave of his wand, the dog enters Mumford’s body, and vice versa. He tries reversing the trick, but the dog in Mumford’s body runs off with the wand.
Film Fay Ray gets on and under a rug.
(First: Episode 2637)
Letter E.jpg
Animation E / e (elephant / jazzy trumpet)
(First: Episode 2222)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts the Letter of the Day Pageant.
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Cartoon E for Erase
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Film Looking for squares in the city (Maria voiceover)
(First: Episode 2721)
SCENE 2 The Mumford-dog runs to Luis and begins sniffing and licking him. Big Bird and Mumford arrive and explain what happened. Luis tries getting the wand back, but the dog snarls at him each time he tries. He finally retrieves it, but it is soon grabbed back by the dog, who runs off again.
Cartoon Abstract count to 15
(First: Episode 2851)
Ernie Sing Lallaby.JPG
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert go off to sleep but Ernie starts to sing himself a lullaby. Bert then asks Ernie if he would mind singing quieter. So he does and then finds that he can even sing it the quietest. Bert then wonders what's going on and can't seem to go to sleep. Ernie then asks Bert if he's singing it to the extent that he can't hear him then why is he not asleep yet?
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Film Kids play bongo drums loud and soft.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: L--Loud
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Cast Gordon hosts "What Happens Next," in which the viewer has to guess what kind of humiliation Maria as Chaplin is going to face before Gordon rings the Dinger's ding-dong bell. First, the tramp slips on a banana peel, then collapses when sitting on a three-legged bench. Finally, when a rain cloud is about to rain on him, he shifts the cloud over to the left of the screen so it rains on Gordon instead.
(First: Episode 2328)
(new music added)
Cartoon A little boy describes a time when he got angry after his toy truck was destroyed by a big kid.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2764)
SCENE 3 Their search continues by the playground. Barkley runs to them and wants to play with Mumford. Mumford doesn’t want to play, so Big Bird lures Barkley back to Linda’s apartment with the promise of dinner. Soon after he leaves, a cat mistakes him for a real dog and begins hissing at him and tries scratching him.
Cartoon A dog tries desperately to meow, but can only bark.
(First: Episode 0829)
Muppets Annette Monster and Frankie Monster sing "Love the Ocean" to urge others to "show respect for the sea" and refrain from throwing trash in the water.
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Animation Counting to 15 (Oriental music)
Film Wendy makes cookies with her grandmother. They later visit Wendy's great-grandmother at the nursing home, and give her some of the cookies.
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Animation Blue, red and yellow ovals play "Old MacDonald."
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Grover and Erik surprise each other.
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Animation Beads arrange themselves in different ways, and finally stick themselves to a girl's necklace.
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SCENE 4 Big Bird instructs Mumford to growl to make the cat leave, but his dog impression fails to scare the cat. Bigger growls scare the cat away, which come from Mumford’s dog counterpart. They observe the dog and see he doesn’t have the wand anymore.
Cartoon Rap #15
(First: Episode 2567)
Film A boy talks about living in Alaska and about racing sled dogs.
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Muppets Four monsters, including Elmo, sing "We Are All Monsters". (redubbed version)
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Cartoon "L" for "Large" and "l" for "little" (new music added)
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Muppets / Celebrity Kadeem Hardison says the alphabet with Natasha.
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Animation Sand L/l
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SCENE 5 Big Bird realizes that that since dogs bury bones, the Mumford-dog must have buried it. He points to the tree, which is where the wand is buried. Mumford begins digging, coming across 10 bones until he finds the wand. He then takes a rest after all the digging he’s done.
Animation Counting from 10-0 (Latin rhythm) (Spanish dub)
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Film Parts of a clown are shown in close-up as kids guess what it is.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Inside Outside Story"
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Cartoon "In and Out Crowd"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
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Film Animals fight.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Muppets Caveperson Days
Caveperson Bert invents a window so that he and Ernie can see outside without going all the way to the cave's exit. (new music added)
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SCENE 6 Mumford waves his wand and puts himself and the dog back in their respective bodies. However, the dog ends up still having the wand and runs off with it again, with Mumford in close pursuit. Luis announces the sponsors.


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