Sesame Street
The Amazing Mumford tries to transport Telly to Hooper's Store
Air date February 26, 1999
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Written by Josh Selig
Directed by Ted May
Sponsors W, 15
Syndication 123 Sesame Street


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird and Telly finish up their gardening and plan on going to Hooper's Store for lunch. The Amazing Mumford overhears and recommends they get there using his new magic trick - it can take anyone, anywhere in an instant. Big Bird would rather walk, but Telly wants to give it a try. With a wave of his wand and the magic words ("A la egg salad sandwiches!"), Mumford sends them...
SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird's nest! Mumford encourages Telly to stay with him until he gets the trick right.
Song "Walk!"
Muppets Ernie recites a poem which introduces a Cookie Monster segment ...
(First: Episode 3824)
Muppets Cookie Monster has a riddle: what do you get when you have one cookie between two cookies? A cookie sandwich!
(First: Episode 3209)
Animation In stop-motion, sandwich ingredients square-dance in a ring and arrange themselves into a sandwich, which gets a bite taken out of it in a refrigerator.
(First: Episode 3080)
SCENE 2 Big Bird reaches Hooper's and tells Alan he promised Telly he wouldn't eat without him. He wonders where Telly and Mumford are...
SCENE 2 cont'd Mumford tries the trick with new magic words ("A la sardine sandwiches"), sending them to Oscar's trash can. Mumford assures Telly that he'll keep trying until they reach Hooper's. "Yeah, maybe by dinner," Telly says.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
Re-filmed version
(EKA: Episode 2855)
Muppets Ernie and Rubber Duckie introduce the letter of the day.
(First: Episode 3813)
Film Alphaquest: W
(First: Episode 2712)
Animation Ornate Ws spin around in accompaniment to a song.
(First: Episode 2952)
Cartoon W for witch (new music and sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1182)

SCENE 3 Oscar kicks them both out of his trash can and demands an explanation. When Mumford details their experience thus far, Oscar recommends he try new magic words - "A la scram!" Mumford gives it a try and transports them into Maria's bathroom, right as she's taking a shower. She tells them to leave and Mumford hastily comes up with magic words that poof them away.
SCENE 3 cont'd Where are they now? An Anything Muppet cowpoke welcomes them to Arizona!
Animation A horseshoe and boot pattern
(First: Episode 3577)
Muppets Ernie and Rubber Duckie introduce the number of the day.
(First: Episode 3786)
Animation Rubber Stamp #15
(First: Episode 2945)
Film Kid mural painting #15
(First: Episode 3649)
Cartoon "Mother Brown's Farm (Number Fifteen Song)"
(First: Episode 2693)
SCENE 4 Big Bird starts to get antsy waiting for Mumford and Telly to get to the store. To pass the time, he and Alan perform "Sing After Me."
Cartoon Bobby's dog narrates why Bobby is sad.
(First: Episode 3455)
Muppets Elmo sings "In Your Imagination."
(First: Episode 3119)
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie and Feff appear to float around in outer space, but at the end of the sketch, it is revealed that they are just pretending to be astronauts.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3701)
Muppets Ernie recites a poem which introduces the next Wegman dogs segment ...
(First: Episode 3813)
Film Wegman's dogs form a W.
(First: Episode 3277)
Film Kids fly and form the letter W.
(First: Episode 3181)
Animation Characters on a quilt form the letter W.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3366)
SCENE 5 Back in Arizona, Telly asks the cowpoke if she knows anything about how to get to Sesame Street. She hasn't heard of it, but asks Telly about Mumford's strange attire. He explains he's a magician and she wants to see a trick. Flattered, Mumford waves his wand and...
SCENE 5 cont'd ...sends himself and Telly to the North Pole!
Film Kids talk about how they like sledding down snowy hills.
(First: Episode 3276)
Muppets Ernie and Rubber Duckie are ready to count.
(First: Episode 3813)
Cartoon "Captain Spacey" counts 8 planets until the 25-cent rocket machine runs out of juice.
(First: Episode 3554)
Muppets Nathan Lane and The Oinker Sisters sing "Sing."
Cartoon Lillian is proud because she climbed a mountain all by herself.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2749)
SCENE 6 Big Bird continues waiting and almost gets enticed by Alan to have a sandwich in the meantime. Big Bird keeps his promise and continues to wait.
Film Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet. (new music added)
(First: Episode 1966)
Muppets Ernie asks Rubber Duckie what he wants to see next.
(First: Episode 3786)
Song "I'm a Little Airplane"
(First: Episode 3266)
SCENE 7 Telly tells Mumford how angry he is about their current predicament and tells him they're gonna walk to Hooper's, no matter how long it takes. He phones Hooper's to tell Big Bird to eat without him, learning Big Bird was going to have a birdseed salad sandwich. Inspired, Mumford uses that for the magic words and...
SCENE 7 cont'd ...the two finally arrive at Hooper's! Mumford offers to magically conjure up their meals, but Telly instantly shuts the idea down.
Muppets Elmo's World: Music
(First: Episode 3824)
SCENE 8 The trio scarfs down their sandwiches as Alan announces the sponsors.

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