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George the Farmer is a recurring series of segments on Sesame Street that debuted in Season 2 and lasted until Season 19. George demonstrates relational concepts and counting by moving around his dilapidated farm (or in limbo beginning in season 3). The segments, created by NFB filmmaker Gerald Potterton, use a pixillation technique, similar to stop-motion animation, that makes George "pop" from one pose to another.


Picture Summary / EKA Description
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Over and under
Episode 0230
George has a bottle over and under his hands. He also climbs over and under a ladder.
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Near and far
Episode 0235
George is "near" when he's on a barrel; he's "far" when he's on the porch.
Up and down
Episode 0239
George goes up and down on ladders.
Quiet and noisy
Episode 0241
George hits a hammer with a nail to demonstrate "quiet," then hits a post with a sledgehammer to demonstrate "noisy."
George ontopof.jpg
On top of
Episode 0242
George is on top of barrels, boxes and the barn roof. Then he finds various objects on top of his head.
Short and Tall
Episode 0254
George uses himself and milk containers to show short and tall.
Empty and full
Episode 0257
George shows empty and full by pouring himself a glass of milk.
In initial airings, George preceded the segment by pouring two buckets of milk into a large milk can to demonstrate 'empty' and 'full.'
George abovebelow.jpg
Above and below
Episode 0262
George is above and below a shed.
Beginning and end
Episode 0265
George demonstrates beginning and end with a piece of thread and a ladder.
George countofour.jpg
Consistency of numbers
Episode 0278
No matter how they're arranged, George always has three barrels, four milk jugs, and five cartons.
George the Farmer 20 barrels.jpg
Episode 0278
George counts 20 barrels.
George fastslow.jpg
Fast and slow
Episode 0288
George demonstrates "fast" and "slow" by going back and forth on a fence, and in a rocking chair.
George the Farmer embedded shapes.jpg
Embedded shapes
Episode 0288
George shows embedded shapes using drawing of geometric forms and household objects with the same shape.
George tallershorter.jpg
Taller and Shorter
Episode 0289
George's ladder gets taller and shorter, as does his box of berries.
George the Farmer in out.jpg
In and out
Episode 0293
George the Farmer demonstrates in and out.
George counttoten.jpg
Counting to ten
Episode 0293
George uses barrels to count to ten.
George Farmer saw table.jpg
Using Tools
Episode 0297
George the Farmer saws the legs off a table.
George through.jpg
Episode 0299
George puts his head through a barrel stave. He also goes through the barn.
Episode 0313
George sets out various items and then sorts them by type.