There Once Was a Hand

There Once Was a Hand is a series of live-action segments that appeared on Sesame Street, beginning with Episode 0007. The segments were produced by Clark Gesner.

The films are set in front of a blue wall and feature two silent, sentient disembodied hands. The first film in the series, narrated by Skip Hinnant, introduces the left hand. He is unhappy because he cannot make a noise by himself. He is satisfied when he meets the right hand and learns to clap. The subsequent films open and close with flute music and do not feature narration.

The films appeared from Season 1 until Season 12. Oobi, a series co-produced by Sesame Workshop for Noggin, was inspired by There Once Was a Hand.[1]

Segments

Picture Summary / EKA Description
Whathandscando
There Once Was a Hand (Features)
Episode 0007
Skip Hinnant narrates the story of an unhappy hand who wishes he could make a noise.
Noimage
Wall
Episode 0649
1257-Hands
Strong
Episode 0668
The right hand plays with a ping-pong ball and tricks the left hand into thinking an egg is one.
1074-Hands
Feather
Episode 0757
The right hand tickles the left hand with a feather.

Sources

  1. "Get Cast in Disney Channel's Pilot 'Right Hand Guy'". Claimfame. August 10, 2016.
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