The setting is in a small street in a city where children and furry puppet monsters learn about numbers, the alphabet and other pre-school subjects taught in commercial spots, songs and games. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
When creating the show, executive producer Joan Ganz Cooney
, deliberately made sure that the human cast would be an ensemble with approximately equal roles, so no one person would emerge as the host or star of the show and be able to use this as a negotiating tool and threaten the show's survival when it came time for contracts to be renewed, as Robert Keeshan
had been able to do as the star of the Captain Kangaroo
(1955) show. See more
During the "Remembering Game" sketch, when Cookie Monster calls "Number 4", a stagehand's arm is visible reaching behind the game board at the bottom right of the screen. See more
[Ernie is having Bert's head traced on the screen, unbeknownst to Bert who can't move and doesn't understand why
Okay, here is Bert's eye.
[His left eye is traced
And here is Bert's other eye.
[His other eye is traced
And the eyes are what you see with, right Bert?
[Bert starts to say something, but is cut off immediately by Ernie
Don't say anything, Bert.
Each episode is numbered, and this number is displayed at the start of the episode. See more
PINBALL NUMBER COUNT
Performed by The Pointer Sisters See more