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This is a list of Sesame Street Anything Muppet sketches and songs which don't feature recurring characters.


Picture Title / EKA Description
Sea shells
Episode 0005
Gordon encounters a woman who's going to sell sea shells by the sea shore. He assumes she's Sister Susie, but she's actually Penelope Pepperpot.

This marks the origin of what would later be Oscar's catchphrase, "Ding dong, you're wrong!"

The Boy, the Girl and the Jellybeans
Episode 0016
A boy and girl share a bag of jellybeans, but they're scared away by a monster. They make friends with the monster, and share the jellybeans with him. (3-part sketch)
Golden D and the Dangerous Dragon
Episode 0025
Muppets act out the story.
Episode 0026
Anything Muppet family: Can you guess?
The Story of Ira and Inez
Episode 0034
Bob reads a story which the Anything Muppets act out.
Forwards and Backwards
Episode 0069
An Anything Muppet boy teaches "forward" and "backward" with a group of Muppet kids, hippies, and Grover who keep running over the boy when his back is turned.
Counting to 10
Episode 0084
Some Anything Muppets and monsters pile up and count to 10.
Father and Son
Episode 0089
A Muppet father and son switch roles in the forest. The father climbs trees and asks questions, while the son explains things.
Frieda and the Frog
Episode 0095
Bob reads a story which the Anything Muppets act out.


Hunt for Happiness
Episode 0112
Part 1: Helen Happy tells Harold Happy that she has mud on her sneaker.

Part 2: Grandmother Happy suggests that Helen wipe the mud off her sneaker with a rag... but now... there's mud on the rag!

Part 3: Grandmother Happy tells Harold to wash the mud off the rag with soap. It works... but now there's mud on the soap! Grandmother Happy gives up.

Episode 0121
A girl goes shopping, but has trouble trying to remember what she needs to buy. Her mother helps her come up with a way to remember.
Four Cheers
Episode 0132
Four Anything Muppets want to give four big cheers for the number 4, but aren't sure they're doing it right.
Charlie and Louie
Lost Boy
Episode 0135
Charlie is lost and finds a policeman. It's his Uncle Louie, but he doesn't recognize him in uniform. Without the uniform on, Charlie asks Uncle Louie to find him a policeman.
Episode 0235
Two Muppet hands argue over a piece of cake before they decide to share it.
The number 11
Episode 0239
A girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down.
Bus Stop
Episode 0239
Three people (including Farley) wait for a bus at a bus stop. To their surprise, the bus is very small, and two small people get off of it.
Count to Eleven
Episode 0262
Muppet Hands count to 11.
Tough Luck Lester
Episode 0266
Tough Luck Lester, a little boy, explains why he is in bandages; he is never cautious about what he does. With his friends' help, Lester is able to stay away from dangerous items like matches and broken glass.
Alphabet conversation
Episode 0267
A boy and girl have a conversation using the letters of the alphabet.
Episode 0267
Episode 0273
Some kids get ready to play Baseball. Most bring the right equipment but one brings a hockey stick. They try again, but this time one has a tennis racket. On the third attempt, one has a box, which you don't need to play baseball either. But the box has a baseball in it.
Episode 0277
Two twins find they're identical, except for their voices.
Alphabet Hide and Seek
Episode 0278
Two boys are in the park, playing hide and seek. One hides while the other says the alphabet. Unfortunately, he doesn't know the whole alphabet, so he asks for help when he gets stuck. The other boy has to come out of his hiding place to help him finish the alphabet. He helps with Z, and then gets caught.
Snow White and the Six Dwarves
Episode 0279
Snow White accidentally visits the cottage of the six dwarves.
The Miss Muffet Play
Episode 0280
Director Lance tries to keep control of his cast: Little Miss Muffet and a blank-faced Fat Blue Muppet who can't seem to find the right costume. At the "Along came a spider" cue, Muffet's co-star enters, wearing a a rabbit costume, and then a duck outfit. Miss Muffet becomes increasingly annoyed -- and when he shows up as a fish, she grabs the parts of his fish costume off, and puts his spider outfit on him. Naturally, once she sees the spider costume on him, Miss Muffet is frightened, and a crazy chase ensues.

This sketch was filmed on September 17, 1971 and was directed by Jim Henson.

AMs Build a Clubhouse
Episode 0280
Some Muppet kids (including Farley) plan to decorate their clubhouse, but each one is only able to find one item. They are upset at their individual failures, until they see what a difference each item makes when they're all hung up.
Family arrangement
Episode 0293
A family classifies themselves into different groups, but agree that their best group is as a family.
Book fight
Episode 0297
Two children, who can only read some words, resolve their fight over a large book by helping each other and reading alternate words.
I Love U
Episode 0297
A boy thinks that a girl is talking about him when she expresses her love for the perfect picture of U.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Episode 0310
Goldilocks attempts to show the bears how many are in their family.
Alien Alphabet
Episode 0311
Two aliens recite the alphabet.
AMs Plant a Flower
Episode 0311
Four kids cooperate to grow a flower together. One has a flower seed, one has a flowerpot, one has some dirt, and one has a shovel. The rain and sunshine finish the job.
Episode 0320
A boy watches a circle around him get bigger and smaller.
Episode 0335
Three kids individually try to sell lemons, water, and sugar. After all of their businesses fail, the three cooperate to start a lemonade stand.
In and Out
Episode 0337
Two waiters keep crashing into each other while trying to get through the same door. They solve the problem by placing "IN" and "OUT" signs on the two doors.
The Number 8
Episode 0337
Two boys notice that the number 8 looks the same right side up and upside down.
Episode 0406
A bridge of teeth come to an employment agency, looking for a job. He's offered jobs in the smelling line and in listening, but he's unqualified for those. Teeth demonstrates his talent in biting and chewing by chomping up the desk.
Episode 0406
The letter R joins U and N to make the word RUN. Anything Muppets run into the scene and take the letters.
Witches Cooperate
Episode 0407
Three witches attempt their own individual spells, which don't work out to their liking. They decide to cooperate by bringing all of their ingredients together, thus making chicken soup.
Episode 0427
A female Muppet discusses the concept of "same" using her reflection in the mirror. The reflection begins speaking on its own. The girl faints and the reflection decides to do the same.
The Girl, The Tree and the Terrible Troll
Episode 0428
In a three-part story, a girl is sent to the forrest to chop down a tree for wood. A terrible troll encourages her to hack away, but she finds new ways of appreciating what good trees can be.
Episode 0736
The letter S joins U and N to make the word SUN. Some Anything Muppets appear in beach gear to bask in the sun.
Episode 0736
The letter F joins U and N to make the word FUN. Some Anything Muppets appear in to have fun.
I'm Many Things
Episode 0691
A little boy explains how he can be a son, a brother, a paperboy, a friend, and a grandson all at the same time.
Echo Canyon
Episode 0698
A cowboy shouts across a canyon to hear the echo. "Yippee ki-yi-yo!" is repeated back to him perfectly. When he shouts "One!", the echo repeats back, "¡Uno!" The cowboy is startled. "Two!" he shouts, and the echo repeats, "¡Dos!" "You s'pose that's Mexico over there?" he asks. He continues to count to ten, with the echo repeating the numbers back in Spanish. Frustrated, he shouts, "How are you?" "¡Muy bien, gracias!" is the reply. "Oh, this is ridiculous," the cowboy says, and throws his cowboy hat into the canyon. A sombrero is thrown back in return.
Gas Station
Episode 0750
A driver arrives at a gas station, hoping to be filled in a short time. Instead, his car takes a long time to fill while the attendant fills other cars in a short time.
I Feel Mad!
Episode 0778
Bob asks a blank-faced Large Lavender Live Hand Muppet how he feels. The Muppet answers, "I don't feel anything." Bob sticks a nose and angry eyes on the Muppet, who then starts to feel mad. He walks off in a huff, and we hear a crash off-screen. The Muppet comes back and ad-libs, "It's okay, Bob, I just dropped my watch!"
Tape measure
Episode 0936
Two men use a tape measure to figure out how far apart they are from each other. It turns out that thirty-seven feet separate them.
Hide and Seek
Episode 1062
A boy plays hide-and-seek with three letter Zs, who blend into his porch.
Episode 1141
Two characters with hair over their eyes recite the alphabet.
Sandwich cooperation
Episode 1231
Muppet lettuce, bread, cheese, butter, and ham argue on who a girl should have for a snack. They all cooperate to make a sandwich.
Loud and quiet
Episode 1239
In a subway station, two men observe how loud and quiet it is.
Episode 1449
A lady (Kathryn Mullen) reads the word BUG.
I Can Be ...
Episode 1454
A girl (Kathryn Mullen) imagines she's a doctor, movie director or firefighter.
The Same Outfit A lady wants the exact same outfit as the mannequin (which turns out to be alive).
My V A boy looks for his letter V, which is hidden in the fence.
Episode 1839
A man closes everything.
The D train
Episode 2040
A man asks, "Is this the D train?" A subway train then arrives, letting out several letter Ds.
Episode 2292
Professor David lectures his class on trees. He says they are only good for looking at and leaning against, but they mention other uses for them.
Rock Music School
Episode 2365
In Rock Music School, Olivia and several Muppets show different ways of singing the word "baby."
The Loud and Quiet families
Episode 2940
Gordon plays a game with the viewer - which person belongs in The Quiet Family and in The Loud Family?

RSI: Rhyme Scene Investigation
Episode 4135
Two members of the RSI team try and help a man find the thing he lost that ends in "at."
Super K Cereal
Episode 4193
In a commercial for "Super K Cereal", two children search for the letter K in their alphabet cereal, with little luck. An announcer proclaims that instead of looking for Ks in ordinary alphabet cereal, they should get "Super K Cereal", which is composed of Ks.

Same Face A purple Muppet hand tries to get the parts of the face similar to the a Green Muppet hand.
Baby Animals A yellow Muppet hand tries to match plastic baby animals to their plastic mother animals. A purple Muppet hand tries to help it out.
Milk A yellow Muppet hand tries to match a glass of milk to a picture of an object that produced the milk. A purple Muppet hand tries to help it out.
Spin Top Jerry Nelson narrates a story about a green Muppet hand that learns to spin a top.


Picture Title / EKA Description
Consider Yourself
Episode 0001
Gordon dresses blank Anything Muppets as different members of a family (a little girl, her brother, her mother, her father and her uncle) as they proceed to perform "Consider Yourself" once they're all dressed up.



A Spoonful of Sugar
Episode 0005
Part 1: A blank Pumpkin Anything Muppet is on the verge of sneezing. Gordon puts ears and eyes on it, then finally a nose, which helps him sneeze.

Part 2: Our Pumpkin friend is once again blank. Gordon puts on him some eyes, then a nose, then some ears (which help him hear music), and announces that there will be music soon.

Part 3: A family sings "A Spoonful of Sugar."

Five People in My Family
Episode 0008
A family sings the song.
Four Blind Mice
Episode 0009
While looking for a lost cat, Gordon puts some mouse-faces on four Anything Muppets, who sing a round of "Four Blind Mice".
I Am a Fine Musician
Episode 0010
Musicians sing about what instruments they play.
Everyone Likes Ice Cream
Episode 0026
Three siblings sing the song.
Goin' for a Ride
Episode 0037
Three Muppets sing while traveling in a car, train, and boat.
As I Was Going to St. Ives
Episode 0045
A boy sings while a girl tries to figure out a riddle.
Before and After Song
Episode 0047
The Anything Muppets sing about before and after (which also involves Buddy and Jim).
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Episode 0073
A father and daughter sing the song.
First and Last (song)
Episode 0146
Two brothers, First and Last, sing about how their names affect how they do things.
High, Middle, Low
Episode 0236
A barbershop trio sings about the parts that make up the group.
No Matter How You Count Them
Episode 0264
A Carmen Miranda-style Muppet sings "No Matter How You Count Them, they come out the same!"
J Friends
Episode 0339
Four characters sing about their friends whose names begin with the letter J.
My Favorite Letter
Episode 0348
A hayseed trio sings about the letter P.
Episode 0406
A boy and girl sing "Me" in both English and Spanish.
Family Four Muppets change into different sets of clothing, wigs, and accessories to represent different members of a family (including pets and the family car).

I Want to Hold Your Ear
Episode 0597
When Maurice, a hapless casanova, puts an Anything Muppet woman's head together, he tells her that he loves her, but it turns out she doesn't love him. He then proceeds to take her head apart, bit by bit, as he sings "I Want to Hold Your Ear" (as well as eyes, nose, tooth, and hair). After she walks off in a huff, he notices to his shock that the parts he set aside have attached themselves to the tablecloth, who thinks he's kinda cute.
City-Country Song
Episode 0681
Two characters sing about the difference between life in the country and life in the city.
How Do You Get From Here to There?
Episode 0681
Three characters sing about transportation.
Episode 0684
A boy teaches another to count in song.
Numerical Correspondence Song
Episode 0735
Five Muppets sing a song of numbers.
Elevator Song
Episode 0889
A barbershop quartet sings about counting floors when they go up and down in an elevator.
One Way
Episode 0973
A greaser sings about his relationship that was almost ruined by a "one way" sign.
Just Around the Corner
Episode 1036
Four kids sing about where they are going in their neighborhood.
Ah, For the Joys of the Countryside
Episode 1056
In the woods, a nature-loving baritone sings about how much he loves the country, without noticing that his surroundings are being converted into a city.
Women Can Be
Episode 1065
A group of female Muppets sing about the many things they can be.
Episode 1107
Baby Rocky sings about crying.
Brush Your Teeth
Episode 1132
A postman wanders into a dentist's office to deliver the mail. The dentist and his assistants instead mistake him for a patient begin singing a song (in calypso style) about the importance of dental hygiene.
The Letter B A barbershop quartet sings about the letter B.
Episode 1165
A man sings about being lonely while a choir backs him up.
Oh, G
Episode 1167
Muppets sing in praise of the letter G.
Do the Wash A group of Muppets explain that when your clothes get dirty for any reason, you do the wash.
I Am Me A trio of cowboys sing a song that teaches about the correct use of the pronouns "me" and "you."
Disco D
Episode 1186
A polyester clad trio sings about the dazzling, dancing Disco D.

We're a Family
Episode 1294
David, as a representative of the Bureau of Statistical Research and Analysis, gives his reports of a study on families, and presents a "typical family": a father, a mother, and two adorable kids. The family appears in a box in the corner of the screen and sings a verse about their family. They are soon accompanied (in another box) by a little girl, her mother, and a pet hamster. The girl informs David that a family doesn't necessarily have to have siblings or two parents, and sings an additional verse with her mother on her family structure.

David, trying to press on with his findings, meets a third family, who explains (in song) that a boy and his grandparents can also be a family. Soon afterward, a large family sings about how a family can consist of siblings, parents, uncles, aunts, pets, and plants. During the final chorus, with everyone singing along in their grid, David realizes that he must double check his research.

Meet Me at the Bus Stop
Episode 1451
On a boring day, two hipsters decide to meet up with each other.
Big Kids Cry
Episode 1710
Three big kids sing a song about crying, until a small kid offers them some popcorn.
I'm in Love with U
Episode 1854
Nelson and Jeanette sing about many words beginning with the letter, until the "U" at the end gives its own U word: Unbelievable!
Circle the Girl
Episode 1927
A cowboy sings a hoedown song about the girl he loves, who he draws a circle around.
Street Garden Cooperation
Episode 2040
A group of neighbors coordinate efforts to transform a city block into a garden for me and for you.
Split screen home
Home to Me
Episode 2122
Three kids sing about where they live.
Bus Stop
Episode 2208
A little boy asks what the sign says, and the group waiting for the bus respond with a song.
Let's Go Driving
Episode 2363
A family sings about car sounds.
Take My Hand
Episode 2365
A small boy sings about the times he wanted to cross the street, and waited for a grown-up friend to help him cross the street safely.
Rebel L
Episode 2505
The Rebel L makes a loud "luh-luh-luh" and protests outside of Billy Idle's house at night.
At the Bus Stop Sign
Episode 2505
A crowd sings about where to wait if you want to catch a bus.

One Banana
Episode 2606
You never find bananas growing by themselves — only in bunches.
Kids Just Love to Brush
Episode 2691
Kids sing about brushing teeth.
Caribbean Air
Episode 2758
Caribbean musicians sing about the wind.
I Love You (More or Less)
Episode 2990
A boyfriend loves his girlfriend so much, he keeps giving her more flowers and more candy. However, his gifts make her home a mess, and she demands less.
Indian You Call
Indian You Call
Episode 3134
In a spoof of "Indian Love Call," a woman sings of how much she loves the word "you."
Some Enchanted Lunchtime
Episode 3230
A boy falls in love with a girl and asks her if she wants to join him. The girl says she would love to and they both agree that "once when you meet him or her, you have made a friend."
Something Always Comes Between Us
Episode 3231
Whenever two lovers try to get close, someone or something always comes between them, whether it be a high school marching band or even a Venusian.
Spanish Me, English Me
Episode 4503
A boy sings about the different ways English and Spanish culture affect him and how he's able to mix them together.

With Guest Stars

Picture Title / EKA Description
Lena Horne ABC song
The Alphabet Song
Episode 0600
Lena Horne and a random group sing a gospel version of the song.
JudyCollins Fishermen
"The Fisherman Song"
Episode 0796
Judy Collins sings "The Fisherman Song" with several Anything Muppets.
Numero Comparsa
Episode 2345
Celia Cruz and some Mariachis sing about counting in Spanish.
The Alphabet Song
Episode 2981
Billy Joel and some kids sing.
Songo's Song
Episode 3279
Celia Cruz sings about a man named Songo who's wife just had a baby, and to get the news around, he writes it down and sends it to friends and family.
Everything's Coming Up Noses
Episode 4063
Harvey Fierstein sings while handing out noses.

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