Sesame Street
Plot The Amazing Mumford switches personas with a dog
repeat of 3157
Air date March 11, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors E, L, 15
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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Big Bird introduces The Amazing Mumford, who will be performing a special trick with an energetic dog.
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SCENE 1 Mumford’s trick will involve him changing personalities with the dog. With a wave of his wand, the dog enters Mumford’s body, and vice versa. He tries reversing the trick, but the dog in Mumford’s body runs off with the wand.
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Animation The word "dog" appears on-screen, followed by a shot of a dog.
(First: Episode 3082)
EnVogue.Adventure
Song En Vogue sings "Adventure."
(First: Episode 2951)
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Animation E / e Gregorian chant
(First: Episode 3300)
Ornate E's
Song Ornate E's go easing by to a song.
(First: Episode 2937)
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Cartoon A man saws out a letter E.
(EKA: Episode 0409)
CM.partsface
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Cookie Monster asks Jahwara to point to parts of her head.
(First: Episode 3260)
Jakethesnake
Cartoon Jake the Snake demonstrates body parts.
(First: Episode 2486)
4140-moodsong
Song "You Can Get Right Up": a song about getting active to cheer up.
(First: Episode 3142)
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SCENE 2 The Mumford-dog runs to Luis and begins sniffing and licking him. Big Bird and Mumford arrive and explain what happened. Luis tries getting the wand back, but the dog snarls at him each time he tries. He finally retrieves it, but it is soon grabbed back by the dog, who runs off again.
Shortywaterfountain
Cartoon Shorty reaches a water fountain with a stool.
(EKA: Episode 0984)
Wegmandogs.L
Film Wegman's dogs form the letter L.
(First: Episode 3270)
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Cartoon "If You've Lost Your L, Look Around"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1845)
FloatingKids.L
Film The floating kids form an L.
(First: Episode 3128)
HeyFood
Muppets Cookie Monster and The Beetles sing "Hey Food."
(EKA: Episode 2640)
3719-alphabet
Cartoon Letters appear over a sky-view of a neighborhood.
(First: Episode 3267)
AfricanFish
Film In a village in Africa, people catch fish, and celebrate afterwards.
(EKA: Episode 2744)
BBZoe.ReadMe

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Muppets When Zoe wants Maria to read to her, Big Bird tells her what to say: "Read Me a Story."
(First: Episode 3388)
Anansi-Mouse
Cartoon Anansi the Spider tells the story of a sad mouse.
Aritst: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3367)
4140-jawsE
Film Jaws spoof presenting the letter E.
(First: Episode 3300)
LetterofDayPageant
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts the Letter of the Day Pageant.
(EKA: Episode 2212)
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Cartoon A lizard, a girl and a dog dance.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2795)
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SCENE 3 Their search continues by the playground. Barkley runs to them and want sot play with Mumford. Mumford doesn’t want to play, so Big Bird lures Barkley back to Linda’s apartment with the promise of dinner. Soon after he leaves, a cat mistakes him for a real dog and begins hissing at him and tries scratching him.
CatBark
Cartoon Can a cat bark?
(EKA: Episode 0938)
WetorDry
Muppets Little Chrissy always has fun whether he's "Wet or Dry."
(First: Episode 3134)
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Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (Umbrella)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0309)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
Re-filmed version
(EKA: Episode 2855)
RubberStamp15
Animation Rubber Stamp #15
(First: Episode 2945)
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Film Growing Numbers #15
(First: Episode 2971)
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Cartoon Rap #15
(First: Episode 2567)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird instructs Mumford to growl to make the cat leave, but his dog impression fails to scare the cat. Bigger growls scare the cat away, which come from Mumford’s dog counterpart. They observe the dog and see he doesn’t have the wand anymore.
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Cartoon A cat desperately tries to open a can of cat food by himself while his mistress is on the phone.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(EKA: Episode 2424)
BenchFilm-ThreePlusTwo
Film The Count (in voiceover) counts three children on a bench, then adds two more.
(First: Episode 2950)
News-3PigsOriginal
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews one of the Three Little Pigs, the one who built a straw house. The Big Bad Wolf comes to blow it down, but the house is actually strong.
(EKA: Episode 0598)
2356-6
Song Joe Raposo sings "Bein' a Pig."
(First: Episode 2356)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird realizes that that since dogs bury bones, the Mumford-dog must have buried it. He points to the tree, which is where the wand is buried. Mumford begins digging, coming across 10 bones until he finds the wand. He then takes a rest after all the digger he’s done.
Film.Eggs
Film EGGS... and chickens.
(First: Episode 3267)
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Muppets All types of wild animals that lay eggs sing "Let's Lay an Egg."
(First: Episode 3060)
20Eggs
Animation A chicken lays 20 eggs, which hatch.
(First: Episode 3122)
Geometry of Circles 3 - Six Colored Circles
Animation Geometry of Circles #3 "Six Colored Circles" #3
(First: Episode 1395)
Circles.funkymusic
Film / Animation Circles of all kinds are displayed as funky rap music plays.
(First: Episode 3126)
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SCENE 6 Mumford waves his wand and puts himself and the dog back in their respective bodies. However, the dog ends up still having the wand and runs off with it again, with Mumford in close pursuit. Luis announces the sponsors


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