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George the Farmer is a recurring segment on Sesame Street that debuted in the second season. George demonstrates relational concepts and counting by moving around his dilapidated farm. The segments use a pixillation technique, similar to stop-motion animation, that makes George "pop" from one pose to another.


Picture Summary Earliest Known Appearance Description
George nearfar
Near and far Episode 0235 George is "near" when he's on a barrel; he's "far" when he's on the porch.
George abovebelow
Above and below Episode 0262 George is above and below a shed.
Up and down Episode 0265 George goes up and down on ladders.
George overunder
Over and under Episode 0270 George has a bottle over and under his hands. He also climbs over and under a ladder.
George countofour
Four configuration Episode 0278 George shows that four milk jugs are always four, no matter how they're arranged.
In and out Episode 0293
George ontopof
On top of Episode 0298 George is on top of barrels, boxes and the barn roof. Then he finds various objects on top of his head.
George tallershorter
Taller and shorter Episode 0303 George's ladder gets taller and shorter; his board does too.
Quiet and noisy Episode 0931 George hits a hammer with a nail to demonstrate "quiet," then hits a post with a sledgehammer to demonstrate "noisy."
Embedded shapes Episode 0945 George shows embedded shapes using drawing of geometric forms and household objects with the same shape.
Beginning and end Episode 0947
Full, fuller and fullest Episode 0967 George uses chickens to demonstrate full, fuller and fullest.
Full and empty Episode 0974 George shows full and empty by pouring himself a glass of milk.
George counttoten
Counting to ten Episode 0999 George uses barrels to count to ten.
George fastslow
Fast and slow Episode 1007 George demonstrates "fast" and "slow" by going back and forth on a fence, and in a rocking chair.
??? Episode 1025 George the Farmer saws the legs off a table.
George through
Through Episode 1042 George puts his head through a barrel stave. He also goes through the barn.

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