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Jack caught in action by Leela.

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Ernie and Bert act out the rhyme.

Jack Be Nimble is an English nursery rhyme first published in the early 19th century. The practice of jumping over a candlestick was both a sport as well as a form of fortune telling. The belief was that good luck was to be ahead should you jump over a flame and not extinguish it.

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References

  • He was interviewed by Prairie Dawn in a segment for "Nursery Rhyme News," where he doesn't have the energy to jump over his candlestick. (First: Episode 4107)
  • Jack's Big Jump was the plot of a 2009 episode of Sesame Street, where the fabled jumper attempted to clear eight candlesticks.
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