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Paul Fierlinger (b. 1936) created many animated segments for Sesame Street, including the "Teeny Little Super Guy" series, which began in 1982. The segments were distinguished by Fierlinger's unique method, wrapping cels around transparent plastic cups, so that a movement cycle could be achieved by simply rotating the cups. This also allowed Fierlinger to use a kitchen counter and assorted dishes and kitchenware as props.

Sesame Street Filmography

Picture Title/Topic Earliest Known Appearance Description
0926r Toy House Episode 0926 A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Toon.String String Episode 1120 Different ways to use a string.
1186k Small B, Small D Episode 1186 Small B, Small D
Hathosehook Two Boys, Two Dogs Episode 1575 Two boys peek into a fire house, and write HAT, HOSE and HOOK on the window using their breath. Two dogs come by and wonder what a HAT HOSE HOOK is, but their question is answered when the fire truck leaves the station.
ABC.Fierlinger The Alphabet Song Episode 1576 The Alphabet Song (Country, Gospel, Mexican)
2125v Serving Dinner for Nine Tonight Episode 1736 Serving Dinner for Nine Tonight
BeforeWeEat What Do We Do Before We Eat Episode 2238 We wash our hands, not our feet.
V-van V for Van Episode 2292 V for Van (live-action/animation hybrid)
7Sopranos Seven Sweet Sopranos Episode 2358 Seven Sweet Sopranos on a shaky piano
TLSG.Swing Teeny Little Super Guy Episode 2363 Two boys are fighting over a swing, so Teeny Little Super Guy shows them how to share.
Toon.M.MyMusic My Music Episode 2440 A conductor conducts a choir to hum his music ("My Music").
TLSG.Alice Teeny Little Super Guy Episode 2481 Teeny Little Super Guy notices his friend Alice wanting to join a baseball game. He gives her the idea to go over there and ask them if she can play.
6SoccerSocks Six Soccer Socks Episode 2490 Six Soccer Socks
3139l A Thirsty Hot Dog Episode 2573 A man (Jim Thurman) is told that his dog looks thirsty, and says that his dog is a hot dog.
TLSG.sleep Teeny Little Super Guy Episode 2613 Teeny Little Super Guy shows his friend Harry the importance of sleep.
Toon.8brotherscircus The 8 Brothers Circus Episode 2615 The 8 Brothers Circus displays 8 elephants.
Superguy school Teeny Little Super Guy Episode 2621 Teeny Little Super Guy reminisces to his friend Eugene, who starts kindergarten tomorrow, about his own first day at school.
Superguy beaters Teeny Little Super Guy Episode 2628 Teeny Little Super Guy finds his friend Jane giving up on learning to ride the egg beater. He tells her that it takes time and practice to learn things, and gives Jane some training beaters to help her keep her balance.
Superguy pet Teeny Little Super Guy Episode 2640 R.W. Shipshape wants a pet spoon, so Teeny Little Super Guy teaches him the importance of being responsible with a pet.
TLSG.Danger Teeny Little Super Guy Episode 2675 Teeny Little Super Guy recalls how he learned about the meaning of DANGER.
TLSG.Reallygoodhat Teeny Little Super Guy Episode 2755 R.W. Shipshape gets a "really good hat" for his birthday, and it blows into the street. R.W. remembers not to cross the street without an adult; Teeny Little Super Guy helps him across.

Note: The pet spoon that appears in this cartoon is given the name "Arthur J. Cronk", a reference to a character from The Electric Company.

Ah-ah-choo Sneezing Song Episode 2931 A man destroys everything in his path when he sneezes.
3150x Reading A Map Episode 2982 A man tries to get directions to a parking space, and eventually uses a map to get there.
Geese.Fierlinger Group Of Geese Episode 3094 A satelite view of the earth is shown on television, while a group of geese decide to fly south.
AliceK.watercan Alice Kadeezenberry Episode 3713 Alice Kadeezenberry tries to water the plants, but notices the hose doesn't go far enough for her to do so. After several harebrained attempts, she uses a nearby watering can.
AliceK.throwball Alice Kadeezenberry Episode 3718 Alice Kadeezenberry learns how to throw a ball by watching others do it.
AliceK.mudpuddle Alice Kadeezenberry Episode 3727 Alice Kadeezenberry has a hard time figuring out how to get around a mud puddle without getting dirty.
HiddenGem4196 Grouch Messing Machine Episode 4196 During the street story, Luis pulls the Teeny Little Super Guy out of the broken washing machine.

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