A series of Sesame Street cartoons featured a man who wore a green shirt, a bow tie, and pink trousers, whose head and arms appeared to be smaller than the rest of his body.
The sketches consist of the man running across a sign by chance. In some of them, the letters in the signs were mixed up, necessitating re-arrangement into their proper order (he would often mutter about the perpetrator behind these scramblings). He would then slowly pronounce the completed sign text several times. After triumphantly calling out the word(s), the man would find himself in a number of humorous situations.
The sketches are as follows:
Taxi - The man inadvertently hails a cab. Not only does he walk up to the sign, which is far across from him, the sign floats right toward him when he has stopped. This segment was included as a bonus feature on Old School: Volume 2. (EKA: Episode 1136)
Burp - After saying this word, the man is taught good manners. This is another clip where the man didn't walk up to the sign; instead, the sign floated over to him while he was juggling. (EKA: Episode 1186)
Milk - The man has a run-in with a cow pushing a baby carriage, and she picks him up and holds him as she takes the bottle of milk out of the carriage and he drinks it while she is holding him. (EKA: Episode 1188)
Don't Walk - After reading this sign, the man has to crawl away.
Wet Paint - A man and a woman pass by and smear wet green paint on the man's shirt.
- Iftah Ya Simsim created a number of animated segments designed very similar to this series, where a little boy read Arabic words, with a gag following each reading.