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An animated typewriter with eyes and arms, and mobile wheels appeared on Sesame Street beginning in Season 6. The Typewriter would demonstrate letters by typing out the letter, and a word beginning with it, on himself. He often fumbled, which frustrated him. The Typewriter's most notable dialogue, apart from announcing the letter and the word, was his trademark "Noo-nee-noo-nee-noo" sounds. Twenty-six shorts were produced, one for each letter of the alphabet, and continued to appear on Sesame Street as late as Season 35.

The typewriter segments were animated by Jeff Hale for Imagination Inc. [1]

In 2007, new Typewriter shorts were produced for the Old School: Volume 2 DVD set. Joey Mazzarino provided the character's voice for these segments.

Segments

Picture Letter / EKA Description
Typewriter.A
A - Airplane
Episode 0849
The Typewriter's experiment in flight.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

1090-20
B - Ball
Episode 1090
An encounter with a giant ball.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Typewriterguy
C - Cat
Episode 2313
The Typewriter encounters a large cat, which he reduces in size by typing "little cat," and scaring it off with a "WOOF-WOOF!"


Special:The Street We Live On, Online:Sesamestreet.org

1706j1
D - Daisy
Episode 1706
A giant daisy grows beneath the Typewriter.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

1446f
E - Ear
Episode 1446
The Typewriter and a giant Ear.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

200006
F - Fly
Episode 0812
Not the insect, but rather, the Typewriter again soars into the air.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

2125u
G - Glue
Episode 0852
The Typewriter gets stuck on a spot of glue.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Typewriterhand
H - Hand
Episode 0836
The Typewriter encounters a giant hand.


Online: Sesamestreet.org
Video: Old School: Volume 2

Typewriter-I
I - Ink
Episode 1261
The Typewriter runs out of fluid.
Typewriter.J
J - Jump
Episode 1957
The Typewriter types J for Jump, then jumps after a frog.
1041typewriter-K
K - Key
Episode 0913
The Typewriter unlocks a passage.
Typewriter.L
L - Lion
Episode 3038
The Typewriter encounters another "large" feline.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Typewriter
M - Magic
Episode 0856
The Typewriter performs a few tricks.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

1092-16
N- Nose
Episode 1092
More fun with body parts.


Online: Sesamestreet.org
Video: Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days

Typewriter-O
O - Owl
Episode 1199
The Typewriter is always a hoot.
Typewriter P
P - Pencil
Episode 0796
The Typewriter tries another writing implement.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

0871p
Q - Quiet
Episode 0871
The Typewriter seeks silence.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

1800-10
R- Rope
Episode 1800
The Typewriter plays jumprope.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Typewriter-S
S - Spring
Episode 0886
The Typewriter has a loose spring.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

TypewriterT
T - Train
Episode 1046
The Typewriter and an electric train.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

TGUmbrella
U - Umbrella
Episode 0891
The Typewriter traps himself in an umbrella.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

TypewriterV
V - Vacuum
Episode 0952
The Typewriter deals with a cleaning implement.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

1710w
W - Wall
Episode 1710
The Typewriter hits a barrier.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Typewriter.X
X - X-Ray
Episode 2385
The Typewriter gets a check-up.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Typewriter.Y
Y - Yo-yo
Episode 1858
The Typewriter knocks himself for a loop.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

2356-3
Z - Zoo
Episode 0915
The Typewriter and wildlife.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Old School: Volume 2

OStypewriter-oldschool

The typewriter later appeared in special openings and closings that appear in Old School: Volume 2 (now voiced by Joey Mazzarino). These new segments were made by Wachtenheim/Marianetti, who also produced several TV Funhouse cartoons for Saturday Night Live.

Introduction: The typewriter sees a computer which says that the episodes included are meant for adults and may not meet today's educational needs. He unplugs the computer, and types "Old School."
Closing: The typewriter plays Pong on his computer.
Introduction: The typewriter types "hair" and grows hair all over his body.
Closing: The typewriter changes the word to "haircut."
Introduction: The typewriter types "s—suit" and gets a big suit.
Closing: The typewriter now types "suitcase."
Introduction: The typewriter types "macho," and a muscular man appears.
Closing: The typewriter changes "macho" to "nacho."
Introduction: The typewriter types "disco."
Closing: The typewriter now types "disco ball."

Sources

  1. Old School: Volume 2 booklet credits

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