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Today's Secret Drawing was a recurring animated segment on Sesame Street. The inserts, in which a drawing would gradually form a recognizable letter, object, or person, debuted in Season 2. It replaced similar street scenes from the previous season, in which Jennie would draw for the kids.

In the new segments, an announcer (voiced by Gary Owens) would explain, in slightly hushed tones, what the secret drawing would be. In linear animation, suggestive of colored chalk drawing on a blackboard, a picture would form, spurred by suggestions and comments from children in voice over. The kids would often laugh or criticize when the unseen artist drew something incorrectly or imprecisely. When the finished image appeared, the kids would ask the announcer what it was. Three joke answers would follow, leading to the final, correct identification.


Picture Summary Appearance Description
Secretdrawingm
The Letter M
Episode 0131
The letter M, according to Owens, resembles two mountains shaking hands, mouse ears, and a moth.
Secretdrawingcamel
Camel
Episode 0158
The desert mammal is the subject of the day.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

TodaysDrawing.Nurse2
Nurse
Episode 0264
The secret drawing is a nurse.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

TSD.mailman
Mailman
Episode 0265
The secret drawing is a mailman.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Astronaut
Astronaut
Episode 0272
An ornate drawing of a "spaceman," complete with rocketship and American flag, depicted on the Moon (which according to the kids, is made of blue cheese).


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Noimage
Guitar
Episode 0858
The secret drawing is a guitar.
TSD.Fireman
Fireman
Episode 0958
The secret drawing is a fireman.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

TSD.Policeman
Policeman
Episode 0982
The secret drawing is a policeman.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

Noimage
Chicken
Episode 1027
The secret drawing is a chicken.
Noimage
Elephant
Episode 1052
The secret drawing is an elephant.
Noimage
Horse
Episode 1158
The secret drawing is a horse.

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