Friday, April 3, 2009

Sesame Street: Pinball Number Count

Any child of the 70's who watched Sesame Street can easily remember the Pinball Number Count. It was a collective title referring to 11 one-minute animated segments on Sesame Street that taught children to count to 12 by following the journey of a pinball through a pinball machine. These segments were notable for the colorful, imaginative animation as well as the funky "one, two, three, FOUR, five...." song provided by The Pointer Sisters. Pinball Number Count debued on Sesame Street in 1976.

Each segment was typically tied to a theme, such as an amusement park, a baseball field, a jungle, a forest, a medieval area, open roads, United States landmarks, European landmarks, a golf course, a circus or a farm.

Here is a compilation of all segments. Enjoy!


  1. OMG!!! I neverrealized how finkadelic that was! I love it!

  2. Whoa... this really brought me back.

    Years and years later, the animation, style, and colors are still beautiful.

    Thanks so much for posting.


  3. This was awesome then and still is!

  4. anyone remeber the little hot dogs going into studio 54 clip? cantfind it was to bbethovens fifth disco or stayin alive.