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The Pinball Number Count is a series of animated segments that debuted on Sesame Street in episode 0989 (broadcast on February 22, 1977). Each entry follows a pinball as it goes through an extravagant pinball machine, while the Pointer Sisters sing a counting song. The lyrics count up to number twelve, with each segment focusing on a different number.

Segments

  • 2 - Carnival (Video: Old School Volume 2 and 3)
  • 3 - Circus
  • 4 - Golf (Video: Old School Volume 2)
  • 5 - On The Go
  • 6 - Farm
  • 7 - Around The World
  • 8 - Wildlife
  • 9 - Baseball
  • 10 - Middle Ages
  • 11 - Jungle
  • 12 - Sightseeing USA Let's Make Music; 

Notes

  • 1 is the only number up to 12 that is not used in the series.
  • 2, 4, 5, 7, 10, and 12 are all released to video individually. The 10 segment is hebrew.
  • None of the segments with the Electric Guitar were released to video individually.
  • All 11 segments are released to video together as a special feature in Elmo's Magic Numbers.
  • 5 is the only number that doesn't appear in the Sesame Street website. Poor 5.
  • 4 and 9 are the only segments to appear on Hulu.
  • Running time of each segment is 64-67 seconds.
  • There are three different music solos for some numbers:
    • 2, 4, 9, 12: Steel drum
    • 3, 8, 11: Electric guitar
    • 5, 6, 7, 10: Saxophone
    • The Pointer Sisters who did the counting and singing for the series are Bonnie, June, and Ruth.
  • The series is dubbed in:
    • Dutch (Sesamstraat)
    • Hebrew (Rechov Sumsum)
    • Norwegian (Sesam Stajson)
    • Polish (Ulica Sesamkowa)
    • Portuguese (Vila/Rua Sesamo)
    • Russian (Ulitsa Sezam)
    • Spanish (Plaza/Barrio Sesamo)
    • Swedish (Svenska Sesam)
    • Turkish (Susam Sokagi)
  • In the book Sesame Street: A Celebration of 40 Years of Life on the Street, the chapter numbers in the table of contents page are taken from the series.
    • 1, 6, and 11 are taken from the end of each segment.
    • 2, 7, and 12 are taken from the clock-like diagram.
    • 3, 8, and 13 are taken from the clip where the number appears above the hole.
    • 4, 8, and 14 are taken from the stars with the number.
    • 5, 10, and 15 are taken from the kaleidescope clip.
    • 13, 14, and 15 don't appear in the show, but are fanmade.