The Bellhop (voiced by Gregg Berger) appeared in a series of animated segments on Sesame Street beginning in the late 1980s. A tireless hotel worker, the bellhop was continually asked by his manager (whose voice was redubbed by Camille Bonora in subsequent airings) to perform various tasks, always illustrating numbers.

The segments were directed by Steven Dovas at Michael Sporn's studio. The backgrounds have a distinctive Art Deco style similar to posters from the 1920s-30s. The music score for each segment was composed by Christopher Bankey.


  • 2 (two kids)
  • 8 (eight steamer trunks)
  • 10 (ten terriers)
  • 12 (twelve wake-up calls)
  • 14 (fourteen rooms)
  • 16 (sixteen floors)
  • 18 (eighteen tables)
  • 20 (twenty grapefruits)


  • There are no odd numbers in the segment series
  • 0, 4 and 6 are the only even numbers up to 20 not in the segment series
  • 20 is the only segment where The Bellhop smiles when his eyes are replaced with the number of the day.
  • 2 is the only prime number in the series.
    • Coincidentally it's the only even prime number.
  • Segment 16 appears in Episode 2496, but 4 is the number sponsor in this episode.
  • The typeface for the numbers in the 20 segment is Broadway Engraved.