Since spoonfedcornbread has got me recalling my childhood, here’s a serious flashback. I was part of the original “Sesame Street” generation. (“Electric Company” too. And if you wanna “zoom zoom zoom-ah-zoom,” I’m right there with ya, babe.)
My all-time favorite recurring feature on “Sesame Street” was these musical counting films which I’ve gathered on my Video Bar. (Thanks to YouTube poster “mstatz.” Good on you, Mike!)
To this day, I get a thrill when they count down to the particular Number of the Day, then the animation goes haywire and the kids are all like, “Five! Five! Five! Five! Let’s sing a song of five! How many is five?”
These segments, directed by Jim Henson himself, are known amongst aficionados as the “baker” or “falling baker” films because of the slapstick gag at the end of each one. But before I saw them again on YouTube, I didn’t even remember that baker dude. I remembered the drum fills.