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Sesame Street’s Numerosity: Baker Number 10

Numerosity, also known as The Henson 10, also known around our house as The Baker videos: this is number 10 in the series of number shorts by Jim Henson for the first season of Sesame Street in 1969. While the bak...

Sesame Street’s Mad Painter paints the number 7

Sesame Street’s Mad Painter paints the number 7, starring Paul Benedict and featuring Stockard Channing and Jerome Raphel. We especially love the jaunty silent film-style music. After th...

Donald O’Connor performs Make ‘Em Laugh

One of the many classic scenes in Singin’ in the Rain (1952), the brilliant Donald O’Connor performs Make ‘Em Laugh.Follow it up with these two: Gene Kelly singin’ and dancin’ in the rain, an...

Rowan Atkinson: Invisible Drum Kit

Here’s Rowan Atkinson and an invisible drum kit, from his Live! performance. Updated video.

Chico Marx plays the piano (and an apple)

Chico Marx plays the piano (and an apple) for his brother Harpo in this 1940 clip from the film Go West. There are more classic clips and more Marx Brothers in the archives. 

David Letterman’s Late Night Suits of Physics

This late night talk show video suggestion from a dad and his five year old takes us back to 1984, an era when David Letterman wore suits made of sponges, rice crispies, potato chips, alka seltzer — with the ...

The classic mirror scene from The Marx Bros’ Duck Soup (1933)

From 1933, the classic mirror scene from The Marx Brothers’ Duck Soup. (A great DIY comedy activity, too!)  Thanks, @MichaelGTV.

I Love Lucy: Candy Factory Conveyor Belt

There were a lot of kid giggles when we watched this — his first glance into the world that is I Love Lucy. I had forgotten that it was set up by an antiquated husbands vs wives plot, but at least this 1952 sc...

Jerry Lewis mimes in Who’s Minding the Store (1963)

In sharing this classic Jerry Lewis scene from Who’s Minding the Store (1963), I didn’t anticipate needing to explain to the kids about the kind of technology that Jerry is pretending to type on. If you fi...