Pinball Countdown is a classic Sesame Street clip from 1977 that famously features vocals by the Pointer Sisters. According to Wikipedia, it was created in 1976 by San Francisco’s Imagination, Inc. and director Jeff Hale for the Children’s Television Workshop. The music featured an improvised steel drum solo. Watch above.
Related: Animator Abbey Luck’s Pinball Countdown remake.Plus: The map of notes on a steel pan drum and Drum from a barrel, a classic from Sesame Street.
This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.
Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.