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Pinball Countdown, the classic Sesame Street animation

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.

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pinball countdown finale
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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.

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