Thursday, 18 June 2020

pinball number count

Via the Morning News, naturally we remembered when Sesame Street interstitials featured the Pointer Sisters, with musical accompaniment arranged by Ed Bogas, prolific and universe-crossing composing having created themes for the Garfield and Peanuts franchises as well as scoring video games, teaching one how to count, but hadn’t recalled how fantastic the lessons were, though we still mentally count off a dozen with this rhythm and cadence, owing to our minor and harmless case of arithromania. Animation was conceived and overseen by Jeff Hale (*1923 – †2015) who also produced the Typewriter series, going on to work for Muppet Babies and other projects with Bogas from this first collaboration.  Debuting in February 1977, a sequence for the number one was never made.