The artist of the cartoons is Owe Gustafson. These counting cartoons were originally from a Swedish children's show Fem Myror Ar Fler An Fyra Elefanter (in English: five ants are more than four elephants).

Brought to Sesame Street


Fem Myror only


  • ba ba ba ba ba..... bum bum (Shave And A Haircut)
  • bom bom bom bom DING
  • bip bip bip bip bip bip bip bop bop bop bop bup bup bup bup bup (Perrey & Kingsley's Countdown at 6)

Not Pictured

All of the One cartoons - Goldfish, Snake, Caterpillar, Alligator, Whale, and 2 unknown

Three Dogs

Three Kittens and One Dog (Four)

Six Kangaroos

Six Ladybugs

Six Chickens


  • The 1 cartoons are the only cartoons that are not brought to Sesame Street.
  • Gordon (Roscoe Orman) was the voice for the 2-4 cartoons.
  • Maria (Sonia Manzano) was the voice for the 5-9 segments.
  • Eight Bats is the only segment brought to Sesame Street that was released to home video.
  • In Old School Volume 3, two of the cartoons (Eight Octopus Legs in #1446, Two Farm Animals in #1836) are replaced by other number segments: Ringmaster #8 and #2 Rhyme.
  • The series is dubbed in:
    • Arabic (Iftah Ya Simsim)
    • Hebrew (Rechov Sumsum)
    • Spanish (Plaza/Barrio Sesamo)
    • In the Arabic dub of the series, the Eastern Arabic numeral is replaced by the original numeral.
  • There are no double-digit numbers in the series.