A la peanut butter sandwiches!

mumford-marquee

Whenever my daughter wants a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch (which is pretty much every day), it always makes me think of Sesame Street‘s Amazing Mumford and his magic words.

Voiced by Jerry Nelson, it appears as though Mumford is no longer a character on Sesame Street; Nelson died in 2012, and the Muppet Wiki page lists a 2011 sketch as the last one that featured Mumford.

MumfordPineapples In many sketches, Mumford would be performing on stage and Grover was often the overzealous volunteer to Mumford’s many tricks. In this clip, Grover should have been more specific about his particular magical request.

Fun bit of trivia: Mumford’s voice was based on that of W.C. Fields.

A bit of personal trivia: whenever I hear Mumford and Sons on the radio, this is also who I think about.

djdarko

It's all just pops and clicks within the vinyl groove I'm listening to. Music, movies, commercials, action figures, cassette tapes...anything that you left in your parents' attic when you moved. I want to talk about it.
-DJ Darko, Your Pop Culture Mixologist

Never Miss an Episode

Stay up-to-date on the latest from the Retroist Podcast. Sign up and receive email notifications when there's a new episode of the Retroist Podcast or when we launch new podcasts.
* indicates required

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.