I remember watching Sesame Street as a kid wishing I could  play a pinball machine that taught me how to count to 12. 32 years after its Sesame Street debut, there's now an online version of the famous Pinball Number Count that you can actually play!

Pinball Number Count was an animated segment that debuted on Sesame Street in 1977 of a pinball traveling through a pinball machine as a catchy song sung by the Pointer Sisters would go through the numbers 1 through 12. The ball would then drop into a hole and flash one number which would then be highlighted as the ball traveled through all different kinds of mechanical contraptions before falling into another hole to end the segment.



The segment aired on Sesame Street for decades and today many adults have fond memories of it. So much so that it was even parodied in an episode of Family Guy.



And another fan made a 3D animated version of it.

But one fan came up with the best incarnation yet. An actual playable game on phones, tablets and computers of the Pinball Number Count Pinball Machine. Sesame Street liked it so much they put it on the game section of their website.


My high score is 402,100 with two trips through the numbers. Think you can beat it?

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