Cookie Monster And The Girls (4) / The Pointer Sisters*C Is For Cookie / Pinball Number Count

Label:Ninja Tune – ZEN 12143
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM
Genre:Funk / Soul, Children's
Style:Disco, Educational


ACookie Monster And The Girls (4)C Is For Cookie (Funky Version)
Music By, Lyrics ByJoe Raposo
Remix [Special Disco Mix By]Larry Levan
B1The Pointer Sisters*Pinball Number Count (DJ Food Re-edit)
Music By, Lyrics ByWalt Kramer*
Remix [Special Extension By]Strictly Kev
B2Cookie Monster And The Girls (4)C Is For Cookie (Sweet Version)
Music By, Lyrics ByJoe Raposo
Remix [Special Disco Mix By]Roy Thode

Companies, etc.


  • Remastered ByVoda


Released with a black generic inner sleeve and ad insert for "Various - Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music (The Ultimate Sesame Street Music Collection)".
Side A: 45 RPM
Side B: 33⅓ RPM

[from front cover]
"These tracks [A, B2] were originally released as a promo 12" on Sesame Street's Children's Records of America label in 1978 to accompany the 'Sesame Street Fever' LP. It was Larry Levans' first ever mix."

[from back cover]
"This [B1] is a composite of numbers 2-12 of the 'Pinball Number Count' animations (number 1 was never created) and has never been released before. The original track ran for just under a minute with 3 different bridges and 12 number variations."

A, B2: © 1973 Jonico Music, Inc. (BMI). Rights in the U.S.A. administered by Green Fox Music, Inc. (BMI). Rights outside the U.S.A. administered Jonico Music, Inc. (BMI)
B1: © 1975 Sesame Street, Inc. (ASCAP). All rights on behalf of Sesame Street, Inc. administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

℗ & © 2003 Sesame Workshop (New York)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Front cover, text): 5 021392 305165
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout stamped/etched): 08 52455 20 1A1 ZEN 12 143 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout stamped/etched): 08 52455 20 1B1 ZEN 12 143B-1

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
C Is For Cookie / Pinball Number Count (12", Promo, White Label)Ninja TunenoneUK2003
New Submission
Pinball Number Count (Betacam SP, Advance, PAL)Ninja TunenoneUK2003
New Submission
C Is For Cookie / Pinball Number Count (CDr, Single, Promo)Ninja TunenoneUKUnknown



  • mostchill's avatar
    Someone made a 7" edit of the Pointer Sisters version, I'm sure it's listed here on discogs too. If anyone knows which record I'm talking about, please be so kind and let inquiring minds know. Thank you!
    • Adam_A's avatar
      I bought this when it first came out. And as with most people, I bought it specifically to have The Pinball Number Count on vinyl. Such a great track! It's hard to believe when I was a kid the only way you could listen to it was simply to wait. for. it. to. show. up. on. tv. Why did they never release it on one of the bajillion Sesame Street albums?! Glad to have it now. (Annoying to have a record with 33 on one side and 45 on the other. Did we really need the higher quality bitrate of a 45 for a disco version of C is for Cookie?)
      • dewey70's avatar
        They didn't release this back in the day, but we got Bob singing about the people in your neighborhood?
        • ristynewman95's avatar
          12 of these in the song and cookie disco was made for you!
          • dylaf's avatar
            Edited 6 years ago
            As a nipper in the mid 70's, Sesame St was a pinnacle stabalising bolt in my infancy. A Muppet enhanced Disco track always raises a smile, but the 'Pinball Number Count' was total escapism. I'd wait a whole episode, hoping to see the psychedelic animation, which was trippy as hell; Like something off 'The Yellow Submarine'. In 2003, some 30 years later, this slab of wax was like a gift from the gods. My favorite Pointer Sisters track & favorite animation of all time. Strictly Kev was ahead of the Disco re-edit mania that followed on from around 2005.
            • MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73's avatar
              Edited 6 years ago
              The only time Ninja Tune have p*ssed me off LOL.... Repress at a sensible price please! ;(
              • bitonti's avatar
                Edited 11 years ago
                Pinball Number Count... the number eleven never sounded so crazy. The Pointer Sisters make learning about numbers fun. The fact that these legendary R&B singers were doing educational television is really fortunate. Strictly Kev's mini-mix highlights an outstanding steel pan solo. This is a rare situation where the remix could be better than the original cause this uses all the little songs put together. This song will make a dance party break out in your dam kitchen.
                • kuma.chan's avatar
                  Is this where the term "disco biscuit" came from?
                  • wfkroll's avatar
                    Edited 19 years ago
                    This is the best record I've ever accidently found in my life. I just picked it up last week in Toronto...the cover summoned my wallet. Anyway, I had no idea it was the "12345....678910......1112" that brings back preschool nostalgia like never before. I can't thank Ninja Tune enough for releasing such a wonderful piece of music...Thank You.


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