1973. It teaches about the multiplication of 9. The song describes a large anthropomorphic feline pool hustler (possibly inspired by Minnesota Fats). Despite the blatant tobacco-smoking reference in which "Number Nine" puffs a cigar, the song never received any censorship or removal from rerun rotation and continued to air, with no known complaints, well after the depiction of smoking in children's television was banned. This song was voted the 21st best song on the 30th anniversary edition. Sung by Grady Tate. Written by Bob Dorough.