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| [[Don Music]] tries to rewrite "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." He succeeds and is joined by a country-western band.
 
| [[Don Music]] tries to rewrite "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." He succeeds and is joined by a country-western band.
 
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| Ideas for Games
 
| align=center | [[Episode 2228]]
 
| Kermit is on a quest interview people who have invented their own games. [[Elmo]] plays "the reporter game", where he pretends to be a news reporter, and then fights with Kermit over his microphone.<br> {{youtube|zIjJ3kG93pk}}
 
 
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| [[Image:Ssnews.poonga.jpg|200px|center]]
 
| Dr. Nobel Price:<br>The Great Poonga-Poonga
 
| align=center | [[Episode 2258]]
 
| Dr. Nobel Price reveals his latest captured creature, which turns out to be a live rabbit.
 
   
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 2291]]
 
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| Kermit and Grover watch Suzanne do twenty grand battements.
 
| Kermit and Grover watch Suzanne do twenty grand battements.
 
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| [[Image:Ssnews.wonderland.jpg|200px|center]]
 
| Alice in Wonderland
 
| align=center | [[Episode 2313]]
 
| Kermit interviews [[Alice in Wonderland|Alice]], from the [[Lewis Carroll]] tales. For this adventure, she eats something that makes her grow.
 
   
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 2404]]
 
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| In [[London]], Kermit tries to talk about the London Fog, but is interrupted by the [[The London Frog|London Frog]], a [[Grenadier Guardsman]] carrying "The Famous London Log," and a [[Lord Hog|London Hog]]. By the time he's ready to talk, the Fog has evaporated, and the others gather around to dance the London Clog. <br>{{youtube|SXHHb-tumyQ}}
 
| In [[London]], Kermit tries to talk about the London Fog, but is interrupted by the [[The London Frog|London Frog]], a [[Grenadier Guardsman]] carrying "The Famous London Log," and a [[Lord Hog|London Hog]]. By the time he's ready to talk, the Fog has evaporated, and the others gather around to dance the London Clog. <br>{{youtube|SXHHb-tumyQ}}
 
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| Don Music:<br>The Alphabet Song
 
| align=center | [[Episode 2475]]
 
| [[Don Music]] successfully "writes" the Alphabet Song, with help from his surroundings. <br>{{youtube|Er_dDJDAPU0}}
 
   
 
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| Fairy Tale:<br>Seven Emotional Dwarves
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| Alice in Wonderland
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| Kermit meets the Seven Dwarves, seemingly from the [[Snow White]] story. However, in this version each is named after (and represents) an emotion. ''(Kermit ad-lib: "Hey [[Dulcy Singer|Dulcy]], we got the wrong dwarves again!")'' They are named Cheerful, Sad, Lovey, Angry, Proud, Surprised and Fearful. <br>{{youtube|0L-qYBSvcgk}}
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| Kermit interviews [[Alice in Wonderland|Alice]], from the [[Lewis Carroll]] tales. For this adventure, she eats something that makes her grow.
 
|- <div id="divorce" />
 
| [[Image:SSNews.divorcedbird.jpg|200px|center]]
 
| They Live in Different Places, But They Both Love Me
 
| align=center | [[Episode 2837]]
 
| Kermit interviews a bird who sings about how her parents still love her even though they don't live together anymore (though it is not directly stated whether her parents are divorced or separated). {{youtube|vxgyoa6UStw}}
 
 
|- <div id="beanstalk" />
 
| [[Image:Cameo.jerry01.jpg|200px|center]]
 
| Fairy Tale:<br>Jack and the Beanstalk
 
| align=center | [[Episode 3104]]
 
| Kermit climbs the famous beanstalk and passes Jack on the way who warns him not to go up. He breaches the clouds and meets a giant (played by [[Jerry Nelson]] in a cameo). <br>{{youtube|vJhzLLXbMg8}}
 
 
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| [[Image:Ssnews.thumbelina.jpg|200px|center]]
 
| Mumford's Big and Small Trick
 
| align=center | [[Episode 3138]]
 
| [[The Amazing Mumford]] has a new trick, where he will make Thumbelina big and [[The Big Bad Wolf]] small. He makes Thumbelina big, but doesn't make the wolf smaller. The trick, however, works on Kermit.
 
 
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| [[Image:Newsflashinvisible.jpg|200px|center]]
 
| The Invisible Man
 
| align=center | [[Episode 3185]]
 
| Kermit interviews the Invisible Man, who tap dances for him, and later introduces his family which crowds Kermit. All that is seen of the Invisible Man and his kin are their hats. <br>{{youtube|1G9stWsmZ8c}}
 
   
 
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| Little Red Riding Hood:<br>Directions
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| Don Music:<br>The Alphabet Song
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| Kermit, using a pull-down map, tries to give Little Red Riding Hood directions to her grandmother's house. But she seems preoccupied with brushing lint from her red cloak. In the end, Red joins her grandmother, the Big Bad Wolf, and a cab driver for a picnic.
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| [[Don Music]] successfully "writes" the Alphabet Song, with help from his surroundings. <br>{{youtube|Er_dDJDAPU0}}
   
 
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| [[Dr. Nobel Price]] invents socks.
 
| [[Dr. Nobel Price]] invents socks.
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| [[Image:Ssnews.poonga.jpg|200px|center]]
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| Dr. Nobel Price:<br>The Great Poonga-Poonga
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| Dr. Nobel Price reveals his latest captured creature, which turns out to be a live rabbit.
   
 
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| Dr. Nobel Price:<br>Speaking Stick
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| Dr. Nobel Price:<br>The Slushabouts
 
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| [[Warren Wolf]], who is substituting for Kermit, is the first newsperson to witness [[Dr. Nobel Price]]'s latest invention, a stick that makes your voice sound louder. It bears a striking resemblance to Warren's microphone...
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| [[Dr. Nobel Price]] invents galoshes.
   
 
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| [[Image:noimage.png|100px|center]]
 
| [[Image:noimage.png|100px|center]]
| Dr. Nobel Price:<br>The Slushabouts
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| Dr. Nobel Price:<br>Speaking Stick
 
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| [[Dr. Nobel Price]] invents galoshes.
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| [[Warren Wolf]], who is substituting for Kermit, is the first newsperson to witness [[Dr. Nobel Price]]'s latest invention, a stick that makes your voice sound louder. It bears a striking resemblance to Warren's microphone...
   
 
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| [[Dr. Nobel Price]] wants to show off his latest invention, a piano, but it's already been invented. Kermit even knows how to play it!
 
| [[Dr. Nobel Price]] wants to show off his latest invention, a piano, but it's already been invented. Kermit even knows how to play it!
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|- <div id="beanstalk" />
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| [[Image:Cameo.jerry01.jpg|200px|center]]
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| Fairy Tale:<br>Jack and the Beanstalk
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| Kermit climbs the famous beanstalk and passes Jack on the way who warns him not to go up. He breaches the clouds and meets a giant (played by [[Jerry Nelson]] in a cameo). <br>{{youtube|vJhzLLXbMg8}}
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|- <div id="pinocchio" />
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| [[Image:Ssnews.pinocchio.jpg|200px|center]]
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| Fairy Tale:<br>Pinocchio
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| Kermit interviews [[Pinocchio (Sesame Street)|Pinocchio]], who makes his nose grow by lying. He won't stop lying, by making up crazy stories such as saying he ate the world, and his nose spears Kermit's trench coat, pushing him through a wall. {{youtube|JXYtUUtvN7I}}
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| [[Image:Ssnews.princessC.jpg|200px|center]]
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| Fairy Tale:<br>The Princess and the C
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| Instead of a pea, this princess sleeps on things beginning with [[C]]. {{youtube|JqVziqgtgZQ}}
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| [[Image:News-WrongDwarves.jpg|200px|center]]
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| Fairy Tale:<br>Seven Emotional Dwarves
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| Kermit meets the Seven Dwarves, seemingly from the [[Snow White]] story. However, in this version each is named after (and represents) an emotion. ''(Kermit ad-lib: "Hey [[Dulcy Singer|Dulcy]], we got the wrong dwarves again!")'' They are named Cheerful, Sad, Lovey, Angry, Proud, Surprised and Fearful. <br>{{youtube|0L-qYBSvcgk}}
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| [[Image:Sleepbeauty56.jpg|200px|center]]
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| Fairy Tale:<br>Sleeping Beauty's Kiss
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| The prince kisses Sleeping Beauty, but the prince falls asleep.
   
 
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| At a zoo, Kermit asks the patrons what their favorite animals are. He happens to be standing by a cage with three attention-craving pigs, who desperately assume the mannerisms of each animal mentioned. One pig finally calls the attention of a little boy who apparently loves every animal. As it turns out, the pigs' favorite animal is the frog.<br>{{youtube|SRGGQIzIfvM}}
 
| At a zoo, Kermit asks the patrons what their favorite animals are. He happens to be standing by a cage with three attention-craving pigs, who desperately assume the mannerisms of each animal mentioned. One pig finally calls the attention of a little boy who apparently loves every animal. As it turns out, the pigs' favorite animal is the frog.<br>{{youtube|SRGGQIzIfvM}}
 
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| [[Image:Firstday05.jpg|200px|center]]
 
| Monsters at School:<br>[[News Flash: The First Day of School|The First Day of School]]
 
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| Kermit reassures kindergarten student [[Cookie Monster]] that there's no need to be afraid on the first day of school. As he's about to leave, the teacher mistakes him for a student and tells him to sit down.
 
   
 
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| Kermit interviews the father of [[George Washington]], who is annoyed that George keeps chopping down his cherry trees and then telling the truth about it. <br>{{youtube|xCWaKIqxYUI}}
 
| Kermit interviews the father of [[George Washington]], who is annoyed that George keeps chopping down his cherry trees and then telling the truth about it. <br>{{youtube|xCWaKIqxYUI}}
 
   
 
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| [[Image:SSNews.BoPeep02.jpg|200px|center]]
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| Nursery Rhyme:<br>[[Little Bo Peep (Sesame Street)|Little Bo Peep]]
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| Holiday:<br>Santa Claus
 
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| '''Part 1:''' Kermit encounters a distressed Little Bo Peep, whose sheep is missing. They both observe every sheep that walks by - the first sheep has its tail ''in front'' (on its face); the second one has its tail ''in the middle'' (on its back), and the third one has no tail. The fourth one does have a tail where it should be: ''behind.'' However, this indignant sheep claims to be Mary's little lamb. Kermit tells us to stay tuned for updates on the search for the lost sheep.<br><br>'''Part 2:''' Bo Peep has had no luck in finding her sheep; instead she encounters [[Gladys the Cow]] pretending to be a sheep, and [[Fred the Wonder Horse]] pretending to be a dog. Kermit decides to give up on the search, and returns us to our regularly scheduled program.<br>{{youtube|Dp4HatIMuOY}}
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| Kermit witnesses how [[Santa Claus]] comes down the chimney, but not before a chimney sweep enters the chimney first.
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| [[Image:SSNews.ideeeeeas.jpg|200px|center]]
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| Ideas for Games
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| Kermit is on a quest interview people who have invented their own games. [[Elmo]] plays "the reporter game", where he pretends to be a news reporter, and then fights with Kermit over his microphone.<br> {{youtube|zIjJ3kG93pk}}
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| [[Image:Newsflashinvisible.jpg|200px|center]]
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| The Invisible Man
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| Kermit interviews the Invisible Man, who tap dances for him, and later introduces his family which crowds Kermit. All that is seen of the Invisible Man and his kin are their hats. <br>{{youtube|1G9stWsmZ8c}}
   
 
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| Cookie Monster portrays Little Red Riding Hood. He brings cookies for his sick grandmother, but Kermit tells him that sick people should have healthy foods.<br> {{youtube|QhKvGjytHlY}}
 
| Cookie Monster portrays Little Red Riding Hood. He brings cookies for his sick grandmother, but Kermit tells him that sick people should have healthy foods.<br> {{youtube|QhKvGjytHlY}}
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| [[Image:Ssnews.littlereddirections.jpg|200px|center]]
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| Little Red Riding Hood:<br>Directions
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| Kermit, using a pull-down map, tries to give Little Red Riding Hood directions to her grandmother's house. But she seems preoccupied with brushing lint from her red cloak. In the end, Red joins her grandmother, the Big Bad Wolf, and a cab driver for a picnic.
   
 
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| [[Image:Firstday05.jpg|200px|center]]
| Nursery Rhyme:<br>Old King Cole
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| Monsters at School:<br>[[News Flash: The First Day of School|The First Day of School]]
 
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| Kermit witnesses as Old King Cole calls for his pipe and bowl (both of which he rejects), followed by his fiddlers three (along with a drummer, a saxophone player, and a bass player).<br> {{youtube|uVaRaXEiDd4}}
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| Kermit reassures kindergarten student [[Cookie Monster]] that there's no need to be afraid on the first day of school. As he's about to leave, the teacher mistakes him for a student and tells him to sit down.
   
 
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| [[Image:Ssnews.macdonaldhealth.jpg|200px|center]]
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| [[Image:noimage.png|100px|center]]
| Old McDonald:<br>Health Farm
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| Monsters at School:<br>That is How We Look
 
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| Old MacDonald opens a health resort for his animals.
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| Kermit is at the first day of school for monsters, where the monster teacher and his monster students sing a song about how different they look.
   
 
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| [[Image:Ssnews.oogle.jpg|200px|center]]
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| [[Image:Monstersgrowup.jpg|200px|center]]
| Oogle Family
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| Monsters at School:<br>What Monsters Want to Be When They Grow Up
 
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| Although this sketch does not begin with the News Flash logo, Kermit is reporting from a theatre auditorium wearing a tux with his reporter's uniform slung over the seat next to him. In what is described as the musical event of the century, music lovers from around the world have gathered in tribute to the Oogle Family -- that is, words that rhyme with "oogle," such as bugle and [[wikipedia:googol|googol]]. The featured piece of music was written by [[Nobility|Sir]] Chrissy Von Koogle and played by [[Old McDoogle]] on the bugle, one of the world's foremost concert buglers, who is accompanied by Mr. [[Cookie Monster]], one of the world's finest googlers.
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| Kermit asks monsters at a daycare center what they want to be when they grow up, and every time they tell him, he rewards them with a cookie. Cookie Monster, posing as a baby ("Cry cry cry, sniffle sniffle sniffle"), claims he wants to be an orthodontist. However, Kermit gets wise to Cookie's scheme, and instead rewards him with a wind-up toy pair of false teeth.
 
|- <div id="pinocchio" />
 
| [[Image:Ssnews.pinocchio.jpg|200px|center]]
 
| Fairy Tale:<br>Pinocchio
 
| align=center | &nbsp;
 
| Kermit interviews [[Pinocchio (Sesame Street)|Pinocchio]], who makes his nose grow by lying. He won't stop lying, by making up crazy stories such as saying he ate the world, and his nose spears Kermit's trench coat, pushing him through a wall. {{youtube|JXYtUUtvN7I}}
 
   
 
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| [[Image:Ssnews.princessC.jpg|200px|center]]
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| [[Image:Ssnews.thumbelina.jpg|200px|center]]
| Fairy Tale:<br>The Princess and the C
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| Mumford's Big and Small Trick
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| Instead of a pea, this princess sleeps on things beginning with [[C]]. {{youtube|JqVziqgtgZQ}}
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| [[The Amazing Mumford]] has a new trick, where he will make Thumbelina big and [[The Big Bad Wolf]] small. He makes Thumbelina big, but doesn't make the wolf smaller -- instead, Kermit is the one who shrinks.
   
 
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| [[Image:Indoor3.jpg|200px|center]]
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| [[Image:SSNews.BoPeep02.jpg|200px|center]]
| Rainy Day
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| Nursery Rhyme:<br>[[Little Bo Peep (Sesame Street)|Little Bo Peep]]
 
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| Kermit asks [[Telly]] and [[Juliet]] how they spend a rainy day. Telly enjoys practicing his bassoon, while Juliet loves to play pretend. Against his will, Kermit gets to play the part of the White Rabbit.
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| '''Part 1:''' Kermit encounters a distressed Little Bo Peep, whose sheep is missing. They both observe every sheep that walks by - the first sheep has its tail ''in front'' (on its face); the second one has its tail ''in the middle'' (on its back), and the third one has no tail. The fourth one does have a tail where it should be: ''behind.'' However, this indignant sheep claims to be Mary's little lamb. Kermit tells us to stay tuned for updates on the search for the lost sheep.<br><br>'''Part 2:''' Bo Peep has had no luck in finding her sheep; instead she encounters [[Gladys the Cow]] pretending to be a sheep, and [[Fred the Wonder Horse]] pretending to be a dog. Kermit decides to give up on the search, and returns us to our regularly scheduled program.<br>{{youtube|Dp4HatIMuOY}}
   
 
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| [[Image:noimage.png|100px|center]]
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| [[Image:Ssnews.oldkingcole.jpg|200px|center]]
| Holiday:<br>Santa Claus
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| Nursery Rhyme:<br>Old King Cole
 
| align=center | &nbsp;
 
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| Kermit witnesses how [[Santa Claus]] comes down the chimney, but not before a chimney sweep enters the chimney first.
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| Kermit witnesses as Old King Cole calls for his pipe and bowl (both of which he rejects), followed by his fiddlers three (along with a drummer, a saxophone player, and a bass player).<br> {{youtube|uVaRaXEiDd4}}
   
 
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| [[Image:Sleepbeauty56.jpg|200px|center]]
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| [[Image:Ssnews.macdonaldhealth.jpg|200px|center]]
| Fairy Tale:<br>Sleeping Beauty's Kiss
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| Old McDonald:<br>Health Farm
 
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| The prince kisses Sleeping Beauty, but the prince falls asleep.
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| Old MacDonald opens a health resort for his animals.
   
 
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| [[Image:noimage.png|100px|center]]
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| [[Image:Ssnews.oogle.jpg|200px|center]]
| Monsters at School:<br>That is How We Look
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| Oogle Family
 
| align=center | &nbsp;
 
| align=center | &nbsp;
| Kermit is at the first day of school for monsters, where the monster teacher and his monster students sing a song about how different they look.
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| Although this sketch does not begin with the News Flash logo, Kermit is reporting from a theatre auditorium wearing a tux with his reporter's uniform slung over the seat next to him. In what is described as the musical event of the century, music lovers from around the world have gathered in tribute to the Oogle Family -- that is, words that rhyme with "oogle," such as bugle and [[wikipedia:googol|googol]]. The featured piece of music was written by [[Nobility|Sir]] Chrissy Von Koogle and played by [[Old McDoogle]] on the bugle, one of the world's foremost concert buglers, who is accompanied by Mr. [[Cookie Monster]], one of the world's finest googlers.
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| [[Image:Indoor3.jpg|200px|center]]
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| Rainy Day
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| Kermit asks [[Telly]] and [[Juliet]] how they spend a rainy day. Telly enjoys practicing his bassoon, while Juliet loves to play pretend. Against his will, Kermit gets to play the part of the White Rabbit.
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|- <div id="divorce" />
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| [[Image:SSNews.divorcedbird.jpg|200px|center]]
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| They Live in Different Places, But They Both Love Me
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| Kermit interviews a bird who sings about how her parents still love her even though they don't live together anymore (though it is not directly stated whether her parents are divorced or separated). {{youtube|vxgyoa6UStw}}
   
 
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| The Tortoise and the Hare's Rematch
 
| The Tortoise and the Hare's Rematch
 
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| The hare challenges The Tortoise to a rematch: this time, the Tortoise comes equipped with a jet-pack! Unlike the first sketch, this was included in the Sesame Street News series.
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| The hare challenges The Tortoise to a rematch: this time, the Tortoise comes equipped with a jet-pack!
   
 
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| Kermit tries to find out what makes people angry, but everyone he encounters is too busy to speak to him, which ultimately causes him to lose his temper and yell at the camera.
 
| Kermit tries to find out what makes people angry, but everyone he encounters is too busy to speak to him, which ultimately causes him to lose his temper and yell at the camera.
 
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| [[Image:Monstersgrowup.jpg|200px|center]]
 
| Monsters at School:<br>What Monsters Want to Be When They Grow Up
 
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| Kermit asks monsters at a daycare center what they want to be when they grow up, and every time they tell him, he rewards them with a cookie. Cookie Monster, posing as a baby ("Cry cry cry, sniffle sniffle sniffle"), claims he wants to be an orthodontist. However, Kermit gets wise to Cookie's scheme, and instead rewards him with a wind-up toy pair of false teeth.
 
   
 
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Revision as of 13:02, May 31, 2007

Title.newsflash
The most commonly used News Flash title card. (1974-1979)

The Sesame Street News Flash was a segment that featured Kermit the Frog reporting for "Sesame Street News." Reporter Kermit, wearing a trenchcoat and hat and holding a microphone, was seen interviewing characters from various fairy tales and nursery rhymes as well as other popular stories, even appearing at key moments in history. As with most such parodies, the stories often did not go according to tradition.

A prototype version of the series (entitled "Sesame Street Sports") first appeared in 1971, and a few regular News Flash skits debuted that year, starting the regular Sesame Street News series and lasted up until 1990. The skits were no longer produced after Jim Henson's death in 1990, but the skits continued to be rerun regularly on the show up until 2001, when Sesame Workshop lost the rights to Kermit the Frog.

Some sketches are included here that may not have used the opening Sesame Street News Flash theme music and logo, but they are undoubtedly meant to be a part of the same series as evidenced by the presence of Kermit in his reporter garb, and the manner in which he goes about his duties. Outside of these interruptions to the "regularly scheduled programs," Kermit has appeared in his reporter persona for the recurring Galley-o-hoop-hoop sketch, in the television anniversary special Elmopalooza, and most recently from the red carpet of the 2006 TV Land Awards.

Individual Sketches

The News Flash often returned to the same story for multiple reports. For example, there were several visits with Cinderella, and a series of interviews with Don Music. Click the arrow in the summary field to alphabetize the list and group the sketches by theme.


Picture Summary Earliest Known Appearance Description
Ssnews.cinderellaball
Cinderella:
At the Ball
Episode 0516 Kermit interviews Cinderella and Prince Charming, who are dancing at the ball. After Cinderella leaves at midnight, she leaves one glass slipper behind. The prince wants to use it to find Cinderella... so he can have the other glass slipper, because he had accidentally broken the first one.
News-PiedPiper
Fairy Tale:
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Episode 0519 The Pied Piper has trouble luring mice with his music -- but Kermit lures them by whistling!
(YouTube)
Frogonthestreet
Frog on the Street Episode 0536 Kermit interviews a little girl about the sounds animals make. When he asks her what sound a frog makes, she replies "Wiggit! Wiggit!" which doesn't amuse Kermit.

(This segment does not have the News Flash title card, and was more of a Muppet-Kid Moment.)
SSNews.Jackandjill
Nursery Rhyme:
Jack and Jill
Episode 0669 Jack needs someone to go up the hill with him. First he chooses Mervin, then Francine and Gladys the Cow. Finally Jack chooses Jill, who refuses go up the hill with him again, so he asks Kermit to fill in.
(YouTube)
Noimage
Fairy Tale:
The Princess and the Cookie
Episode 0671 Kermit interviews a servant who tells him that the queen wants to test the maiden by placing a cookie under the mattresses to see if she can feel it. The "princess" (Cookie Monster) not only feels it, but also eats the cookie and the mattresses.
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The Tortoise and the Hare Episode 0676 Although it didn't feature the News Flash logo, Kermit covers the race between the tortoise and the hare for a one-time Sesame Street Sports broadcast, which served as prototype for Sesame Street News. Everything goes smoothly, until the race begins, where the hare dawdles, since the tortoise is so slow he'll have time to win. Kermit rushes to the finish line so that he can see the results... and is crowned the winner.
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Nursery Rhyme:
Little Miss Muffet
Episode 0677 Kermit meets Little Miss Muffet, who sits on her water bed, eats crunchy granola, and is not afraid of the spider, who ends up chasing Kermit away.
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Cinderella:
Prince Charming
Episode 0684 Kermit interviews Prince Charming, who is looking for Cinderella. The prince tries to see whose foot matches the glass slipper. However, the shoe fits someone unexpected. (Kermit: "Boy, these fairy tales are starting to get me down.")
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Fairy Tale:
Mirror, Mirror
Episode 0685 The Wicked Witch from the Snow White story plans to fool the mirror into saying that she is the fairest -- but she hasn't counted on Kermit hiding behind a curtain. When she sees him, she realizes that he really is pretty good-looking.

This sketch features Jerry Nelson (in a cameo appearance) as the mirror.
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Little Red Riding Hood:
The Woodsman
Episode 0691 Kermit witnesses how the mailman, the salesman and the woodsman knock at the door while the Big Bad Wolf chases Little Red Riding Hood around the bed. Eventually, Red and the Wolf chase the woodsman for cutting down their favorite tree.

This sketch was adapted into the book Grover's Little Red Riding Hood.
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Fairy Tale:
Rapunzel
Episode 0692 Rapunzel has been locked in a tower by the wicked witch. Prince Charming comes to rescue her... until her hair falls off her head.

This sketch was released on Old School: Volume 1.
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Weather Report Episode 0693 Simon Soundman does a weather report using sounds for different kinds of weather. News anchorman Kermit fires him and calls for another weatherman, who has a more "visual" approach to reporting the weather.
This sketch didn't use the News Flash logo, since it was more of a weather report skit.
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Nursery Rhyme:
Hey Diddle Diddle
Episode 0694 In a take on the "Hey Diddle Diddle" nursery rhyme, Kermit interviews Natalie the cow and her cat manager as she prepares to jump over the moon. After the cat plays a fanfare on his fiddle, she makes the jump and crash lands back to Earth.
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Nursery Rhyme:
Old Mother Hubbard
Episode 0696 Instead of a bone, Mother Hubbard brings her dog various objects which rhyme with "bone", including a throne, a stone, and finally a phone (which the dog uses to order from a Chinese take-out restaurant).
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Don Music:
Mary Had a Bicycle
Episode 0698 Don Music tries to write "Mary Had a Little Lamb", but he can't come up with a word that rhymes with "snow". Kermit suggests that Don try another angle, which leads to Don writing the hit song "Mary Had a Bicycle". Don sings the song, with back-up vocals from the Monotones.
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History:
Christopher Columbus
Episode 0700 Kermit interviews Christopher Columbus before he begins his voyage to discover America. Kermit tries to tell him that the third ship is tied to the dock, but it's too late -- the dock breaks free, and takes Kermit along with the ship.
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The Three Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf:
The Pig's Straw House
Episode 0702 Kermit interviews one of the Three Little Pigs, the one who built a straw house. The Big Bad Wolf comes to blow it down, but the house is actually strong.
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Nursery Rhyme:
Humpty Dumpty
Episode 0705 Humpty Dumpty has fallen off a wall, and Kermit interviews one of the king's horses. Humpty is put together again, but then Kermit gives him a congratulatory pat on the back, and he falls off the wall again.
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Nursery Rhyme:
Hickory Dickory Dock
Episode 0710 Kermit stands by a clock waiting for a mouse to run up it, but various other animals show up instead. Finally, a horse comes in and explains that the mouse can't make it. The horse runs through the clock instead, breaking it.
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Fairy Tale:
Sleeping Beauty
Episode 0713 Prince Charming kisses Sleeping Beauty, but turns her into a frog.
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Nursery Rhyme:
Jack Be Nimble
Episode 0723 Jack can't figure out how to jump over the candlestick.
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Fairy Tale:
Rumpelstiltskin
Episode 0724 The miller's daughter is in danger of losing her baby if she cannot guess the first name of Rumpelstiltskin. Kermit puts up a hotline, Sesame-Street-555, for people to call in and help her. The name ends up being Bruce Rumpelstiltskin, but unfortunately for Kermit, he picked the wrong place to hide: the baby's carriage!
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The Three Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf:
Five Little Pigs
Episode 0737 Kermit tries to tell the story of the Three Little Pigs, but five pigs show up. He realizes he's encountered the wrong group of Pigs -- one of these Pigs went to market, and one stayed home. Just as he's got things straight, the Big Bad Wolf shows up, and huffs and puffs Kermit away.
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Man in Snowstorm Episode 0750 Part 1: Kermit has received a phone call which tells him that there is someone who has been standing out in a terrible snow storm for a long time. Kermit asks everyone who passes by if they are that person, but everyone he asks has only been out in the snow for a short time. Kermit refuses to give up, however, and tells us to stay tuned.
Part 2: Kermit, now shivering a little, is still looking for the person who's been standing out in the snow for a long time. He even asks Farley, too. Still no success yet.
Part 3: Kermit is now buried up to his neck in snow, colder than ever. He calls the attention of passerby Harvey Kneeslapper, who tells Kermit that he is the one who made the call, which was a prank call. As it turns out, Kermit was the one standing out in the storm. (YouTube)
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The Three Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf:
The Count Counts the Three Little Pigs
Episode 0758 Kermit's interview with the Three Little Pigs is interrupted by the Count, who wants to count them. Every time the Count counts, thunder and lightning crash, and the Pigs refuse to be interviewed if it's about to rain. When the Count's counting puts an end to the interview, Kermit goes to interview the residents of the next house... the Seven Dwarves.
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Holiday:
Holiday Mix-Up
Episode 0777 Kermit interviews Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and a witch -- they are all confused about who they are and what holidays they belong in.
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Arabian Nights:
Aladdin and His Lamp
Episode 1094 Aladdin is distressed that his lamp won't work until Kermit informs hims that he needs to add a light bulb, plug in the cord and turn the switch. All the while, the Genie wisecracks about his job and trying to get some sleep inside a lamp.
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The Six Dollar Man Episode 1141 Kermit explores the lab of Professor Nucleus Von Fission, who has just built a robot called the Six Dollar Man, out of parts which cost him six dollars total. The robot destroys the lab, while Von Fission laughs. Kermit is horrified, but Von Fission explains, "What do you expect for six dollars?"
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Fairy Tale:
The Elves and the Shoemaker
Episode 1316 Kermit interviews the elves, who give the shoemaker various gifts that are not shoes, but rather things that rhyme with "shoe."
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Nursery Rhyme:
Peter Piper's Family
Episode 1563 Kermit goes to Peter Piper's Pickled Peppers Patch to interview Peter Piper, but he only gets to meet other members of his family, whose names all begin with a common letter.
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Nursery Rhyme:
The Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe
Episode 1836 Kermit looks for the Old Woman who Lives in a Shoe. At first he ends up visiting The Young Man who Lives in a Glove, and the Young Woman who Lives in a Hat. When he reaches the shoe, it turns out the old woman needs a babysitter for her kids, and what better candidate than Kermit?
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Fairy Tale:
Princess Chooses a Prince
Episode 1839 A princess says that the one she has chosen to be her prince has bulgy eyes, small ears, and a funny voice, and is wearing a hat and coat. Kermit is the only one who fits that description, so she kisses him, thinking he'll become a prince. In a puff of smoke, she turns into a frog. Kermit invites her to "the hop" and she accepts.
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Don Music:
Can You Tell Me How To Get To Yellowstone Park
Episode 1845 Don Music tries to rewrite the "Sesame Street Theme". He succeeds and is joined by Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats.
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Nursery Rhyme:
Mary and Her Little Lamb
Episode 2059 After an interview with Mary, the lamb follows Kermit the Frog.
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The Three Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf:
How the Three Little Pigs Feel
Episode 2096 The Big Bad Wolf has blown down the houses of the Three Little Pigs, so Kermit interviews them to know how they feel. The pig who made his house out of straw is angry, the pig who made a stick house is sad, but the one who made his house out of bricks is proud, because his house is still standing.
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Don Music:
Whistle, Whistle, Little Bird
Episode 2164 Don Music tries to rewrite "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." He succeeds and is joined by a country-western band.
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Ballet:
Counting Battements
Episode 2291 Kermit and Grover watch Suzanne do twenty grand battements.
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London Fog Episode 2404 In London, Kermit tries to talk about the London Fog, but is interrupted by the London Frog, a Grenadier Guardsman carrying "The Famous London Log," and a London Hog. By the time he's ready to talk, the Fog has evaporated, and the others gather around to dance the London Clog.
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History:
The Boston Tea Party
Episode 2574 Kermit interviews some colonial American citizens who are participating in the Boston Tea Party. Rather than tea, they drop things that begin with the letter "T" in the water instead!
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The Three Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf:
The Big Bad Wolf's School for Huffing and Puffing
Episode 2691 The wolf teaches Kermit how to huff and puff, and Kermit ends up blowing a monster couple's house down.
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Alice in Wonderland Kermit interviews Alice, from the Lewis Carroll tales. For this adventure, she eats something that makes her grow.
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Arabian Nights:
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
  Kermit interviews Ali Baba, who can't seem to figure out the magic word starting with the letter S to open the door to the cave. When Kermit says goodbye to the viewers, he accidentally blurts out "open Sesame (Street News)," to which the rock opens and forty thieves come out, stealing Kermit's watch and all his clothes.
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Ballet:
Ballerina's Body
  Kermit points out different parts of ballet dancer Suzanne Farrell's body, and watches her drink a glass of milk.
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Cinderella:
Fairy Godmother
  Cinderella's Fairy Godmother tries to make a beautiful ball dress appear on Cinderella without success: the gown ends up on Kermit instead!
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Cooperation   Kermit is sent to the park for a report on co-operation, except that there's nobody around to interview. At that moment, monster reporter Telly turns up to conduct the same interview. They end up cooperating by interviewing each other.
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Don Music:
The Alphabet Song
Don Music successfully "writes" the Alphabet Song, with help from his surroundings.
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Don Music:
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  With Kermit's help, Don Music manages to rewrite the tune to "Drive, drive, drive your car."
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Don Music:
Yankee Doodle
  Kermit helps Don Music finish the "Yankee Doodle" song, then because Don finds the idea of calling feathers macaroni ridiculous, they rewrite it to be a song in which Yankee Doodle stays at home cooking for his pony, puts "fat spaghetti" in a pot and calls it macaroni. Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats then come in and perform the song with Don.
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Dr. Nobel Price:
Foot Snuggies
  Dr. Nobel Price invents socks.
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Dr. Nobel Price:
The Great Poonga-Poonga
Dr. Nobel Price reveals his latest captured creature, which turns out to be a live rabbit.
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Dr. Nobel Price:
Herman the Hoppity-Hop
  It's green, wears a trenchcoat, does news reports... and it even talks. Dr. Nobel Price has invented an exact mechanical replica of Kermit!
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Dr. Nobel Price:
The Slushabouts
  Dr. Nobel Price invents galoshes.
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Dr. Nobel Price:
Speaking Stick
  Warren Wolf, who is substituting for Kermit, is the first newsperson to witness Dr. Nobel Price's latest invention, a stick that makes your voice sound louder. It bears a striking resemblance to Warren's microphone...
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Dr. Nobel Price:
The Tinkle Table
  Dr. Nobel Price wants to show off his latest invention, a piano, but it's already been invented. Kermit even knows how to play it!
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Fairy Tale:
Jack and the Beanstalk
Kermit climbs the famous beanstalk and passes Jack on the way who warns him not to go up. He breaches the clouds and meets a giant (played by Jerry Nelson in a cameo).
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Fairy Tale:
Pinocchio
  Kermit interviews Pinocchio, who makes his nose grow by lying. He won't stop lying, by making up crazy stories such as saying he ate the world, and his nose spears Kermit's trench coat, pushing him through a wall. (YouTube)
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Fairy Tale:
The Princess and the C
  Instead of a pea, this princess sleeps on things beginning with C. (YouTube)
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Fairy Tale:
Seven Emotional Dwarves
Kermit meets the Seven Dwarves, seemingly from the Snow White story. However, in this version each is named after (and represents) an emotion. (Kermit ad-lib: "Hey Dulcy, we got the wrong dwarves again!") They are named Cheerful, Sad, Lovey, Angry, Proud, Surprised and Fearful.
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Fairy Tale:
Sleeping Beauty's Kiss
  The prince kisses Sleeping Beauty, but the prince falls asleep.
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Favorite Animals   At a zoo, Kermit asks the patrons what their favorite animals are. He happens to be standing by a cage with three attention-craving pigs, who desperately assume the mannerisms of each animal mentioned. One pig finally calls the attention of a little boy who apparently loves every animal. As it turns out, the pigs' favorite animal is the frog.
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History:
The First Day of School in History
Episode 3357 Kermit goes back in time to witness the very first day of school, taught by a caveman teacher (Mr. Moses) with caveman students (such as Oog, Argh, and Runk). Today the students learn about the letter N. The teacher presents a stone carved N to Kermit... which accidentally lands on his flipper.
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History:
George Washington's Father's Cherry Tree
  Kermit interviews the father of George Washington, who is annoyed that George keeps chopping down his cherry trees and then telling the truth about it.
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Holiday:
Santa Claus
  Kermit witnesses how Santa Claus comes down the chimney, but not before a chimney sweep enters the chimney first.
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Ideas for Games Kermit is on a quest interview people who have invented their own games. Elmo plays "the reporter game", where he pretends to be a news reporter, and then fights with Kermit over his microphone.
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The Invisible Man Kermit interviews the Invisible Man, who tap dances for him, and later introduces his family which crowds Kermit. All that is seen of the Invisible Man and his kin are their hats.
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Little Red Cookie Hood   Cookie Monster portrays Little Red Riding Hood. He brings cookies for his sick grandmother, but Kermit tells him that sick people should have healthy foods.
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Little Red Riding Hood:
Directions
  Kermit, using a pull-down map, tries to give Little Red Riding Hood directions to her grandmother's house. But she seems preoccupied with brushing lint from her red cloak. In the end, Red joins her grandmother, the Big Bad Wolf, and a cab driver for a picnic.
Miami Mice   Kermit appeared in his reporter persona in a Miami Mice sketch (which used the regular Miami Mice intro instead of the News Flash logo). Kermit tries to interview the mice about adventure (probably for another news program other than Sesame Street News), but finds it difficult to do so when he's interrupted by a jet plane, an animal stampede, and a giant monster all making their way through the office.
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Monsters at School:
The First Day of School
  Kermit reassures kindergarten student Cookie Monster that there's no need to be afraid on the first day of school. As he's about to leave, the teacher mistakes him for a student and tells him to sit down.
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Monsters at School:
That is How We Look
  Kermit is at the first day of school for monsters, where the monster teacher and his monster students sing a song about how different they look.
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Monsters at School:
What Monsters Want to Be When They Grow Up
  Kermit asks monsters at a daycare center what they want to be when they grow up, and every time they tell him, he rewards them with a cookie. Cookie Monster, posing as a baby ("Cry cry cry, sniffle sniffle sniffle"), claims he wants to be an orthodontist. However, Kermit gets wise to Cookie's scheme, and instead rewards him with a wind-up toy pair of false teeth.
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Mumford's Big and Small Trick The Amazing Mumford has a new trick, where he will make Thumbelina big and The Big Bad Wolf small. He makes Thumbelina big, but doesn't make the wolf smaller -- instead, Kermit is the one who shrinks.
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Nursery Rhyme:
Little Bo Peep
  Part 1: Kermit encounters a distressed Little Bo Peep, whose sheep is missing. They both observe every sheep that walks by - the first sheep has its tail in front (on its face); the second one has its tail in the middle (on its back), and the third one has no tail. The fourth one does have a tail where it should be: behind. However, this indignant sheep claims to be Mary's little lamb. Kermit tells us to stay tuned for updates on the search for the lost sheep.

Part 2: Bo Peep has had no luck in finding her sheep; instead she encounters Gladys the Cow pretending to be a sheep, and Fred the Wonder Horse pretending to be a dog. Kermit decides to give up on the search, and returns us to our regularly scheduled program.
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Nursery Rhyme:
Old King Cole
  Kermit witnesses as Old King Cole calls for his pipe and bowl (both of which he rejects), followed by his fiddlers three (along with a drummer, a saxophone player, and a bass player).
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Old McDonald:
Health Farm
  Old MacDonald opens a health resort for his animals.
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Old McDonald:
Spaceship
  Old MacDonald thinks a spaceship will land on his farm. A dog emerges with a frisbee in its mouth, and MacDonald mistakes it for a spaceship. But before long, a real spaceship lands on the farm, and out of it come the Yip Yip Martians! The scene ends in chaos.
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Oogle Family   Although this sketch does not begin with the News Flash logo, Kermit is reporting from a theatre auditorium wearing a tux with his reporter's uniform slung over the seat next to him. In what is described as the musical event of the century, music lovers from around the world have gathered in tribute to the Oogle Family -- that is, words that rhyme with "oogle," such as bugle and googol. The featured piece of music was written by Sir Chrissy Von Koogle and played by Old McDoogle on the bugle, one of the world's foremost concert buglers, who is accompanied by Mr. Cookie Monster, one of the world's finest googlers.
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Rainy Day   Kermit asks Telly and Juliet how they spend a rainy day. Telly enjoys practicing his bassoon, while Juliet loves to play pretend. Against his will, Kermit gets to play the part of the White Rabbit.
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They Live in Different Places, But They Both Love Me Kermit interviews a bird who sings about how her parents still love her even though they don't live together anymore (though it is not directly stated whether her parents are divorced or separated). (YouTube)
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The Three Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf:
The New Three Little Pigs Story
  The Big Bad Wolf plays a game of "Three of These Things" with Kermit and the pigs. Since Kermit doesn't belong with the pigs, the wolf blows him out of the picture.
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The Tortoise and the Hare's Rematch   The hare challenges The Tortoise to a rematch: this time, the Tortoise comes equipped with a jet-pack!
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Waiting in Line   Kermit talks to people waiting in line for a football game being held at the SuperGame Stadium.
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What Makes People Angry?   Kermit tries to find out what makes people angry, but everyone he encounters is too busy to speak to him, which ultimately causes him to lose his temper and yell at the camera.

Most of the sketches began with a logo of the words "NEWS FLASH" on a cloud with stars and a lightning bolt against a black background. A news theme written by Joe Raposo (registered with BMI as "Kermit News Theme") consisting of Morse code-like sounds and an urgent-sounding version of the Sesame Street theme was accompanied by an announcer (voiced by Jerry Nelson) usually saying "We take you now to Kermit the Frog with another fast-breaking news story!" The colors on the logo occasionally varied (one version had it in black and white), though it usually had a basic color scheme, as pictured here. In the mid-80s News skits, the "NEWS FLASH" text would flash on and off.

A few of the sketches originally did not begin with a logo or announcer, although later prints would have the logo tacked onto the beginning. The opening did not appear on the Don Music sketches. One known early sketch had an alternate logo, too; they had a title card reading "news bulletin" in big white lowercase letters on top of a blue screen.

On Elmo Saves Christmas, a new News Flash logo was used, without the cloud and lightning, and with the background being a map of the world. The theme remained the same.


Other variations

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Behind the scenes of the Waiting in Line skit.

Kermit gave a news report about Big Bird planning on returning to Sesame Street in Follow That Bird, though he was probably reporting for a news program other than "Sesame Street News."

In Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting, three new Sesame Street News segments were created, featuring Kermit on location to ask the question of the day, "Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?"

One segment featured a subsitute reporter, a brown wolf named Warren Wolf. Nonetheless, it was featured as part of the series and included the "News Flash" logo at the beginning.

In 1996, on Elmo Saves Christmas, Steve Whitmire played Kermit in a brand-new Sesame Street News Flash with the frog reporting on the Christmas shopping craze, eventually leading to a man trying to purchase his microphone.

In 1998, Slimey the Worm traveled on a space mission, and Kermit reported on the worm's moon landing and return to Earth.

Kermit's last news report on Sesame Street was in 2001, when Kermit teamed up with Al Roker to report on a hurricane that came to Sesame Street in a five-part episode.

Video releases

Four sketches were included on the video Big Bird's Story Time, although Kermit's pre-on camera comments were cut out, as well as the News Flash logos and references to it being a news broadcast. The "Rapunzel" sketch was included on Old School: Volume 1, and is the only uncut News Flash segment available on DVD. The sketch where Don Music writes "Mary Had a Bicycle" was included in Sing Yourself Silly.

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