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Episode 126: The Empire Strikes Backside

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Sesame English
Plot Tingo and Niki deal with some wacky weather.
Director Rick Fernandes
Writer Billy Aronson
Sponsors 13

Sesame english titlecard

Picture Segment Description
EmpireBackside-01

EmpireBackside-02
SCENE 1
A narrator details the journey of a spaceship, which flies through the (miniature) solar system. It bumps into the sun, moving it further away from the Earth. On the planet, Tingo and Niki sit outside while playing checkers, when they start to feel colder. They button up their sweaters and put on their scarves. Suddenly, it starts to snow.
GroverKerringtonCold
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover and and Carrington show how they look when they're cold.
EmpireBackside-03
SCENE 2
The Earth grows colder, as Tingo and Nikki must bundle themselves up even more.
AllDressedUpBert
Muppets
"All Dressed Up" (Bert's verse only)
WakeNiki-05
Cast
Niki and Tingo rap their own version of the alphabet. (introduction cut)
(First: Episode 102: Wake Up, Niki!)
EmpireBackside-04

EmpireBackside-05
SCENE 3
The spaceship now bumps the sun closer to the Earth than before. Now, Tingo and Niki feel the heat and start to shed their winter outfits.
3142b
Cartoon
Jerry Nelson sings and counts 13 turkeys.
Abstract13
Animation
Abstract count to 13.
EmpireBackside-06
SCENE 4
The spaceship bounces about the solar system still, knocking against other planets before setting the Earth back into place. It then heads for Earth, now realized as a miniature device and crashes in the yard. As Niki and Tingo continue their game, the ship's operator tries to get their attention.

Supporting Cast


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