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Episode 142: Tingo the Basketball Coach

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Sesame English
Plot Tingo coaches Niki
Director Dana Calderwood and Jim Martin
Writer Ellis Weiner

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Picture Segment Description
SE142a
SCENE 1
Tingo reads a book on basketball and shows off the benefit it has: he's been able to make several shots without error.
Luxo Jr
Animation
Luxo Jr.: Up and Down (on-screen text added)
001
Muppets
Ernie and Placido Flamingo sing "Up and Down Opera" to demonstrate up and down. (first verse only, on-screen words added)
(First: Episode 129: Bugged)
SE142b

SE142c
SCENE 2
Tingo finds out that Niki plans on playing basketball today and asks to be her coach, claiming to know everything about the game (supposedly). Outside, he tells her the first steps are to do some stretches.
4110zf
Film
Lindsey practices her basketball shooting with Steph.
SE142d
SCENE 3
Tingo's exercise regimen continues with jumping jacks.
Jbeach
Film
A man in a J costume jumps at the beach.
Jiggle
Film
J, for jiggle, juggle, jump, joy.
SE142e
SCENE 4
Tingo now imparts his knowledge of shooting to Niki, who already knows how.
SE142f
Cast
The Adventures of Pete and Joe
The monsters disagree on what to play, but settle for basketball. A missed catch ends up destroying some buildings, so they dance instead.
SE142g
SCENE 5
Niki starts a game with Tingo: while taking turns, they see who can make 5 baskets first. Niki ends up winning, though Tingo still celebrates: his coaching skills have produced a star player.


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