Sesame English
Plot Tingo's sport problem
Director Leslie Williams
Writer Rick Gitelson
Sponsors U, 19
DVD Toys, Games, & Sports 1

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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Niki and Tingo host "What's Your Favorite Sport?", where they figure out everyone's favorite sport. Tingo turns to the TV monitor to show his favorite sport - baseball.
Film Kids show how baseball is played.
(First: Episode 123: A Home Run for Niki)
SCENE 1 cont'd After the video, Tingo realizes that soccer is his favorite sport and shows a soccer film. After that film, he thinks basketball is now his favorite sport. Niki takes us to a commercial break while he thinks.
Film Kids paint a huge mural about the number 19. (edited)
Muppets Zoe uses Wolfgang to demonstrate near and far.
The words "Near" and "Far" added on screen, edited
Song "My Friend U"
Animation Abstract count to 19
Cartoon Students raise their hands and name words that begin with "U."
Artist: Fred Garbers
SCENE 2 As Tingo tries to decide which sport is his favorite, Niki goes ballistic. In a panic, he names karate.
4087 joey karate
Film Rory, the green-belt aged 6, goes to karate class and learns under his sensei, where he does toe touches, kicking, stretches, jumping jacks, and an unnamed move consisting of tumbling, then posing. Not only do they practice inside, but they also practice outside in the park.
The film is now narrated by Tingo and Niki.
SCENE 2 cont'd Tingo now disregards karate as his favorite sport and goes crazy as well, when suddenly, the studio shakes and the roof shambles. Pete and Joe emerge, naming their favorite sport, which is different than the others. They begin fight as Tingo and Niki watch from under the desk. A show tune starts playing, so they forget their feud and dance together.


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