Sesame Street
Plot Take a Cowboy/Cowgirl to Lunch Day
Air date February 13, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Nancy Sans
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors L, N, 10
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Picture Segment Description
StandingAttheBusStopSign
Celebrity The Four Tops sing "Standing at the Bus Stop Sign," while waiting for the bus to arrive. Big Bird pulls up in an imaginary bus.
SlidingPenguins
Film Kids count 20 penguins going down a slide.
(EKA: Episode 0232)
Yellowflower
Animation Yellow drops don't want to play with a red ball at first, but they make a good flower together.
Happy and Sad
Muppets Kermit the Frog tries to explain the difference between happy and sad, two emotions which Elmo displays while trying to get Kermit to play with him.
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Film The Letter N Is Nice.
(EKA: Episode 0895)
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Insert Gordon and Susan receive a card congratulating them on their 14th wedding anniversary. They explain what they means to Big Bird and recall their wedding ceremony held in the arbor (which was heckled immensely by Oscar).
(First: Episode 1733)
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Cartoon Sign Cartoons: The man spells out the word HELP.
(EKA: Episode 1293)
SmallestCookie
Muppets Two Anything Muppet kids argue over a cookie. Cookie Monster arrives and says that the smallest person should get the cookie, and then, as the kids argue over which one is smaller, Cookie Monster shrinks himself.
(EKA: Episode 0592)
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Cartoon Bus Stop
(EKA: Episode 1396)
Noimage
Film A visit to a cornfield. (edited)
(First: Episode 0082)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: N for Nose
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1092)
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Muppets NTV host Nora Nicks introduces Nick Normal and the Nickmatics singing "The Letter N."
(EKA: Episode 2176)
CHinton.Gracias
Cartoon A Spanish-speaking man falls into a hole, and a dragon helps him out.
Artist: Chris Hinton
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Insert Maria makes the bus just in time, but Gordon and Linda miss it. Snuffy invites them to follow him to the Snuffleupa-bus stop, where he'll catch the Snuffleupa-bus to Snufflegarten. Gordon and Linda are amazed at the size of the bus stop and the bus itself. After he gets on the Snuffleupa-bus and goes off to school, Gordon and Linda notice their bus leaving at another stop, and they run to catch it.
(First: Episode 2142)
Ringmaster10
Cartoon The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feats of ten brown bears.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1930)
Yipyipphone
Muppets The Martians find a telephone.
(EKA: Episode 0409)
Nisfornifty
Cartoon An N-terview with an N (Spanish version)
(EKA: Episode 0581)
Noimage
Insert Piri sings about ayuda (help) with the kids as they rollerblade.
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Cartoon When a bird pops a balloon, the balls represent Sad and Happy.
(EKA: Episode 2223)
CrayonFactory
Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1590)
Limbo10
Film Scanimate Films #10.
(EKA: Episode 0261)
Erniebertcleantoybox
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie makes a mess of the apartment in order to find a note he wrote to Bert.
(EKA: Episode 0355)
L.Lizard.CliffRoberts
Cartoon L for life, love, lizard, leap and lump
(EKA: Episode 2003)
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SCENE 1 Forgetful Jones is at The Fix-It Shop to remind Luis about taking him to Take a Cowboy/Cowgirl to Lunch Day, which he uncharacteristically remembers (thanks to his calendar).
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Animation 6 dots - 1 = 5 dots
(EKA: Episode 0302)
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Muppets Polly Darton sings "I'm Under the Weather Over You."
(EKA: Episode 1800)
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Cartoon "The Little Letter L: A Poem by Louise"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1570)
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SCENE 2 David makes sure he has all the proper food prepared for "Take a Cowboy/Cowgirl to Lunch Day." He takes the cart outside and takes the cowpokes orders.
Small-er-est
Animation Three balls compare sizes. An orange ball (voiced by Daws Butler) boasts that he's the smallest, until his little brother comes onto the scene.
Timber1
Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a match slowly falls to the ground.
(EKA: Episode 1126)
Cookie-Maria healthysnacks
Muppets / Cast Cookie Monster has agreed to help Maria on her lecture on good things to eat. Unbeknownst to Cookie, she has raisins, cucumber spears, carrot sticks and apples. Cookie tries all of them and he likes them. He finishes by eating all the dishes.
(EKA: Episode 1899)
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Cartoon A Mouth whistles Beethoven's Symphony No. 5.
(EKA: Episode 2212)
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Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a tree falls to the ground, but then bounces back up!
(EKA: Episode 1126)
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SCENE 3 Luis and the cowpokes have had a great time at lunch. He wonders about the origin of the holiday; Forgetful shows him the origin book, "The Story of Forgettinest Jones or How Take a Cowboy/Cowgirl to Lunch Day Began". In the story, all the other cowboys and cowgirls are upset that Forgettinest (Forgetful's great, great grandfather) always forgets his lunch and takes parts of everyone else's. He arrives at the saloon, without lunch, but is shot down by his friends. As he exits, he spots a stampede of sheep heading through the joint. Everyone thanks him by sharing their lunch and declare him a hero, then take a nap.
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SCENE 3 cont'd Luis has finished the story and sees the rest of the group asleep, which is part of the tradition. Forgetful nods off too and Luis announces the sponsors.

Notes

  • This episode was taped on November 26, 1986.


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