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Episode 2459

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Sesame Street
Plot Hiroshi visits from Japan
Air date April 8, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Sponsors C, L, 7
Syndication
Releases

2459streetstory3

This page has been compiled from a Japanese episode guide, and may or may not be equivalent to the American PBS broadcast.
Picture Segment Description
2459streetstory1
SCENE 1
Elmo asks Bob and Gina why they are wearing bathrobes, and they reply that they are kimonos. One of Bob's best friends, Hiroshi, is visiting from Japan and they want to make him feel at home. They are going to serve fish, rice, and tea for lunch, and are going to greet him by saying "Konichiwa, Hiroshi-san". Hiroshi arrives wearing a sweater and a baseball cap, says hello, and wants a hamburger for lunch. Elmo doesn't believe he is Hiroshi from Japan, until he explains that Japanese people wear sweaters and eat hamburgers sometimes, too.
BunFactory
Film
Hamburger bun factory
(EKA: Episode 0777)
SB--CCarrot
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: C for carrot
(EKA: Episode 2402)
MM.Kermit
Muppets
Miami Mice
Kermit tries to interview the mice about adventure, but finds it difficult to continue the interview when he's interrupted by a jet plane, an animal stampede, and a giant monster all making their way through the office.
2059c
Cartoon
Seven animals in a tree.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2059)
2459streetstory2
SCENE 2
Hiroshi shows Elmo how they serve tea in Japan. Bob teaches Elmo to say "Domo Arigato", which means "thank you very much". Bob feels like he is back in Japan Elmo thinks Japan sounds nice and wants to go there right now, but Bob tells him that it is too far. But Elmo understands near and far--he is near Bob...then he runs to the other side of the arbor...and now he is far. To explain to Elmo that Japan is much farther than that, Hiroshi sings a song ("How Far Is Japan?" by Joe Raposo and Nancy Sans) about how long his airplane flight was.
2356-19
Cartoon
Two itchy gorillas agree to scratch each other's backs.
(EKA: Episode 2356)
GroverErik.Teeth
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Erik shows Grover his teeth, and tells him how teeth are used.
(EKA: Episode 2234)
L-Lion.Hale
Cartoon
L for Lion (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1781)
Pageant-seed
Muppets
Pageant: How a flower grows
Gladys the Cow stars as a seed. Ernie plays a rain cloud and Herry Monster is the sun, whose attentions cause the seed to bloom into a flower.
Film.Falltowinter

Inthesnow
Film
A boy narrates a film of what happens when it changes from fall to winter.
2459streetstory3
SCENE 3
Bob and Hiroshi sing "Three of These Things" with a fire engine, a spoon, chopsticks, and a fork. Elmo is stuck because he doesn't know what you do with chopsticks. Hiroshi demonstrates how to eat with chopsticks, and Elmo gets the correct answer.
1576r
Cartoon
"L" for "Large" and "l" for "little"
(EKA: Episode 1576)
OldFilm.DangerSign
Film
Kids watch a silent movie with a man resting on the train tracks with an oncoming trolley - DANGER!
(EKA: Episode 0881)
StorySevenMice
Insert
Bob reads the kids a story about seven mice, with some animated mice displaying the story.
(EKA: Episode 2173)
Readersoftheopenrange
Muppets
"Readers of the Open Range"
(EKA: Episode 2274)
Toon.Froghater
Cartoon
A story of a man who hates frogs, until his swamp becomes infested with flies.
(EKA: Episode 0407)
Umeko01

Umeko02
SCENE 4
Hiroshi prepares a story for everyone (including Oscar and Slimey) called Umeko and Kuwa. In the story, some Japanese Anything Muppets mock a young girl named Kumeko for having a worm for a pet. When the annual festival arrives, Kumeko is without a new kimono to wear. Overnight, her worm turns into a moth and has her use his cocoon for silk for a new kimono. At the festival, everyone is amazed at her new outfit.
This scene can be viewed at Sesamestreet.org.
SandC
Cartoon
Sand C/c
(EKA: Episode 2123)
Lemurs
Film
Lemurs leap and play in a zoo cage.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0020)
1706l
Cartoon
Toothpaste March
Artist: Ray Favata
(EKA: Episode 1446)
EdithPricklySellsShoes
Celebrity
Maria and Grundgetta wander into a shoe store so Maria can buy some shoes. The sales woman, Edith Prickley (Andrea Martin), tries to find the right size shoe, but none of them are the right size. Maria shows her how to use the foot scale, which shows her shoe size. They beging looking for the right looking shoe...
Part 1
Toon.CatMouse
Cartoon
A pink circle splits into a cat, and a gray circle splits into a mouse.
(EKA: Episode 1129)
EdithPrickleyToTT
Celebrity
Edith has gone through all the shoes she has in Maria's size, with only four pairs remaining: three pairs of boots and a pair of pumps. After playing "Three of These Things", Maria chooses the pumps. Edith thinks she tackle any customer now, until a female Snuffleupagus enters with a large request.
Part 2
PaddleballCount
Cartoon
A boy tries to count to twenty while playing with a paddleball, but gets interrupted by a bird
Snuffy-L
Muppets
Snuffy wears a green derby hat as he sings about L, "The Leading Letter of My Life."
(EKA: Episode 2313)
FindElephant
Cartoon
Can you find the elephant in the picture?
1186y
Muppets
Ernie buys a newspaper after hearing the newsboy yell out the headline: "Four People Fooled!" Ernie reads the paper, but finds no such news in the paper, making him the fifth person fooled.
(EKA: Episode 1186)
2477u
Video
David sings "They're Taking Turns" in reference to a pattern of kids in animal costumes.
Lpoemkids
Cartoon
Kids hear an L poem.
(EKA: Episode 0198)
MonsterMarchingBand
Muppets
An Anything Muppet girl tells monsters playing instruments to play the same song and march together.
Splasho.Beforeafter
Cartoon
The Magnificent Splasho demonstrates before & after.
(EKA: Episode 2282)
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SCENE 5
Elmo has been practicing saying "konichiwa," and is very excited to say it to Hiroshi. Then he is sad because just as he learns to say hello, it's time to say goodbye. Hiroshi teaches him to say "sayonara" while Bob announces the sponsors.


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