Sesame Street
Plot A rainy day on Sesame Street
Air date January 18, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Sponsors B, L, 10
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SCENE 1 It's a rainy day on Sesame Street and nobody appreciates it more than Oscar the Grouch. He watches as Bob and Linda attempt to sign to each other, but find it difficult to while holding their umbrellas (which they end up dropping). They notice Oscar enjoying their situation, so they toss their umbrellas aside and sing about "Singin' in the Rain."
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SCENE 2 Elmo wants to see a rainbow and studies the ground below. Big Bird happens by and informs him that rainbows are up in the sky, not on the ground. Elmo thanks Big Bird and cranes his head up.
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SCENE 3 Elmo cheers for the rainbow he sees, but is told by Maria that it's actually thunder and lightning. She recommends he goes inside until it's safe.
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SCENE 4 Over at the Fix-It Shop, Big Bird tries to teach Natasha about the rain and umbrellas, but Maria points out she's just a baby and can't comprehend his lesson. Big Bird recalls when Maria first educated him on umbrellas...
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SCENE 4 cont'd The scene flashes back to a similar rainy day at the Fix-It Shop, where Maria realizes she's left her sweater out on the stoop. Big Bird offers to get it, but can't figure out the correct way to use the umbrella she's given him. They finally go together and find her sweater completely drenched.
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SCENE 4 cont'd Big Bird asks Natasha how she liked the story and she responds by kissing his beak. "She liked it," he notes.
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SCENE 5 Out in front of the Fix-It Shop, Oscar, Grundgetta and their Grouch friend Smudgey prepare to have a barbecue, complete with hotdogs (with chocolate sauce), hamburgers and marshmallows. Maria peers from the door and tells them the rain will prevent them from lighting the grill and being able to cook and eat their food - which is exactly how a Grouch barbecue works.
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SCENE 6 The rain has stopped and Elmo finally sees a rainbow in the sky. Everyone else gathers to catch a glimpse as the sponsors are announced.


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