Sesame Street
Plot Gina's tunafish pyramid
Air date March 6, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors A, O, 8
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Today, Hooper's Store is having a sale on tunafish. Gina has the cans all stacked in a pyramid formation and counts them. Mr. Snuffleupagus comes by and orders some spaghetti. He cools it down by blowing on it, knocking over the tunafish cans in the process.
Song.healthyfood
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Healthy Food."
(First: Episode 2404)
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Film Two boys working at the family Mexican restaurant show how they prepare for the day, and how tacos and enchiladas are made.
(EKA: Episode 2341)
Spanishtoon.Opera
Cartoon La letra O - opera, oeste, orquidea, ojos, ocho, y el orquestra de orangutanes.
(EKA: Episode 0413)
2341u
Film Raposo: Letter O hoist.
(EKA: Episode 0894)
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Cartoon Snake Fruit #5 (Maria voiceover) (0:37)
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SCENE 2 Gina has restacked the cans, when Big Bird and Clara come in to get a baseball for their game. Outside, someone hits a long fly ball that flies right through the Hooper's window and knocks over the cans.
1708l
Cartoon 8 Bats
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 1708)
PDarton.BusStopSign
Muppets Polly Darton sings "Waitin' at the Bus Stop Sign for You."
Ooohlookatthemarmoset
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Marmoset
(First: Episode 2487)
Kingofeight
Animation The King of Eight
(EKA: Episode 0270)
1186y
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie 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.
(First: Episode 1164)
Zebracloseup
Film Close-ups of animals. Kids try to guess what they are.
(EKA: Episode 1369)
Gator pointing
Cartoon A for apricot, alligator, acrobat, accordion, artist, airplane.
(EKA: Episode 1966)
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SCENE 3 Once again, Gina has restored the stack of tunafish. The Amazing Mumford happens in and orders some corned beef hash to show off his new rhyming trick. He waves his wand and gives Gina a sash. She asks for an encore and his trick causes the cans to crash on the floor. Mumford then makes a dash for the exit.
Rattlesnakes.Longshort
Cartoon The long rattlesnake thinks he's better than the short one, until the short one outsmarts him by making him bite his own tail. "Wanna borrow my snakebite kit?"
Artists: Bud Luckey and Rudy Zamora
(EKA: Episode 0955)
Buyano
Muppets "Would You Like to Buy an O?"
(EKA: Episode 0543)
2477c
Animation The big green balls and one little orange ball ride over the top of the hills. The little one can't make it over the big hill, but conquers the small hill.
(EKA: Episode 1906)
DanzaTennis
Muppets / Celebrity Tony Danza and Big Bird play tennis without a ball, and count twenty hits, while Kevin Clash announces.
(EKA: Episode 2255)
Blindfieldtrip
Film A blind class goes on a field trip to the park, using their other senses to experience their surroundings. The teacher sings "If You're Happy and You Know It."
Ssnews.cinderdress Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Cinderella's Fairy Godmother tries to make a beautiful ball dress appear on Cinderella without success: it ends up on Kermit instead.
(EKA: Episode 2491)
2341ze
Film Cat block structure.
(EKA: Episode 1939)
IHeardMyDogBark
Cast Gordon sings "I Heard My Dog Bark" as Susan, Bob, Uncle Wally, and some kids make the animal sounds.
(EKA: Episode 2258)
Bellhop8
Cartoon The Bellhop has to bring 8 steamer trunks down 8 flights of stairs.
(First: Episode 2511)
Waterfountain
Song Drink of Water
(First: Episode 2545)
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SCENE 4 Oscar has heard about Gina's troubles and offers to knock the cans over himself. Gina orders him to leave and his slamming of the door causes the stack to fall over yet again.
Folge2270-4
Cartoon A bear counts 5 clouds.
(EKA: Episode 2375)
Eb.sitting
Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks Ernie to help him carry his heavy groceries, but Ernie is too busy thinking about all the things he can do as he sits in a chair: breathing, listening, and smelling.
(EKA: Episode 1449)
Doglovestamp
Film A girl visits the stamp factory to see how stamps are made.
(EKA: Episode 2283)
Toon.LetterA
Animation A/a (Gordon voice-over)
(EKA: Episode 2253)
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Song David sings "Can You Tell Me What Belongs Here?" with kids dressed as kittens and bunnies.
(EKA: Episode 2510)
Oklahoma-jones
Muppets Director Kermit is filming Oklahoma with Forgetful Jones as the star. Forgetful is supposed to enter sing "Oklahoma!" but sings "Aklahoma!", "Eeklahoma!", and "Iklahoma!" instead. When he finally gets it right, the production assistant says it's time for lunch.
(First: Episode 2544)
Korty.School
Cartoon A little boy asks his big brother questions about what happens at school.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 1930)
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SCENE 5 Count von Count counts the tunafish cans as Gina puts them back up. He exits gently, looking for something else to count. Snuffy offers to jump up and down for him, causing disaster for Gina once more.
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SCENE 6 Gina decides to just go with the flow and knock over the cans herself. She has a good laugh as the sponsors are announced.


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