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Sesame Street
Plot Elmo in the rain
Air date April 13, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Sponsors R, Y, 20

2589

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Maria welcomes the viewer on a rainy day. Elmo points out to her all the different types of sounds, like rain hitting the pavement, Oscar's trash can lid and Maria's umbrella. His favorite sound, however, is the sound of Big Bird walking through the puddles in his giant galoshes.
ItsRaining?
Cartoon
A boy thinks it's raining outside, so he puts on his rain gear and goes outside, only to find sunny weather. It turns out the lawn sprinkler was near his window.
(EKA: Episode 1957)
Invisibleicecream
Muppets
Lefty sells Ernie an invisible ice cream cone; Ernie pays for it with an invisible nickel. (Lefty's last line, "I don't see nothin'", is cut.)
(EKA: Episode 0867)
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."
3141p
Cartoon
I am dry, he is wet (Shark fishing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0309)
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SCENE 2
Elmo makes his way to Hooper's Store for lunch. He decides to wait outside at the table while Gina prepares his order, but she makes him come back inside and think about what would happen to his food if it went in the rain. Elmo thinks he can get someone to hold an umbrella over him while he eats (since he can't hold it and eat simultaneously) and runs off.
Bellhop20
Cartoon
The Bellhop is sent to the grocery store to get twenty grapefruits. He counts to 20 on the way there so that he can remember the quantity, but forgets what item he was sent for.
Grover.newspaper
Muppets
Grover sells newspapers in the street. He thinks they are for making paper hats, but a customer shows him they are actually for reading. The customer wants to buy a newspaper, but Grover won't stop reading the paper that the customer wants to buy. Grover reads about construction of a new building, a parade, and an expected rain shower, all of which occur as Grover reads.
Lookatthepenguinstakinabath
Film
Penguins take a bath.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0440)
Song.BeinGreen.Kermit.LenaHorne
Muppets
"Bein' Green," with Lena Horne and Kermit.
(EKA: Episode 0871)
YakYes
Cartoon
A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(EKA: Episode 0301)
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SCENE 3
Elmo eats his lunch inside Hooper's, everyone having declined standing out in the rain with him. The rain finally clears up, so Elmo runs back out with his rain gear; now he can imagine he's eating in the rain!
2059q
Film
Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 2059)
ClementineGladys
Muppets
Clementine works at the Double Bar "R" Ranch; Gladys the Cow applies for a job there.
(EKA: Episode 2405)
3976zn
Cartoon
Gerald is repeatedly kept awake by his dog Sparky, who does a dance and poses as an alligator through his shadow whenever his parents close his door.
(EKA: Episode 1563)
Brucestringbean

Song.borntoadd
Muppets
Bruce Stringbean, Clarice and S Street Band perform "Born To Add."
(EKA: Episode 1448)
FleaCamp
Cartoon
A flea sets up camp on a dog.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1058)
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SCENE 4
Luis tells the viewer Preposterous, Oscar's pet dog, will be playing along in his non-musical variant of "One of These Things." Oscar doubts his pup won't play along and Preposterous remains stoic as Luis explains the rules: he must chose which of two shoes matches the ones in his box. Luis announces Preposterous has won the game; he's been standing in front of the answer the whole time! Oscar doesn't believe any of it and gets pounced upon by his "loyal" dog.
Cap006
Animation
2 houses plus 3 houses equal 5.
(EKA: Episode 1103)
Wishihadafriend
Muppets
Ernie doesn't want to play with Bert, who sings "I Wish I Had a Friend to Play With Me".
(EKA: Episode 2122)
R-Rhinobox-2
Cartoon
R for rhinoceros, raquet, robot
(EKA: Episode 2491)
1707h
Film
People of all ages ride bicycles.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0961)
Yellowyahoo
Cartoon
The life of a Yellow Yahoo
(First: Episode 0043)
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SCENE 5
Oscar is sickened by the sweet way Gina talks to Preposterous and gets even angrier when Gina thinks Preposterous is playing a game with her (he drops his chew toy pickle for her to pick up). Once Gina leaves, Preposterous attacks Oscar once more.
BruceMoose
Cartoon
Bruce the moose invites Toulouse LaGoose over for juice.
CM.Tara.Information
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Cookie Monster has Tara help him explain the word information by giving him cookies to eat.
Zydecoband
Film
A zydeco band plays "Bayou Pon Pon" while people dance and the townspeople of New Orleans wave at the camera.
Blockcivilization
Animation
In stop-motion, blocks stack and arrange themselves to form zoo cages, arches, and a whole city.
(EKA: Episode 1459)
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SCENE 6
Elmo wishes to show the viewer a picture of some shapes he made, but Big Bird hung it too high on the fence for him. He tries leaping and pointing, then using a broom handle, but neither method is effective. Big Bird returns and moves it much lower, only now it's backwards.
Song.hippopotamusround
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Hippopotamus Round."
(EKA: Episode 0957)
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SCENE 6 cont'd
Elmo figures out another way to show the shapes: by pointing out them around the street. One of Gina's boxes is a square, one of Wally's bicycle tires is a circle and Luis' easel is a triangle. Elmo comes up with more examples using his body, while Maria announces the sponsors.


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