Sesame Street
Plot Hatching an egg
Air date April 18, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors G, M, 19
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Picture Segment Description
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Insert Great Snuffle Derby (6:05)
(First: Episode 1130)
Elephant20
Cartoon An elephant counts to 20.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2549)
2head.SHAKE
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word SHAKE, and an earthquake happens.
(First: Episode 2557)
2040i
Film With their teacher, kids play clapping and dancing games about the rhythm in their names.
(First: Episode 1735)
BlueGorilla
Cartoon G for Gorilla
(First: Episode 2491)
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SCENE 1 Gordon, Susan, Gina and Uncle Wally convene outside Oscar's trash can to surprise him on his birthday. Susan has baked his favorite cake (mud chiffon upside down), Gina has a present (a 1918 tomato can for his collection) and Uncle Wally has a broken record (of "Telephone Rock"). Oscar comes from his can and fumes over their gesture - he's given him exactly what he wanted, which is no way to treat a Grouch. He yells that he hates birthdays, but complies with blowing out the candle; he wishes everyone would leave him alone. Everyone snaps back, promising never to try this type of stunt again, then leaving. "I didn't know they cared," Oscar notes.
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Cartoon Rap #19
(First: Episode 2560)
1845n
Film A man and a little girl perform small aerobic workouts.
(EKA: Episode 1845)
Ronstadt.SS
Celebrity Linda Ronstadt sings a special rewritten version of "Y Andalé" with a mariachi band.
(First: Episode 2487)
Themwhocametodinner
Cartoon A man invites an M to dinner. The M is very appreciative, and makes "Mmmmmm" sounds. It eats all of the food at the table, and winds up eating the screen!
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 2 Telly happens over to the Fix-It Shop, where Luis is painting a sign. Telly frets over what the sign could be a warning for, until Luis finishes the sign, reading WET PAINT. He points to a door he just painted (leaning against the wall). Telly notices the paint on the sign is wet as well and makes his own WET PAINT sign for it...then a sign for that sign, then another, and another, etc.
BusTelephone
Animation Draw a circle around the bus. Cross out the telephone.
(EKA: Episode 2208)
Count-picnic
Muppets The Count has prepared himself a picnic not far from his castle. As he counts the ants who come to take away his food, he eventually has nothing left. Which is just as well, since it has started to rain.
(EKA: Episode 2234)
2623-Flowers
Film Scenes of flowers set to harmonica music
(First: Episode 2497)
AnnieEyeball.Air
Cartoon Dr. Annie Eyeball looks at air.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Circlegirl
Muppets "Circle the Girl"
(EKA: Episode 1927)
Daddy-Slips
Cartoon A man slips on his daughter's skate, and she points out that it makes him feel angry.
(EKA: Episode 1141)
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SCENE 3 Telly finds a macaw in the arbor, who has just laid her egg. She needs to gather more twigs and asks Telly to sit on the egg until she returns. She assures him all he needs to do is sit and there's nothing to worry about...except the possibility of breaking the egg.
1957-Lines
Animation Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(EKA: Episode 0288)
Waterfountain
Song Drink of Water
(First: Episode 2545)
SSNews-SantaChimney
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit witnesses how Santa Claus comes down the chimney, but not before a chimney sweep enters the chimney first. When Santa finally comes down, he grabs the chimney sweep and Kermit, sits them firmly on his lap and asks them what they want for Christmas.
MeandMyM
Cartoon Me and My M
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1545)
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SCENE 4 Telly sits on the egg, wondering when the mother will return. Gordon and the kids wonder in voiceover what will happen next. Suddenly, the egg begins moving and the baby bird from within starts to peck.
WetPaint-Billboard
Film A wall painter on a high-rise spells and paints the word "WET PAINT" in red, but accidentally puts his hand on one of the painted letters and looks at his hand, all painted red, and shouts, "WET PAINT!"
(EKA: Episode 1036)
Soup or Sandwich
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders soup and a sandwich, and says that he wants the sandwich before the soup. When Grover comes with the sandwich, Mr. Johnson has changed his mind and wants the soup first. When Grover comes with the soup, Mr. Johnson has decided that he wants the sandwich first. Grover ends up giving Mr. Johnson both the soup and sandwich, so he can decide what to eat first. Mr. Johnson tells Grover that he has decided to get a cup of coffee, then the soup and the sandwich.
(EKA: Episode 1709)
Musicalnotes.G
Cartoon G/g musical notes (Gordon voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 2233)
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SCENE 5 The egg continues to crack and Telly worries he's broken it. He notices a beak protruding from the shell and yells at the animal inside for infiltrating the egg. The egg fully hatches and the baby macaw cheeps. Telly worries what he'll do and proposes he put the egg back together.
Film.Flamingos Film Flamingos walk around to classical music.
(First: Episode 2498)
1257-SandM
Animation Sand M/m
(EKA: Episode 0900)
E&b-pigeonparty
Muppets Bert gets all dressed up for the Pigeon Lover's Party, but he looks so different that Ernie doesn't believe that it's him.
SometimesACookie
Animation "Sometimes a Cookie"
(First: Episode 2543)
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SCENE 6 Telly phones his mother about the experience and hopes he never has do to do that again - it's too much excitement for a young monster like him to handle!


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