Sesame Street
Plot Gordon and Susan's anniversary / Gina baby-sits Miles and Elmo
Air date November 24, 1989
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors P, S, 3
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gina is babysitting Elmo and Miles while Gordon and Susan are treated by Oscar to a special wedding anniversary dinner at "La Poubelle" (The Trashcan). Elmo gets up to ask Gina various questions about Gordon and Susan's plans, then uses one final question to ask for some water (asking questions has made him thirsty).
2356-30
Cartoon A man counts 40 stars at night.
(EKA: Episode 2243)
Copydrums
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie plays a game with Bert where Ernie plays riffs on his drum set and Bert has to repeat them back. Bert is surprisingly good at the game.
(EKA: Episode 2256)
P.Penguin
Cartoon P for Penguin
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2179)
Aardvark edited
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2520)
2257g
Cartoon A white boy hangs out with his Latino friend.
(EKA: Episode 2257)
ItsEasy
Song "It's Easy"
(EKA: Episode 1736)
3-Tigers
Cartoon Three tigers dance and play music.
(EKA: Episode 1929)
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SCENE 2 Both Gina and Elmo wonder how Gordon and Susan's evening is going...
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SCENE 2 cont'd At La Poubelle, Gordon, Susan and Oscar have been waiting over an hour for any sort of service; Oscar believes they're getting special treatment because it's their anniversary. Their Grouch waiter also refuses to take down their order. Gordon and Susan begin to snap at the Grouches. The waiter starts crying with joy over how horrible their evening has become.
3150c
Cartoon A little girl sings "There Is Only One Me."
(EKA: Episode 1966)
Grover.Eric
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Eric observe the differences between fur and skin.
(First: Episode 1642)
Angryannie-korty
Cartoon "Angry Annie": A small girl vents her rage at the world, frustrated by the problems of everyday life, until her younger brother offers her part of his orange.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2352)
Khome.polliwog
Muppets Kermit sings about his youth, or as he calls it, "My Polliwog Ways."
(EKA: Episode 1443)
Typewriter-S
Cartoon Typewriter: S for Spring
(First: Episode 0792)
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SCENE 3 The waiter finally jots down their order and claims the food will be ready in 15 minutes (though he'll take two hours or more to bring it to them). In the meantime, Oscar calls over Pierre, the establishment's violinist. He plays out-of-tune and very loudly, to Gordon and Susan's chagrin. They're able to get him at a much more reasonable volume. Oscar claims their turn's over and calls over a huge Grouch band to play a booming version of "Fascination."
Owlbirdcompromise Cartoon An owl and a bluebird work out a compromise.
(First: Episode 1493)
Farleypurple
Muppets "Forty Blocks From My Home"
(First: Episode 2614)
Toon.BoydrawsME
Cartoon A boy draws a portrait of himself and calls it ME.
(EKA: Episode 2124)
Mpiece.tamingshoe
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: The Taming of the Shoe
"Grovero" is accompanied by a talking shoe, whom he convinces to cooperate with him and help him get to the Padua Mall.
(First: Episode 2587)
2096v
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
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SCENE 4 Gordon and Susan play rock-paper-scissors to decide who gets to leave the table and call home; Gordon wins. Gina fields the call and assures him everything is fine back at home. Gina reads Elmo and Miles Goodnight Moon, hoping they fall asleep now. They seem to doze off, but the two reveal they were merely joking and ask to hear the story again.
6Snakes
Cartoon Six snakes spent Saturday on the sand.
(EKA: Episode 1958)
2096w
Muppets Ernie sings "Dance Myself to Sleep."
(First: Episode 1705)
Jakethesnake
Cartoon Jake the Snake demonstrates body parts.
Artist: Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(First: Episode 2486)
PeterPiperPProducts
Celebrity John Moschitta, Jr. plays Porter Pepper of Peter Piper's "P" Products, which produces products that begin with the letter "P". He mentions that two of his clients were Peter Pan and Pablo Picasso until Peter Piper, the boss, gives him a phone call. Pepper now presents a new problem: Peter Piper's "P" Products has been purchased, and is now Sam Singer's "S" Stuff Store. Pepper, without stalling, summons his staff to stand by, switches his products to stuff, and searches for snacks and saucers.
(EKA: Episode 2061)
ZydecoBand-Allons
Film A zydeco band plays "Allons a Lafayette" while people dance.
(First: Episode 2498)
Planet
Cartoon P for Planet
(EKA: Episode 2173)
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SCENE 5 The trio are finally served their meals, which have all been blended together into a pile of mush. They choke down a bite and order some water, which Yvette delivers by pouring a ton of water over them.
3house
Animation A 3 looks for its house.
(EKA: Episode 2164)
Everybodysleeps
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(EKA: Episode 0406)
Sporty3
Cartoon Sporty 3 demonstrates his agility in various sports.
(EKA: Episode 2208)
Sesametwoheadedmonster
Muppets Herry Monster sings "Two Heads Are Better Than One."
(EKA: Episode 1447)
Rollercoaster123

Cherries!
Film Number Three Ball Film (cherry version)
(EKA: Episode 2412)
Moon.Goodnight
Cartoon The moon listens to everyone say "Good night" in different languages.
(EKA: Episode 2243)
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SCENE 6 Gina opens the apartment door and finds Gordon and Susan, draped in towels and soaking wet. They can hardly speak, still reeling from their evening, while Oscar has nothing but positive things to say.


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