Sesame Street
Plot Gina babysits Elmo
Air date December 12, 1989
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Sponsors F, T, 15
This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gina welcomes the viewer while explaining it's nighttime on Sesame Street, which means that it's time for the kids to go to sleep. Tonight, she happens to be babysitting Elmo. It is time for his pre-bed bath, but he wishes to avoid it. He agrees to take one, but needs to get his toy turtle...which is in Cleveland.
SCENE 2 Gina lowers Elmo into the bath and begins to splash around, asking to play a game. Gina says he needs to be washed first. She then drops the soap into the tub and asks Elmo to feel around for it. This gives Elmo an idea for a game and dives into the "ocean."
SCENE 2 cont'd Beneath the waves, Captain Elmo Cousteau searches for the treasure of the missing soap. He encounters a policeman fishy, who shows him the way to the treasure and back home.
SCENE 2 cont'd Elmo emerges from the water with the soap. He had so much fun playing the game, he tosses the soap back in the water to play again.
SCENE 3 Elmo is done getting washed, but, to prolong getting dried off, he starts a round of the Letter T Game, where he finds things in the bathroom that start with T. Gina spots one item - a towel, which she dries Elmo with.
SCENE 4 Elmo is now in his PJs and Gina tries to get him to bed, but Elmo would rather play the Letter F Game. Gina gets him into bed by promising to read him a bedtime story about the letter F.
SCENE 5 Now the next day, Susan leads Telly, Elmo, Gina and the kids in a game of "Everybody Wash."
SCENE 6 Susan notices bubbles coming from Bert And Ernie's Apartment, which can only mean one thing...
Muppets Ernie sings "Rubber Duckie." (opening dialogue cut)
(First: Episode 0136)
Cartoon A girl tries to lure her cat out from under the chair so she can pick him up.
Artists: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 0721)
SCENE 7 Telly watches Susan give Slimey a bath using a toothbrush as a scrubber. Gina then announces the sponsors.

Known missing segments

Picture Segment Description
Cartoon Rap #15
Cartoon T words
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0020)
Muppets Lefty the Salesman wants to sell Ernie a painting of a tree, which he says is a picture of four elephants. Ernie doesn't see the four elephants, so Lefty offers to show him the elephants if Ernie will buy the picture for a nickel. Lefty points out the elephants, which are actually spaces in the tree's branches. Ernie shells out for the picture. Ernie wants to pull the same trick on Bert, but Bert notices the elephants right away.
(First: Episode 0278)
Cartoon The O in STOP bounces around, and the other letters ask it to stop.
(EKA: Episode 0162)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Jack Be Nimble can't figure out how to jump over the candlestick.
(EKA: Episode 0723)


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