Sesame Street
Plot Gina and Mike practice driving
Air date February 21, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors C, I, 5
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Picture Segment Description
2688-01
SCENE 1 Gina and Mike gush over their newly-earned learner's permits and explain their purpose to Big Bird. He claims to already be an expert driver, referring to his toy car (which he winds up crashing).
SB--CCarrot
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for carrot
(EKA: Episode 1885)
2623-Flowers
Film Scenes of flowers set to harmonica music
(First: Episode 2497)
TurtleFriends01

TurtleFriends02
Muppets / Cast Bob reads "The Turtle Who Wanted to Make Friends" about a turtle who comes to the forest, but is afraid of every potential animal friend he sees.
(EKA: Episode 2256)
WashYourHands
Cartoon "Wash Your Hands Before You Eat"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1906)
Kidsi
Film The kids form a capital I.
(EKA: Episode 0592)
Title 01 07 003 0001
Animation A set of blocks reveal a square, a triangle, and a circle.
(First: Episode 1184)
2688 - Scene 2
SCENE 2 Snuffy and Alice join Big Bird for a game. Big Bird initiates a round of follow the leader, but Alice gets in Snuffy's way each action instead of following him. They decide to make her the leader instead. She does nothing at first, but when Big Bird mentions his toy car, she begins acting like one.
3161s
Cartoon I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
WindyMuppets
Muppets Caribbean Anything Muppets sing about "Caribbean Air."
Noimage
Cartoon Bowling 1-5 (0:47)
(First: Episode 2514)
1041school
Film James narrates a film of his life on a pueblo in New Mexico.
(EKA: Episode 0244)
Chaplinpaper
Cast Maria (as Charlie Chaplin) tries to throw away a newspaper into a rapidly moving litter can. When she finally does, the exit door also moves and she breaks down the wall.
(EKA: Episode 1840)
Unpajaro
Cartoon Un pajaro.
(EKA: Episode 2291)
Takethehand
Celebrity Patti LaBelle and The Sweeties sing "Take the Hand of Someone You Love."
(EKA: Episode 2401)
PushPull-02
Cartoon Several circles try to get past a large square.
(EKA: Episode 1949)
2623-Scuba
Film Kids compare animals and human tools and technology.
(EKA: Episode 0789)
MysteriousTheaterMissingCat
Muppets Mysterious Theater
Sherlock Hemlock is on the search for Lady Agatha's missing cat, knowing that it is under something that rhymes with "at", while Watson discovers the cat is under a mat, which leads into a big cat-and-dog fight.
(First: Episode 2569)
Fruta.Garbage
Cartoon Fruta Manzana sings about keeping the place clean by throwing away fruit peels and apple cores.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(EKA: Episode 2255)
2688-02
SCENE 3 Telly frets over how Gina and Mike will learn to drive if they don't own a car; they assure him they can practice in Susan's car. Since there's only one car, they opt to take turns. However, just when Mike begins his turn, Susan's car won't start.
Butterflies
Film A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Bertjohnjohnsherlock
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert and Sherlock Hemlock ask John-John if he wants to count, and John-John enthusiastically rises to the occasion.
(EKA: Episode 2638)
Twinkle Twinkle red yellow
Animation Red and yellow dots play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
(EKA: Episode 2253)
Ssnews.macdonaldhealth
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Old MacDonald opens a health resort for his animals.
CGI-5Crayons
Animation A boy adds his crayons, then uses them to draw a number 5.
(EKA: Episode 2345)
2477o
Film Trees are very nice places, for animals and for people.
(First: Episode 0455)
2688-03

Ginadrives
SCENE 4 In exchange for learning to drive in the Sloppy Jalopy, Gina and Mike bring Oscar his lunch. However, before he lets them behind the wheel, he goes over some very important things about driving, such as the words "GO," "STOP" and going forwards and backwards. Gina hops in the driver's seat, but the car won't star, forcing Gina and Mike to push it to the local Grouch garage.
1186c
Cartoon I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(EKA: Episode 1186)
HarveyC
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper looks inside a paper bag and laughs and asks his next victim, "Wanna see?" The man says yes, so Harvey puts a letter C on him.
(EKA: Episode 0294)
2356-25
Cartoon Snacks on Parade: Peanut Butter
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1428)
Character.bats
Muppets The Count sings "The Batty Bat."
(First: Episode 2096)
Horsejigsaw
Cartoon A horse falls apart into a jigsaw puzzle.
(EKA: Episode 0810)
Stop.Dance
Video Ann Marie and Skeeter Rabbit do their dance routine. The frame freezes whenever the word STOP comes on.
(First: Episode 2600)
Overalls
Cartoon A baby bird falls from a tree. A boy puts him back, and in return, the mother bird saves the boy from embarrassment.
(EKA: Episode 0581)
Noimage
SCENE 5 Susan has fixed her car and is ready to give the teens a lesson. Telly wants to go with them, but his mommy phones Oscar to send Telly home now. Telly frets now, until Susan points out they can give him a ride back home. Oscar is disgusted by the happy ending and announces today's sponsors.

Notes

  • The events of this episode were later recalled in Episode 3081.


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