Sesame Street
Plot Ruby and Tatyana imagine growing up
Air date March 30, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors C, Q, 11
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Ruby wants to do something fun with Tatyana today. Maria passes by them on her way to check on Gabi. Ruby remembers that Maria is a mom, and points out that grown-ups have babies, adding that she and Tatyana may be moms someday. Uncle Wally passes them on his way to buy a necktie, and Ruby points out that grown-ups also go shopping by themselves. Gordon and Bob pass them on their way to drive to work. Ruby is amazed at the many things grown-ups can do, which gives Tatyana the idea that they could pretend to be grown-ups today.
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SCENE 1
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First, Ruby and Tatyana imagine themselves as veterinarians, examining a sick dog belonging to a magician (Wally). They learn that the dog has "kitty-itis," which can be cured with a doggy treat.
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SCENE 1
cont'd
Back in the present, Ruby and Tatyana think it would be fun to be a veterinarian.
Song.planplanplan
Cartoon Pirates sing a doo-wop song about how they are preparing for their journey.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 2532)
Shadowswan1
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a swan.
(EKA: Episode 1118)
Ssnews.princessC
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Instead of a pea, this princess sleeps on things beginning with C.
(First: Episode 2527)
AllSomeNone
Cartoon I have all, I have none (men w/ grapes)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1141)
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SCENE 2 Ruby and Tatyana decide to imagine going shopping next.
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SCENE 2
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In their imagination, they enter a hat shop, where a salesman (Gordon) lets them try on a series of hats. They don't like the first hats they try on, which disappoints the salesman so much that he bursts into tears. Soon, they decide to switch hats with each other, which makes the salesman happy again.
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SCENE 2
cont'd
Back in the present, Tatyana reveals the souvenir she picked up from their imaginary trip ...
Wanda.TELEPHONE

DARNIT
Insert Wanda the Word Fairy demonstrates the word TELEPHONE, but is unable to remove the word from the telephone booths.
(First: Episode 2655)
Cat-toon
Cartoon C is for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
Song.meetinsects
Muppets Ernie sings about "The Insects in Your Neighborhood."
(First: Episode 1887)
Statue10birds
Cartoon Ten brightly-beaked birds land on a statue.
(EKA: Episode 1930)
1710q
Film A silent film about an automobile that can be either long or short.
(EKA: Episode 0829)
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SCENE 3 Ruby and Tatyana decide to imagine being mothers next.
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SCENE 3
cont'd
In their imagination, they take their babies out for a stroll, and encounter the elderly Grandpa Gregory (Bob), who has an infant grandson of his own. Gregory claims that his grandson is smart enough to say his ABCs, but Ruby and Tatyana's babies sing a jazzy version of "The Alphabet Song".
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SCENE 3
cont'd
Back in the present, Ruby and Tatyana think they'd make great moms.
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Cartoon Ants carry a huge letter 'Q' uphill.
(EKA: Episode 0851)
TwoHeadSameDifferentHats
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a cardboard cut-out of themselves, but find they don’t have hats like it does. They run off to get some.
(EKA: Episode 2345)
Song.trying
Song Joe Raposo sings "Trying and Trying Again."
(EKA: Episode 0774)
TwoHeadHats02
Muppets The monster returns wearing football helmets, but they still don’t match the cut-out. They dash off again to change.
(EKA: Episode 2345)
Pinball11
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1034)
TwoHeadHats03
Muppets The monster returns, now with cowboy hats that match the cut-out. Their image falls over and they follow.
(EKA: Episode 2345)
Film.horseshoe
Film A girl narrates a film of her grandpa putting a horseshoe on their horse.
(EKA: Episode 0679)
Orangeballs.twinkletwinkle
Cartoon Two orange balls perform "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 2375)
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SCENE 4 Ruby and Tatyana decide to imagine driving a car next.
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SCENE 4
cont'd
In their imagination, they take a drive through a crowded city, over to Ruby's cousin's farm. They run out of gas, and it starts to rain, but soon Ruby's cousin (Maria) comes to the rescue with a gasoline container.
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SCENE 4
cont'd
Back in the present, Tatyana points out that horses don't run out of gas.
Qballoon
Cartoon Q/q (balloons)
(EKA: Episode 2495)
Song.shapesroom
Muppets As Telly wakes up in the morning, he sings "Shapes in My Room."
Ruler.dawwghouse
Cartoon Building a dog house is easy if you have a ruler.
(EKA: Episode 0824)
CMZelda
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Zelda have a discussion about cookies.
(First: Episode 2601)
AnimalBabies
Film A mom and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0096)
40Dots
Animation Joe Raposo counts 40 dots.
(EKA: Episode 2406)
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SCENE 5 At night, Gordon talks to Ruby and some kids about what it'd be like to be a grown-up. One kid observes, "When you're young, you want to be old, and when you're old you want to be young!"
Song.11Morning
Cartoon "It's A Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0514)
Namethatsound
Muppets Grover is a guest on the game show "Name That Sound."
(First: Episode 1643)
Sleepykoala
Song "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
Cap010
Cartoon Two men try to go over a very steep hill.
(EKA: Episode 1966)
Ernie Lallaby Bert
Muppets Bert is having trouble getting to sleep. Ernie suggests singing a lullaby to him. He sings one to the tune of "Brahms' Lullaby" and Bert falls into a deep peaceful sleep. Ernie tells Bert to wake up now; it's Ernie's turn to go to sleep, so it's Bert's turn to sing a lullaby now.
(EKA: Episode 1331)
SandC-2
Animation Sand C / c
(EKA: Episode 1068)
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SCENE 6 Ruby, now tucked in bed, recalls the fun she had today imagining with Tatyana about being a grown-up. She falls asleep, and Tatyana announces the sponsors. The nighttime music plays over the Barkley credit sequence.


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