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Sesame Street
Plot A day at the library
Air date April 17, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Sponsors I, Q, 7
Syndication
Releases

2727

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Bob finishes conducting his music students through the Sesame Street theme song. Big Bird approaches Bob with a counting song he just made up, which he hopes the kids can play. Bob gives him the baton, and he conducts the kids through the song, which is "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" with the lyrics replaced by numbers. The song stops at 40, since that's as far as Big Bird can count.
3957l
Cartoon
Dinah from South Carolina exchanges letters with her friend Ling Lu in China.
Artist: ArtistMike
Eb.sitting
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Bert asks Ernie to help him carry his heavy groceries, but Ernie is too busy thinking about all the things he can do as he sits in a chair: breathing, listening, and smelling.
(EKA: Episode 2626)
Film.Ibeam
Film
An I-beam is molded at a steel factory as heavy industrial-type music underscores the action. The segment ends on a video freeze of the finished beam, which is shaped like the letter "I.".
(EKA: Episode 2558)
Istars
Cartoon
Shooting stars form the letter I/i.
(EKA: Episode 2291)
1800-23
Muppets
Polly Darton sings "I'm Under the Weather Over You."
(EKA: Episode 1800)
Toon.bluepinkmen
Cartoon
Blue and pink characters fight for a spot on the subway, until Pink spots an open seat.
(EKA: Episode 1136)
TellyRonDarling
Muppets / Celebrity
Baseball fan Telly is looking at his cards when he sees a familiar face stop by. He asks the man to pose for him, to compare him to the card on which he thinks he's seen him. He realizes that it is indeed Ron Darling of the New York Mets, and he asks him to read his own card.
(EKA: Episode 2503)
EdgarTurtle.GreenGrow
Cartoon
Edgar Turtle sings "Green Grow the Rushes, O."
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2440)
Kermit-in-out-doors
Muppets
Kermit describes the times it is appropriate to use the in and out doors. To his dismay, a group of monsters keeps coming out the in door.
InOutBarrel
Cartoon
A blue man demonstrates in and out with the help of a barrel.
(EKA: Episode 2363)
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2727c
SCENE 2
Two delivery people, Marv and Jolene, stop by the Sesame Street Library with what they assume to be a box of new books, but Linda and Lisa show them that there is no way a book could fit in the long skinny box they've delivered (which reads "Fishing rods for the Sesame Street Sporting Goods Store"). The delivery people apologize, and they give Linda and Lisa a complimentary fish before they go and look for the right box.
7Sopranos
Cartoon
"Seven Sweet Sopranos" on a shaky piano
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2358)
DialMforMother
Muppets
Mysterious Theater: Dial M for Mother
Sherlock Hemlock tries to figure out what he needs to call his mother before Big Ben strikes midnight... as he stands next to a London telephone booth. The message Sherlock has is to wish his mother a happy birthday.
Song.DownBelowStreet
Song
14 Karat Soul sings about what's "Down Below the Street."
(EKA: Episode 2674)
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2727e
SCENE 3
The delivery people come back with a better-looking box, but it's still not the right one: the books are heavy, and the box is too light to have any books inside it. What's more, the box reads "One lamp shade for the Sesame Street Lamp Store." As they leave, Marv gives Linda a complimentary fish-lamp.
QuietKorty
Cartoon
Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 0597)
ForgetfulsRide
Muppets
Forgetful Jones needs something to ride around the ranch. Clementine gives him clues: it has four legs, a bushy tail, eats hay, and neighs. It's his horse Buster, who arrives with the jeep.
(EKA: Episode 2275)
Toon.Goodnight.Haiti.India
Cartoon
How they say "good night" in Haiti and in India.
(EKA: Episode 2492)
2727f
SCENE 4
Marv and Jolene return with another box, which they know is the right one this time: it's heavy, and it reads "Books for the Sesame Street Library." This time, when Linda takes the books out of the box, Marv and Jolene instantly want to check them out.
3990c
Cartoon
Rap #7
(EKA: Episode 2506)
2head.manners.spoon
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster learns to use good manners while eating with a spoon.
(EKA: Episode 2483)
0871o
Cartoon
Q-quiet! (tree chopping).
(EKA: Episode 0871)
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2727h
SCENE 5
Elmo looks up at a portrait of George Washington and asks Mr. Handford questions about who he was.
Speechballoon.Island
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: I for Island.
(EKA: Episode 0427)
Song.cleanpigeons
Muppets
Bert sings "Keep the Park Clean for the Pigeons" to address the importance of proper trash disposal for the sake of pigeons.
(EKA: Episode 2710)
Updownbrothersister
Cartoon
A boy leads his sister up and down a staircase.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0526)
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2727j
SCENE 6
As Gordon listens to an album of jazz music by Hoots and his band, Hoots remembers how much fun he had recording it in a flashback sequence.
1839ze
Film
Kids talk about building sand castles and sand structures at the beach.
(EKA: Episode 1839)
MariaMike.Carnival
Cast
Carnival barker Mike runs a ball-throwing booth. Maria and Travis decide to try winning a prize by knocking down all the bottles. She tries twice, and knocks some of them down, then she lets Travis try his luck. He not only knocks all the bottles down, but the stand as well! For a prize, he wants the ball, which he obtains by way of reverse footage.
RangerArmbuckle
Cartoon
Ranger Armbuckle talks about how plants travel -- by sowing their seeds.
Artist: ArtistMike
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2727l
SCENE 7
Big Bird is concerned about the picture Elmo drew of him: he isn't sure how to tell him that the picture looks more like Oscar the Grouch. He shows Elmo how the picture compares to what he looks like, and Elmo explains his limited drawing skills and lack of art supplies. He realizes that it is a good picture of Oscar, and he decides to give it to him.
6turtles1man
Cartoon
Six turtles plus one man equals seven.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
Lizardfilm
Film
Lizard!
Music: Joe Raposo (same as "birds")
(EKA: Episode 0820)
Groverandi
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater: The King and I
(EKA: Episode 2695)
Itsagiraffe
Animation
It's a giraffe
Artist: Ishu Patel
(EKA: Episode 2491)
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2727n
SCENE 8
Oscar likes Elmo's picture, but he doesn't like receiving presents, so he gives it back to him. Elmo remembers that Oscar likes trash, so he crumples up the picture and gives it back to him, who accepts it this time. Elmo walks off and announces the sponsors off-camera.


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