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Sesame Street
Plot Dan the clarinet player learns to read
Air date November 15, 1990
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Sponsors I, Z, 15
Syndication
Releases

2749

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
In the early morning, a nervous Dan (Steven Schub) walks down Sesame Street, and sits outside Hooper's Store, waiting to begin his part-time employment there. He meets a Honker, who wants to know what's in his small box. Dan shows him it's a clarinet, and invites the Honker to play a song with him. Even though the Honker can't read music, they both have fun.
Sqsong
Song
The Four Squares sing "It's Hip To Be a Square."
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(EKA: Episode 2615)
Fay.3balls
Video
Fay demonstrates addition by placing 3 balls on a table.
(EKA: Episode 2615)
2485i
Cartoon
Snacks on Parade: The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2269)
2356-4
Muppets
Over the Top, a ZZ Top-like band, sings "ZZ Blues".
(EKA: Episode 2356)
Toon.Zinspace
Cartoon
Z In Space
(EKA: Episode 0872)
3141y
Song
"Take Care of That Smile"
3187f
Cartoon
Number creatures 15
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SCENE 2
Dan finishes cleaning the window, and asks a very busy Gina what to do next. She tells him to read Baby Natasha a story while she makes sandwiches ... but he doesn't feel like reading a book, or a magazine, or a newspaper. Big Bird and Gina realize that Dan doesn't know how to read; he acts like it's no big deal, but they don't think he's very happy.
Istars
Cartoon
Shooting stars form the letter I/i.
(EKA: Episode 2291)
2356-6
Song
Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "Bein' a Pig".
(EKA: Episode 2356)
Zork.Coast
Cartoon
Zork lands on the coast of California, where he meets a slick agent.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2687)
2096w
Muppets
Ernie sings "Dance Myself to Sleep."
(EKA: Episode 1707)
1041Zebra
Cartoon
Z For Zebra & Zoo
(EKA: Episode 1041)
CongoGames
Film
A boy who lives in the Congo (in Africa) narrates a film of the kinds of games he and his friends play.
(EKA: Episode 2687)
2head.CHEESE
Muppets
After sounding out the word "cheese," the Two Headed Monster poses for many pictures.
3976zn
Cartoon
Gerald's dog Sparky likes to pretend he's an alligator.
(EKA: Episode 1563)
Film.Flamingos
Film
Flamingos walk around to classical music.
(EKA: Episode 2616)
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SCENE 3
Gina is impressed with Dan's clarinet playing, and he reveals that he never went to school much because he was busy traveling in a band with his dad. Big Bird laughs at the thought of a grown adult going to school to learn how to read, but Gina informs him that adult illiteracy is a serious problem which can be solved. She offers to help Dan get started learning how to read, and in exchange, he could show her how to read music. They both like the idea.
3187d
Cartoon
Rap #15
(EKA: Episode 2637)
3144y
Film
A man (voice of Jim Thurman) finds a magic remote control that makes things go up and down. He tests it on various objects. When he presses "down" for a bridge, it crumbles and falls into the river below, prompting the man to abandon the remote and slink away. A girl then finds the remote and makes the bridge go back up.
(EKA: Episode 2614)
Toon.ILoveYou
Cartoon
A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
(EKA: Episode 2404)
Groverandi
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater: The King and I.
(EKA: Episode 2727)
Speechballoon.Island
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: I for Island.
(EKA: Episode 2727)
2963-C6
Celebrity
Robin Williams demonstrates with his shoe how to tell if something is alive.
3816v
Cartoon
A baby and father illustrate up and down.
(EKA: Episode 2687)
Farleypurple
Muppets
"Forty Blocks From My Home"
(EKA: Episode 2614)
2963-C5
Cartoon
Lillian is proud because she climbed a mountain all by herself.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
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SCENE 4
Gina tests Dan with flash cards reading "met" and "let," when one of The Shagri-Las pops up to sing "Sound it Out."
Plantcartoon
Cartoon
Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(EKA: Episode 1858)
Stop.Dance
Video
Ann Marie and Skeeter Rabbit do their dance routine. The frame freezes whenever the word STOP comes on.
(EKA: Episode 2615)
DontbeaSnerd
Cartoon
Don't be a Snerd when you sneeze.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1854)
Sss-i
Muppets / Cast
"Sing Your Synonyms"
MyTriptoMexico
Animation
A girl unfolds a map and uses it to describe her trip to Mexico, stopping in Texas along the way.
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SCENE 5
Dan joins Big Bird, Natasha and the Birdketeers as they demonstrate near and far. Just then, Big Bird realizes he has to take Natasha home, and leaves a sign on the door for Dan to read. Will he read it?
2485s
Cartoon
ADVENTURE! A man and woman escape a boulder, a crocodile, and other obstacles.
(EKA: Episode 2404)
GuyAudience
Muppets
Guy Smiley takes his 39-member studio audience to a restaurant, but there is no place for him to sit.
Skin
Song
Kevin Clash sings "Skin".
3164p
Cartoon
How Andy Fritz Ate the Sun.
Artist: ArtistMike
Ssnews.cinderdress
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash
Cinderella's Fairy Godmother tries to make a beautiful ball dress appear on Cinderella without success: the gown ends up on Kermit instead.
(EKA: Episode 2491)
ManLegs
Cartoon
Which legs belong on the man?
(EKA: Episode 2394)
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SCENE 6
Dan remembers how Gina taught him to read, and he succeeds in reading the sign, which says "Back in a minute." Big Bird comes back, and he and Gina are impressed with Dan's progress. Elmo announces the sponsors.


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