Sesame Street
Plot Bob tries to read
repeat of 2543
Air date December 17, 1990
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Sponsors G, J, 9
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird welcomes the viewer, joined by a small group of tourist birds visiting from the country. They've never seen an apartment before, so Big Bird intends on taking them up to Bob's. Bob wants some peace and quiet to read, but allows them to stay for a few minutes when he sees how disappointed they are. They inspect his piano and bookcase, then Bob himself, before he asks them to leave. Big Bird leads them out, promising to return in 15 minutes for a tour of the bedroom.
Toon.Homes
Cartoon A report on homes around the world.
(First: Episode 1733)
2head.story
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster takes turns reading itself a story.
(First: Episode 2590)
Toon.Chickenheart
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)
Doitbymyself
Film "I Can Do It By Myself"
(EKA: Episode 1736)
Fish Cowboy Hat
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to put a pot on Bert's head. Bert asks Ernie why he's doing that, and Ernie says that he broke a cookie jar. Ernie has to put the cookies somewhere, so he put them in the sugar bowl – and put the sugar in the flowerpot, which meant that he had to put the flower in a milk bottle. He put the milk in the soda bottle, the soda into the fishbowl, and the fish in Bert's cowboy hat. Bert asks, "Now what am I going to wear when I want to play cowboy?" Ernie puts the pot on Bert's head and says, "Ride 'em, cowboy, Bert!"
(First: Episode 0279)
MartianBeauty
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
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SCENE 2 As promised, Big Bird and his tour group return to Bob's for a tour of his bedroom. He protests at first, but relents and lets them see it. The birds have a hard time understanding Big Bird's description of the bed, as they've only slept in nests before. He has Bob get into the bed and act like he's sleeping so they get the idea. The birds then hop into the bed and go to sleep themselves.
GforGiggle
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
Galway.animals
Muppets Pretty Great Performances: James Galway and the All Animal Chamber Ensemble perform a work by Johann Sebastian Fox.
(EKA: Episode 2561)
Film.Lake
Film / Animation Lake (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 2700)
Ssnews.alphabetmine
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog reports from an alphabet mine where they dig Js. The miners tell him various words that begin with J and Richard presents him with his own J.
(EKA: Episode 2543)
Cap010
Cartoon Two men try to go over a very steep hill.
(First: Episode 1522)
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SCENE 3 Bob is now visited by Meryl Sheep, who is doing some research for her upcoming movie The Apartment, where she plays a chair. She doesn't understand that chairs aren't alive, so she can't study how they eat, breathe or grow. She stays perfectly still, eliciting some applause from Bob. She then tells him all about the other furnishings she's going to pretend to be now.
3979o
Cartoon Rap #9
(First: Episode 2509)
FayRayClock
Film Fay Ray moves clockwise and ticks, until an alarm sounds.
(First: Episode 2597)
ColTravel-Canada
Cartoon Colonel Travel takes a balloon trip around the country of Canada.
ForgetfulJonesBathTime
Muppets Clementine hears water running, which reminds Forgetful Jones that he was about to do something. Using the clues at hand (a bar of soap, a backbrush, and a towel), Forgetful remembers that it's bath time. Buster's bath, that is...
(First: Episode 1666)
LetterG.greenpurple
Cartoon Letter G drawing with kid voice-over
(EKA: Episode 0514)
3956n
Cast Maria and Luis perform "You Say Hola and I Say Hola."
(EKA: Episode 2062)
2341j
Cartoon A bird lays ten eggs.
(First: Episode 1576)
Noimage
SCENE 4 At Hooper's Store, Ruby conducts an experiment - can she eat a sandwich using her nose? She concludes to Gina that it's not possible, then moves onto another experience - can she hear herself chew as she eats?
Facecartoon
Cartoon A cartoon man (voiced by Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses.
(First: Episode 0769)
Canttakethat
Muppets "They Can't Take That Away from Me": Cookie Monster's six cookies are subtracted down to zero.
(EKA: Episode 2375)
2257r
Cartoon The 'J' Train
(EKA: Episode 1271)
Raposo.Goat
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "The Goat."
(EKA: Episode 2366)
1186m
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster asks John-John if he knows the difference between up and down.
(EKA: Episode 0784)
2485x
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0619)
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SCENE 5 Bob heads to the rooftop to get some peace as he reads his book. He is soon followed by Count von Count and the kids, all with books of their own. The Count counts all the people who have books, until Bob asks him to stop counting so he can concentrate on his book. The Count obliges and starts reading his own book, which happens to consist of nothing but numbers (which he reads aloud).
Beginningmiddleend
Cartoon "Beginning, Middle, End"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2556)
Giraffe.construction
Film A piece of construction equipment and a giraffe are shown side-by-side.
(First: Episode 1550)
10CommandmentsofHealth
Muppets "The Ten Commandments of Health"
(First: Episode 1139)
1709c
Cartoon Willie Wimple: Land Pollution
(EKA: Episode 0598)
3142e
Film Feet wearing all different types of shoes dance.
(First: Episode 2601)
1736v
Cartoon Nine Striped Cats (Maria voice-over added)
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1564)
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SCENE 6 The Amazing Mumford finds himself on the roof and sees how engrossed Bob is in his book. He thinks it might be an interesting read and Bob promises to let him have it once he's done. Mumford instead has a magic trick than can duplicate the book. He waves his wand and Bob's book disappears instead. "Sorry, Bob. A printing error," he says and tries to bring it back. Bob's book returns, but he discovers the ending is not what it was before - it now reads the day's sponsors. Mumford considers that a happy ending and struts off, as Bob demands his original ending back.


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