Sesame Street
Plot An artsy day on Sesame Street
Air date December 19, 1990
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Sponsors A, Y, 10


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 In the morning, Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus wake up from their sleepover, and notice Ruby nearby, with a blindfold. They learn that she's conducting another experiment: she wants to see if she'll know when the sun comes up, without seeing it come up. They don't think her experiment will work, because you can't hear, smell, or taste the sun, but they start to feel warm, which means the sun is coming up!
Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1167)
Pigeon Book
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie doesn't think pigeons are able to laugh at Bert's pigeon jokes, but he's wrong ...
(EKA: Episode 1287)
Cartoon A for astronaut, airplane, airport and automobile.
(EKA: Episode 2404)
Aardvark edited
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
Re-filmed version
(EKA: Episode 0941)
Cartoon The letters in the word BESO kiss each other.
(EKA: Episode 0869)
Cast Charlie Chaplin obeys the word HOP, then switches it to STOP.
(EKA: Episode 2244)
Cartoon A boy narrates a poem about how he met Eleanor, the monster under his bed.
Artist: ArtistMike
Muppets / Celebrity Glenn Close vents to Oscar the Grouch about her bad luck, which makes her feel much better... but her affection towards Oscar makes him want to blow off steam.
(EKA: Episode 2729)
Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0021)
Film A boy visits the hospital to see his mother's new baby.
(EKA: Episode 1125)
Cartoon A man juggles until he is told to STOP.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover and Eric observe the differences between fur and skin.
(EKA: Episode 1733)
Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(EKA: Episode 0301)
Muppets Ernie sings "The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree."
Animation 4 red balls minus 1 equals 3.
(EKA: Episode 0302)

SCENE 2 Big Bird and Snuffy get ready to put on a Snufflepuppet show, which Hiroshi helps them out with. Snuffy is confused: why does Hiroshi want to help them with their show, if he mostly works with paint? Hiroshi describes the art of puppetry, and shows them a book with pictures of different kinds of puppets (Big Bird even remembers that Mr. Rogers uses puppets on his show). Snuffy asks him to show the pictures to his Snufflepuppet, Gus.
Cartoon "Magic Pig Calypso Song"
Artist: Vince Collins
(EKA: Episode 0827)
Muppets A little boy tells his grown-up friends to "Take My Hand" while they cross the street.
(EKA: Episode 2365)
Cartoon A boy acts out his feelings as animals. ("There's a zoo in me!")
(EKA: Episode 0796)
Video Ann Marie and Skeeter Rabbit do their dance routine. The frame freezes whenever the word STOP comes on.
(EKA: Episode 2615)
Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(EKA: Episode 1858)
SCENE 3 The stage is all set up, and Hiroshi, Mr. Macintosh, and some kids wait for the Snufflepuppet show to begin. Big Bird wonders what Hiroshi will contribute to the show, but Hiroshi tells him to wait and see. Gus, the star of the show, jumps 40 times while counting to 40. The show's over, however, so what does Hiroshi do? He leads the audience in throwing confetti in the air.
Cartoon The rabbit and the turtle race to the top of a building. The rabbit goes up 40 steps, but the turtle takes the elevator.
(EKA: Episode 2258)
Muppets Gladys the Cow assists the Amazing Mumford on stage. Mumford says he will make her disappear, but his attempts fail, so he says he'll turn her into a duck instead. She runs offstage in fright, which means his trick did work this time.
(EKA: Episode 2579)
Cartoon The Bellhop must take 10 terriers for a walk.
(EKA: Episode 2624)
Film Scuba diver - on, into, under, through, around
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 1041)
SCENE 4 The kids hang out in the arbor and draw pictures. Telly Monster joins them, but becomes upset that he doesn't have a green crayon to draw green leaves. Hiroshi suggests that maybe the leaves could be a different color, such as the colors the leaves turn as the seasons change. They become enthusiastic while thinking about the limitless possibilities of their art. Telly considers adding his kite into the picture, but then remembers that his kite is green ...
Cartoon A little girl shows the building and apartment where she lives -- both with the number 6.
(EKA: Episode 0982)
Song "Sharing Swing with Kids Song (Share in Your Fun with Another Someone)"
(EKA: Episode 0926)
Little chrissy you're alive
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "You're Alive."
(EKA: Episode 2415)
Cartoon An orchestra conductor asks "May I have an A, please?" at which point a giant letter A falls from the sky.
(EKA: Episode 0858)
Cast Linda signs the word wind, and Gordon is blown away.
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: The 400 Blows
Grover has to blow out the candles on his birthday cake 400 times, but since this is Part 1, he only gets up to 40 before he faints.
(EKA: Episode 2680)
Cartoon "Up and Down with Captain Brown"
(EKA: Episode 2493)

SCENE 5 Telly shows Oscar the Grouch the picture he drew, and Oscar actually likes it, because the parts of the picture aren't the color they're supposed to be. Telly decides to give Oscar the picture, but grouches don't take kindly to such nice gestures. Oscar changes his mind about the picture, saying it's too nice, which Telly and Hiroshi take as a compliment.
Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party.
(EKA: Episode 2485)
Cast Linda signs the word snow, and Gordon gets snowed on.
Muppets Kermit sings "Caribbean Amphibian".
(EKA: Episode 2494)
Cartoon Y is for Yo-Yo
(First: Episode 0036)

SCENE 6 Ruby is back in Big Bird's nest area, doing another experiment: will she know when the sun's going down without seeing it? The answer is yes - she feels it get colder and darker. Hiroshi announces the sponsors.

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