Sesame Street
Plot Elmo and the Beanstalk
Air date February 28, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors G, L, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from materials provided by a trusted source.

3046f

Picture Segment Description
3046a
COLD OPEN Elmo (And The Beanstalk) announces he will be climbing a beanstalk today, as well as taking to some string beans (who make sure they're mentioned).
3046b
SCENE 1 Elmo welcomes the viewer and Mike begins to read the story of "Jack and the Beanstalk," but Elmo tells more of the story than Mike does. After Mike finishes "reading", Elmo runs off to find some magic beans, so he can climb a beanstalk and get some "gooolllden eggs."
GloriaGlobe.Tiger
Cartoon Gloria Globe pulls a tiger out of her hat, which belongs in India.
(First: Episode 2789)
Song.countithigher
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Count it Higher."
(EKA: Episode 0670)
Imaginarycar
Cartoon A girl imagines being next to a tree, a house and a car. "Now I'm going over there," she says. "There's nothing here to be next to!"
(EKA: Episode 0810)
CitySquares
Film Looking for squares in the city (Maria voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 2751)
BlueGorilla
Cartoon G for Gorilla
(EKA: Episode 2491)
3046c
SCENE 2 Big Bird helps Elmo plant the beans he got from Gina so he can climb to the sky and get 6 golden eggs (and split the spoils with Mike and Gina). Big Bird puts the beans in the pot and waters them and they both move away to let it grow, but nothing happens. Since it's a cloudy day, the sun won't shine on the beans to make them grow. Elmo is disappointed, until Big Bird suggests he imagine climbing a beanstalk.
3046d
SCENE 2 cont'd Elmo imagines the beanstalk fully grown and begins to climb it.
3046e
SCENE 2 cont'd Meanwhile, in reality, Big Bird watches Elmo moving his arms and chanting "Climb" in a daze and hopes he has enough energy to make it to the top.
Alaluna
Film An Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(EKA: Episode 0829)
Seisflores
Animation Seis flores
(EKA: Episode 1646)
EB.Movies
Muppets Ernie and Bert go see a silent movie, "The Picnic" (starring Maria as Charlie Chaplin and Linda as the girl).
(EKA: Episode 2724)
L-Lion.Hale
Cartoon L for Lion (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1457)
3046f
SCENE 3 Still imagining, Elmo continues to climb and wishes there were an easier way to get to the top. He gets an idea he could fly...
ElmoCanFly

3046g
SCENE 3 cont'd Elmo begins to soar through the sky singing "Elmo Can Fly" with two birds, who tell him the stalk's too high to fly up.
3046h
SCENE 3 cont'd Back on the street, Big Bird continues watching Elmo climb and wonders if he ever considered flying up the stalk.
2096q
Cartoon Farm animals are counted 1-6.
(EKA: Episode 2096)
1845d
Film Lobster fisherman
(EKA: Episode 0966)
Nosong
Song Gina and Maria sing "The Word is "No."
(First: Episode 2548)
ElephantBearBridge
Cartoon An elephant and a bear try to cross a bridge to deliver their packages, but they're in each other's way.
(EKA: Episode 0834)
3046i
SCENE 4 Oscar discovers Elmo panting in front of his can and tells him to go away, but he doesn't respond. He blares his (broken) horn, rattles his noisemaker and plays his bongos, but with no success. Once he learns from Big Bird what he's doing, he hangs up some signs that forbid imagination and beanstalks, but they do nothing too. Oscar gives up, while Elmo snickers to the camera.
CrocodileSmiles
Cartoon "Crocodile Smiles Song": A crocodile sings about good oral hygiene.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 2639)
Grover-johnjohn-countbackwards
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentJohn-John wants to count backwards. Grover tells him to count backwards from 10, but he has a little trouble.
(EKA: Episode 0752)
1576l
Cartoon "The Little Letter L: A Poem by Louise"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1570)
1706h
Muppets / Celebrirty Harry Belafonte and The Count sing "Coconut Counting Man."
(EKA: Episode 1706)
Anteatergiraffe
Cartoon What if an anteater had the features of a giraffe?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0543)
Bayoufilm
Film Shots of the Louisiana bayou are shown, as harmonica music is played.
(EKA: Episode 2647)
Musicalnotes.G
Animation G/g musical notes (Gordon voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 2233)
3046j
SCENE 5 Elmo is still "climbing". Big Bird is sure he's near the top by now.
3046k
SCENE 5 cont'd Elmo runs into some string beans, who tell him he's close to the top. Once he is gone, one bean wonders if they should have mentioned the giant.
2969.LforLion
Cartoon L for lion
(EKA: Episode 2753)
2795m
Song Jerry Nelson sings "The Inside Story" over film footage which shows the insides of ordinary household items.
(EKA: Episode 2765)
Toon.HenPenTenMen
Cartoon HEN / PEN / TEN / MEN
(EKA: Episode 1958)
GuyAudience Muppets Guy Smiley takes his 39-member studio audience to a restaurant, but there is no place for him to sit.
(First: Episode 2646)
Imagination Rain
Cartoon "Imagination Rain"
(EKA: Episode 0827)
3046l
SCENE 6 Elmo finally makes it to the top of the stalk, where a sleeping giant (Mike) lays. He finds the chicken and and has her lay one more egg so that her carton will have the six "gooolllden eggs" he needs. The chicken's squawking awakes the giant. Elmo flees without learning the giant wanted to say "Hi."
3046m
SCENE 6 cont'd Elmo slides down the side of the crate, which Big Bird interprets as him sliding down the beanstalk.
6SoccerSocks
Cartoon "Six Soccer Socks"
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2490)
Casablanca1

Casablanca2
Muppets Great Movie Classics: Casablanca
Rick keeps telling the pianist to keep saying the alphabet ("Say it again, Sam").
(EKA: Episode 2687)
1092-24
Cartoon Which footprint doesn't belong?
(EKA: Episode 1092)
3046n
SCENE 7 In Hooper's Store, Elmo shares his story with everyone. He then orders some string beans with "gooolllden eggs".
3046o
SCENE 7 cont'd Oscar's upset to see the pot is still there, so he tries imagining the sponsors in its place, with no luck.

Notes

  • This episode was taped on December 4, 1990.
  • This episode was later repeated in Season 24 as Episode 3046.


Previous episode: Next episode:
Episode 2823 Episode 2825