Sesame Street
Plot Gordon organizes everyone to clean up the lot
Air date March 19, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Sponsors C, M, 7


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Telly calls Gordon for help: a pigeon is trying to eat a sign he made for the vacant lot. Oscar overhears and is interested, then calls for Bruno.
SCENE 1 The gang makes it to the lot, where they meet Audrey and Louise, the Pigeon Sisters. Louise has a big appetite and continues pecking at the sign, mistaking it for a cracker. Audrey helps her read it - "Help Clean Up the Lot - 11:00 Today."
Cartoon Sign Man: One Way
(EKA: Episode 1299)
Muppets The Sublime Miss M performs "You Gotta Have M."
Cartoon M for Mask
(EKA: Episode 2448)
Film Kids talk about how many things they can do now that they're five years old.
(EKA: Episode 1449)
Muppets Ernie: Captain Ernest pilots The Love Boat. He loves his boat, and soon all of the passengers join him in expressing their love for the boat.
(EKA: Episode 2485)
Cartoon 7 rabbits
Artist: Owe Gustafson
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Forgetful Jones asks Daniela to help him read a sign - ME.
Cartoon A boy draws a portrait of himself and calls it ME.
(EKA: Episode 2124)
Title 29 010 0001
Muppets Pageant: Where Milk Comes From
1095l Cartoon C is for Candle (the candle blows back)
(EKA: Episode 0890)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover and Katie think of rhymes.
(EKA: Episode 2291)
Cartoon "Seven Sweet Sopranos" on a shaky piano
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2358)
Film Slide puzzle - boy
(EKA: Episode 0428)
SCENE 2 Telly moves the sign over to Oscar's trash can and has also asked Polly Darton and her backup dogs to sing a song ("A-Cleanin' Up the Lot"). The song attracts the rest of the street, who are ready to help.
Animation A map of China morphs into the shape of animals and things that are found there.
(EKA: Episode 2782)
Muppets Robin Williams asks Elmo and the kids whether they would allow a nonsense talking, horned two-headed stranger to play baseball with them. The Two-Headed Monster shows up to play.
(EKA: Episode 2795)
Film / Muppets Alphaquest: M
The girl uses mittens to make monster mush, which is eaten by a Muppet monster.
(EKA: Episode 2750)
Cartoon Joe's Lap (limerick)
(EKA: Episode 0825)
Muppets How Now Brown and the Moo Wave perform the song "Danger's No Stranger."
(EKA: Episode 2259)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of an elephant.
(EKA: Episode 1118)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster is in a disagreement about where to go for vacation: the mountains or the seashore. Cookie Monster says he likes both, better than going to Cucamonga for the National Cookie Convention. 2-Head gets inspired, and heads off for Cucamonga, leaving Cookie to choose between the mountains and the seashore.
Animation Sand C / c
(EKA: Episode 2123)
Insert Big Bird reads a poem about how hard it is to be a sheep, and become cold when giving up one's wool: "So let's be fair when snow is deep, let's put the sweater on the sheep." Accompanied with cotton sheep illustrations.
(EKA: Episode 2636)
Cartoon A lizard sings about how she likes to be "Above it All", as well as below.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 2572)
Film Two Navajo kids go to school in Arizona. This year, Dante enters pre-school.
(EKA: Episode 2680)
Muppets On a cold day, the Twiddlebugs try to figure out what they should close to make themselves warm. After they try closing a book, a lunchbox and their mouths, Tina sees they must close the door. Once they're warm, they decide to go outside, but can't find what they should open.
Cartoon Rap #7|
(EKA: Episode 2506)
Film A group of kids pick apples in an orchard, and take them into the cider mill to make apple cider.
(EKA: Episode 2475)
Cartoon A playground is destroyed by bad weather, and a teacher has her class rebuild it from memory.
(EKA: Episode 1453)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit interviews a bird who sings about how her parents still love her even though they don't live together anymore (though it is not directly stated whether her parents are divorced or separated).
Cartoon A female head is drawn as its voice-over lists its parts, ending with earrings that "do nothing" ... and promptly wiggle around.
Artist: James Rizzi
(EKA: Episode 0821)
SCENE 3 Everyone is assembled in the lot to clean it. Gordon reminds everyone to wear their gloves and boots, including Forgetful Jones (who's forgotten he's already wearing them). The Sanitation department neglected to send them recycling bins, so Gordon and Forgetful go check on them.
Film Old bottles are made into new bottles at a recycling plant.
Music: "Black Eyed Peas" by Graham Preskett
(EKA: Episode 0926)
Muppets "Listen to the Bells"
(EKA: Episode 2401)
Cartoon C for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 1141)
Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(EKA: Episode 0792)

SCENE 4 Gordon and Forgetful return empty handed; the bins won't be delivered until tomorrow. Everyone looks forward to cleaning the next day, as Audrey announces the sponsors.

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