Sesame Street
Plot Cleaning the lot, part 3 – Gordon's plan to turn the lot into a garden
Air date March 20, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors F, Q, 17

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 The Pigeon Sisters do some morning strutting and cooing, when Gordon shows off the trash bins the city has provided them. The Pigeon Sisters are disappointed he has bins and not buns.
17hats
Animation Seventeen derby hats drop onto a balloon head.
(First: Episode 2820)
1800-20
Muppets News Flash: The Count ruins Kermit's opportunities to interview the Three Little Pigs and the Seven Dwarves by counting them.
(First: Episode 0569)
F-flames
Cartoon F / f (Gordon voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 2398)
DogBanana
Muppets Is Barkley a DOG or a BANANA?
(First: Episode 2724)
3816y
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(EKA: Episode 0597)
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SCENE 2 Gordon observes the litter and has a flash of inspiration - they can turn the vacant lot into a garden! He and the pigeons imagine what it'll look like, singing "I See a Garden."
2402-Box
Cartoon Two kids want to use their empty box as a pretend submarine or airplane. They agree to imagine it's a rocketship.
Artist: Cordell Barker
(EKA: Episode 2402)
FayRayClock
Film Fay Ray moves clockwise and ticks, until an alarm sounds.
(First: Episode 2597)
Ah-ah-choo
Cartoon "Big Sneeze": Larry Gold sings about sneeze safety, while a man destroys everything in his path when he sneezes.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2583)
2head.milk
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finishes drinking milk, and doesn't know what to do with the cartons at first, but gets the idea to "recycle" them and play with them like a train.
(First: Episode 2726)
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Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(First: Episode 0335)
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SCENE 3 As the grown ups clean up the trash, Elmo and Big Bird arrive to help. Gordon tells them it's not safe for young birds and monsters and they become angry that they aren't allowed to help. They eventually understand that Gordon wants them to be safe, but still want to help. Mike starts feeling hungry, so Gordon sends the two to get food from Hooper's Store. The Pigeon Sisters perk up too, looking forward to the crumbs.
Igottaremember
Cartoon On his way to the store, a boy gets distracted and remembers to buy different things.
(EKA: Episode 0853)
Youngcount
Muppets The Count sings about his first day of school.
(EKA: Episode 1736)
Needwater
Animation All living things need clean water.
(First: Episode 2731)
2477o
Film A voiceover recites a poem about trees, to music by Joe Raposo.
(First: Episode 0455)
Fruta.Garbage
Cartoon Fruita Manzana sings about keeping the place clean by throwing away fruit peels and apple cores.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(EKA: Episode 2255)
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SCENE 4 Everyone eats their lunch, as the Pigeon Sisters snack on the crumbs. They tell the group how the lot become such a mess in the first place - somebody threw a piece of litter first and soon, others followed suit until it was the heap it became. Gordon assures the pigeons that they'll make sure it doesn't happen again.
3816za
Cartoon Rap #17
(First: Episode 2488)
ErnieBertLaundryBasket
Muppets Ernie prepares to go to the laundromat, putting numerous things in the laundry basket, including storybooks, cookies, his boots, and a radio. Before long, the basket has no room for the laundry, so Ernie decides to go play baseball instead.
(EKA: Episode 0673)
Film.WhoAmI-Olivia.song
Song Olivia sings "The Riddle."
(EKA: Episode 1958)
WeCoulda
Muppets While building a doghouse with Sully, Biff sings "We Coulda," listing all the jobs they could've done outside the world of construction.
Q.Quarter.BudLuckey
Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 1195)
0926o
Film Bus trip around town (guitar soundtrack)
(EKA: Episode 0926)
0871k
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry & John-John observe a letter Q.
(First: Episode 0571)
Toon-alienringtoss
Cartoon Campers don't want to play ring toss with Zork, until their counselor reminds them about being judgmental.
(First: Episode 2761)
Girl-recycles-cans

Recyclecans
Film A little girl narrates a film about how cans can be recycled. She washes them and collects them in a wagon, which she takes to the recycling center. There it is sorted and separated with a magnet. After it's loaded onto trucks, it is taken to a factory to be melted and shaped into new cans like the ones seen in her fridge at home.
(First: Episode 2740)
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Muppets / Celebrity Ray Charles, Telly, Elmo and the kids sing "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 2778)
IntoTheGarden
Song "Come Into the Garden"
(EKA: Episode 1450)
Toon-fishingABCs
Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)
CookiePrairie.Face
Muppets Prairie Dawn talks about three important parts of the face which are the eyes, the nose, and the ears, with assistance from Cookie Monster. Prairie agrees that cookies can be seen and smelled, but not heard - unless eaten by Cookie Monster.
3164r
Cartoon Kids try to guess what a bunch of shapes will form; eventually they form a chicken.
3897.Citycutouts
Animation A girl's narration describing the city is illustrated with cutout animation.
Twinkle Twinkle red yellow
Animation Red and yellow dots play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
(EKA: Episode 2253)
STOPsign
Film A STOP sign spins around.
(EKA: Episode 1484)
Ernieonthemoon
Muppets At night, Ernie sings "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon".
(EKA: Episode 2061)
PlanetQ
Animation Planet Q / q
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SCENE 5 As the clean up continues, Gordon reports that the city has allowed them to turn the space into a garden. The grown ups discover a small plant growing under all the litter, a promising start to their garden. They protect it using an old tire, as the Pigeon Sisters announces the sponsors.


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