Sesame Street
Plot Elmo and friends play Wubbaball
Air date March 7, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Norman Stiles
Sponsors C, P, 7
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird and Jelani welcome the viewer, when Elmo comes rushing in. He tells them about what just happened to him involving some blue monsters and a Wubbaball. Big Bird tries to get him to clarify what a "Wubbaball" is, but Elmo cuts him off as he starts his story...
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SCENE 1 cont'd In the park, Elmo comes across four blue monsters playing with a Wubbaball. Elmo asks if he can join, but one monster, Greta, tells him he can't - his fur is a different color than theirs. Elmo sulks off and another monster, Lila, speaks up in defense of letting Elmo play. Greta asserts her position, so Lila takes her Wubbaball back and brings it to Elmo. The two male monsters follow and they all play together, leaving Greta to leave the park, dejected.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Elmo now introduces his friends to Lila. Big Bird tries to ask about the Wubbaball again, but there's more to Elmo's story. After playing in the park, Elmo and Lila saw two very different robins...
TwoRobins
Muppets / Celebrity Robin Williams and a robin observe how similar they are. Afterwards, the robin sings "Lullaby of Birdland."
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SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird still wants to know more about the Wubbaball, but Lila first wants to see how everyone else is different and the same. Big Bird gets frustrated when Elmo starts telling another story...
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SCENE 1 cont'd After seeing the two Robins, Elmo and Lila continued to play Wubbaball, now on Sesame Street. Gordon, Susan and Miles happen by and learn what the Wubbaball is - a monster toy that says "Wubba" when you squeeze; how hard you squeeze determines how many "wubbas" it says. Lila gives it a good, hard queeze and they count the 40 wubbas it makes. Miles takes a turn and makes the ball say "wubba" four times.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird doesn't quite believe the ball's ability and then witnesses it first hand. Lila gives it a toss in the air and it ends up landing in Big Bird's slack-jawed beak.
Lake song
Song "(Sittin' On) A Boat on a Lake"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2807)
ZydecoBand-Allons
Film A zydeco band plays "Allons a Lafayette" while people dance.
(EKA: Episode 2595)
2477l
Animation P - Pyramid
(EKA: Episode 2061)
SignSaysDontWalk
Muppets A heartbroken groom sings "Don't Walk."
(EKA: Episode 2504)
SignMan.DontWalk
Cartoon Sign Man: DON'T WALK
(EKA: Episode 1416)
Filmsheepdog
Film Sheep dog
(EKA: Episode 1056)
7owls.OG
Cartoon Seven owls
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 1647)
CountOnMe
Muppets / Celebrity Loretta Lynn and Count von Count sing "Count on Me."
SB--CCarrot
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for carrot
(EKA: Episode 1885)
3957s
Song "Playground Map Song"
(EKA: Episode 2680)
FivePlusOne
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 5 + 1 = 6.
(EKA: Episode 1646)
Noimage
Insert On the street, a group of girls do a chant about front and back.
Fishbowl
Cartoon A boy puts together a fishbowl, and watches his fish swim around in it.
(EKA: Episode 2212)
Waiter-bell02

Waiter-bell
Muppets Upon Mr. Johnson's latest visit to Charlie's Restaurant, the waitstaff has been implemented with a new service device. Grover instructs his guest to ring the bell three times to get his attention, instead of yelling across such an upper-crust establishment. After Mr. Johnson has trouble deciphering the speed with which he must ring the bell, he calls Andre the manager out to address his concerns. Andre, having been interrupted while eating a sour cream soufflé, doesn't think there's anything wrong with the bell. In fact, he thinks it looks so good that he eats it, as Mr. Johnson notices the time, and rushes out of the restaurant.
Aroundtheworldme
Cartoon Kids around the world say "ME."
(EKA: Episode 1056)
BlindKidFilm
Film A blind boy narrates his day. He reads braille, adds with an abacus, and plays in the playground with his friends.
(EKA: Episode 1762)
Gnomes flower vase
Cartoon Three little men climb up the three flower stems.
(EKA: Episode 1219)
0926k

0926l
Muppets Biff and Sully move a piano. Biff tries to play a scale and talks about practice. While Biff is away, Sully plays a full concert piece.
(EKA: Episode 0926)
4116u
Song "At School," with animation bookended by live-action footage.
(First: Episode 2782)
1095m Cartoon C is for Canary
(EKA: Episode 1068)
CuriousCantata
Cast Live at Sesame Hall, Bob, Maria, and Luis sing "The Curious Cantata" about a bird who asks a lot of questions, played by the ever-curious Big Bird.
(EKA: Episode 2238)
10fish
Animation Ocean countdown 10-1
Song.birdcallboogie
Insert Hoots does "The Birdcall Boogie" with Gina, Mike and some kids.
(First: Episode 2644)
Imagardener
Film Some kids watch a film of a man working in a greenhouse, and try to guess what his job is.
(EKA: Episode 0826)
WomenCanBe
Muppets A group of female Anything Muppets sing about the many things "Women Can Be."
(EKA: Episode 1065)
1576h
Cartoon A stop-motion-animated train runs out of track.
(First: Episode 1447)
E&Btimeofnight
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie sings opera (O Solo Me-Oh, O Solo You-oh) out the window to find out what time it is: three o'clock in the morning.
(EKA: Episode 1153)
Moon.Goodnight
Cartoon The moon listens to everyone say "Good night" in different languages.
(EKA: Episode 2243)
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SCENE 2 At nighttime in Big Bird's nest area, Big Bird and Lila announce the sponsors.

Notes

  • This episode was taped on December 20, 1990.


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