Sesame Street
Plot Natasha crawls away
Air date April 8, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors H, O, 15
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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Big Bird announces “Today on Sesame Street: Natasha Crawls.”
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SCENE 1 Humphrey has to go to the store, so he leaves Natasha in Maria’s care. He warns her that Natasha has just learned to crawl, and will do so all over the place if not in someone’s watchful eye. As Maria prepares Natasha’s milk, Natasha slips out of her high chair and begins crawling away. Maria runs all over the street looking for her, finding her on the steps of 123.
Song.recyclerap
Film "Box City Recycling Rap"
Kids sing a rap song about recycling. They build a city out of boxes and cartons.
H-tunnel
Cartoon H/h (with voiceover by Roscoe Orman)
(EKA: Episode 2282)
E&b-puppy
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie brings a surprise home, and he tells Bert to guess what it is. The surprise turns out to be a puppy. Bert wants to call the puppy "Norman"; Ernie suggests "Godzilla the Wonder-Dog".
(EKA: Episode 2064)
Luxojrsurprise
Animation Luxo Jr. examines a box. A smaller lamp pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath."
Re-filmed version
(EKA: Episode 2561)
Oklahoma-jones
Muppets Director Kermit is filming Oklahoma with Forgetful Jones as the star. Forgetful is supposed to enter sing "Oklahoma!" but sings "Aklahoma!", "Eeklahoma!", and "Iklahoma!" instead. When he finally gets it right, the production assistant says it's time for lunch.
(First: Episode 2544)
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Cartoon Sand O/o.
(EKA: Episode 2253)
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SCENE 2 Maria plays a game of “peek-a-boo” with Natasha, but when it’s her turn to duck and pop up, she uses the opportunity to crawl away again.
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SCENE 2 cont’d Oscar plays "peek-a-boo" with Irvine, until he has to go and sort his trash. Natasha soon finds herself at Oscar’s can, and begins playing "peek-a-boo" with Irvine. When Maria comes by to bring Natasha back to the Fix-It-Shop, Irvine begins crying, but Oscar cheers her up by playing "peek-a-boo" with her again.
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Cartoon "Island of Emotion"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2822)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks Chelsea, What is love?
(EKA: Episode 2404)
AnimalDept.1-10
Cartoon "Animal Elevator": 1-10
(EKA: Episode 2761)
Lacharreada
Muppets / Celebrity Linda Ronstadt sings "La Charreada" with Elmo and Parker Monster.
(EKA: Episode 2540)
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Cartoon Lillian is proud because she climbed a mountain all by herself.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2749)
Blindclass.produce
Film A blind class goes on a field trip downtown, and visits a produce stand.
(EKA: Episode 2777)
PlanetH
Animation Planet H / h
Southamericagrover
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson eats at an airport restaurant and is on his way to South America. When Grover learns about Mr. Johnson's trip, he gives a big lecture on South America, causing Mr. Johnson to miss his flight.
(First: Episode 2616)
Abstract15
Cartoon Abstract count to 15
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SCENE 3 Maria works while Natasha takes her nap. Unbeknownst to Maria, Natasha wakes up and begins crawling away again. Oscar calls the shop to let Maria know that Natasha has crawled away again, and is currently inside his can with Irvine. She rushes to the can, and walks down the dark staircase of 20 stairs (the last of which is broken), while Natasha crawls out the back door and heads for the street. A wet, dirty Maria emerges from the can and catches her.
Daddy-Slips
Cartoon A man slips on his daughter's skate, and she points out that it makes him feel angry.
(EKA: Episode 0850)
Song.healthyfood
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Healthy Food."
(First: Episode 2404)
4115s
Cartoon Leanna Williams tells a story of how she traveled to Hawaii and bought a Hawaiian shirt.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2745)
Fay.4balls
Film Fay Ray subtracts four balls.
(EKA: Episode 2720)
Countelevator
Muppets Count Von Count works as an elevator operator, with Kermit the Frog as his customer.
(EKA: Episode 2283)
DrawingCarey
Film A boy draws a picture of his friend, Kerry.
(First: Episode 2776)
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Cartoon A map of Brazil morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(EKA: Episode 2839)
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SCENE 4 Maria has pinned bells to Natasha’s bonnet so she will know when she leaves and where she is. After Humphrey calls, Maria finds Natasha has escaped again, so she listens for the bells.
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SCENE 4 cont'd She heads for the arbor, where Linda and Barkley have found the bells that fell off Natasha. They think of where she may be, not noticing Natasha crawl down the street. Barkley picks up a scent from the bells and begins taking them all over the street, but instead finds his dinner bowl. Maria and Linda round up a search party, while Natasha appears behind Oscar’s can.
Song.wasteroon
Cartoon "The Wasteroon Song" - three water drops complain about people wasting water, calling them "Wasteroons."
Artist: ArtistMike
Song.heavylight
Muppets Telly and Elmo sing about the difference between "Heavy and Light."
(First: Episode 2809)
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Cartoon Gerald is repeatedly kept awake by his dog Sparky, who does a dance and poses as an alligator through his shadow whenever his parents close his door.
(EKA: Episode 1563)
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Film Alphaquest: H
Heading over the hills in a helicopter to a hippo's house.
(EKA: Episode 2741)
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Muppets Ernie sings "Dance Myself to Sleep."
(First: Episode 1705)
Nexttoewe
Cartoon "Next To Song"
Artist: Jane Aaron
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SCENE 5 Humphrey arrives back from the store, just as Natasha returns to her high chair. Maria tries talking her way out of watching her again tomorrow as a confused Humphrey hears the street residents call for Natasha. Big Bird announces the sponsors.

Notes

  • This episode was taped on January 31, 1991.
  • This episode was later repeated in Season 24 as Episode 3049.


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