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Episode 2861

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Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird yells "TOOTHPASTE!"
Air date April 22, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Sponsors F, Q, 10
Syndication
Releases

2861

Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN
Gordon announces today, Jelani will teach him how to skateboard. Big Bird skates by, yelling "TOOTHPASTE! TOOTHPASTE!" with a sign bearing the word. Why? "You'll see," he tells Gordon.
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SCENE 1
Big Bird explains why he's saying "TOOTHPASTE!": today's letter is F, and kids use toothpaste to brush their teeth, some baby teeth fall out and the tooth fairy (an F-word) collects them
3958j
Cartoon
Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(EKA: Episode 0421)
Song.doggypaddle
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Doggy Paddle."
(EKA: Episode 2517)
SandMonkey
Animation
It's a monkey
Artist: Ishu Patel
HeyFood
Muppets
Cookie Monster and The Beetles sing "Hey Food."
(EKA: Episode 2640)
Noimage
SCENE 2
Big Bird skates by Gordon and Jelani, since the previous segment was about food. And what do you do after you eat? You brush your teeth with..."TOOTHPASTE! TOOTHPASTE!"
3141y
Song
"Take Care of That Smile"
(EKA: Episode 2749)
Bellhop10
Cartoon
The Bellhop must take 10 terriers for a walk.
(EKA: Episode 2624)
Film.Falltowinter

Inthesnow
Film
A boy narrates a film of what happens when it changes from fall to winter.
(EKA: Episode 2459)
PlacidoTelephone
Muppets
Phil Harmonic hosts another evening at the Nestropolitan Opera, featuring a performance by Placido Flamingo, "The Telephone of Brazil," to the tune of "Funiculì, Funiculà."
(EKA: Episode 2400)
EmptyFullPlayground
Film
Empty / full playground (time-lapse)
(EKA: Episode 0974)
Bayoualphabet
Muppets
Kermit says his "ABC's of the Swamp."
(EKA: Episode 2645)
PlanetQ
Animation
Planet Q / q
Toothpaste
Muppets
The Singing Dentists sing "Say Toothpaste, Somebody!"
Noimage
SCENE 3
Gordon and Jelani sing the previous song to themselves. Big Bird skates by, without his sign and not yelling. They think this is the perfect time for him to yell it, but Big Bird's loaned his sign to the Birdketeers, who march by with it.
Ringmaster10
Cartoon
The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feats of ten brown bears.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2403)
2269l
Cast
Charlie Chaplin (Maria) falls in love with a painting at the art museum.
(EKA: Episode 2269)
Luxojrsurprise
Animation
Luxo Jr. examines a box. A smaller lamp pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise".
Blindfieldtrip
Film
A blind class goes on a field trip to the park, using their other senses to experience their surroundings. The teacher sings "If You're Happy and You Know It."
(EKA: Episode 2609)
Qballoon
Cartoon
Q/q (balloons)
(EKA: Episode 2495)
BaaBamba
Cast
Luis sings "Baa Baa Bamba".
(EKA: Episode 2500)
F.Fire
Cartoon
F for fire, fountain, face, farmer, etc.
(EKA: Episode 2496)
Zydecoband
Film
A zydeco band plays "Bayou Pon Pon" while people dance and the townspeople of New Orleans wave at the camera.
(EKA: Episode 2621)
3957zh
Cartoon
A lizard, a girl and a dog dance.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 2795)
Superguy pet
Cartoon
Teeny Little Superguy
RW wants a pet spoon, so TLSG teaches him the importance of being responsible with a pet.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2640)
0871k
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Herry & John-John observe a letter Q.
(EKA: Episode 0597)
Floralpattern
Animation
Floral patterns are formed to Eastern European music.
(EKA: Episode 2277)
Wegman-balls
Film
William Wegman's dogs demonstrate subtraction with balls.
Gina-followleader
Cast
Gina plays and sings "Follow the Leader" with the kids.
(EKA: Episode 2787)
RalphMarvin
Cartoon
Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn't have a mouth, a nose and ears.
(EKA: Episode 0831)
AlaskaDogs
Film
A boy talks about living in Alaska and about racing sled dogs.
(EKA: Episode 2639)
3136r
Cartoon
Edgar Turtle sings "Hey Diddle Diddle."
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2404)
Whoopi-wh
Celebrity
Whoopi Goldberg introduces the sound "WH" and then yells, "Whoopi!"
3993r
Cartoon
Jim Thurman sings "Calcutta Joe."
Animation by Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(EKA: Episode 2492)
Venice 07
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater: "The Monsters of Venice"
2795t
Film
Island (in sped-up film, kids travel to an island)
(EKA: Episode 2795)
1446p
Cartoon
F stands for flower, forest, fox, frog and fantastic.
(EKA: Episode 1446)
Noimage
SCENE 4
Gordon helps Jelani with his schoolwork, when an announce declares it's "Poetry Time on Sesame Street." He recites a bout about a girl named Ruth, who chased words. The last thing she chases is a big yellow bird with the word "TOOTHPASTE!" The announce then recites the sponsors.


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