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Episode 2883

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Sesame Street
Plot Montana Day 3 -- Learning about horses
Air date November 20, 1991
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors N, X, 8
Syndication
Releases

2883

This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.
Picture Segment Description

COLD OPEN
At the crack of dawn, Snuffy wakes up Gordon so he can help point out Montana on the map again. He then wonders what Big Bird's up to at the moment and Gordon tells him he's probably sleeping like most people. Snuffy agrees and heads back to his cave to catch some Zs too. This is followed by the Montana variation on the "Sesame Street Theme."
SCENE 1
It is morning on the Crow ranch and Frances wakes up Big Bird and the Count. Big Bird is psyched for his first full day in Crow Country and wonders what they'll do first. Frances says they are having breakfast and after will give him a tour of the ranch.
SCENE 1 cont'd
The Count, however, starts his day by counting something. He leaves the barn and meets up with Billy-Rose, who is brushing her horse. The Count is inspired and begins counting the hairs on the horse.
Cartoon
How Andy Fritz Ate the Sun.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2749)
Muppets
"Cereal Girl"
(EKA: Episode 2687)
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
SCENE 1 cont'd
The Count is still counting hairs, having counted over 6,500.
Cartoon
The story of sheep, or where wool comes from.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2628)
Song
"There's a Lot of Different Ways to Get to School" (sung by Jerry Nelson)
(EKA: Episode 2782)
Animation
The letter X in various typefaces.
SCENE 2
The gang is getting a tour around the ranch. The Count is absent, counting the dishes following breakfast. Big Bird takes a particular interest in the horses.
SCENE 2 cont'd
The adults demonstrate lassoing by practicing roping a faux bull. Big Bird also has also mastered the art of lassoing, but reveals it's just a rope trick.
SCENE 2 cont'd
One Crow educates the others on proper horse training. Big Bird shows his similar progress, only using a stick horse.
SCENE 2 cont'd
"Hey, oat breath! Get your nose outta my trash can!," Oscar scowls at a horse trying to feed from his home.
Cartoon
Geronimo 10-0 (parachute under haystack)
(EKA: Episode 2494)
Muppets
"Readers of the Open Range"
(EKA: Episode 2274)
Cartoon
A dinosaur tries to move around a rock.

SCENE 3
Maria and Luis are going to ride horses, though Maria has difficulty mounting hers. The Count wishes to count them getting onto the horses, but when Maria can't, he begins counting her attempts. When it finally appears as though she's on her horse, it moves away, reveal she's instead mounted herself on the fence ("Tomorrow, I'll try it on a horse.") Billy Rose offers her a ride and Maria clings to her for safety while the ride off. The Count has a laugh counting two people who can ride and one who tired, but falls off of the fence.
Cartoon
The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(EKA: Episode 0351)
Muppets / Celebrity
Elmo and Julia Roberts demonstrate fear.
Cartoon
Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(EKA: Episode 0597)
Film
Five girls play a clapping game.
Muppets
Little Chrissy sings "Eight Balls of Fur."
Cartoon
A detective follows a path on the street which consists of a straight line, followed by dots. He finds out that the truck that paints the dividing road lines happens to sputter every few feet, which is where the dots come from.
(EKA: Episode 2292)

SCENE 4
Maria thanks Billy-Rose and gets off the horse. She deduces Billy-Rose loves her horse a lot because she's always riding it. Maria hears Oscar complaining and invites him to see the country. Oscar refuses to come out from his can until he's back on Sesame Street. Billy-Rose has one activity he can participate in without leaving his can - barrel racing. She lassos his can and drags him to the field (which he greatly enjoys) where she and other Crows ride their horses around his can and other barrels.
Muppets
Telly hosts "Here and There" from the library, where it's quiet. His co-host, Debra Starr, is at the airport, where it's loud. The loud noises of the airport eventually make it hard for Telly to hear Debra, so he has to talk louder into the microphone for Debra to hear him, which results in his expulsion.


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