Sesame Street
Plot Return from Montana
Air date November 25, 1991
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors P, W, 17


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Snuffy points to Montana on his map for the Birdketeers, stating that's where Big Bird is at the moment. He hears a voice saying he's wrong, because Big Bird's back on Sesame Street! They all gather for a big hug.

SCENE 1 Gina notices Maria and Luis chatting with Gordon about their trip. They show off the gifts they received during Frances' ceremony. They hear some loud crashing and a donkey braying. The culprit, they obviously conclude, is Oscar. He explains that he bought a mule named Iago from a rancher in Montana and he's having a great time with his new pet inside his trash can. The adults want him out of the can because of the racket he's making, but Oscar doesn't think it will happen (Iago's as stubborn as a mule).
SCENE 1 cont'd Maria tries calling Iago out, as they do with Barkley, but he continues making a mess. Oscar points out the rope that is wrapped to Iago's neck and suggests they pull on that. The adults get into a tug-of-war with the mule. Luis leaves them with the rope, getting some inspiration.
Cartoon Typewriter Guy: W, Wall
(EKA: Episode 1710)
Film "Body Dance" (MC Lyte)
(EKA: Episode 2856)
Muppets / Celebrity Robin Williams and a robin observe how similar they are. Afterwards, the robin sings "Lullaby of Birdland".
Animation Ocean countdown 10-1
SCENE 2 Iago is still making a racket, when Luis comes back with some carrots to lure the mule out. He bursts through the back door and starts munching on the food. Oscar isn't fazed; he has the pleasure of getting Iago back in. Iago begins to kick the can with his back legs, much to Oscar's delight.
Cartoon "Beginning, Middle, End"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 2609)
Film College students volunteer at the San Francisco Children's Zoo, which has such animals as ferrets, opossums and chinchillas.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 2227)
Cartoon P for Pack
(EKA: Episode 0796)
Muppets Kermit sings "Caribbean Amphibian".
(EKA: Episode 2494)
Cartoon Dr. Nancy Einstein learns about ice cubes.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2714)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "The Goat."
(EKA: Episode 2366)
Animation OP words (Drop / stop / top / hop / pop)
Cast Lillian sings a "Simple Clapping Song" with some kids.
Cartoon Jasper and Julius: Apple
(EKA: Episode 0833)
Film Old paper, new paper
Music: "Blue Nosed Gopher" by Graham Preskett
(EKA: Episode 0972)
Title 01 40 0001
Cartoon The word "YES" follows a man.
(EKA: Episode 0947)

Beat The Time
Muppets Sesame Street Game Shows: The Count is a contestant on Beat the Time, where today's wacky stunt is to bring back two things that come from the sky before the time runs out. The Count has too much fun counting the seconds, but ends up bringing his thunder and lightning.
(EKA: Episode 1845)
Animation Seventeen derby hats drop onto a balloon head.
(EKA: Episode 2820)
Film At a fiesta, a group of kids try to break through a piñata.
(EKA: Episode 0678)
Cartoon A cube tries to fit through wall holes of different shapes.
(EKA: Episode 1452)
SCENE 3 Telly learns that Frances is still in Montana for a few more days and admires Big Bird's blanket. Big Bird explains it's a "special friend" gift and demonstrates what he did at the ceremony.
SCENE 3 cont'd Telly reflects on Big Bird's story and wishes to have a similar ceremony himself, making Oscar his special friend. But what would he give Oscar as a gift? Oscar pops out of his can to ask what's going on; Telly tells him he'll soon find out.
Cartoon A boy imagines his room turning into a jungle.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 2856)
Muppets "Let's All Exercise"
(EKA: Episode 2797)
Cartoon Pat the Pilot skywrites a letter P with her plane.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 0796)
Muppets Captain Elmo Cousteau searches for the treasure of the missing soap, with the help of a policeman fishy.
(First: Episode 2637)
Cartoon Abstract count to 17
(EKA: Episode 2820)
Song "Cow Dog Song"
(EKA: Episode 0796)
Cartoon W For Wilbur
(EKA: Episode 0433)
SCENE 4 Telly rushes into Hooper's Store, asking Maria and Gina what he should get Oscar. They tell him that his plan is flawed - Oscar isn't not a Crow Indian and Oscar wouldn't want to be Telly's special friend. Telly sees that they're right and exits.
SCENE 4 cont'd Telly visits Oscar to tell him that he [Telly] is not going to make Oscar his special friend, but they're still friends nonetheless, leading to an argument between the two.
Cartoon Number creatures #17.
(EKA: Episode 2759)
Muppets Ernie: Captain Ernest pilots the Love Boat. He loves his boat, and soon all of the passengers join him in expressing their love for it.
(EKA: Episode 2485)
Cartoon Picnic with P foods (carried away by ants)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Film Car assembly
(EKA: Episode 0810)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Herry asks John-John if he knows the difference between up and down.
(EKA: Episode 0784)
Cartoon Boy and the UP balloons
(EKA: Episode 0798)
Muppets Teacher Little Chrissy sings about how important it is to "Raise Your Hand."
(EKA: Episode 2274)
Cartoon A mouse tries looking for his pet, describing to his friend what they did yesterday.
(EKA: Episode 0807)
SCENE 5 Maria shares some photos from their trip with the others. Big Bird announces the sponsors.

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