Sesame Street
Plot Bongos at Hooper's Store
Air date December 24, 1991
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors E, Z, 19
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Mr. Handford greets the viewer in the midst of an argument with an Anything Muppet delivery person. They have delivered a box with three bongos, but Mr. Handford claims to have only ordered two. The delivery asserts their stance that there wasn't a mistake and won't take the extra bongo back; they're in the delivery business, not picking up business.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Mr. Handford tries calling the store to send someone to pick up the extra bongo, when Gordon and Luis purchase two of them. He sees that they're a hot item and decides order seven more instead. The delivery AM returns, this time to take back the extra bongo (they needed a second job).
Fruta.Garbage
Cartoon Fruta Manzana sings about keeping the place clean by throwing away fruit peels and apple cores.
Artist: Don Duga and Irra Verbitsky
(EKA: Episode 2255)
BTT-ElmoTelly
Muppets Beat the Time: Elmo must bring in three items that start with "SN" within thirty seconds. They turn out to be a man's snack of nuts and raisins, a sneaker (worn by Telly Monster), and finally, the massive Mr. Snuffleupagus! As his prize, he is given a snowman wearing a snorkel.
(EKA: Episode 2610)
Film.Flamingos Film Flamingos walk around to classical music. (with child voice-overs)
(EKA: Episode 2616)
NumberCreatures19
Animation Number creatures #19
(EKA: Episode 2769)
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SCENE 2 The delivery AM has brought Mr. Handford thirteen bongos instead of just seven. He decides to temporary close the store and take the extra ones back to Bongo City himself. This reminds the AM that it's lunchtime and they order a sandwich and since he's going the same way, asks him to deliver it to the store.
Grover-surf-nearfar
Muppets Grover, on a surfboard, demonstrates near and far.
(EKA: Episode 2859)
Alien.Z
Cartoon An alien lands on Earth, looking for a Z to eat. He snatches one off a policeman's uniform, eats it, and rests.
(EKA: Episode 2489)
2356-4
Muppets Over the Top, a ZZ Top-like band, sings "ZZ Blues."
(First: Episode 2317)
CityCircles
Film Looking for circles in the city (Maria voice-over)
(EKA: Episode 2757)
2227-Me
Cartoon A letter for "me"
(EKA: Episode 2227)
Whoopi and hoots
Muppets Whoopi Goldberg talks with Hoots the Owl about how proud they are of their body parts.
(First: Episode 2835)
Slidepuzzle.Elephant
Animation Slide puzzle - elephant
(EKA: Episode 0841)
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SCENE 3 Polly Darton, with her Git Along Little Doggies, sings "Here and There" as she is separated from her cowpoke lover.
Enterexitdoors
Cartoon A man explains that the letter E begins both Enter and Exit. Another man named Roy runs through the doors.
(EKA: Episode 0406)
Ssnews.harerematch
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The hare challenges The Tortoise to a rematch: this time, the Tortoise comes equipped with a jet-pack.
(EKA: Episode 2741)
Wandaskneees
Cartoon Lazy Wanda's knees converse with each other.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1114)
Applecider
Film A group of kids pick apples in an orchard, and take them into the cider mill to make apple cider.
(EKA: Episode 2475)
1708i
Cartoon A postal worker tells the viewer what the post office is good for.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0929)
AskOscar.Linda
Cast Ask Oscar
A grumpy Linda substitutes for Oscar.
(EKA: Episode 2401)
Kidsplayinsnow
Film Kids play in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 1168)
EBLicorice
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie has a licorice whip that he offers to share with Bert. He divides it in half with a pair of scissors, but then discovers that Bert's half is longer than his. He cuts off a little bit of Bert's half, and eats it. Then he discovers that his own half is longer than Bert's, and that's not fair, so he cuts a bit off of his own, and eats it. Ernie goes back and forth, cutting off more and more, until the licorice whip is gone.
(EKA: Episode 0560)
Alphabetchainreaction
Cartoon The alphabet is presented in a chain reaction of events.
(EKA: Episode 2244)
ReachYourHand
Song "Reach Your Hand Up High"
(EKA: Episode 2750)
2059h
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(EKA: Episode 0409)
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SCENE 4 Maria sees that Luis has bought the bongos for Gabi, hoping with practice, she can become great at playing them.
LampAssembly
Animation A kerosene lamp assembles itself in stop-motion.
(EKA: Episode 1646)
ColTravel.England
Cartoon

Colonel Travel takes the viewer on a tour of England.
(First: Episode 2763)

DentistofSeville
Muppets Phil Harmonic hosts another evening at the Nestropolitan Opera, featuring a performance by Placido Flamingo, "The Dentist of Seville."
(First: Episode 2789)
2356-25
Cartoon Snacks on Parade: Peanut Butter
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1428)
WomenCanBe
Muppets A group of female Anything Muppets sing about the many things "Women Can Be."
(EKA: Episode 1065)
Abstract19
Animation

Abstract count to 19
(First: Episode 2827)

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SCENE 5 Maria has been listening to them practice for so long, she speaks in the same rhythm they play. She can't concentrate with the playing and asks Luis to stop. He reports that Gabi is playing all on her own. Maria goes in to see, but she stops as soon as her mother enters. This happens again and again.

Notes

  • This episode was taped on September 13, 1991.


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