Sesame Street
Plot Elmo's newspaper
Air date February 7, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors F, J, 6
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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Elmo tells the viewer that he'll be writing his own newspaper today. He has his reporting hat, paper and a pencil; all he needs is a story to cover. Uncle Wally passes by and sneezes multiple times, a scoop Elmo goes to follow up on.
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SCENE 1 "Extra! Extra...read all about it!" Elmo cries. A teen, Nicky, is given a copy of Elmo's newspaper, but because it's written in illegible scribbles, he asks Elmo to read it for him. Elmo points out the number 6 on the paper, referring to the headline story of how Uncle Wally sneezed 6 times. Elmo goes off to uncover more news, when he overhears Nicky and Lillian discuss a surprise birthday party for Prairie Dawn today. Elmo senses another big story unfolding.
Monsternewspaper
Cartoon A man demonstrates what newspapers are made of, and finds an ad for "One slightly used monster."
(First: Episode 2919)
MariaMike.Carnival
Cast Carnival barker Mike runs a ball-throwing booth. Maria s decide to try winning a prize by knocking down all the bottles. She tries twice, and knocks some of them down, then she lets Travis try his luck. He not only knocks all the bottles down, but the stand as well! For a prize, he wants the ball, which he obtains by way of reverse footage.
(EKA: Episode 2727)
Flyfrogcartoon
Cartoon F: A frog and a fly. (voiceover: Casey Kasem)
(First: Episode 0034)
EverybodysSong1978
Muppets Bip Bippadotta and The Androoze Sisters sing "Everybody's Song."
(First: Episode 2064)
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Cartoon In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole and/or ruined his clothing.
(EKA: Episode 0971)
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SCENE 2 Elmo reads his latest article to Gina, Lillian, Uncle Wally and others about Prairie's surprise party. They point out that if she happens to read that story, the surprise will be ruined. Elmo agrees and flees when Prairie arrives to see what the commotion is about.
Frankthefish
Cartoon "Water Conservation": Frank the fish calls Carl and tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
Artist: Peter Chung
(EKA: Episode 2746)
Jfriends
Muppets "J Friends"
(EKA: Episode 0339)
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Cast Charlie Chaplin (Maria) falls in love with a painting at the art museum.
(EKA: Episode 2269)
Houseconnectdots
Cartoon A man connects the dots to form a house to escape from the rain.
Artist: Bill Davis
(EKA: Episode 2256)
GroverGirlBody
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment: Grover talks to Chelsea about what their eyes, ears, nose, and mouth can do. Chelsea mentions that they both have them and also have hands, feet, bellies, necks, arms, backs, and shoulders. Grover replies they have a cornucopia of parts, which means they have a lot of good stuff.
(EKA: Episode 2453)
Arnold
Animation Arnold uses his imagination.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2754)
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SCENE 3 Elmo hides while Prairie looks for him, wondering why he's avoiding her. Barkley does find him and starts barking very loudly. Elmo tries to get him to be quiet and illustrates the opposites himself, blowing his own cover and sending him into hiding again when Prairie comes over.
Bongos
Film Kids play bongo drums loud and soft.
(First: Episode 2862)
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a pillow.
(EKA: Episode 1706)
LasManzanas
Song Spanish Food Market Song
(EKA: Episode 1297)
Jenny Jeff Jacket
Cartoon A disobedient jacket illustrating words that begin with the letter J annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(EKA: Episode 1271)
Classroomcountdown
Muppets "Six Kids Subtraction"
(EKA: Episode 2689)
Geese.Fierlinger
Cartoon A satellite view of the earth is shown on television, while a group of geese decide to fly south.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2756)
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SCENE 4 Elmo tells Gina about his experiment: he wonders if Prairie will still recognize him while wearing a disguise. Prairie almost falls for it, until she hears Elmo's celebratory laugh after it works. Elmo runs off, but Prairie still wants to know what's written about her in his "Elmo News" newspaper.
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Film Counting six oryx
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0573)
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Cartoon A girl picks the key that matches the keyhole in order to gain access to a cache of toys.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(EKA: Episode 2753)
Gordon-QuietLoudFamily
Muppets / Cast Gordon plays a game with the viewer - which person belongs in the Quiet Family and in the Loud Family?
Indiamap
Cartoon A map of India morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(EKA: Episode 2758)
TalkLikeNatasha
SCENE 5 Humphrey sings a song about how much fun he has trying to talk like his daughter Natasha.
Madscientist.FRED
Cartoon A mad scientist teaches his monster how to say the words "Fred," "foot" and "Friday."
(EKA: Episode 2484)
CityCircles
Film Looking for circles in the city (Maria voice-over)
(EKA: Episode 2757)
Galway.animals
Muppets Pretty Great Performances: James Galway and the All Animal Chamber Ensemble perform a work by Johann Sebastian Fox.
(EKA: Episode 2561)
Cavemancars
Cartoon A caveman finds a rock on the ground, and visualizes the invention of the wheel and the car, ultimately deciding to toss the rock away: "Who needs it?"
(EKA: Episode 1049)
Treehugger
Film A park ranger speaks to a group of kids about trees and the fruits that come from them. Then all the kids hug a tree.
(First: Episode 2891)
Frogseeds
Animation A frog is formed out of seeds.
(EKA: Episode 2609)
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SCENE 6 Prairie catches up with Elmo, who says the adults made him promise not to tell her. Lillian gives him permission to read her his paper: "Surprise Birthday for Prairie Dawn!" The celebration begins, but before Prairie can blow out the candles, Elmo rushes off, yelling "Hold the presses!"
Angrygoat
Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(EKA: Episode 0824)
FayRayClock
Film Fay Ray moves clockwise and ticks, until an alarm sounds.
(EKA: Episode 2645)
Wheremyhairbrushgoes
Muppets The Cereal Girl sings about her missing "Hair Brush."
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Cartoon Rap #6
(EKA: Episode 2580)
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SCENE 7 Elmo returns with a new headline: "Prairie Dawn Blows Out 7 Candles!" Prairie doesn't think she's entirely capable (and doesn't want to ruin Elmo's headline), but manages to do it. The presents are brought out as Humphrey announces the sponsors.

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