Sesame Street
Plot The Great Nineteeni
Air date March 20, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors C, M, 19
This episode guide is missing segments cut from a PBS pledge broadcast.


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN In a cape, Big Bird poses the great magician "The Great Nineteeni." He introduces the sponsors for today and teases some magic tricks he'll be performing using the number 19. But first, he has to run down some steps with some kids, leading to the theme song...
SCENE 1 For his first act, the Great Ninteeni will guess what number his assistant Snuffy is thinking of. A large banner depicting a 19 appears, but Snuffy claims to be thinking of the number 4. Trying to save the act, Snuffy tries thinking again, but Big Bird decides to quit the magic business.
Cartoon The boss of Muzby's Treetop Flowers tells his secretary that he doesn't want any calls unless they're important. Employee Henry tries to make an important call while hanging out on a limb.
(EKA: Episode 2747)
Muppets Ernie & Bert: Ernie plays a game with Bert where Ernie plays riffs on his drum set and Bert has to repeat them back. Bert is surprisingly good at the game.
(EKA: Episode 2256)
Dog imagination
Cartoon A little girl tries to figure out why a dog is crying.
(EKA: Episode 0862)
Film A mom and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0096)
SCENE 2 Snuffy begs Big Bird to try another trick, but he doesn't have one yet. He instead turns Snuffy's attention to the next segment...
Animation Abstract count to 19
(EKA: Episode 2855)
Animation Teeny Little Superguy shows his friend Harry the importance of sleep.
(EKA: Episode 2613)
Cartoon Me and My M
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2448)
SCENE 3 At the Fix-It Shop, Merry sings to Maria about being quiet and loud.
Cartoon The Typewriter: C-cat
(EKA: Episode 2313)

Muppets Dicky Tick hosts "In, On and Under." He interviews Paul Pencil in a drawer, Vivian Vase on a mantle, and Jacques Shoesteau under a chair.
(EKA: Episode 2443)
Film "One Thousand Faces"
(EKA: Episode 2931)
Insert Wanda the Word Fairy demonstrates the word TELEPHONE, but is unable to remove the word from the telephone booths. (censored version)
(EKA: Episode 2782)
Animation All, none, some and one fish swim around.
(EKA: Episode 2782)
Muppets The Martians are looking for the Earth and find pigs in space and the Moon along the way.
(EKA: Episode 2840)
Cartoon M for mouse, mud, and mother
(First: Episode 0073)
Muppets Kermit at Home: Grover comes to Kermit's house to fix his sink. Kermit fills him in on a demonstration of "big, bigger and biggest" when it comes to wrenches. Even so, the sink repair goes awry, and the house floods.
(First: Episode 0821)
Cartoon A family of snakes makes shapes, and rolls away.
(EKA: Episode 2062)
Celebrity Basketball player Isiah Thomas shows a girl that it takes practice to play the game, but she makes a basket on her first try.
(EKA: Episode 2933)
Cartoon The wind blows one hat after another off a pig's head, onto the heads of birds. "The wind is very, very strong."
(EKA: Episode 2924)
Muppets "It's Zydeco"
(EKA: Episode 2760)
Cartoon The secret drawing is a mailman.
(EKA: Episode 0265)
SCENE 4 Elmo pretends he's a letter carrier bringing a letter to Oscar. But before he can get it, Elmo must travel through all different types of weather (Merry provides the sound effects). Oscar finally gets his letter, but must now wait some more as Elmo delivers him a package.
Film Growing Numbers #19
Muppets Farley sings "Figure It Out."
1095m Cartoon C is for Canary
(EKA: Episode 1095)

SCENE 5 The Great Nineteeni has a new trick: he will guess what number's on the cards Snuffy picks, all of which have a 19 printed on them. Big Bird announces the sponsors, while Snuffy wonders if the trick can work with other numbers.


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