Sesame Street
Plot Wolfgang's stuck ball / Monty's interruptions
Air date April 29, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors H, S, 12
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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Big Bird tells the viewer that they'll be hearing how Wolfgang the Seal got a ball stuck on his nose. But, because he doesn't speak seal, a Honker (who can) translates for Big Bird (who understands honks). The frame freezes and Monty slides into view and interrupts the program. He informs the viewer he'll be interrupting the show several times "sometimes for a good a very good reason, and sometimes for no absolutely reason at all." The scene unfreezes and Wolfgang begins his story, which started out like any other day...
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SCENE 1 In a flashback, Wolfgang goes Hooper's Store, where Linda teaches Gina the signs for today's sponsors. Gina knows Wolfgang wants some fish and starts to look for some in the store. Monty interrupts the action, freezing everyone, to present a fishy short...
FishBird.clay
Animation Fred the fish needs water to swim in, and Betty the bird needs air to fly in. Vanessa the vacuum cleaner sucks up all the air and water, but can't hold it all in. (new narration by Jim Thurman added)
(EKA: Episode 2642)
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SCENE 1 cont'd Monty resumes the action, where Gina reports that the store is all out of fish. She promises to get some from the fish store later, but now she has to tend to the store. He brings her flowers and candy to try and change her mind, but she can't leave work. He tries once more by balancing a ball on his nose and dancing, but it doesn't work.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Out in the yard, Susan places down a goldfish bowl with a new goldfish (a pet for Miles). As she goes into Hooper's for some food, Wolfgang exits the store and spots the goldfish, all his for the taking. Just he begins make his move, Monty appears with a very curious interruption...
CuriousManCartoon
Cartoon A man recites a poem about how curious he is.
(EKA: Episode 2487)
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SCENE 1 cont'd As Wolfgang lunges for the goldfish, Big Bird snaps out of the story, shocked by Wolfgang's actions. Wolfgang assures him he didn't eat the goldfish and continues the story...
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SCENE 1 cont'd Wolfgang pounces on the fishbowl, but the ball gets stuck in the top, as well as on his nose. He's able to free himself from the bowl, but not the ball. He sneezes, sending the ball flying all over the arbor until it lands back on his nose, getting it much more stuck than before.
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SCENE 1 cont'd In the present, Wolfgang has learned a lesson - "Don't try to eat fish that don't belong to you or you could end up with a ball stuck on your nose." Monty briefly interrupts the scene, apologizing to all those who don't like interruptions. As the scene resumes, Big Bird offers to pry the ball from his nose. He success and Wolfgang howls in pain; Big Bird recommends a bandage.
123Family
Song "Mom and Me"
(EKA: Episode 2624)
6Snakes
Cartoon Six snakes spent Saturday on the sand.
(EKA: Episode 2227)
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Muppets Pageant: Where Milk Comes From
(EKA: Episode 2837)
Ladybugpicnic
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(EKA: Episode 0416)
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Cast Maria as Charlie Chaplin -Long, Longer, Longest
(EKA: Episode 1460)
DrGeo.Mountain
Cartoon With the help of his assistant, Dr. Geo shows the viewer what a mountain is.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2772)
Nightmare 1 & 2
Muppets Bert is out of town, so Cookie Monster spends the night with Ernie. Cookie is frightened of a shadow on the wall, but Ernie shows him it's just a coat on a chair.
(EKA: Episode 2256)
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SCENE 2 Monty appears: "This is a fast interruption!"
The Flying and Singing Cookies
Muppets Later, Cookie Monster has a bad dream in which he is surrounded by flying, singing cookies who won't let him catch them.
(EKA: Episode 2256)
Twelvia
Cartoon "The Story of Princess Twelvia".
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(EKA: Episode 2234)
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SCENE 2 cont'd Monty cuts the segment short for faster interruption. The segment then resumes.
Gazelle.FastFaster
Film A gemsbok runs fast, then faster.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0898)
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SCENE 2 cont'd Monty disrupts the segment once more for the fastest interruption! The segment continues afterward.
Glass01
Cartoon "Geometry of Circles"
(EKA: Episode 1755)
HonkAroundtheClock
Muppets "Honk Around the Clock"
(EKA: Episode 2492)
2485u
Cartoon A man learns that it's better not to pick the flowers.
(EKA: Episode 0808)
IceFishing.Alaska
Film A boy who lives in Alaska narrates a film of himself going ice-fishing with his grandfather and sister.
(EKA: Episode 2375)
GroverCarlinaLove
Muppets Muppet and Kid Moments: Grover and Karlena talk about the word "love" on a sign.
(EKA: Episode 2455)
H-hoist
Film Letter H hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0867)
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Cartoon A runner leaps over letter H hurdles.
(EKA: Episode 2682)
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Insert Telly joins Bob's music class in a performance of "One Small Voice." (street story references cut)
(First: Episode 2796)
Counting12kids
Animation 12 kids are counted.
Folge2277-11
Muppets The Three Little Pigs look for the Big Bad Wolf in a police line-up.
(EKA: Episode 2595)
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Cartoon Snacks on Parade: Peanut Butter
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1428)
Take6.Alphabet
Celebrity Take 6 sings their own version of The Alphabet Song.
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Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(EKA: Episode 1220)
1839zp
Film A zookeeper feeds some polar bears sardines.
(EKA: Episode 1839)
ArtistMike.Map
Cartoon A boy gets lost in a mall, and a security guard shows him how to use a map.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2874)
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SCENE 3 Monty interrupts the segment to report this will be his last interruption.
DrawingCarey
Film A boy draws a picture of his friend, Kerry.
(First: Episode 2776)
Character.tree-ss01
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Waiting for Elmo"
Telly and Grover wait for Elmo, and experience different emotions while reflecting on what they think is keeping Elmo away.
Chickens.trees
Cartoon A pig sings "There Are Chickens in the Trees" until a rooster tells him that chickens don't live in trees.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1394)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird, the Honker and Wolfgang continue their translation chain. Big Bird states that Wolfgang's nose is bruised and Gina will be returning soon. Everyone freezes when Monty appears once more, stating this is his final interruption (the previous was a mistake). Everyone unfreezes as Gina arrives with some fish for Wolfgang. Linda allows Gina to announce the sponsors on her own using sign language, with assistance from Big Bird. Monty pops up to add one more comment, but the show fades to black.

Notes

  • This episode was taped on November 22, 1991 and was written by Nancy Sans.


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