Sesame Street
Plot Tim Robbins stars in Prairie Dawn's pageant
repeat of 2855
Air date December 4, 1992
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Sponsors J, Z, 19
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Pageant-timrobbins

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Tim Robbins arrives at Sesame Street, and Big Bird and Snuffy try to guess who he's looking for. It's not Bob, Alice, or Gabi, but Prairie Dawn. When she shows up, he becomes star-struck, mentioning some of his favorite Prairie Dawn pageants, and she invites him to watch the rehearsal of her newest pageant. He accepts, and they all follow Prairie to the arbor. Snuffy and Big Bird are glad they were able to help Tim out.
NumberCreatures19
Animation Number creatures #19
(First: Episode 2718)
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Film Kids narrate footage of toddlers learning to walk.
Sesametwoheadedmonster
Muppets Herry Monster sings "Two Heads Are Better Than One."
(EKA: Episode 1447)
LillianBigSister
Cartoon Lillian discusses the adjustments she had to make when her parents had a new baby. She ultimately appreciates her sister.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2746)
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SCENE 2 Prairie tells Tim that her new pageant is about the four seasons. The cast, consisting of Elmo as Spring, Big Bird as Summer, Snuffy as Autumn, and Grundgetta as Winter, only has one rehearsal left before today's premiere, but Grungetta refuses to be in the pageant, and storms off. Prairie quickly chooses Tim as a replacement for the role of Winter. He puts on the snowflake hat and remarks, "I'm beginning to feel a little Wintry already ..."
4116u
Song "At School," with animation bookended by live-action footage.
(First: Episode 2782)
Groverkatie
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover and Katie think of rhymes.
(EKA: Episode 2090)
Jughead
Cartoon Jughead Jones's J story
(EKA: Episode 0231)
SaltMySalt
Song Jerry Nelson sings "Salt, My Salt."
(First: Episode 2909)
LetterZcrayon
Cartoon Z for zigzag, zero, zoo, and zebra
(EKA: Episode 2317)
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SCENE 3 Prairie coaches Tim as he rehearses his role as Winter, telling him to be big and bold, then soft and light. The third time, he does a little bit of both.
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SCENE 3
cont'd
Prairie tells everyone to get in their places, but Jelani tells Snuffy that his mommy wants him to come home right now. Overwhelmingly, Prairie chooses Tim as replacement for the role of Autumn.
Anthill
Cartoon An ant is pressured by his peers to finish the anthill all by himself, until he enlists the cooperation of the others.
(EKA: Episode 2173)
WaterBaby
Song Joe Raposo sings "Water Baby" over footage of seals and kids swimming.
(EKA: Episode 2228)
Typewriter.J
Cartoon The Typewriter: J for jump
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1957)
Congacountingsong
Muppets / Celebrity Celia Cruz and the Anything Muppets sing "Numero Comparsa."
(EKA: Episode 2345)
Girlsteps
Film Examples of people and animals going down.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0406)
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Cartoon Jim Thurman sings "Calcutta Joe."
Animation by Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(EKA: Episode 2492)
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SCENE 4 Tim talks to the viewer about how excited he is about playing two roles in a Prairie Dawn pageant -- wait, make that three -- Elmo reports that Big Bird had to go to a Birdketeer meeting.
DrawKatie
Film A boy draws a picture of his friend, Katie.
(First: Episode 2760)
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Muppets Clementine plays a game with the viewer to see if they can guess what Forgetful Jones is riding on.
(EKA: Episode 2233)
Lake song
Song "(Sittin' On) A Boat on a Lake"
(First: Episode 2807)
CongoGames
Film A boy who lives in the Congo (in Africa) narrates a film of the kinds of games he and his friends play.
(EKA: Episode 2687)
ZforZipper
Cartoon Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
LindaGordon.Snow
Cast Linda signs the word snow, and Gordon gets snowed on.
(EKA: Episode 2773)
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Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Animation by Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0677)
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SCENE 5 Tim tries to grasp the concept of switching three roles so quickly, while Elmo becomes sleepy and needs to go home to take a nap. Prairie asks Tim to put some peanuts on the table, and imagine that each one represents a player in today's pageant, each of whom had to go home. Tim, the last peanut standing, now gets every role in Prairie Dawn's "Four Seasons" pageant.
2598-Dog
Animation Draw a line from the dog to the bowl and underline the hen.
(EKA: Episode 2254)
Erniebert-goldfish
Muppets Ernie & Bert: Ernie wants to go outside and play catch, but Bert gets him interested in watching his goldfish.
(First: Episode 1422)
Allfish
Animation All, none, some and one fish swim around.
(EKA: Episode 2782)
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Cast Maria and Luis perform "You Say Hola and I Say Hola."
(EKA: Episode 2062)
Fay4
Film Fay Ray dresses up as different animals. ("It's Kermit the Dog!")
(EKA: Episode 2639)
GrowingNumbers19
Film Growing Numbers #19
(First: Episode 2937)
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SCENE 6 The show is about to go on. Tim is nervous when he sees the audience outside, but Prairie gives him a pep talk, and the show commences.
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SCENE 6
cont'd
Everyone watches and cheers as Tim portrays Spring ...
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SCENE 6
cont'd
... Summer ...
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SCENE 6
cont'd
... Autumn ...
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SCENE 6
cont'd
... and Winter.
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SCENE 6
cont'd
Tim gets another round of applause from the crowd during his curtain call.
Imaslug
Film "Sesame Street Creature Feature": Today's featured creature is the Slug, who sings "I'm a Slug."
(First: Episode 2988)
LindaGordon.Pie
Cast Linda signs the word "pie," and gets hit with one, to Gordon's surprise.
(First: Episode 2712)
Doo Wop Hop
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "Do-Op Hop".
(EKA: Episode 2484)
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Cartoon A girl explains the concept of relativity by explaining how her house is a part of a neighborhood, the neighborhood is part of a city, the city is part of a country, etc.
(EKA: Episode 2742)
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SCENE 7 The audience mingles with Tim after the show (Mike: "You made me want to be a performer!"), while Grundgetta announces the sponsors, and the credits roll.


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