Sesame Street
Plot The Game Game
Air date March 9, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Sponsors E, I, 3


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Big Bird and Telly say they're going to play a game today. Sonny Friendly pops up at the word "game", which means it's time for his traveling game show, "The Game Game", where the contestant decides what to play. Whoever has the most interesting game (according to Sonny) will win a great prize, and Big Bird and Telly immediately want to be contestants.

SCENE 1 The first contestant on the Game Game is Telly, who decides to play Tic-Tac-Toe with Sonny. Telly marks the X's and Sonny marks the O's. Telly wins the game, which means that Sonny is less likely to pick him as a winner.
Cartoon A dog, a girl, and a lizard dance to a bongo beat.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 2795)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath." (re-filmed version)
(EKA: Episode 2561)

Muppets The Count's main jumping-over-the-bed sheep quits on him, so he calls the "24 Hour Emergency Counting Service". A reluctant deliveryman in sheep's clothing laments, "It's not an easy way to make a livin' ..."
(EKA: Episode 2122)
Ornate E's
Song Ornate E's go easing by to a song.
(EKA: Episode 3071)
SCENE 2 The Game Game returns, with Big Bird as the next contestant. The game he plays is "Big Bird Says", with Sonny and some kids. The game goes well until Big Bird tells everyone to clap and cheer for Sonny, which Sonny does, but Big Bird didn't say "Big Bird Says", so Sonny is out of the game. Sonny abruptly ends the game and goes off to look for another contestant.
Cartoon A loud-voiced girl talks about her dog Pete.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1453)
Muppets Kermit and some Anything Muppets sing "I Wonder 'Bout the World Above".
(EKA: Episode 2679)
Film A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0406)
Cartoon CGI sheep graze out I and i.
(EKA: Episode 2939)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: At the movies, Ernie sits behind a woman wearing a tall hat.
(EKA: Episode 0677)
Cartoon Kids sing about the joys of celery.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3059)

SCENE 3 Sonny chooses Oscar as the next contestant on the Game Game. Oscar refuses to play, but Sonny refuses to leave until Oscar plays something with him. Oscar decides to play hide-and-seek -- he'll count to 40 while Sonny hides. Sonny thinks he'll win the game, but he doesn't know that Oscar's not going to look for him. "Ready or not, here I don't come!"
Cartoon Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(EKA: Episode 0592)

Film Rollercoaster 1, 2, 3: "cherries" version
(EKA: Episode 2947)
Song "Above and Below" (Chris Cerf)
(EKA: Episode 2874)
Film Some kids talk about a garden they have in the middle of the city.
(EKA: Episode 2951)
Animation Writing utensils form the upper and lowercase letter E.
SCENE 4 Oscar still hasn't looked for Sonny, so Sonny declares himself the winner of the hide-and-seek game. Now comes the moment of truth: whose game did Sonny like best? He played Tic-Tac-Toe with Telly, and lost. He played "Big Bird Says" with Big Bird, and lost too. He then played hide-and-seek with Oscar, and won, so Oscar wins the prize for the most interesting game! Oscar's prize is getting to play with Sonny for a whole week, which doesn't appeal to Oscar.
Cartoon Three fish.
(EKA: Episode 2979)
Film On a windy day, Maria (in voice-over) asks a man (Bill Irwin), "Does air move things?" The wind speaks for him.
(First: Episode 2876)
Cartoon The Bridgekeeper stipulates that answering three questions about the square in his hand is required to cross the bridge. Question One: What is this? Question Two: How many sides does it have? Question Three: What is a square good for? A young man who wishes to cross the bridge has square-shaped building blocks in his backpack. And a girl thinks a square makes a good picture frame. Then along hops a light blue-colored monster with a red winter cap, who proceeds to eat the bridgekeeper's square, the better to satisfy his daily diet of "three square meals".
(EKA: Episode 2205)
Muppets "It is I, Captain Vegetable!"
(EKA: Episode 2538)
Animation WH words (wheel, which, whiz, where, white, whale)
(EKA: Episode 2992)
Film A child narrates a film of him and his brother, Andrew, taking a ride on the ferry.
(EKA: Episode 2956)
Animation Planet E / e
(EKA: Episode 2840)

Muppets / Celebrity Tito Puente plays the timbalon, while everyone on Sesame Street dances and sings.
Cartoon A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
(EKA: Episode 2404)
Muppets While standing next to a tree being cut down, Professor Grover talks about the importance about listening... especially if the sound indicates some kind of danger.
(EKA: Episode 2606)
Cartoon The One Two Three Dogs do circus stunts.
(EKA: Episode 2495)
Film Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice".
(First: Episode 1708)
Muppets Forgetful Jones forgets what he has to do at night. Clementine tells him it involves using a toothbrush, and he remembers that he and Buster the Horse have to brush each other's teeth.
Remade version
(EKA: Episode 2164)
Cartoon "That's About the Size of It"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0811)
SCENE 5 Big Bird announces the sponsors, and waves goodbye with the kids.

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