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Episode 3121

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Sesame Street
Plot Elmo repeats words
Air date April 19, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Sponsors T, Z, 16
Syndication
Releases

3121

Picture Segment Description
3121a

3121b
SCENE 1
Gina and Elmo greet the viewer, and Elmo begins to sing "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" but halfway through he transitions into "Bingo." Gina points out that he's singing two songs at once, listing all the other animals on Old MacDonald's farm, which do not include a dog named Bingo ... but she is immediately proved wrong when they pass by.
FloatingKids.BigT
Film
The floating kids form a capital T.
400013
Cartoon
T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0298)
Song.cleanpigeons
Muppets
Bert sings "Keep the Park Clean for the Pigeons" to address the importance of proper trash disposal for the sake of pigeons.
(EKA: Episode 2710)
IThoughtaBigThought
Cartoon
I Thought a Thought ... about big things.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0821)
Film.CircusTraining
Film
A gymnastics team practices tricks for the circus.
(EKA: Episode 3006)
4133zn
Cartoon
Abstract count to 16.
(EKA: Episode 2822)
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3121d
SCENE 2
Gordon encounters Snuffy lip-synching to a tape of Luciano Snuffleupagus singing "The Cabbage of Seville." Snuffy likes to pretend he's an opera singer when he hears that tape, and suggests that Gordon try pretending as well. Snuffy's mommy calls him over, and he tells Gordon to watch his tape player while he's gone. When Snuffy leaves, Gordon, out of curiosity, plays the tape and lip-synchs dramatically to it, not noticing that Snuffy and some kids have been watching him, until they applaud.
Toon.Z.climbers
Cartoon
Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it.
(EKA: Episode 1038)
Cookiemonsterbug
Muppets
Cookie Monster goes on a picnic, with a basket full of cookies. A bug flies by, and tries to get into the basket, buzzing furiously. Cookie Monster tries to give the bug a little cookie if it'll go away. The bug refuses, buzzing even more strenuously. Cookie tries a big cookie, but it still refuses. Cookie offers an almond cookie, a raisin cookie, a pistachio nut cookie, and a crunchy granola cookie. He realizes that the little bug doesn't like cookies. All he has left is a letter Z. The bug is excited, and buzzes off with the Z.
(EKA: Episode 2159)
KeithHaring.EXIT
Animation
A Keith Haring mural comes to life after some kids EXIT.
(EKA: Episode 3006)
ColamboPlum1

ColamboPlum2
Muppets
Colambo: The Great Plum Plunder
Colambo, in his office, decides to have a piece of Christmas pie, when he notices a plum missing from it. He asks the janitor, Little Jack Horner, some questions about what he was doing in the corner. It turns out that Jack had stuck in his thumb and pulled out the plum.
On the title card, the story is credited to J. Mazzarino.
AMike.Hippo
Cartoon
How to know a hippo when you find one.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3081)
3121e
SCENE 3
Luis encounters Elmo sitting on a crate saying "muchas gracias" over and over. He thinks it's fun to say, and Luis informs him that "muchas gracias" is Spanish for "thank you very much" (Rosita said it to Elmo earlier when he helped her out).
10.Latin
Animation
Counting to 10 (Latin rhythm)
(EKA: Episode 3048)
Readersoftheopenrange
Muppets
"Readers of the Open Range"
(EKA: Episode 2274)
T-Taxi-puzzle
Animation
A picture puzzle of the letter T is put together. A man walks up to it, and calls a taxi.
(EKA: Episode 2933)
1706i2
Film
Sounds Around the House #1
(EKA: Episode 1706)
Annettebening
Muppets / Celebrity
Cookie Monster and Annette Bening demonstrate here and there.
(EKA: Episode 3080)
16blues
Cartoon
"Sixteen Blues"
(EKA: Episode 2755)
PurpleKing1

PurpleKing2
Muppets
Savion reads a story about a king who discovered he was purple, and decided to make everything in the kingdom purple, including the food, the castle, and even the residents -- all of whom left the kingdom in resentment. The purple king grew lonely, and decided to welcome all colors back into the kingdom.
Dinosaurrock
Cartoon
A caveman sits on what he thinks is a rock, not realizing that it's a dinosaur, which is alive.
(EKA: Episode 3038)
Invisibleicecream
Muppets
Lefty sells Ernie an invisible ice cream cone; Ernie pays for it with an invisible nickel.
(EKA: Episode 0867)
1041Zebra
Cartoon
Z For Zebra & Zoo
(EKA: Episode 1041)
ZizzyZoomers2
Muppets
"The Zizzy Zoomers"
(EKA: Episode 0431)
Song.recyclerap
Film
"Box City Recycling Rap"
Kids sing a rap song about recycling. They build a city out of boxes and cartons.
(EKA: Episode 2855)
3121f
SCENE 4
Lillian gives paper bag hats and milk carton shakers to some kids, when Elmo shows up repeating the word "recycle" over and over again, because it's fun to say. Lillian tells him the meaning of the word, and gives him a hat and shaker of his own, so he can join them in the "Reggae Recycle" song.
Princess.Glasses
Cartoon
A near-sighted princess goes to the eye doctor and gets glasses.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3056)
2parrots
Film
Kids identify pairs of animals in a zoo.
(EKA: Episode 0828)
PrairieDawn-trash
Muppets
The Adventures of Prairie Dawn
Determined not to litter, Prairie Dawn decides to throw an empty box into a trash bin, but it runs away from her.
(EKA: Episode 3086)
ManDogDiscussion2
Cartoon
A dog has a discussion with his master about where to go.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(EKA: Episode 2390)
KermitGroverKim.FirstLast
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover, Kimberly, and Kermit demonstrate first and last.
(EKA: Episode 2484)
Lion.Wetpaint
Cartoon
A painter pops out of a box and paints a lion, then hangs a "wet paint" sign on it.
(EKA: Episode 3093)
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3121h
SCENE 5
Elmo stands in front of Oscar's trash can holding a "wet paint" sign, shouting the words over and over. Gordon sees him doing this, and compliments him on being a good reader, but Grundgetta pops out of the trash can and tells him to knock it off. Gordon explains to Grundgetta why it's important for Elmo to know how to read the sign, and then points out that it's time to say goodbye. Elmo repeats the word over and over as Gordon announces the sponsors.


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