Sesame Street
Plot Herry's first day at daycare
Air date April 27, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Sponsors R, U, 7


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN At her day care center, Lillian tells the viewer that today is Herry's first day at day care. He sadly says goodbye to his mother at the door, but Lillian tells him that he'll have a great day.

SCENE 1 Lillian finds out what everybody wants to play with, but Herry just wants to wait until his mother returns. To make him feel better, Lillian sings him a special song, the "Miss Your Mama Blues", which Herry sings along with. In the song, Lillian mentions the things they can do together to make him feel better and join the other kids.
Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(EKA: Episode 1858)
Muppets Kermit sings "On My Pond".
(EKA: Episode 2356)
Cartoon Gloria Globe appears sick and ailing, because of pollution and damage to the planet. Only by taking better care of the Earth can Gloria become well again.
(EKA: Episode 2781)
Film Cars on the street go fast, then slow, then fast again.
(EKA: Episode 2988)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts a dinner for all things that begin with the sound SH. Guests include a shirt, a shrieking shovel, a shepherd, and a shark.
(EKA: Episode 2614)
Cartoon Leaves form a SH.

SCENE 2 Herry and Daniel play "table patterns", where they drum out rhythmic patterns with blocks on the table. Daniel, who is blind, explains that he can hear the patterns rather than watching Herry do them. He also uses his nose to tell when lunch is ready, and guesses everything that Lillian has prepared.
Cartoon A dog, a girl and a lizard dance to a bongo beat.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 2795)
Muppets Elmo and Seven Goldfish sing.
(First: Episode 2734)
Cartoon Seven animals in a tree.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2059)
Song Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice."
(First: Episode 1708)
Animation It's a monkey
Artist: Ishu Patel
(EKA: Episode 2861)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: At the movies, Ernie sits behind a woman wearing a tall hat.
(EKA: Episode 0677)
Cartoon Dr. Annie Eyeball looks at air.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2616)
Muppets / Celebrity Susan Sarandon learns the Meryl Sheep method of acting: switching emotions while saying the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 2783)
Cartoon "Alphabet Jungle"
(EKA: Episode 2879)
Film The Count (in voiceover) subtracts from five to three to zero children on a park bench.
(EKA: Episode 2942)
Muppets Upon Mr. Johnson's latest visit to Charlie's Restaurant, the waitstaff has been implemented with a new service device. Grover instructs his guest to ring the bell three times to get his attention, instead of yelling across such an upper-crust establishment. After Mr. Johnson has trouble deciphering the speed with which he must ring the bell, he calls Andre the manager out to address his concerns. Andre, having been interrupted while eating a sour cream soufflé, doesn't think there's anything wrong with the bell. In fact, he thinks it looks so good that he eats it, as Mr. Johnson notices the time, and rushes out of the restaurant.
(EKA: Episode 3018)
Film Ornate Rs fly through the sky to a song.
(EKA: Episode 2932)
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(EKA: Episode 1015)
SCENE 3 Outside Hooper's Store, Elmo wants to serve a piece of birthday cake to his electric fan, but Mr. Handford explains that it's not possible. Elmo knows; he's only making believe it's the fan's birthday, and he wants to watch it blow out the candle.
Cartoon Kids sing "Happy Birthday". While they're singing, a birthday cake with animated candles is shown.
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie brings a surprise home, and he tells Bert to guess what it is. The surprise turns out to be a puppy. Bert wants to call the puppy "Norman"; Ernie suggests "Godzilla the Wonder-Dog".
(EKA: Episode 2292)
Song "The Wasteroon Song" - three water drops complain about people wasting water, calling them "Wasteroons."
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2876)
Film A girl narrates a segment about nature through winter and spring.
(EKA: Episode 2606)
Animation Sand U / u
Muppets Ethel Mermaid sings "I Get a Kick Out of U."
Cartoon Typewriter: U for Umbrella
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0891)
SCENE 4 Herry's mother returns to the day care, and Herry shows her something he made. Mrs. Monster tries to guess what it is by looking at the crafts around the center, but none of them are what Herry wanted to show her. What did he make? A new friend: Daniel.
Film Alphaquest: R
Running down a road past a rabbit, a radio, some rocks and a rainbow
(EKA: Episode 2783)
Cartoon R /r paper fold
Muppets "Fat Cat"
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon 7 rabbits
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2837)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The hare challenges The Tortoise to a rematch: this time, the Tortoise comes equipped with a jet-pack.
(EKA: Episode 3056)
Cartoon "Do the Continental" - two kids jump into Africa.
(EKA: Episode 2820)

Film A girl goes to school somewhere in Africa. We see the girl getting ready to go to school, as she washes herself and brushes her teeth, puts on her clothes, brushes her hair, and takes her lunch, all with some help from her mother. We see her walking past her neighbors and watching her classmates play outside as she arrives at school. The bell rings and the girl enters the school, where the teacher is passing out chalk to her students. We see the teacher teaching the students the English words: "a boy", "a girl", "a man", "a woman," which she has written on the board, along with a drawing for each word. The students repeat the words, then write them down on their individual chalkboards as we hear the girl remark, "We are learning to read and write." The students then jump up and down, as the teacher looks on, smiling. Next, we see the students jumping outside excitedly, now that school has finished.
(EKA: Episode 2783)

SCENE 5 Back at Hooper's, Elmo now has a present for the fan, and he wants to see the fan open it. Mr. Handford is skeptical that it can be done... until he sees the fan blow all of the paper and ribbon off. The present's box is empty, since Elmo can't figure out what you're supposed to give a fan. Mr. Handford announces the sponsors.

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