Sesame Street
Plot Wanda Cousteau visits
Air date April 28, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Sponsors G, L, 5


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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo introduces today's sponsors and comes face-to-face with a walking fish!

SCENE 1 Elmo and the fish are equally curious about each other, so they decide to take turns in asking questions. Elmo learns the fish is named Wanda Cousteau, who is boldly exploring life outside of her pond in the park. She also meets Telly, who is initially in disbelief. The monsters rush off to find more people for her to "explore."
Film The floating kids form an L.
Ssnews.cinderdress Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Cinderella's Fairy Godmother tries to make a beautiful ball dress appear on Cinderella without success: the gown ends up on Kermit instead.
(EKA: Episode 2491)
Lake song
Song "(Sittin' On) A Boat on a Lake"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(EKA: Episode 2941)
SCENE 2 Elmo, Telly, Savion, Bob and a child have assembled to meet Wanda, who explores them. She points out all the differences between everyone. They then explain what's similar about them all, making Wanda feel too different and wishes to go back to the pond. Savion tells her being different is fine and they're honored to have her on the street. Wanda decides to stay, asking everyone to go about their daily routine as she observes them. She then spots a number 5...
Cartoon A lost number 5 looks for his brother.
(EKA: Episode 1094)
Film The Count (in voiceover) counts five children standing behind a park bench.
(EKA: Episode 2931)
Cartoon A red scribble demonstrates out and in.
Artist: Fred Garbers
Muppets Ernie and Bert go see a silent movie, "The Picnic" (starring Maria as Charlie Chaplin and Linda as the girl).
(EKA: Episode 2887)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
(EKA: Episode 0295)
Cartoon A gorilla names "G" words.
(EKA: Episode 2626)
SCENE 3 Wanda reacts to the previous segment, learning that the letter G stands for gorilla.
Animation Planet G / g
(EKA: Episode 2856)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "The Postman Always Rings Twice"
(EKA: Episode 2910)
Cartoon "Wash Your Hands Before You Eat"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2375)
Film Two boys working at the family Mexican restaurant show how they prepare for the day, and how tacos and enchiladas are made.
(EKA: Episode 2341)
Cartoon Five butterflies
Artist: Owe Gustafson
Muppets "Barn in the USA"
(EKA: Episode 2991)
Film Paper crumples to reveal G, g, and Gg.

SCENE 4 Wanda hears a strange noise and boldly learns it's from Savion's tap dance class. She and the monsters take a peak at it and Wanda tries replicating, but finds she's unable to dance with fins. Savion demonstrates a dance she can do - moonwalking. She joins Elmo as they moonwalk to Bob's apartment for violin lessons.
Cartoon A baby climbs up the stairs all by himself.
(EKA: Episode 1736)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Chip Cat and Dip Cat hold a sign with the word "CAT" written on it and ask Danny if he knows what it says. When they learn that he can't read the sign, they give him clues.
(EKA: Episode 2986)
Cartoon "Six Soccer Socks"
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2490)
Muppets / Celebrity Celia Cruz and the Anything Muppets sing "Numero Comparsa."
(EKA: Episode 2345)

SCENE 5 Bob and Elmo introduce Wanda to the violin, as the kids play an allegro for her. Wanda wants to boldly try the violin, but they discover she has no way of holding it. She thinks she won't be able to boldly make music, until Bob tells her she can make music by singing. He begins singing "Sing" as Wanda, Elmo and the others join.
Cartoon L for Laugh
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(EKA: Episode 2874)
Muppets "I Am Chicken"
(EKA: Episode 2995)
Muppets The Rainbow Fish counts groups of 5 in the ocean.
(EKA: Episode 3007)
Animation Yellow drops don't want to play with a red ball at first, but they make a good flower together.
(EKA: Episode 2417)
SCENE 6 Wanda recaps what she's learned today, including the sponsors. Elmo signs off as Wanda heads back to the pond for dinner.

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