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Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird and Luis convince Hans that he's not an ugly duckling
Air date December 2, 1993
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Sponsors F, L, 3
Syndication 123 Sesame Street
Releases

3144

Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN
The kids read the sponsors from cards, and Big Bird introduces a duckling who says goodbye instead of hello.

SCENE 1
At the nest area, Big Bird and the kids have a hard time convincing Hans (a reference to Hans Christian Andersen), the ugly duckling from the story, to not leave. He's not ugly at all.
Cartoon
At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2254)
Film
Letter Garden: F
(EKA: Episode 3048)
Animation
F candles
Film
Alphaquest: F
A faucet finishes a fire, and flood of freaky fish.
(EKA: Episode 2776)
Animation
Stop-motion: a bunny tries to make a bench with blocks, but needs a chick's help.
(EKA: Episode 2227)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Muppets
Kermit and some Anything Muppets sing "I Wonder 'Bout the World Above."
(EKA: Episode 2679)
Cartoon
A boy learns to play his violin by practicing.
(EKA: Episode 1736)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
SCENE 2
Hans wears a YOU sign, so instead of seeing his 'ugliness,' they'll see YOU. However, now he can't see.
Cartoon
Ten little animals in a department store elevator accumulatively get on at each floor.
Film
"We have a nice school"... with ducks.
Muppets
Grover instructs Caroline to read the word you, and acts crazy when she keeps telling him to read it.
(EKA: Episode 2787)
Cartoon
Christopher Clumsy demonstrates shapes.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0514)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.

Film
Kids rehearse a large group African dance in the park, get their faces painted, and perform.
(EKA: Episode 3079)
Cartoon
L for Lion (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1781)
Muppets
Ernie sings "Dance Myself to Sleep".
(EKA: Episode 1707)
Cartoon
A schoolyard of gloves invites other gloves to join them.
(EKA: Episode 1575)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.

SCENE 3
Hans has a set of wigs from Sy Duckling, the Feather Club president who's also a client. Gordon and Susan come by, but Susan makes it clear that bald is beautiful. Hans leaves to consult an expert.
Animation
El numero tres (Luis V.O.)
(EKA: Episode 2363)
Cartoon
Three computer animated fish.
(EKA: Episode 3092)
Film
Number Three Ball Film: powder version
(EKA: Episode 1707)
Celebrity
Take 6 sings "Take 6," a song about themselves that counts to the number 6.
Cartoon
A ball goes up and down a musical staircase.
(EKA: Episode 2356)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Film
A group of people form a human pyramid to illustrate top and bottom.
Cartoon
Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(EKA: Episode 0592)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Muppets
How Now Brown and the Moo Wave perform the song "Danger's No Stranger".
(EKA: Episode 2487)
Cartoon
A man encounters someone with a DANGER sign hanging on the end of his nose, and doubts there's any danger until the character sneezes.

SCENE 4
Hans goes to The Fix-It Shop. Luis reads him the story of Gregory the mouse, who, after tired of being called "Little Squeaky" by the other animals, tries to be a lion and fails. However, the story isn't over.

SCENE 4,
cont'd
The mouse wakes all the animals up when there's a fire, and the animals agree to stop calling him names. Transformed by the lesson, Hans decides to stop being called "the ugly duckling" and also learns that he loves stories.
Animation
A Navajo blanket is formed as tribal music plays.
(EKA: Episode 2963)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Muppets
All types of wild animals that lay eggs sing "Let's Lay an Egg."
(EKA: Episode 3060)
Cartoon
A song about a very curious cat, who explores until it rains pots and pans.
(EKA: Episode 2986)
Film
A man (voice of Jim Thurman) finds a magic remote control that makes things go up and down. He tests it on various objects. When he presses "down" for a bridge, it crumbles and falls into the water below, prompting the man to abandon the remote and slink away. A girl then finds the remote and makes the bridge go back up.
(EKA: Episode 2614)
Cartoon
Song: "If You've Lost Your L, Look Around"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1845)
Muppets
Caveman Days
King Ernie needs to clean his yucky teeth. The Royal Smart Person brings a big brush (used for sweeping), then a middle-sized brush (used for brushing hair), then a smaller brush (used for painting), and finally a really small brush (a toothbrush). Just as Ernie proclaims that he'll "brush every tooth in the entire kingdom," a saber-toothed tiger comes in, seizes the toothbrush, and begins to use it himself!
(EKA: Episode 2939)
Cartoon
A story/song about a duckling who wants to join the others playing at the water's edge.
(EKA: Episode 2885)

SCENE 5
Hans is happy, but there's still one thing he'd like to change - he wants to do something else besides playing on the seesaw with Big Bird, which is not working.


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