Sesame Street
Plot Looking for bananas; Oscar helps Ruthie
Air date December 6, 1993
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors A, V, 18
Syndication 123 Sesame Street

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Joey and Davey Monkey introduce today's sponsors, as well as the word BANANA. They have a banana for their lunch, but Davey isn't sure if it's really a banana. It may look like one and smells like one, but Davey proves it by eating whole.
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SCENE 1 Davey and Joey find Jamal asleep in the park and he has a banana next to him. Davey gives him ideas on how to get it, settling on just asking for it. As the two argue over whether he should do it softly or loudly, Jamal wakes up and eats the entire banana.
2257x
Cartoon "Five Baby Oysters"
(EKA: Episode 2257)
Film-citygarden
Film Some kids talk about a garden they have in the middle of the city.
(First: Episode 2889)
3985q
Cartoon A for Acorn
(EKA: Episode 1966)
LetterGarden.A
Animation Letter Garden: A
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3027)
EB.Shola.A
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Ernie, Bert and Shola observe a letter A. Ernie calls out, "A, Bert!"
(EKA: Episode 1316)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
SnailShell
Animation A snail shell is uncovered in the sand.
(EKA: Episode 2058)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Moreorless
Muppets "I Love You (More or Less)"
(First: Episode 2990)
Bellhop18
Cartoon The Bellhop is told that somebody at table 18 has a phone call, and after he struggles to get to the table, he is told to take a message.
(EKA: Episode 2639)
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SCENE 2 Davey and Joey visit Hooper's Store and see Gina is selling bananas for 25 cents each. Since they have no money, they offer jokes instead. After their corny song-and-dance, Gina offers them a banana if they leave her alone.
Whydidthechicken...
Cartoon Why did the chicken cross the road?
(EKA: Episode 2365)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Sandwichingredients
Animation In stop-motion, sandwich ingredients square-dance in a ring and arrange themselves into a sandwich, which gets a bite taken out of it in a refrigerator.
(First: Episode 3080)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
2963-B2
Cartoon A spoof of Alice Cooper's "Eighteen" - the number of sandwiches the singer has to choose from.
(First: Episode 2859)
3187g
Muppets Prairie Dawn directs Grover in "Singin' in the Rain."
(First: Episode 2961)
4129zk
Animation Abstract #18
(First: Episode 2859)
2795m
Song Jerry Nelson sings "The Inside Story" over film footage which shows the insides of ordinary household items.
(EKA: Episode 2765)
Jungleroom.KarenAqua
Cartoon A boy imagines his room turning into a jungle.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2808)
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SCENE 3 Davey and Joey finish the banana and Joey wishes he had more. He even wishes everything he touched would turn into bananas. In a fantasy, Joey turns several items at Finders Keepers into bananas, but accidentally turns Davey into a bunch when hugging him. Back in reality, Joey is relieved his friend is okay.
4115y
Cartoon "Banana Samba"
(First: Episode 2920)
2head.CHEESE
Muppets After sounding out the word "cheese," the Two-Headed Monster poses for many pictures.
(EKA: Episode 2742)
4125zg
Song "Say Cheese"
BCayard.Skin
Cartoon A girl talks about her skin.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2611)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
2125d
Muppets Three Anything Muppet babies sing "A Baby's Life."
(EKA: Episode 1447)
NoShoelaces
Cartoon In the "Land of No Shoelaces", people find it difficult to play basketball, swing, and run, until Edna Lovelace comes along.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3102)
SmallPeople
Muppets / Celebrity Prairie Dawn is sad because of how small she is; Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers cheer her up by singing "Small People". They are joined by Big Bird, Snuffy, the Birdketeers, Natasha, Merry Monster, and Billy.
(First: Episode 2945)
KHaring.Telephone
Cartoon Figures dance around a telephone as it rings.
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3058)
Littlejerryandthemonotones
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Telephone Rock."
(First: Episode 0733)
ArizonaSchool
Film Two Navajo kids go to school in Arizona. This year, Dante enters pre-school.
(EKA: Episode 2680)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
ItsMyFeather
Cartoon A chicken sings "It Ain't Heavy, It's My Feather."
(First: Episode 2979)
LuxoJr.HeavyLight
Animation Luxo Jr.: Heavy and light
(First: Episode 2860)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
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SCENE 4 Oscar lets Ruthie use his pet donkey, Iago, to help carry her items while her motorcycle is in the shop. However, stubborn Iago won't go the way she pulls. Ruthie remembers a trick she learned when dealing with another mule - if she pulls the opposite way, Iago will instead go the way she wants.
Cecille.UpDown
Animation Cecille sings “Up Down, In Out, Over and Under.”
(First: Episode 2746)
Cubanpicnic

Cubanpicnic2
Film A girl named Maria and her family are having a Cuban barbecue. She invited her friend, Stewart, to enjoy in the fun and learn about Cuban culture.
(First: Episode 2760)
1396c
Cartoon This is a big letter V (limerick)
(EKA: Episode 0897)
SpinningVs
Animation Ornate Vs spin around as a song about them plays.
(First: Episode 2942)
Boyflowers
Cartoon A boy's friends bring him flowers to cheer him up, not knowing that he's allergic to them.
(EKA: Episode 2179)
Title 01 39 0001
Film Fay Ray climbs over a box.
(EKA: Episode 2620)
3146-Animals
Cartoon In song, an ostrich, frog, mole and bee change lifestyles, which alters which one is over, under, around and through.
Artist: Michael Sporn
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SCENE 5 Ruthie and Iago make it back to Finders Keepers after running her errands, just in time to say goodbye. Ruthie pulls out miniature versions of the sponsors from one of Iago's bags. Iago then runs off before she can finish unloading her stuff.


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