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Sesame Street
Plot Mother Chicken's new nursery rhyme
Air date December 7, 1993
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Sponsors L, V, 7
Syndication 123 Sesame Street

3147

This episode guide is missing segments cut from Noggin's broadcast.
Picture Segment Description
3147a
COLD OPEN
At Finders Keepers, Ruthie helps Telly announce the sponsors for today, blowing them from her tuba. She adds today, we'll be hearing a new nursery rhyme, which also involves the tuba.
3147b
SCENE 1
Ruthie starts telling the story behind the nursery rhyme, explaining she used to work for Mother Chicken, a nursery rhyme writer (and Mother Goose's main competition).
3147c

3147d
SCENE 1 cont'd
In a flashback, Ruthie and Mother Chicken are shown dealing with a pig, penguin, elephant, hot dog and bun, who are either tired of their old rhymes or are in need of employment. Ruthie settles the problem by recommending they cooperate and be part of the same nursery rhyme.
3147e
SCENE 1 cont'd
Back in the present, Ruthie cues up a segment about lions as she polishes her tuba...
2969.LforLion
Cartoon
L for lion
(EKA: Episode 2753)
3187v
Muppets
Elmo demonstrates top and bottom.
(EKA: Episode 3073)
2963-A12
Muppets
"Street Garden Cooperation"
(EKA: Episode 2040)
FloatingKids.L
Film
The floating kids form an L.
(EKA: Episode 3145)
OscarJodie
Muppets / Celebrity
Jodie Foster tells Oscar what the word important means, and lists the reasons why he is important to her, making him more and more annoyed.
(EKA: Episode 3117)
Ssnews.macdonaldhealth
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash
Old MacDonald's Health Farm
(EKA: Episode 2995)
Queesesto.Vaca
Animation
¿Que es esto? (una vaca)
(EKA: Episode 2606)
3979q
Film
Footage of kids playing professions, alternating with footage of analogous real-life jobs.
(EKA: Episode 2840)
V in space
Cartoon
V in space
(EKA: Episode 0560)
Fay4
Video
Fay Ray dresses up as different animals. ("It's Kermit the Dog!")
(EKA: Episode 2687)
3147f

3147g
SCENE 2
In the next part of the story, Mother Chicken decides to write a rhyme similar to "Hey Diddle Diddle." First up is the pig, who can't play any of the suggested instruments. He can play the tuba and blasts Ruthie through the wall with one note. Mother Chicken has her first line: "Say dooba dooba, the pig played the tuba."
Pinball7
Cartoon
Pinball Number Count #7
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0989)
The Count's Storybook Theatre

Count-magnificent7
Muppets
The Count's Storybook Theatre
The Count reads the story of "The Magnificent 7" who would save a village from becoming lonely. A mediocre 7 and a magnificent 5 show up first, to the behest of the villagers. Next time on The Count's Storybook Theatre: "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."
7Piglets
Cartoon
7 piglets
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2641)
3147h
SCENE 3
Next up is the penguin. Mother Chicken already has a line mind - "The penguin jumped really high." The penguin struggles to jump very high, however. Ruthie gives him some words of encouragement and he leaps so high, he crashes through the ceiling and doesn't come down.
3penguins.stopmo
Animation
"Let's Count Penguins"
Artist: Jane Aaron
3136w
Song
"Fixin' My Hair"
(EKA: Episode 2734)
1396e
Cartoon
Consonant Sound: V, violin
(EKA: Episode 1285)
Sss-i
Muppets / Cast
"Sing Your Synonyms"
(EKA: Episode 2749)
Over
Muppets
Grover sings "Over, Under, Around and Through".
(EKA: Episode 0258)
4137zg
Animation
A child draws a picture of a dog, who goes over and under.
3147i
SCENE 4
Mother Chicken's next line is written - "The elephant was happy and laughed really hard. Their elephant is sobbing instead. Ruthie tries cheering him up by going into hysterics herself. Tired, she goes to lean on the wall, falling through the hole she previously put in it. The elephant finds it very funny.
BB-Funny
Muppets
Big Bird comments, "That was funny!"
DrGeo.Globe
Cartoon
With the help of his assistant, Dr. Geo shows the viewer what a globe is.
(EKA: Episode 2916)
Ernieplant
Muppets
Ernie sings "Little Plant."
(EKA: Episode 2174)
Yellowflower
Animation
Yellow drops don't want to play with a red ball at first, but they make a good flower together.
(EKA: Episode 2417)
Song.HandTalk
Song
14 Karat Soul sings “Hand Talk"
(First: Episode 2622)
2269q
Cartoon
A hand draws a guitarist serenading a maiden, as well as the background.
(EKA: Episode 0822)
LittleBirdCasa
Muppets
Little Bird's CASA is drawn.
Hotdogbun
Animation
Stop-motion: what goes in the hot dog bun?
(EKA: Episode 1240)
3147j
SCENE 5
Ruthie has polished her tuba down to a trumpet and continues her story.
3147k
SCENE 5 cont'd
Mother Chicken has finished her rhyme, but Ruthie points out "high" and "bun" don't rhyme. Suddenly, the penguin returns, having jumped all the way to the sun. Mother Chicken does some re-writing and the nursery rhyme is finished!
3147l
SCENE 5 cont'd
Back in the present, Telly loves the nursery rhyme and makes up one of his own about the sponsors. Mother Chicken, in voice-over, also chimes in to mention the Children's Television Workshop.


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