Sesame Street
Plot Ruthie the babysitter
Air date February 10, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Sponsors H, X, 20
Syndication 123 Sesame Street


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Big Bird introduces today's sponsors, then hears a Honker honking, and a baby crying.
SCENE 1 Ruthie is having difficulty taking care of her friend's baby, because every time someone says a word that begins with H, two Honkers start honking like crazy -- Big Bird learns this when he points out that the baby's name is Hilary. Ruthie repeatedly tells the Honkers to be quiet, but then Big Bird makes a compromise with them: if they honk lullabies instead, that will be better for the baby.
Cartoon Falling leaves form H and h.
(EKA: Episode 3150)
Film Letter H hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0867)
Cartoon A runner leaps over letter H hurdles.
(EKA: Episode 2682)
Film A Japanese boy plays taiko drums in the park.
(EKA: Episode 3153)
Muppets Clementine sings about "My Triangle Home."
(EKA: Episode 2476)
Animation Looking for shapes on the Aztec Calendar Stone (Maria voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 3049)
Animation Teeny Little Superguy notices his friend Alice wanting to join a baseball game. He gives her the idea to go over there and ask them if she can play.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2481)
Cartoon African quilt pattern
(EKA: Episode 3160)
SCENE 2 Ruthie puts baby Hilary to sleep inside Finders Keepers. Big Bird points her attention to a baby Honker that needs to be taken care of while its daddy goes to work. Ruthie is hesitant at first, but reconsiders when she sees them both looking sad.
Just then, Snuffy asks Ruthie to look after his sister Alice while he and Big Bird play checkers. Snuffy thinks Alice will fall asleep really soon, but it doesn't look that way to Ruthie.
Cartoon A dinosaur tries to move around a rock.
(EKA: Episode 2883)
Film "Sesame Street Creature Feature": Today's featured creature is the Slug, who sings "I'm a Slug"
(EKA: Episode 3114)
Cartoon Stamped and painted X animation.
(EKA: Episode 2934)
SesameGame show
Muppets The Mystery Guest is the letter X.
(EKA: Episode 1447)
Cartoon The great Alphonso and his trained X's
(EKA: Episode 0299)
Film Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice."
(First: Episode 1708)
Cartoon Why did the chicken cross the road?
(EKA: Episode 2365)
Film "Simple Pleasures" by Bobby McFerrin is played over footage of a girl trying to play frisbee with a dog on the beach.
(EKA: Episode 2876)
SCENE 3 Alice is the only little one not taking a nap yet. Ruthie tries getting her to sleep by playing an old gramophone record, "The Marching Lullaby." Ruthie and Alice march out of the store, and Alice falls fast asleep once the record finishes, but then Hilary and the baby Honker wake up and start crying.
Cartoon The moon listens to everyone say "Good night" in different languages.
(EKA: Episode 2243)
Animation A chicken lays 20 eggs, which hatch.
(EKA: Episode 3122)
Cartoon Number creatures #20
(EKA: Episode 2786)
Animation Rubber Stamp #20
(EKA: Episode 2943)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater
"Monster in a Box"
(EKA: Episode 3117)
Cartoon Fisherman Jones demonstrates in, on and under with the help of a big fishy.
(EKA: Episode 2243)
Cartoon A kid voice-over says, "Ocean," as a fish is seen swimming in the ocean.
(EKA: Episode 2776)
Muppets / Celebrity Zoe counts the number of times Michael Chang bounces a tennis ball.
(First: Episode 3148)
Cartoon 40 lemmings (doo-wop)
(EKA: Episode 2946)
Transition Big Bird's eyes get wider as the next segment plays ... (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 3163)
Film "We have a nice school"... with ducks.
(First: Episode 3144)
Cartoon A girl thinks she hears a monster doing a cha-cha outside her window, but it's only the wind and crickets. Her snores frighten the real monster.
Artist: Deanna Morse
(EKA: Episode 2951)
Muppets The Count sings about his first day of school.
(EKA: Episode 1736)
Cartoon A man talks about how much he loves his bones.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2955)
SCENE 4 Alice is still sleeping, and the other two babies have gone home with their parents by now. Snuffy arrives to pick Alice up, and shows her how to wake Alice up: sing her awake with a special song, "Wakeupagus."
Film Fay Ray's head moves across the floor from left to right.
(EKA: Episode 3145)
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.
(EKA: Episode 3080)
Film Fay Ray's head moves across the floor from right to left.
(EKA: Episode 3145)
Cartoon The detective sees a hippo bouncing on a trampoline, and wonders how the hippo can bounce, since hippos are heavy, but the hippo thinks that he is light.
(EKA: Episode 2573)
Film At a bus stop, three men of different ethnicities (including Bill Irwin) dance to a hip hop beat played on a radio.
(EKA: Episode 3050)
Cartoon A tour of a TV studio, with set decoration, camera adjustment, etc., setting up for a taping with an R2-D2-like robot.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(EKA: Episode 2956)
Film A piece of construction equipment and a giraffe are shown side-by-side.

SCENE 5 Ruthie announces the sponsors as two Honkers try to point her attention to the letter H. By the time she remembers it, they've worn themselves out.

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