Sesame Street
Plot The Betty Lou Clinic
Air date March 22, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Sponsors M, X, 16

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Picture Segment Description
3222a
COLD OPEN Telly greets the viewer, saying that today he's going to play doctor with Betty Lou (and her dolly) and Nathan -- but each of them thinks they will be the doctor.
3222b
SCENE 1 The gang finds a bench to set up the Betty Lou Clinic. Each of them pretends to be sick, and Telly gives such a good performance that the others vote for him to be the sick person.
2257zf
Cartoon What if I looked like George Washington...
(EKA: Episode 1428)
Cards.M
Animation Playing cards form an M, then dance the mambo.
(First: Episode 3160)
HerbertMW
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot explains what the letters M and W look like with a very uncooperative letter that keeps switching itself. The letter eventually stops switching, and Herb solves the problem by rotating the camera angle, turning the letter upside down.
(First: Episode 0155)
MeandMyM
Cartoon Me and My M
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1545)
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SCENE 2 At Betty Lou's instruction, Telly pretends to be sick with "alphabetitis", and Betty Lou and Nathan pretend to operate on him. One by one, the letters are extracted from Telly's head, and he feels better when they're all done -- but Betty Lou still want to keep playing, so he keeps pretending to be sick.
ToonABClunchbox
Cartoon A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker's lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0449)
Playball
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is sad, because it's raining and he can't play baseball. Bert encourages him to imagine that he's playing instead. In Ernie's imagination, he hits a high fly ball that lands in the ocean. Bert tells Ernie that the sun is out, and he can go out and play now. Ernie says that he can't play -- his ball fell in the ocean.
(First: Episode 0410)
3189e
Cartoon Apple: a riddle
(First: Episode 2889)
Waiter-poachedeggs
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson wants to order a couple of poached eggs on toast, but Grover informs him that the restaurant is out of eggs, so he brings two corn cobs on toast to him. Grover gives a lecture on where eggs come from, by bringing a cornstalk, chicken feed, and a chicken to the table.
(First: Episode 2724)
ItsMyFeather
Cartoon A chicken sings "It Ain't Heavy, It's My Feather".
(First: Episode 2979)
3222d
SCENE 3 Telly is now sick with "numberitis", so Betty Lou and Nathan extract the numbers 1-40 from his tummy.
2356-30
Cartoon A man counts forty stars at night.
(EKA: Episode 2243)
Film.Capoeira
Film Michael introduces his friend to the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira.
(First: Episode 2752)
BigBird.eyeswide
Transition Big Bird's eyes get wider as the next segment plays ... (new music added)
(First: Episode 3163)
Animalseatcrunchy
Cartoon Animals who eat crunchy things have nice teeth.
(First: Episode 1586)
10CommandmentsofHealth
Muppets "The Ten Commandments of Health"
(First: Episode 1139)
Aroundtheworldme
Cartoon Kids around the world say "ME."
(EKA: Episode 1056)
CitySquares
Film Looking for squares in the city (Maria voiceover)
(First: Episode 2721)
3222e
SCENE 4 Telly is now sick with "Spanish numberitis" in his chest. Betty Lou uses the open mouth cure, which makes the numeros 1-10 come out of his boca. Telly is done being the sick person, so they decide to find someone to take his place.
HeyMrClock
Song "Counting Alarm Clock"
(First: Episode 3090)
Drumclass
Film A boy in Jamaica goes to school and attends drum class.
(First: Episode 3145)
Scribbles.Rain
Cartoon Two scribbles are hesitant to let a tall green one join them, until it protects them from the rain.
(First: Episode 1477)
OscarRosie
Muppets / Celebrity Oscar the Grouch puts a sign on his trash can which reads "DON'T BOTHER ME!" A sassy postal worker (Rosie O'Donnell) knocks on his can, and when he asks her "Can't you read?" she shows him how many things she can read. She then walks off to find out where Oscar the Grouch lives so she can deliver the sardine cologne he ordered. Oscar angrily rips up the sign.
(First: Episode 3190)
Aliens.AMOR
Cartoon Two green martians fight over a flower, until they see a monolith crumble to form the word AMOR.
(EKA: Episode 0892)
GroverChris.LOVE
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Christopher talk about what love is.
(EKA: Episode 1484)
Toast toon
Cartoon A man shows the difference between a regular slice of bread and a toasted one.
(EKA: Episode 1575)
SaveYourEnergy1

SaveYourEnergy2
Muppets Polly Darton sings "Save Your Energy for Me," a song about energy conservation.
(First: Episode 3134)
Bellhop.16
Cartoon The Bellhop must take Mrs. Stein's bags to floor 16.
(First: Episode 2496)
Folge2269-9
Muppets "Sixteen Samba"
(First: Episode 2822)
GrowingNumbers16
Animation Growing Numbers #16
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2996)
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SCENE 5 Ruthie is the new sick person, since she is also good at pretending. Betty Lou pretends that Ruthie is sick with "rhyme-itis", and the doctors extract the words that rhyme with Ruthie's body parts. Afterwards, Ruthie takes the doctors out for ice cream.
3222.SandX
Animation Sand Alphabet: X / x
(First: Episode 0638)
SesameGame show
Muppets The Mystery Guest is the letter X.
(EKA: Episode 1447)
AlphonsoX
Cartoon The great Alphonso and his trained X's
(EKA: Episode 0299)
3161za
Film Wegman: Fay shows on the bench and under the bench.
(First: Episode 2653)
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SCENE 6 Ruthie thinks that she could eat ice cream all day. Betty Lou pretends that Ruthie has "ice cream-itis", and the doctors pretend to operate on her again. Big Bird announces the sponsors.


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