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Sesame Street
Plot Linda and the butterfly
Air date April 26, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Sponsors R, U, 9

3247

Picture Segment Description
3247a
COLD OPEN
Big Bird says, "Ready, set, go!" and ducks down, popping up again during the theme sequence.
3247b
SCENE 1
Big Bird again says, "Ready, set, GO!," as the latter word appears on-screen.
HumphreyNatasha-GO
Muppets
Humphrey thinks Natasha will help him demonstrate the words GO and STOP, but she does the opposite of whatever he says.
(EKA: Episode 3122)
Pastasong
Song
Kevin Clash sings "The Pasta Song."
(First: Episode 3137)
Speechballoon.Up
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: Two men demonstrate "up" on a teeter totter; one man ends up crashing through the ceiling.
(EKA: Episode 1899)
EthelMermaid
Muppets
Ethel Mermaid sings "I Get a Kick Out of U."
(EKA: Episode 3127)
TGUmbrella
Cartoon
Typewriter: U for Umbrella
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0891)
SavionKids.TheArm
Cast
Savion and some kids do "The Arm."
(EKA: Episode 3001)
JasperLostElbow
Cartoon
Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0410)
3164o
Film
A girl narrates a segment about nature through winter and spring.
(EKA: Episode 2606)
Plantcartoon
Cartoon
Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(EKA: Episode 1858)
WhatIsFriendOriginalVersion
Muppets
Cookie Monster sings "What is Friend?"
(EKA: Episode 2840)
3816p
Cartoon
Leaves form R and r
(EKA: Episode 3110)
TellyShaun-R
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Telly and Shaun come up with R words, including roar, which attracts Chicago.
Alphaquest.R
Film
Alphaquest: R
Running down a road past a rabbit, a radio, some rocks, and a rainbow.
(EKA: Episode 2783)
FayRay.OneofTheseThings
Song
"One of These Things" (with Fay Ray)
(EKA: Episode 2822)
MarcoFlower
Animation
Marco had a flower. When it wilted, he called his grandpa and told him exactly what the flower looked like. Grandpa told him to water the flower, and it grew again.
(EKA: Episode 1016)
3247-Nests
Muppets
A harried bird visits a tree, who has some open nests availible. She doesn't want the big or bigger nests and plants herself in his biggest nest so she can lay her many eggs.
Timeforarhyme
Song
"It's Time for a Rhyme"
(First: Episode 3151)
MotherNatureWorm
Cartoon
Mother Nature shows how earthworms help trees grow.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2997)
Song.earthlings
Muppets
"We Are All Earthlings"
(EKA: Episode 2835)
Chinamap
Animation
A map of China morphs into the shape of animals and things that are found there.
(EKA: Episode 2782)
3247c
SCENE 2
Linda does some stretches, and Barkley rests. She invites Maria and Gordon to go running with her, but they're both pre-occupied. She asks Barkley to go running and he gladly agrees. Big Bird appears to say "Ready, set, go!" again as Barkley charges off, dragging Linda behind.
Farleypurple
Muppets
"Forty Blocks From My Home"
(EKA: Episode 2614)
EmptyFullClassroom
Film
Empty / full classroom (time-lapse)
(EKA: Episode 1031)
MartianBeauty
Cartoon
"Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0424)
3853-28
Muppets
Big Bird asks to see that number one more time.
MartianBeauty
Cartoon
"Martian Beauty" (repeat)
3959ze
Animation
Rubber Stamp #9
(First: Episode 2876)
Chinchilla
Film
College students volunteer at the San Francisco Children's Zoo, which has such animals as ferrets, possums and chinchillas.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 2227)
Zoo1-5
Cartoon
A male chorus sings about zoo animals, to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
(EKA: Episode 2874)
3247d
SCENE 3
Colorful circles surround Big Bird, who asks the viewer to guess what he's thinking about, leading to...
Thought.circles
Cartoon
I thought a thought ... about circles.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 2500)
CityCircles
Film
Looking for circles in the city (Maria voice-over)
(EKA: Episode 2757)
Chickens.trees
Cartoon
A pig sings "There Are Chickens in the Trees" until a rooster tells him that chickens don't live in trees.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1448)
3247e
SCENE 4
Linda carefully visits Hooper's Store to show Maria and Gina a butterfly from the park resting on her head. They wonder how long it'll stay there...
Isadora's sneakers
Animation
Isadora's sneakers describe all the fun they've had this past year, as the seasons change.
(EKA: Episode 2758)
Hot!
Muppets
The Hispanic community of Anything Muppets sings "It Sure is Hot!"
(EKA: Episode 2852)
Hotmatch
Animation
Match the word HOT.
(EKA: Episode 2396)
3247f
SCENE 5
Gordon now joins the grown-ups as they observe the butterfly, still on Linda's head. The Count comes by with his "counting wolunteers" who will count to 40. The adults don't think it's an appropriate time, but Linda encourages them, thinking it'll get the butterfly to leave. They count and the Count's trademark thunder and lightning occur, but the butterfly remains. Linda jokes that it must be deaf too.
1186c
Cartoon
I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(EKA: Episode 1186)
WandaSong
Muppets
Wanda's friends beg her to stay in the water, but she'd rather explore land and be "A Fish Out of Water."
Lookatthatriverflow!
Cartoon
Water travels from a cloud to a river, into a reservoir, and through pipes, and finally ends up in a bathroom sink.
(EKA: Episode 3009)
AfricanFish
Film
In a village in Africa, people catch fish and celebrate afterwards.
(EKA: Episode 2963)
Toon.Pencil.Dance
Cartoon
A pencil tries to write the word DANCE.
(EKA: Episode 2226)
Word.ICE
Animation
The word ICE is formed with ice cubes, which melt.
(EKA: Episode 1283)
3247g
SCENE 6
The grown-ups go to the park, where Linda signs a goodbye to the butterfly. Sure enough, it leaves her head and flutters away. The grown-ups wonder where it's gone...
3247h

3247i
SCENE 6 cont'd
The butterfly has landed in Big Bird's hand. He says a final "Ready, set, go," letting the butterfly fly away. He then announces the sponsors.


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