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Sesame Street
Plot Linda runs around the block
Air date April 27, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Sponsors J, R, 16

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Telly welcomes the viewer and says that today, Linda will try to break her record of running around the block non-stop 40 times. As she warms up, Telly and the kids warm up their hands for cheering and the Count, the official counter, practices counting. Linda is ready to go, so Telly and the kids cheer as she makes her away around the corner.
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SCENE 1 cont'd
The Count becomes impatient waiting for Linda to make her first lap, not realizing how long it would take. Telly points to the following segment to take his mind off counting...
Fabulousparty
Cartoon
"Ooh What a Fabulous Party"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3006)
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SCENE 1 cont'd
The Count enjoyed the segment, but still wishes he had something to count. Nathan suggests he count cheerleaders, a fine way to pass the time. When he finishes, Linda passes by, completing her first lap, which the Count counts. He then notices something else for him to count...
Count.5kidswave
Film
The Count (in voiceover) counts five children standing behind a park bench.
(EKA: Episode 2931)
Cap006
Animation
2 houses plus 3 houses equal 5.
(EKA: Episode 1103)
KermitMarlena
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Kermit and Marlena observe their knees.
(EKA: Episode 3035)
Scribbles
Cartoon
Spike's Scribble Theatre Presents: "Island"
(EKA: Episode 2673)
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SCENE 2
Linda completes her tenth lap, when Telly notes that while she's getting plenty of exercise, he and the others aren't as active. The Count encourages them to dance along as he sings "The Transylvania Polka."
3136m
Song
"Jump" (soul)
(First: Episode 3136)
Typewriter.J
Cartoon
Typewriter Guy: J for Jump
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1957)
Jumpstart
Muppets
A lady brings her J to Al's Alphabet Garage because it won't jump. Al asks if it can jog, jiggle, or play jazz, and then determines that it needs a jump start. After he gets it working, the J smashes through the wall.
(EKA: Episode 3109)
SandJ
Cartoon
Sand J/j
(EKA: Episode 1364)
BB-FrontBack
Muppets
Big Bird recites a poem about front and back.
(EKA: Episode 3106)
FrontBackYaks
Cartoon
Ballet-dancing yaks show their fronts and backs.
(EKA: Episode 3056)
2059q
Film
Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 2059)
Leftyernierandp
Muppets
Ernie and Lefty the Salesman have an argument over the letters "R" and "P." (new music added)
(First: Episode 0129)
R.spacepaint
Animation
R / r (space paint)
(EKA: Episode 3227)
Recycleworld
Film
A girl narrates a film about how things are recycled around the world.
(EKA: Episode 3094)
Africanquilt2
Cartoon
African quilt pattern #2
(EKA: Episode 3134)
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SCENE 3
Linda comes by on her 24th lap and gives everyone a sign, but Telly isn't sure what it means. He doesn't know how to sign asking its meaning either. The kids suggest he just write it down and they run off to get some materials.
Noonsign
Cartoon
Sign language: Morning, noon, night
(EKA: Episode 1226)
Blairunderwood
Celebrity
Blair Underwood swings Elmo sixteen times.
(EKA: Episode 2822)
NumberCreatures.16
Cartoon
Number creatures #16
(EKA: Episode 2755)
GrowingNumbers16
Animation
Growing Numbers #16
(EKA: Episode 3027)
Giantpurplebird
Cartoon
A girl notices some footprints near and far to her. They belong to a giant purple bird.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 3134)
4124zd
Song
"All The Vegetables": Three girls clap rhythms while naming vegetables.
(EKA: Episode 3081)
GTB
Muppets
Grover works at a bakery. Mr. Johnson gets a slip and is customer 40. Grover tells him to wait until he calls his number, which frustrates Mr. Johnson because there is nobody else in the bakery--except for a Green Anything Muppet woman who has a 39 slip.
Original version: (EKA: Episode 3237)
LEPH!
Cartoon
The letters H, E, L and P try to arrange themselves to form the word "Help" while stuck on an island.
(EKA: Episode 2787)
Desertdrawing
Film / Animation
Two Navajo kids narrate an animated sequence based on their drawings of their home and lifestyle.
(EKA: Episode 3132)
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SCENE 4
Linda comes by and reads their sign and acts out drinking to Telly, followed by pointing to the fire hydrant. Telly assumes she wants a drink from it, then realizes she wants some water. He and the kids rush off to get her (and the Count) some.
3154n
Song
Jerry Nelson sings "Don't Waste Water."
(EKA: Episode 2900)
EB.usesofwater
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie keeps taking glasses of water outside the apartment. Bert thinks of possible uses Ernie could have for this water. As it turns out, the kitchen faucet is broken, and Ernie's trying to get rid of the water before the apartment floods!
(EKA: Episode 0669)
Film.Lake
Film / Animation
Lake (time-lapse)
(EKA: Episode 2852)
SSNF Shoe2
Muppets

Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit looks for the Old Woman who Lives in a Shoe. At first he ends up visiting The Young Man who Lives in a Glove, and the Young Woman who Lives in a Hat. When he reaches the shoe, it turns out the old woman needs a babysitter for her kids, and what better candidate than Kermit?
(EKA: Episode 1050)

Whybearssmile
Cartoon
"Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing. (new music added)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1167)
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SCENE 5
Bob stops by and the Count informs him of Linda's mission. Telly notes that Linda may not break 40 laps, as she's been very tried the last few. Sure enough, Linda comes by, finishing her 40th lap and doesn't seem like she'll continue. Telly, Bob and the kids encourage her to keep trying and follow her cheering as she attempts another lap.
Film.FlyGirl
Film
A girl likes to pretend she can fly.
(EKA: Episode 2902)
ReachYourHand
Song
"Reach Your Hand Up High"
(EKA: Episode 2750)
Grover-surf-nearfar
Muppets
Grover, on a surfboard, demonstrates near and far.
(EKA: Episode 2859)
Wearaseatbelt
Cartoon
A father explains to his son why it is important to wear a seat belt when riding in a car.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 1446)
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SCENE 6
The Count witnesses a taxi pulling up with the whole gang inside. Telly explains Linda got exhausted midway through and couldn't make it back, so Bob hailed them a taxi (being the only one who could afford cab fare). The Count notes that she made it 40-and-a-half laps, thereby beating her previous record! They're sure she can make it a full 41 tomorrow and cheer for her. The Count then announces the sponsors.


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