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Sesame Street
Plot Writing and reading with Kingston
Air date November 25, 1994
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Sponsors D, L, 0

3270

This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.
Picture Segment Description
3270a
COLD OPEN
Telly points out that Kingston Livingston III is writing a song, which will be ready soon.
3270b
SCENE 1
Kingston's song is finished and he cues up a funky beat. Carlo raps an intro to Kingston, who raps his own unique welcome to the viewer. Now, he's going to write a story instead.
2059za
Cartoon
Mi kat iz ... gone
(EKA: Episode 2059)
OohImSoHappy
Film
A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(EKA: Episode 3056)
1186i
Cartoon
Dogs cheer D-O-G and fight with cats.
(EKA: Episode 1148)
Dingy
Song
"Big D and Little D"
Bigbird-disguise
Muppets
Big Bird wears a disguise and says "D-disguise."
(EKA: Episode 3188)
Deargrandma
Film
A girl writes to her grandmother about going to summer camp.
Shapes.shield
Animation
Looking for shapes on a shield (Maria voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 3049)
3270c
SCENE 2
Telly wonders why Kingston is pacing back and forth when he's supposed to be writing. Kingston claims it helps him think and he gets some words of inspiration - a king, DANGER, a piano and charging horses!
ChickenFootball
Cartoon
A chicken gets an idea to sit on a football and hatch it like an egg.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(EKA: Episode 2455)
Photographergrover
Muppets
Mr. Johnson comes to Grover's photo studio to have his portrait taken. However, Grover photographs his foot and hand instead, and has to be reminded to capture the face.
(EKA: Episode 3232)
Film.Girlrollerblades
Film
A girl learns how to rollerblade.
L-Lion.Hale
Cartoon
L for Lion (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1457)
Wegmandogs.L
Film
Wegman's dogs form the letter L.
3406e
SCENE 3
Telly impatiently waits for Kingston to finish writing his story - "The King Who Couldn't Read." He hands it off to Carlo to read aloud.
3406f

3406g
SCENE 3 cont'd
In the story, Kingston plays an African king, who is entirely dependent upon his royal helpers to do everything for him. His Royal Reader helps him read a STOP sign (which helps them avoid some stampeding horses) and a DANGER sign (which saves them from a falling piano). One day, the Royal Reader calls in sick and the King is unable to read any signs, putting himself in much pain. He eventually gets some lessons from the Royal Reader and soon, he can read the signs on his own and learn how to do other things by reading books.
Cartoon-takeawayfood
Song
"Zero Song": A female voiceover sings about the food that keeps being taken away to make 0.
Arist: Jane Aaron
(EKA: Episode 3026)
Eb-fishingnote
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie keeps catching fish, and Bert doesn't, so Ernie tries moving to a different place on the boat, then not using bait, then just quitting. When Bert finally catches something, it is only a note that reads: "What happened to your friend?"
(EKA: Episode 3199)
Soup.0
Cartoon
A boy counts down to 0 as he eats his soup.
(EKA: Episode 2283)
3144p
Celebrity
Take 6 sings "Take 6," a song about themselves that counts to the number 6.
(EKA: Episode 3001)
3270d
SCENE 4
Kingston is now in the mood for reading, but Carlo doesn't have anything for read. Kingston thinks the contrary and finds they can read the labels in his cap, vest and sneaker. Telly borrows his cap for the night so his mommy can read him a "bedtime cap."
2963-A3
Film
Alphaquest: D
(EKA: Episode 2748)
2899.where-d-go
Animation
Where do the Ds fit?
(EKA: Episode 2648)
Song.WhenYouGrowUp
Song
"When You Grow Up"
(EKA: Episode 3039)
1cookiebetween2
Muppets
Cookie Monster has a riddle: what do you get when you have one cookie between two cookies? A cookie sandwich!
(EKA: Episode 3209)
3159m
Song
"(The Name of the Place is) The Laundromat"
(First: Episode 3159)
Bigoctopus
Cartoon
A man has a small octopus on his head, but a little boy has a big octopus.
Artist: Mo Willems
GrapesOfMath
SCENE 5
Sesame Street's Theater in the Park presents "The Grapes of Math," where Elmo and Karrington add their grapes.
Count.5kidswave
Film
The Count (in voiceover) counts five children standing behind a park bench.
(EKA: Episode 2931)
2356-19
Cartoon
Two itchy gorillas agree to scratch each other's backs.
(EKA: Episode 2356)
Song.scratchmyback
Muppets
Bip Bipadotta leads "Scratch My Back" as a song about two monsters named Jack and Jill who swear that they will always be there to scratch each other's backs.
(EKA: Episode 2424)
Exitpolarbearcartoon
Cartoon
A polar bear learns what "EXIT" means.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
KeithHaring.EXIT
Animation
A Keith Haring mural comes to life after some kids EXIT.
(EKA: Episode 3006)
3270e
SCENE 6
Telly notices Kingston is writing again. This time, Kingston's writing a letter to Carlo, but he can't read it out loud to them since it's a private matter. Kingston requests Telly stick around for the best part - watching Carlo read the letter to himself. Telly compliments how well Carlo does it.
3957l
Cartoon
Dinah from South Carolina exchanges letters with her friend Ling Lu in China.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2727)
DryWet.manonbeach
Cartoon
I am dry, they are wet (man laying on the beach)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0309)
WetorDry
Muppets
Little Chrissy always has fun whether he's "Wet or Dry."
(EKA: Episode 3134)
Hotdogbun
Animation
Stop-motion: what goes in the hot dog bun?
(EKA: Episode 2396)
3270f
SCENE 7
Carlo has a letter for Kingston now and Telly has Karrington and another child watch the thrilling action as Kingston reads it to himself. Kingston then points out there's some letters for Telly to read, despite his limited capability. The letters turn out to be the sponsors.


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