Sesame Street
Plot Guntag Gelman-Jones' Flea Circus
Air date December 2, 1994
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors F, Y, 2
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Picture Segment Description
3275a
COLD OPEN Big Bird presents the sponsors, then meets Guntag Gelman-Jones, who will be showing off his flea circus today by the Furry Arms.
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3275c
SCENE 1 Guntag's show begins, having attracted a small crowd. Humphrey and Ingrid are impressed as Sherry Netherland accurate predicts which acts will occur (including a trapeze and tightrope act), revealing she's reading the program. It next reads "DUCK!," cueing them to take cover as the cannonball act begins.
300007
Cartoon A flea circus performs feats beginning with the letter F.
(EKA: Episode 0335)
F-Cheerleaders2
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F.
(First: Episode 0092)
Version 3
Fleas!
Cartoon Fleas have fun in fur!
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2398)
3136w
Song "Fixin' My Hair"
(EKA: Episode 2734)
Toon.somemoremost.hair
Cartoon I've got some (hair), I've got more, but I've got the most.
(EKA: Episode 0915)
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SCENE 2 Inside the hotel, Humphrey is disappointed the circus didn't have the types of acts regular circus have. He was especially looking forward to Guntag stick his head in a flea's mouth. Benny Rabbit and others point out it'd be impossible, so the monsters perform the act on each other (and Guntag). After failing, they find Benny's mouth is the right size and a chase ensues.
FleaCamp
Cartoon A flea sets up camp on a dog.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1058)
3977e
Song "It's All Right to Cry"
(First: Episode 3154)
CaribDance1
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: Caribbean dance
Part 1
(First: Episode 3136)
2096x
Cartoon Two balls follow an arrow down a hole.
(EKA: Episode 2096)
3962d
Song Holy cow, it's number 2!
(First: Episode 3193)
2963-C4
Muppets Mr. Johnson goes to Pizzeria Dos to get a piece of pizza, but comes to find that at this restaurant there is two of everything, including himself.
(First: Episode 2842)
McDoubles.2s
Film The McDouble twins display pairs of things.
(First: Episode 3217)
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SCENE 3 Guntag leaves for awhile, putting Humprhey and Ingrid in charge of the fleas. To keep them safe, they decide to put them there (across from the desk), but start fumbling all over the lobby when there turns into here. Benny intervenes and the box ends up falling, releasing the fleas. Soon, everyone is itching.
Cacti.Hereweare
Cartoon Two cartoon cacti sing "Here We Are."
(First: Episode 3153)
4154-WheelchairDad
Film A girl helps her father train for a wheelchair race.
Pencilbox.Y
Animation Pencil box Y / y
(First: Episode 3043)
1708h
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam announces that someone has bought the last box of crayons, and he wants to know why. It turns out that he just wants a crayon so he can learn how to write the letter Y.
(EKA: Episode 1708)
4132p
Animation Planet Y / y
(First: Episode 2859)
CaribDance2
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: Caribbean dance
Part 2
(First: Episode 3136)
3275h
SCENE 4 Benny has a solution to clear the fleas away, but Miss Netherland silences him. She asserts that they should take turns brainstorming and since she's the boss, she shall go first. She recites a poem to the fleas (similar to "Trees"), which doesn't work. She calls for Humphrey and Ingrid's turn next.
Timeforarhyme
Song "It's Time for a Rhyme"
(First: Episode 3151)
Grover-johnson-park
Muppets Grover annoys Mr. Johnson with his guitar playing in the park, mistaking his words "Go away and let me eat my lunch" for song requests.
(First: Episode 3198)
Songkran
Animation "We Are Kids From Far and Wide": Jittar, who lives in Thailand, describes the holiday of Songkran.
(First: Episode 2765)
BigBird.Fast
Muppets Big Bird displays a letter F for FAST, then moves around fast.
(First: Episode 3215)
1446p
Cartoon F stands for flower, forest, fox, frog and fantastic.
(EKA: Episode 1198)
3144i
Film "We have a nice school"... with ducks.
(First: Episode 3144)
3978b2
Cartoon A story/song about a duckling who wants to join the others playing at the water's edge.
(EKA: Episode 2852)
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SCENE 5 Humphrey and Ingrid's idea is to use a butterfly net to catch the fleas. They only succeed in trashing the hotel and bothering the guests. Finally, it's Benny's turn and he rushes out of the hotel.
ManDogScratchBack
Cartoon A mosquito bites a man and a dog, who agree to scratch each other's backs.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3217)
Sss-i
Muppets / Cast "Sing Your Synonyms"
(EKA: Episode 2331)
Word.TELEPHONE
Animation The word TELEPHONE is displayed, followed by a ringing telephone.
(First: Episode 3048)
2477s
Cartoon Two caterpillars plus three caterpillars equal five
(EKA: Episode 2324)
CaribDance2a
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: Caribbean dance
Part 2a
(First: Episode 3185)
RosieElmo
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo and Rosie O'Donnell rap the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 3170)
2485x
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Animation by Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0677)
Koreangirls.springdance
Film Korean girls do a spring dance.
(First: Episode 3170)
Lake song
Song "(Sittin' On) A Boat on a Lake"
(First: Episode 2807)
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SCENE 6 Benny returns with bug expert Roxie Marie, armed with her book - "Know Your Fleas." She finds to get them back in their box, all she has to do is yell, "Hey, fleas! Get back in the box!" The fleas do so and Roxie leaves. Miss Netherland accidentally knocks over the box, releasing the fleas. While everyone scratches and tries to remember the phrase, Benny announces the sponsors.


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