Sesame Street
Plot Guntag Gelman-Jones' Flea Circus
Air date December 2, 1994
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Sponsors F, Y, 2


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Picture Segment Description
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.

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.
Cartoon A flea circus performs feats beginning with the letter F.
(EKA: Episode 0335)
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F.
(First: Episode 0092)
Version 3
Cartoon Fleas have fun in fur!
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2496)
Song "Fixin' My Hair"
(EKA: Episode 2734)
Cartoon I've got some (hair), I've got more, but I've got the most.
(EKA: Episode 0915)

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 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.
Cartoon A flea sets up camp on a dog.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1058)
Song "It's All Right to Cry"
(EKA: Episode 3154)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk: Caribbean dance
Part 1
(EKA: Episode 3136)

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.
Cartoon Two cartoon cacti sing "Here We Are".
(EKA: Episode 3153)
Animation Pencil box Y / y
(EKA: Episode 3058)
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)
Animation Planet Y / y
(EKA: Episode 2859)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk: Caribbean dance
Part 2
(EKA: Episode 3136)
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.
Song "It's Time for a Rhyme"
(First: Episode 3151)
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.
(EKA: Episode 3198)
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.
Muppets / Cast "Sing Your Synonyms"
(EKA: Episode 2749)
Animation The word TELEPHONE is displayed, followed by a ringing telephone.
(EKA: Episode 3048)
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Animation by Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0677)
Film Korean girls do a spring dance.
(EKA: Episode 3170)

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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