Sesame Street
Plot The Magic Banana
Air date December 7, 1994
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Adam Rudman
Sponsors C, S, 7
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird strolls to the park with Radar and runs into Maria and Gabi, who is feeling down after her playdate was canceled. Big Bird lets her hug and kiss Radar to make her feel better.
3978j
Cartoon "Felines"
Roostersound
Film What sound does a rooster make?
3960y
Cartoon "Love" word animation
(EKA: Episode 0926)
GroverCarlinaLove
Muppets Muppet and Kid Moments: Grover and Karlena talk about the word "love" on a sign.
(EKA: Episode 2455)
7owls.OG
Cartoon Seven owls
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 1647)
7Goldfish
Muppets Elmo and Seven Goldfish sing.
(First: Episode 2734)
Alligatorking2
Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0812)
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SCENE 2 While walking through the park, Big Bird encounters a magic banana, who can only do magic for a pair of monkeys. Sure enough, Joey and Davey Monkey appear and start wishing for loads and loads of bananas. The magic banana explains that before he can grant their wishes, they must first count backwards from 10 to 0. The monkeys have an incorrect way of doing it and follow Big Bird as he does the count. The magic banana claims there's another thing they now must do - say the alphabet, which they aren't very good at either.
Song.frogstruggle
Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(EKA: Episode 0592)
Typewriter-S
Cartoon Typewriter: S for Spring
(EKA: Episode 0886)
4127za
Film Kids hold an S and a square
S-vines
Cartoon The letter S grows on a vine.
HaceFrio
Muppets Telly wanders into a Hispanic community during a snowfall, freezing his fur off. He hears the patrons on the street exclaim "Hace Frio!"
(First: Episode 3133)
Somethingsmissing
Cartoon Something's missing ... is it a frog or a dog?
(EKA: Episode 2486)
3958m1
Animation Portraits of kids display the alphabet.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3203)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird finally helps the monkeys recite the alphabet. But now, because they have a rather large wish, the magic banana takes a nap to build up his strength.
SandC
Animation Sand C / c
(EKA: Episode 1068)
Cisforcookie
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "C is for Cookie."
(First: Episode 0372)
C- Cap
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap
(EKA: Episode 0154)
Surpriseformarshallearp
Muppets Bad Bart is looking for Marshal Earp.
(EKA: Episode 0675)
4137zg
Animation A child draws a picture of a dog, who goes over and under.
(First: Episode 3147)
OverUnderAroundThroughfilm
Song "Around and Around"
(First: Episode 2753)
BabyHonker
Muppets A baby Honker hatches from an egg and learns to honk like all the Honkers.
(EKA: Episode 1706)
3978b1
Film The floating kids form a triangle.
(First: Episode 3122)
TellyJohnGoodman
Muppets / Celebrity All the kids are too busy to enjoy looking at Telly's triangle with him. He runs into John Goodman, who happens to be a hardcore triangle lover himself.
(First: Episode 3202)
4116u
Song "At School," with animation bookended by live-action footage.
(First: Episode 2782)
1446n
Muppets Game Show: Mystery Mix-up Game (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 1446)
3988n
Film "SCHOOL!" (high speed footage)
ManDogDiscussion2
Cartoon A dog has a discussion with his master about where to go.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(EKA: Episode 2450)
Sammythesnake
Muppets "Sammy the Snake"
(First: Episode 0278)
2096t
Cartoon S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.
(First: Episode 0063)
4115y
Cartoon "Banana Samba" (short version)
(First: Episode 2920)
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SCENE 4 Davey, Joey and Big Bird try to wake the magic banana up, but nothing seems to work. They even assemble some kids to make an even louder noise, but to no avail. Big Bird has placed Radar in one of their bicycle baskets and doesn't notice the kid riding away with it. Big Bird gets a good idea and places an alarm clock by the banana, which wakes him right up. However, he must now go to brush his teeth.
ArtistMikeTeeth
Cartoon Some yucky little teeth sing praise of Mr. Toothbrush, who brushes them.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3211)
Ssnfsleep
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Prince Charming kisses Sleeping Beauty, intending to wake her up. To his astonishment, she turns into a frog and hops off with Kermit.
(First: Episode 0453)
NumberFactory
Cartoon Number factory 1-10
(EKA: Episode 2755)
TimeRhyme2
Song "It's Time for a Rhyme"
(First: Episode 3160)
FishyFishyFishy
Muppets Ernie & Bert: Bert and Ernie go fishing. Ernie catches fish by yelling "Heeeeere fishy, fishy, fishy!", and they come flying into the boat. Bert tries it, but only catches a shark.
(EKA: Episode 1707)
FishBird.clay
Animation Fred the fish needs water to swim in, and Betty the bird needs air to fly in. Vanessa the vacuum cleaner sucks up all the air and water, but can't hold it all in. (new narration by Jim Thurman added)
(EKA: Episode 2642)
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SCENE 5 Maria comes over and finds everyone waiting for the magic banana to return. Once he does, Big Bird realizes Radar has gone missing. Davey and Joey realize the best thing to do is to use their wish and bring Radar back. The magic banana splits, while Maria treats the selfless monkeys to some bananas at Hooper's Store. Big Bird announces the sponsors.


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