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Sesame Street
Plot Gordon's day off
Air date December 23, 1994
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Sponsors A, H, 18

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This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.
Picture Segment Description
3290a
SCENE 1
Big Bird and Zoe are surprised to see Gordon in the park, since he should be teaching at school. Gordon notes today's a school holiday and he has the day off. He plants to spend it reading, listening to music and watching the clouds. Big Bird adds another thing he'll be doing: spending time with himself and Zoe!
ButterflyCloud
Cartoon
A boy chases a butterfly, and watches the clouds form into different objects.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(EKA: Episode 2362)
Aisforape
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
3985p
Film
A for action, acrobat, art, artichoke, and applause.
(First: Episode 3266)
Toon.LetterA
Animation
A/a (Gordon voice-over)
(EKA: Episode 2404)
4musicians.ahahah
Celebrity
The Count counts the musicians in the Tokyo String Quartet.
(EKA: Episode 3266)
AMike.Hippo
Cartoon
How to know a hippo when you find one. (new sound effects added)
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3081)
Toothpaste.Trailer
Animation
"Toothpaste ... coming soon to a mouth near you!"
(EKA: Episode 2876)
3290b
SCENE 2
Gordon tells the two he'd like to be left alone, though they suggest he read his book to them. Since his book is too advanced for them, they get him a fairy tale book instead.
Beginningmiddleend
Cartoon
"Beginning, Middle, End"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 2609)
2963-B2
Cartoon
A spoof of Alice Cooper's "Eighteen" - the number of sandwiches the singer has to choose from.
(EKA: Episode 2859)
4129zk
Animation
Abstract #18
(EKA: Episode 2859)
Kermit.dodeduck
Muppets
"Do De Rubber Duck"
(EKA: Episode 2399)
Ducks.tall
Cartoon
Two ducks look the same height when they're in the bathtub, but one of them is taller when he steps out.
(EKA: Episode 0303)
3290c

3290d
SCENE 3
Now that the story is finished, Gordon moves on to watching the clouds through his binoculars. Zoe and Big Bird watch them too and Gordon recalls being in a play about clouds when he was Zoe's age. The two rush off and come back with two kids, all dressed like clouds for Gordon to observe.
3290e
SCENE 3 cont'd
Big Bird even has a surprise cloud: an elephant, who shows off his skills as a pretend cloud and dog.
Fay4
Video
Fay Ray dresses up as different animals. ("It's Kermit the Dog!")
(EKA: Episode 2687)
3150e
Cartoon
Falling leaves form H and h.
(EKA: Episode 3118)
SpaceshipH
Muppets
Spaceship Surprise: The Next Generation
The crew lands on Planet H. They are greeted by Hopalong Hamster, and see Happy Harry the Hopping Haystack and hula dancing hens.
(EKA: Episode 3195)
3960za
Film
The floating kids form H.
(EKA: Episode 3218)
Cecille.UpDown
Animation
Cecille sings “Up Down, In Out, Over and Under.”
(First: Episode 2746)
Count.5kidswave
Film
The Count (in voiceover) counts five children standing behind a park bench.
(EKA: Episode 2931)
WandaSong
Muppets
Wanda's friends beg her to stay in the water, but she'd rather explore land and be "A Fish Out of Water."
(EKA: Episode 3247)
3290f
SCENE 4
Gordon listens to Beethoven's "Pastoral Symphony" and imagines being in the country. Big Bird and Zoe provide him with a chicken to enhance the experience, which attracts its angry owner. She lets it slide when she sees how relaxed the chicken is, claiming it needs a day off.
ChickenFootball
Cartoon
A chicken gets an idea to sit on a football and hatch it like an egg.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(EKA: Episode 2455)
3957s
Song
"Playground Map Song"
(EKA: Episode 2680)
3355-Before
Film
Various situations of before and after, to a hip-hop beat.
(EKA: Episode 3201)
KadeemNatasha
Muppets / Celebrity
Kadeem Hardison says the alphabet with Natasha.
(EKA: Episode 2787)
3290g
SCENE 5
Zoe and Big Bird find Gordon writing a letter to his sister and learn as he reads it back to himself how much trouble they've caused him. They conclude the best way to help him enjoy is day off is to leave him alone and alert Bob of the fact. Finally at peace, Gordon watches the clouds and enjoys his music.
1706f
Film
Alone Song
(EKA: Episode 1003)
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Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Cookie Monster and Lexine talk about the letter A.
SandA
Animation
Sand A / a
(EKA: Episode 3135)
WriteYourName
Song
"Write Your Name"
(First: Episode 3274)
3977y
Cartoons
Backward and forward: dancing, flying and swimming.
(EKA: Episode 3083)
3290h
SCENE 6
Gordon catches up with Big Bird and Zoe, claiming to be free for playing now. The two, however, are taking a day off for themselves and watch the clouds, asking to be left alone. Gordon announces the sponsors and is shooed away.


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