Sesame Street
Plot Gabi's training wheels
Air date January 13, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Sponsors D, V, 14
This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Big Bird tells the viewer that today, Gabi will getting her training wheels removed from her bike (though she doesn't seem too thrilled). Gordon adds he'll be getting new sneakers as well. Big Bird already thinks it's a promising day!

SCENE 1 Big Bird brings Gabi to the Fix-It Shop; he's very excited to see her training wheels removed. Luis puts the bike up on the work table and Big Bird expresses interest in helping. Since there's only so much he can do, Big Bird offers to count the wheels (to make sure the right amount are removed). He's able to get one off, but the other appears to be stuck (much to Gabi's pleasure).
Animation "Just One Strawberry Blues"
(EKA: Episode 3200)
Film A mother helps her child play the drums.
(EKA: Episode 3156)
SCENE 2 Big Bird cooperates with Luis by holding the bike steady while he uses his wrench. This way, he's successfully able to remove the other training wheel! Gabi can now ride her bike, but she claims she must first...say hello to Gordon's new sneakers.
V in space
Cartoon V in space
(EKA: Episode 0560)
Film Floating kids make the letter V.
(EKA: Episode 3133)
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
Muppets Ronnie Trash sings about the importance of throwing litter in a can - "It's Yours and Mine."
(First: Episode 3004)
Cartoon Leanna Williams must save the world by cleaning it.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2839)
SCENE 3 Gabi stops by the stoop and says "hi" to Gordon's sneakers. Luis and Big Bird come by with the bike and Luis finds the sneaker idea ridiculous; nobody has talking sneakers. Gabi calls his attention to her friend, Isadora...
Isadora's sneakers
Animation Isadora's sneakers describe all the fun they've had this past year, as the seasons change.
(EKA: Episode 2758)
SCENE 3 cont'd Now that she's said "hi" to the sneakers, it's time for Gabi to ride her bike. Gabi stalls by claiming she needs to stretch first. She and Big Bird exercise, while the adults notice Gabi having second thoughts. After exercising, Gabi claims she needs something to eat.
Cartoon Three scribbles exercise.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 2482)
Song "There's a Lot of Different Ways to Get to School" (sung by Jerry Nelson)
(First: Episode 2751)
SCENE 4 After a meal, Big Bird wants Gabi to ride her bike now. She and Luis instead start a round of "Three of These Things" with some other bike-riding kids. Gabi ends up not belonging, as she's the only one without training wheels. Luis thinks he can remedy that by putting them back on, which Big Bird doesn't understand.
Animation Shapes sort themselves in different ways, and eventually make a quilt.
(EKA: Episode 3103)
Muppets All types of wild animals that lay eggs sing "Let's Lay an Egg."
(EKA: Episode 3060)
Animation The word EGGS is shown, followed by eggs frying in a skillet.
(EKA: Episode 3045)
Film A girl narrates a film of how pan dulce, Mexican bread, is made.
(First: Episode 3015)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 2
(EKA: Episode 2949)
Muppets / Celebrity Zoe points out to Zap Mama and some kids that Chicago is sad because he's never been to the jungle. The group cheers him up by making jungle noises with their voices.
(EKA: Episode 3285)
Film Two girls sing a clap song about the letter D to the tune of Yankee Doodle.
Cartoon Dogs cheer D-O-G and fight with cats.
(EKA: Episode 1148)
Muppets Bert sings "I Gotta Be Clean."
(EKA: Episode 3061)
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(EKA: Episode 0597)
SCENE 5 Big Bird explains what's happened so far and watches Gabi and Luis talk inside the Fix-It Shop.
SCENE 5 cont'd Gabi expresses her fears of falling off her bike without training wheels. Luis suggests they try it without them first, then he'll put them back on until she thinks she's really ready. Luis helps her as they start riding down the block.
Song "The First Time" - Children try various activities (riding tricycles, tying shoes, etc.) and progressively improve.
(First: Episode 2950)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 3
(EKA: Episode 2949)
Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
Animation Ornate Vs spin around as a song about them plays.
(EKA: Episode 2942)
Song "When You Grow Up"
(First: Episode 2912)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater
"Monster in a Box"
(First: Episode 3117)
Cartoon A hand draws a telephone booth.
(EKA: Episode 0796)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 4
(EKA: Episode 2949)

SCENE 6 Gabi and Luis go up and down the block, while Big Bird follows after. Soon, she's able to ride on her own! Gordon announces the sponsors.

Known missing segments

Picture Segment Description
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 1
(EKA: Episode 2949)

See also

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