Sesame Street
Plot What's in the box?
Air date February 15, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Sponsors G, I, 5
This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Big Bird and Zoe introduce the sponsors and some segments of the show, when two delivery women pass by with a large box. What's inside? The two follow the delivery women to ask and find out.
SCENE 1 They catch up to the delivery women, who asks the youngsters about the status of the currently closed Finders Keepers. They ask more questions, preventing Zoe from asking what's inside the box. When she finally gets her opportunity, the workers inform her they don't know, but ask her and Big Bird to remain with the box until Ruthie can claim it.
Animation Luxo Jr. examines a box. A smaller lamp pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
(First: Episode 2851)
Film G for go, girls, guitar, goldfish etc.
(First: Episode 3269)
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(EKA: Episode 0305)
SCENE 2 Big Bird and Zoe start getting hungry and think of several ways they can contact Hooper's Store for a snack. Ultimately, they realize Big Bird can go off and order for them both and bring the food back while Zoe stays with the box.
Cartoon Leanna Williams explains why she loves her brother’s shoes - she has fun with the box they came in.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2985)
Muppets Five Anything Muppets sing the "Numerical Correspondence Song."
(EKA: Episode 0735)
Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
(EKA: Episode 0814)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment: Cookie Monster shows David a sign that says STREET.
(EKA: Episode 2363)
Film A boy who is learning to write in Chinese writes the word "rain."
(EKA: Episode 3192)
Muppets The Oinker Sisters sing "The Boogie-Woogie Piggies."
(First: Episode 2922)
Cartoon Shooting stars form the letter I/i.
(EKA: Episode 2291)
Animation I / i candles
(EKA: Episode 3107)
Muppets / Celebrity Maya Angelou sings "My Name" with Lexine, Carlo and Elmo.
(First: Episode 3139)
Cartoon A male chorus sings about zoo animals, to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
(EKA: Episode 2874)
Muppets Ernie & Bert: A tough guy named Tough Eddie accidentally knocks over Bert's sand castle while he's sleeping. Ernie points that out to Eddie, and Eddie tells Ernie, in a threatening tone of voice, that he's "got something" for Bert. It turns out to be an ice cream cone.
(EKA: Episode 0597)
Animation Pencil box G / g
(First: Episode 3042)
Muppets Grover and George sing "Two G Sounds."
(EKA: Episode 0695)
Animation In stop-motion, sandwich ingredients square-dance in a ring and arrange themselves into a sandwich, which gets a bite taken out of it in a refrigerator.
(EKA: Episode 3080)
SCENE 3 Big Bird returns with a birdseed milkshake and a banana and raisins for Zoe. He initiates a game of "Three of These Things" using the food items and the box (which doesn't belong). Zoe points out another reason the box doesn't belong: they don't know what's inside it.
Film Fay Ray rolls balls near the camera.
(EKA: Episode 3061)
Cast Linda shows a girl how to sign the word EXIT.
(EKA: Episode 2751)
Cartoon A honking orange ball follows signs to the EXIT.
(EKA: Episode 2125)
Character.bats Muppets The Count sings "The Batty Bat."
(First: Episode 2096)
Cartoon A chorus of 5s come out of a 5 painting.
(EKA: Episode 3300)

SCENE 4 Ruthie finally arrives and opens the package, which contains 5 of various toys (as well as a number 5). She allows them to now play with whatever they want; they chose the box! Ruthie then announces the sponsors.

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