Sesame Street
Plot Inside Sesame Street
Air date February 16, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Sponsors G, P, 17
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Picture Segment Description

COLD OPEN Monty introduces "Inside Sesame Street," the news program that brings you "the stories behind the stories." He teases some of the stories they'll be breaking today and throws it to the theme song...

SCENE 1 Monty introduces the story of Little Jack Horner, who has recently given up eating with his thumb. At Hooper's, Katie Couric (subbing for a vacationing Prairie Dawn) interviews Horner, who has tried using parts of his face to eat his pie, with less-than-satisfactory results: he stuck in his hair and pulled out a pear, then stuck in his snout and pulled out a trout, etc. He vows to make a comeback, however, then sticks his thumb in the pie and accidentally flings a plum into Katie's eye. Coming up next: Is Oscar about to play a non-Grouchy game?
Cartoon A girl explains why she likes the poet Grubby Groo.
Artist: Mo Willems
(EKA: Episode 3225)
Song "(The Name of the Place is) The Laundromat"
(First: Episode 3159)
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0262)

SCENE 2 Monty throws the show to Prairie Dawn, back from vacation. She tries to interview Oscar on his latest, seemingly fun activity, but he refuses to answer any questions. She interviews Gina instead. Oscar calls the kids over to play a round of "Three of These Things" with bowls of broccoli, meatballs, mashed potatoes and ice cream. The ice cream doesn't belong, according to the kids, since it's dessert. Oscar reveals the Grouch answer - they all belong, since they're all ingredients of Grouch ice cream. The smell of the concoction causes Prairie to pass out and Gina concludes the report.
Cartoon Lady Marple-Bug solves "The Case of the Four Fliers" by identifying that the bird doesn't fit in amongst the group of butterflies.
(EKA: Episode 2963)

SCENE 3 Prairie now reports on Jack Be Nimble's altered nursery rhyme, where he leaps over birthday candles on a cake. As he revs up, Prairie tries to reach the cow that jumped over the moon for comment. The cow tells her to moove away, though Prairie stays put, asserting her role in the media. She is soon pulverized by Jack.
Film Fay Ray subtracts three balls.
(EKA: Episode 2608)
Muppets Grover talks about front and back, but whenever Grover wants to talk about front, the camera suddenly cuts to a shot of his back, and whenever he wants to talk about back, the camera cuts to a shot of his front.
(First: Episode 0139)
Animation Luxo Jr. displays its front and back, eventually getting exhausted.
(EKA: Episode 3279)
Cartoon P for Planet
(EKA: Episode 2173)
Animation Marty the chair keeps bumping into things, until he finds his glasses. "See ya later!"
(EKA: Episode 2233)
SCENE 4 Monty reports on Sesame Street, looking to ask Prairie a question. She goes on a rant about her poor treatment thus far on the show. Monty instead questions the condition of her microphone following her collision with Jack. Since his mic is functional, she goes back to the studio while he does the field reporting. Monty then teases an upcoming story about indoor rain...
Toon differentmes
Cartoon A boy talks about his various moods.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(EKA: Episode 0831)
Muppets / Celebrity Little Richard sings "Rosita," a song about feelings, to Rosita.
(EKA: Episode 3225)
Cartoon Number creatures 17
(EKA: Episode 2745)
Muppets Big Bird says, "Let's see that number one more time!"
(EKA: Episode 3247)
Cartoon Abstract count to 17
(EKA: Episode 2820)
Film A park ranger speaks to a group of kids about trees and the fruits that come from them. Then all the kids hug a tree.
(First: Episode 2891)

Muppets / Cast Ruthie reads to some kids the story of Star White (Snow White's cousin), who had a mirror that couldn't answer her question of who's the best looking. The mirror looked at a number of kids, and soon had an answer for Star White: everyone in the world is good-looking in their own way.
(First: Episode 3265)
Animation G/g musical notes (Gordon voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 2233)
Cast Big Bird, Susan and Bob sing "Can Read" while at a newsstand.
(EKA: Episode 2326)
Cartoon Shorty reaches a water fountain with a stool.
(EKA: Episode 0984)
Muppets Bip Bippadotta and The Androoze Sisters sing "Everybody's Song."
(First: Episode 2064)
Song Jerry Nelson sings "The Inside Story" over film footage which shows the insides of ordinary household items.
(EKA: Episode 2765)
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(EKA: Episode 0597)
Film Korean girls do a spring dance.
(EKA: Episode 3170)

SCENE 5 Prairie Dawn, safe in the studio, throws to Monty out on the street. Monty asks Gina and Oscar if it's raining inside Hooper's or the trash can; they both tell him everything's fine. Instead, rain begins to fall in the Inside Sesame Street studios, drenching Prairie and flooding the room. Monty then announces the sponsors.

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