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Sesame Street
Plot How to Pretend
Air date March 8, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Sponsors M, W, 13

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This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.
Picture Segment Description
3343a

3343b
SCENE 1
Big Bird hears the sound of a nearby rooster, which turns out to be none other than Sir John Feelgood! Big Bird looks forward to the fun they'll have pretending together, but Sir John is unable to play and is instead going to his performance of Animal Farm (as a pig). He does offer an alternative: his book "How to Pretend," which is full of advice on how to pretend to be anyone or anything. He sings a showtune about the book and heads off to his performance. Big Bird thinks he might be able to pretend to be something not even Snuffy will recognize him as and goes to find someone to help read to him.
Roostersound
Film
What sound does a rooster make?
(EKA: Episode 3301)
Arnold
Animation
Arnold uses his imagination.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(EKA: Episode 2754)
OutIn
Cartoon
A red scribble demonstrates out and in.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 3162)
3958e
Muppets
Kingston Livingston III sings "Just Happy to Be Me."
(EKA: Episode 3178)
AnimalFootsteps
Cartoon
An elephant, a zebra, a hedgehog, an ostrich, a frog and a ladybug create a rhythm with their footsteps.
(EKA: Episode 2902)
3343c

3343d
SCENE 2
Big Bird finds Ruthie and asks her to read the book for him. They thumb through the contents until they come across something Big Bird can pretend to be - a tree. The book immediately dispels Big Bird's notion that being a tree is easy. Ruthie reads the methods Big Bird must take to become a tree and soon, he's mistaken as a real tree by a "little birdie" (an elephant, who has also read Sir John's book).
WaterWetWind
Animation
W for water, wind, wave and wet
(EKA: Episode 3198)
Wih.Witch
Cartoon
W for witch
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2407)
ElmoTellyJimCarrey
Muppets / Celebrity
Jim Carrey shows Elmo and Telly how he expresses his emotions - with his feet (in speed-induced footage, no less).
(EKA: Episode 3023)
Clumsy.feet
Cartoon
Christopher Clumsy demonstrates the things feet can do.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0822)
3343e
SCENE 3
Snuffy arrives for his playdate with Big Bird, when he hears a kitty meowing, which turns out to be Ruthie (who has borrowed the book). Snuffy wants to fool Big Bird by pretending and learns from the book how to channel his inner cow. He watches the elephant "fly" by and assumes it's a bird pretending to be an elephant.
2girls.M
Film
Two girls sing "Miss Mary M" as they clap.
(EKA: Episode 3313)
4101.gg.india
Film
James talks about how great it is to be Indian-American, because he gets to learn about things from two different places.
(EKA: Episode 3191)
3959c
Cartoon
"The Room Is Full of Chickens"
(EKA: Episode 3035)
3343f
SCENE 4
Big Bird and Snuffy arrive at the park, but their acts are so convincing, they don't realize the other is there. They both pass the time by saying the alphabet, but still don't notice the other.
13burgers
Animation
Thirteen hamburgers dance around.
(EKA: Episode 2849)
3343g
SCENE 5
Big Bird and Snuffy start feeling weary of waiting and committing to their roles. Some kids run by and they briefly break character to acknowledge them, allowing them to finally realize each other's presence. They both compliment each other's acting abilities.
Luxojrsurprise
Animation
Luxo Jr. examines a box. A smaller lamp pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
(EKA: Episode 2861)
3979e
Film
Raposo: "Take a Breath"
(EKA: Episode 2784)
Re-filmed version
1710w
Cartoon
Typewriter Guy: W, Wall
(EKA: Episode 1710)
4113zh
Film
The floating kids form the letter W.
Song.wasteroon
Cartoon
"The Wasteroon Song" - three water drops complain about people wasting water, calling them "Wasteroons."
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2876)
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3343i
SCENE 6
Ruthie is excited to meet Sir John, who will be making another visit following his play. They hear the elephant-bird again, who turns out to be Sir John! He informs them that he's discovered a great, new actor on the street and he'll be taking them on tour. Big Bird assumes it's himself, but it turns out to be the elephant, who gives a dramatic reading of the sponsors.

Known missing segments

Picture Segment Description
YouGottaHaveM
Muppets
The Sublime Miss M performs "You Gotta Have M."
(EKA: Episode 2837)
Alphabet.girls
Cartoon
Two girls sing a reggae rendition of the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 3269)
3150h
Film
A little body sings the "Cold Ocean Blues" at the beach.
(EKA: Episode 3150)


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