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Sesame Street
Plot Wolfgang wants Ruthie's fish
Air date December 1, 1995
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors Q, 1

3405

Picture Segment Description
3405a

3405b
SCENE 1
Maria drops off Gabi and Big Bird at Finders Keepers, where Ruthie will look after them while she runs some errands. Ruthie plays a guessing game with the two as she sets up a fish tank. It turns out to be the home of her new goldfish, Jacques Cousteau.
3405c
SCENE 1 cont'd
Wolfgang the Seal catches word of her new fish and rushes into the store, wishing to eat it.
FishBird.clay
Animation
Fred the fish needs water to swim in, and Betty the bird needs air to fly in. Vanessa the vacuum cleaner sucks up all the air and water, but can't hold it all in. (narration by Jim Thurman)
(EKA: Episode 2642)
Mountainhike
Film
A boy hikes up a mountain with his family.
(EKA: Episode 2881)
0573zd
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Kermit talks with Chris about teaching his little sister, Stephanie, to talk. Chris practices the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 0573)
2096s
Film
Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet. (new music added)
(First: Episode 2096)
3405d
SCENE 2
Ruthie restrains Wolfgang, when Gabi proposes they fill him up with other fish so he won't be hungry for Jacques. Big Bird fetches a bucket and they feed him 40 fish, which seems like plenty, but he still goes crazy for Jacques.
40lemmings
Cartoon
40 lemmings (doo-wop)
(EKA: Episode 2946)
Erniebert-goldfish
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie wants to go outside and play catch, but Bert gets him interested in watching his goldfish.
(EKA: Episode 1456)
Prettyfish-refilm
Song
David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
Re-filmed version
(EKA: Episode 2490)
3142d
Cartoon
Fish swim to form Q and q.
(EKA: Episode 3105)
GirlsQ
Film
Girls giggle as they clap their way to the letter Q.
(EKA: Episode 3379)
PlanetQ
Animation
Planet Q / q
(EKA: Episode 2861)
3405e
SCENE 3
To take Wolfgang's mind off fish, Big Bird has set up a musical game for him: "Here are Some Things." The game works, but Big Bird lets the word "fish" slip and sets Wolfgang off again.
2963-C7
Cartoon
"Part of the Whole"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 2714)
Zebrapuzzle
Film
A puzzle of a zebra is put together.
(EKA: Episode 3056)
Elmo.monalisa
Muppets
Elmo sings "Right in the Middle of My Face" while walking through an animated art gallery.
(EKA: Episode 3130)
3958f
Cartoon
Parts of a face are drawn in black on-screen before forming a picture.
(EKA: Episode 3320)
4140-moodsong
Song
"You Can Get Right Up": a song about getting active to cheer up.
(First: Episode 3142)
3816v
Cartoon
A baby and father illustrate up and down.
(EKA: Episode 2687)
3405f
SCENE 4
The three cover up Wolfgang's eyes, nose and ears, preventing him from seeing, smelling or hearing about the fish. He crashes into everything due to his blindfold. Big Bird gets a great idea and carries Wolfgang out of the store.
ChickenFootball
Cartoon
A chicken gets an idea to sit on a football and hatch it like an egg.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(EKA: Episode 2455)
HumanBodyArrows
Animation
Arrows give a presentation of the human body.
(EKA: Episode 3069)
3154s1
Cartoon
Slot-machine legs: Cowboy & horse
(EKA: Episode 2073)
3979zc
Song
"It's a Long Hard Road, But I'm Gonna Get There." (Vocals by Jerry Nelson)
(EKA: Episode 3398)
Song-purecleanwater
Muppets
"Pond Full of Fish"
(EKA: Episode 2840)
Frankthefish
Cartoon
"Water Conservation": Frank the fish calls Carl and tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
Artist: Peter Chung
(EKA: Episode 2746)
3405g
SCENE 5
Big Bird has dressed Wolfgang up like a cow, since cows don't eat fish. Wolfgang doesn't like the grass Big Bird feeds him, he struggles to "moo" and certainly can't give milk. He continues to set his sights on the fish.
Whatsounddoesacowmake?
Film
What sound does a cow make?
(EKA: Episode 3403)
2head.milk
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster finishes drinking milk, and doesn't know what to do with the cartons at first, but gets the idea to "recycle" them and play with them like a train.
(EKA: Episode 3080)
Billythefish
Film / Animation
A class makes up a story about a fish named Billy, which is told through animation based on the kids' drawings.
We'rethenumber1
Animation
A group of 1s chant, "We're the number 1!"
(EKA: Episode 3238)
3154d
Song
"We're Talking 'Bout the Number One"
(First: Episode 3154)
1salad
Cartoon
One chef takes one of each vegetable to make one salad.
(EKA: Episode 3238)
2584-Trasha

GrouchesSF
Muppets / Celebrity
Fish seller Trasha (Tracey Ullman) gives some Grouchy voice lessons to Grundgetta, while Oscar watches. They are shocked to learn Trasha wasn't always so Grouchy and flashes back to her mentor, Professor Piggens (played by a Cockney Oscar). He teaches her a Grouchy song - "Grouches in the South of France." After the flashback, Grundgetta begins to get the hang of the accent.
(First: Episode 2584)
3961j
Animation
Airplanes carve the letter Q.
(First: Episode 3179)
4111w
Film
Q, for quack. Quiet!
Q-candles
Animation
In reversed film, Q and q candles are unmelted.
(EKA: Episode 3079)
3405h

3405i
SCENE 6
Big Bird and Gabi recount to Maria all the craziness they've had today with Wolfgang. They decide to let Gabi take Jacques home with her, while Ruthie tends to the sobbing Wolfgang and announces the sponsors.
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COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: Celina teaches everyone "The Snuffle Shuffle."


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