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Episode 3436

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Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird and Luis convince Hans that he's not an ugly duckling (repeat of 3144)
Air date January 15, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors F, L, 3
Syndication
Releases

3144t

Picture Segment Description
3144a
COLD OPEN
The kids read the sponsors from cards, and Big Bird introduces a duckling who says goodbye instead of hello.
3144b

3144c
SCENE 1
At the nest area, Big Bird and the kids have a hard time convincing Hans (a reference to Hans Christian Andersen), the ugly duckling from the story, to not leave. He's not ugly at all.
Prideday
Cartoon
At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2254)
Howwetakeabath
Song
Hoots the Owl sings "This is How We Take a Bath."
(EKA: Episode 3325)
3958zd
Cartoon
F / f (space paint)
(EKA: Episode 3215)
3958k
Film
Alphaquest: F
A faucet finishes a fire, and flood of freaky fish.
(EKA: Episode 2776)
4119za
Cartoon
Letter F words are found on the street.
WindyMuppets
Muppets
Caribbean Anything Muppets sing about "Caribbean Air".
(EKA: Episode 2941)
OutIn
Cartoon
A red scribble demonstrates out and in.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 3162)
3144g
SCENE 2
Hans wears a YOU sign, so instead of seeing his 'ugliness,' they'll see YOU. However, now he can't see.
3958f
Cartoon
A face is assembled and becomes an abstract portrait.
(EKA: Episode 3427)
Indian You Call
Muppets
In a spoof of "Indian Love Call," a woman sings of how much she loves the word "you."
(EKA: Episode 3134)
BruceMoose
Cartoon
Bruce the moose invites Toulouse LaGoose over for juice.
(EKA: Episode 2687)
ToothpasteFactory
Song
"Toothpaste Factory Rap"
(EKA: Episode 3325)
YourOldFriendToothbrush!
Cartoon
A toothbrush talks to a mouth about what could happen if not taken care of.
(EKA: Episode 2572)
RameyABC
Celebrity
Samuel Ramey sings a low-octave version of the alphabet song.
(EKA: Episode 3369)
Gloveschoolyard
Cartoon
A schoolyard of gloves invites other gloves to join them.
(EKA: Episode 1575)
3144n

3144o
SCENE 3
Hans has a set of wigs from Sy Duckling, the Feather Club president who's also a client. Gordon and Susan come by, but Susan makes it clear that bald is beautiful. Hans leaves to consult an expert.
ElNumeroTres
Animation
El numero tres (Luis V.O.)
(EKA: Episode 2363)
3981f
Film
Three kids dance for the number 3.
(EKA: Episode 3174)
3981g
Cartoon
In Egypt, three lemons make lemonade.
(EKA: Episode 3285)
KidsLovetoBrush
Muppets
The Bicuspids sing "Kids Just Love to Brush."
(EKA: Episode 2691)
Typewriter.L
Cartoon
The Typewriter: L for lion
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1201)
Wegmandogs.L
Film
Wegman's dogs form the letter L.
(EKA: Episode 3300)
3144z
Cartoon
Song: "If You've Lost Your L, Look Around"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1845)
Elmowhoopi
Muppets / Celebrity
Elmo thinks that Whoopi's skin is a very pretty brown. Whoopi likes Elmo's soft red fur. Elmo admires Whoopi's bouncy hair, too. Elmo suggests that they trade, but Whoopi says that they can't -- it doesn't come off. But even if she could trade, she wouldn't want to. She likes her skin and her hair, and she wants to keep it. Elmo says that he wants to keep his fur, too.
(First: Episode 2746)
3136w
Song
"Fixin' My Hair"
(EKA: Episode 2734)
Toon.Geronimo10-0
Cartoon
Geronimo 10-0 (parachute under haystack)
(EKA: Episode 2414)
3144s

3144t
SCENE 4
Hans goes to The Fix-It Shop. Luis reads him the story of Gregory the mouse, who, after tired of being called "Little Squeaky" by the other animals, tries to be a lion and fails. However, the story isn't over.
3144u

3144v
SCENE 4,
cont'd
The mouse wakes all the animals up when there's a fire, and the animals agree to stop calling him names. Transformed by the lesson, Hans decides to stop being called "the ugly duckling" and also learns that he loves stories.
3144e
Film
Letter Garden: F
(EKA: Episode 3048)
200003
Animation
Sand F/f
(EKA: Episode 0812)
Igottabeclean
Muppets
Bert sings "I Gotta Be Clean."
(EKA: Episode 3100)
4111zc
Animation
A piece of paper floats down onto a table, then folds itself into a paper crane, which flies away.
(EKA: Episode 2956)
3480.Rosita
Muppets
Rosita talks about what she does every morning. She kisses her parents, washes her hands and face, and brushes her hair. She has breakfast, brushes her teeth, and says "adios!" before she goes out to play.
(EKA: Episode 3256)
ArtistMikeTeeth
Cartoon
Some yucky little teeth sing praise of Mr. Toothbrush, who brushes them.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2990)
4090zi
Film
In Trinidad, Asha and her friends practice and dance on stilts in preparation for a carnival.
(EKA: Episode 3427)
Quiltpattern2
Cartoon
African quilt pattern
(EKA: Episode 3194)
Grovervideoworkout
Muppets
Grover is a personal trainer of his workout video called, "Grover's Monster Workout Video." He exercises with Bobby and Sissy, but he gets tired from swinging his arms, running, and jumping up and down that he faints.
(EKA: Episode 3284)
Snakeswing
Cartoon
"There's an Exercise That's Right" even for a snake.
(EKA: Episode 2995)
CongaCountingSong
Song
"Conga Counting Song"
(EKA: Episode 3010)
Earrings
Cartoon
A female head is drawn as its voice-over lists its parts, ending with earrings that "do nothing" ... and promptly wiggle around.
Artist: James Rizzi
(EKA: Episode 0821)
3144zb

3144zc
SCENE 5
Hans is happy, but there's still one thing he'd like to change - he wants to do something else besides playing on the seesaw with Big Bird, which is not working.
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COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: Luis and Maria join a drummer while Celina and the kids dance along.


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