Sesame Street
Plot Rosita at the Furry Arms
Air date February 26, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors U, 19
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Rosita wants Benny Rabbit to teach her the ways of a bellhop at the Furry Arms, since she's thinking about becoming one when she grows up (she likes the uniforms). Benny explains the many, exhausting things he does, which he claims won't give him time to teach her. He gives in when he sees how sad she gets and takes her to get a uniform.
SCENE 2 Benny tells Rosita another job of the bellhop: answering questions from the guests. He demonstrates by pretending to be a guest and asking her how to recite the alphabet. After going over it three times, he heads inside to fetch something for the next lesson.
Cartoon Nineteen kernels of popcorn pop.
(EKA: Episode 2855)
SCENE 3 Benny brings out the hotel Dinger, who is rung whenever a bellhop's services are needed. "You hear the bell and you hop to it," he says, explaining the meaning of the title. He and the Dinger perform a song about the dinging sound. Rosita has one question: "When do we hop?"
SCENE 4 Rosita is ready to put her training into action and listens for the Dinger's bell to start helping someone. She responds instead the sounds of the telephone bell and an ice cream vendor's bell, smacking Benny with the revolving door each time she exits. She finally responds to the Dinger's bell, reporting to Benny it's time for his break (which he desperately needs).
Cartoon Ranger Armbuckle talks about how plants travel -- by sowing their seeds.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2727)

SCENE 5 The Count arrives to check into the hotel, where Benny explains that carrying luggage is also part of the job. He tells Rosita to just observe for now and is shocked to see the Count has brought 10 suitcases. The Count and Rosita count them as Benny tires himself out carrying them into the lobby. The bell rings again and Rosita goes inside to respond.
SCENE 5 cont'd Benny learns the Count is only staying for one night ("Haven't you ever heard of packing lightly?!"), when Rosita informs him that Ms. Netherland wants him to bring the suitcases upstairs...and that the elevator's broken. Benny goes on another break and collapses.

SCENE 6 Big Bird, Zoe, Gina and Carlo come by on their way to the see The Chicken King, a film Rosita wants to see too. She tells Benny they should both go, but he tells her he has a job to do and can't leave. Rosita decides to forgo the movie; she can see it anytime, but doesn't have the same oppertunity to spend time with Benny. She gives him a hug and kiss, then remembers he doesn't like being touched. He allows her to keep hugging him just this once.
SCENE 6 cont'd Carlo announces the sponsors, as Humphrey and Ingrid shake the dust from a rug (causing Ms. Netherland to sneeze).
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Elmo sings about balancing a penny on his head.

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