Sesame Street
Plot Mumford's sheep spell
Air date February 28, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors J, 3
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Picture Segment Description

COLD OPEN Rosita presents her drawings of today's sponsors, as well as a drawing of her imaginary sheep friend, Lupé. The lamb "greets" everyone who walks by in sheep language, then tells Rosita that she wishes everyone spoke like her. Rosita finds the idea silly and walks off, but the Amazing Mumford (eavesdropping on Rosita) finds it a fascinating idea and waves his wand...
SCENE 1 Baby Bear observes that Mr. Handford is upset and asks why. Mr. Handford replies by bleating like a sheep, seemingly unable to communicate otherwise. He looks up a number in the phonebook and places a call, explaining his situation in sheep.
Film Wegman's dogs: Batty as Little Bo Peep, seeking her sheep.
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings "Three on Lady's Lap." (new sound effects added)
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0354)
SCENE 2 Mr. Handford talks to Detective Colambo, who is able to communicate with him. Colambo learns Mr. Handford was on his way to work, waved to Rosita and suddenly started speaking sheep.
SCENE 2 cont'd Baby Bear notices Carlo coming into Hooper's Store and thinks he can help clear things up. Unfortunately, he's speaking sheep too and Colambo begins his interrogation.
Cartoon A detective follows a path on the street which consists of a straight line, followed by dots. He finds out that the truck that paints the dividing road lines happens to sputter every few feet, which is where the dots come from.
(EKA: Episode 2292)
SCENE 3 Colambo gets more input from Gordon and the kids, who also can't stop speaking sheep. He notices Rosita is the common element in all their stories and believes she's behind it. He leads the group to find her and ask her a few questions.
SCENE 4 Baby Bear and the group find Rosita in the playground and think that she is the one who made everyone baa like sheep. Colambo then decides to Interrogate Rosita about it, but then she starts baaing too, so they figure out that it wasn't her and start wondering who it might be. Colambo scratches his head and starts thinking about who it might be.
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (man laying on the beach)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0309)

SCENE 5 The group finds Mumford is the culprit and he tries to fix everything. However, he makes them moo like cows and cluck like chickens instead. Once everything seems normal, Baby Bear discovers he's speaking sheep! They all run to find Mumford again, as Colambo announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Grover welcomes everybody in his Superhero Class.

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