Sesame Street
Plot Diva la Diva, the world's loudest singer
Air date April 26, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors G, 18
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Maria sees in the newspaper that Diva la Diva, the world's loudest singer, is performing a concert today. Soon after Big Bird enters the Fix-It Shop, Diva La Diva herself arrives with her broken toaster. She sings them a sample of her "Broken Toaster Aria," causing the entire store to shake with her booming voice.
Monsternewspaper
Cartoon A man demonstrates what newspapers are made of, and finds an ad for "One slightly used monster."
(First: Episode 2919)
CanRead1

CanRead2
Cast A remake of "Can Read" with Mr. Handford reading a recipe, Rosita reading a letter from her abuela, and Ruthie reading a box label.
(First: Episode 3337)
LetterG.BlueYellow
Animation Letter G drawing with kid voice-over.
(EKA: Episode 0514)
4130r
Animation G / g paper fold
(First: Episode 3128)
Goose
Cartoon A goose and gander visit the land of the G's.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1141)
There's a Bird on Me!
Song Joe Raposo sings "There's a Bird On Me."
(EKA: Episode 0536)
2485i
Cartoon Snacks on Parade - The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2212)
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SCENE 2 Carlo prepares Diva a salad at Hooper's Store. Big Bird warns him against hearing her sing, but Carlo feels honored when she launches into a verse of the "Healthful Foods Opera"...until he experiences firsthand what her loud voice can do to the store. She leaves to check the status of her toaster, while Big Bird consoles Carlo: "You should've seen the Fix-It Shop."
Song.healthyfood
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Healthy Food."
(EKA: Episode 2390)
Wegman.Hubbard
Film Wegman's dogs: Old Mother Hubbard
(First: Episode 3488)
3161f
Cartoon Number creatures 18
(EKA: Episode 2639)
2963-D3
Animation Growing Numbers #18
(First: Episode 2933)
4129zk
Animation Abstract #18
(First: Episode 2859)
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SCENE 3 Carlo, having just finished restoring everything Diva knocked from the shelves with her singing, sends Big Bird to check on her toaster. With her salad finished, Diva feels like singing again. Carlo tries to prevent another disaster by suggesting he sing her a song this time - "No Matter What Your Language." Diva joins in at a reasonable volume, but delivers a loud compliment afterwards, wrecking the store once again.
3986q
Cartoon A cartoon shows a few Spanish words - which are also English words.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3011)
4124zc
Muppets In a parody of The Brady Bunch theme, Telly Monster goes to the refrigerator to make himself a healthy "Telly's Lunch."
Sandwichingredients
Animation In stop-motion, sandwich ingredients square-dance in a ring and arrange themselves into a sandwich, which gets a bite taken out of it in a refrigerator.
(First: Episode 3080)
BlueGorilla
Cartoon G for Gorilla
(EKA: Episode 2491)
ZoeCelina.G
Muppets Zoe spots a group of letters galloping by, and wonders which letter it is. She tells Celina what it looks like, and Celina says it's the letter G.
(First: Episode 3377)
Computer-G
Animation Computer G / g
(First: Episode 3112)
3719-gymnastics
Film Kids dance around at gymnastics to "Rockin' Robin."
(First: Episode 3147)
RosieElmo
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo and Rosie O'Donnell rap the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3170)
3958m1
Animation Portraits of kids display the alphabet.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3203)
Letsgodriving
Muppets An Anything Muppet family sings "Let's Go Driving."
(EKA: Episode 2363)
Wearaseatbelt
Cartoon A father explains to his son why it is important to wear a seat belt when riding in a car.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1446)
Babychick
Film What sound does a baby chick make?
(First: Episode 3419)
ArtistMike.Loosetooth
Cartoon A girl recites a poem about her first loose tooth.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3319)
Toothpaste.Trailer
Animation "Toothpaste ... coming soon to a mouth near you!"
(First: Episode 2876)
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.
(First: Episode 3256)
Bridgesquare
Cartoon The Bridgekeeper: Square
(EKA: Episode 2205)
3187m
Song "Somethin' Old Into Somethin' New"
(First: Episode 3125)
3141t
Cartoon Aliens vacation on Earth for an afternoon, but they litter.
(First: Episode 3141)
Oranges!!
Film / Animation Oranges are peeled and sliced in stop-motion, and some kids eat them.
(EKA: Episode 2223)
Word.AIRPORT
Animation The word AIRPORT (with photographs of such)
(First: Episode 3373)
Flight-read
Muppets Mr. Johnson wants something to read, so Flight Attendant Grover suggests reading the EXIT sign, the safety manual and the tag on the collar of his shirt. After he informs Mr. Johnson that the airplane is out of newspapers and magazines, he sets the fat blue man on his lap and tells him to read his lips as he recites a story.
(First: Episode 3487)
SongEndingOw
Cartoon A song about words that end with "OW".
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
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SCENE 4 Diva's toaster is still not ready. She is reminded of her "Unfinished Opera," but Carlo stops her from singing and asks if she's ever tried singing quietly. Diva is unfamiliar with this concept. Carlo demonstrates by singing "My Little Game." Diva goes along with it, soon making the song louder and louder until the store is a mess yet again. Maria delivers Diva's repaired toaster and Big Bird takes her to the subway.
3956e
Film Kids play loud and soft notes on the Shpritzer.
(First: Episode 3428)
Cecille-brushdown
Animation Cecille sings "Brushin' Down the Doggies."
(First: Episode 2862)
2head.toothbrush
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster learns how to use a toothbrush. (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 2523)
10sideddancing
Animation Ten masked dancers are counted.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3079)
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SCENE 5 Maria and Carlo enjoy the peace and quiet now, until they hear Diva's booming voice singing the "Sesame Street Theme." They discover she hasn't returned - it's only a tape she provided Big Bird with. He turns up the volume on his cassette player, causing all his items to fall from his shelves. Everyone starts cleaning up the mess, as Diva announces the sponsors.


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