Sesame Street
Plot Stinky's plantmobile
Air date November 25, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors D, 16
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Picture Segment Description
3531a
SCENE 1 Telly places Stinky the Stinkweed out in the sun. Stinky sighs, wishing he didn't always have to depend on others to mobilize, especially when he's thirsty. He gives a passionate speech about his dream to move on his own.
3531b

3531c
SCENE 1 cont'd Telly imagines life as a plant and realizes what little fun it is; he wouldn't be able to get to Baby Bear's on his own and his friends are able to help him. Back in reality, Tarah wheels by, inspiring Telly to find a way Stinky can do the same.
Waterfountain
Song Drink of Water
(EKA: Episode 2826)
Plantcartoon
Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(EKA: Episode 1484)
GroverSamantha.Angry
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Samantha talks to Grover about what she does when she gets angry.
Angrygoat
Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(EKA: Episode 0824)
3990t
Cartoon D-draw, dent, drop, dancer, done
(First: Episode 3060)
Toon-cancan
Cartoon D for Dance: Ladies on stage dance a can-can to the tune of "The Infernal Gallop" from Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, the lyrics of which are all the letter D.
(First: Episode 3499)
Safari.D
Film Kid jungle explorers sight a wild letter D.
(First: Episode 3499)
3465n
Insert Snuffy calls for everyone's attention so he can show them how good he is at tap-dancing. He used to cause snuffle-earthquakes, but now, as he reveals in a jazzy song, he's become "Light on My Feet."
(First: Episode 3465)
LuxoJr.HeavyLight
Animation Luxo Jr.: Heavy and light
(First: Episode 2860)
SomebodyComeandPlay.Snowleopards
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
Snow leopards version
(EKA: Episode 2638)
Mpiece.ABCDblue
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: ABCD Blue
(First: Episode 3516)
3979s
Film A karate team punches out the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3421)
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3531e
SCENE 2 At the Fix-It Shop, Luis and Maria begin preparing Stinky's "plantmobile." Stinky changes his mind, believing rolling is too fast and too dangerous ("To me, standing still is pushing the speed limit!"). They place him in the back of Tarah's wheelchair to give him a taste of how it feels. Though he screams through the whole ride, he finds he actually likes it allows them to begin construction.
Yellowcar
Cartoon A car drives by the water.
(First: Episode 3378)
2096m
Song "Me and My Chair"
(First: Episode 1706)
Bellhop.16
Cartoon The Bellhop must take Mrs. Stein's bags to floor 16.
(EKA: Episode 2496)
Martians.16
Muppets The Martians discover a sparkly number 16.
(First: Episode 3387)
Stamp16
Animation Rubber Stamp #16
(First: Episode 2959)
Rickbert
Muppets / Celebrity Bert and Rick Moranis sit next to each other on a plane, and learn that they (and the rest of the passengers) are alike in more ways than they realized, singing the song "Stick Out Your Hand and Say Hello." (new music added)
(First: Episode 2943)
3963c
Cartoon A shy girl wants to join a group bouncing a ball.
Artist: Joanna Priestley
(EKA: Episode 2849)
Song.ExploreWithMe
Song "Explore With Me" (reggae)
3531f
SCENE 3 The plantmobile is constructed and Stinky is excitedly placed in the seat. However, they haven't devised a way to actually make it move. He can't operate anything on it because he can't move any of his body parts...except for his mouth (which they realize as he complains). Tarah knows where they can get a mouth driving stick and Luis accompanies her to find one.
3958f
Cartoon Parts of a face are drawn in black on-screen before forming a picture.
(First: Episode 3320)
DoesAirMoveThings
Film On a windy day, Maria (in voice-over) asks a man (Bill Irwin), "Does air move things?" The wind speaks for him.
(First: Episode 2876)
AnnieEyeball.Air
Cartoon Dr. Annie Eyeball looks at air.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2616)
WhenBert'sNotHere
Muppets Ernie is tossing and turning in bed. He sings to the viewers how he feels "When Bert's Not Here."
(EKA: Episode 2208)
Dino-gohigher
Cartoon A dinosaur tries to eat an apple on a tree. A group of kids keep telling him to "GO HIGHER!"
(EKA: Episode 2908)
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3531h
SCENE 4 With the stick in place, Tarah instructs Stinky on how he can use it to move. He practices going forward and backward and soon, he's driving himself all over the street! He tells them he'll use his new power of mobility to get some water at Hooper's Store, then head back to the Furry Arms to write a song about driving.
Girlsclapyankeedoodle
Film Two girls sing a clap song about the letter D to the tune of Yankee Doodle.
(First: Episode 3305)
DetectiveDave.OG

DetectiveDave.Don
Muppets In a Dragnet spoof, Darlene depends on D-tective Dave to debunk the debacle of her "DOG" word, which is missing its first letter.
(First: Episode 3499)
LetterGarden.D
Animation Letter Garden: D
(First: Episode 3015)
Letsgodriving
Muppets An Anything Muppet family sings "Let's Go Driving."
(EKA: Episode 2363)
Song.WeGotthePower
Song "We Got the Power!" - a hip-hop song about computers
(First: Episode 3058)
Drawingonface
Cartoon Different emotions are drawn on a face, until the character grabs the pencil.
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3531j
SCENE 5 Backed by Earth, Wind and Fertilizer, Stinky sings (and plays harmonica) about how it feels to be "Like a Rolling Plant" to a small crowd. Stinky then plays the "Sesame Street Theme" on his harmonica as Telly announces the sponsors.
3531-CS
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Lexine musically tells Frazzle not to be afraid.


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