Sesame Street
Plot Prince Charming visits (repeat of 3342)
Air date December 10, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors I, K, 19


This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.
Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Ruthie tells Elmo that the Prince Charming is inside Finders Keepers and brings him inside to meet him.
SCENE 1 Ruthie tries introducing Elmo to Prince Charming, but the prince is too busy dealing with phone calls and faxes. He gets too overwhelmed and quits being a prince.
SCENE 2 Ruthie and Elmo pitch potential new roles that the (former) Prince Charming could do, but none seem very low-stakes. He finally settles for a shoe salesman, and changes his name to "Seymour the Shoe-Salesman."
Cartoon K for kangaroo
(EKA: Episode 2758)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk dance to Aaron Copland's "Hoedown" with some kids.
Part 2

SCENE 3 "Seymour" finishes setting up his shoe shop and expects his new occupation to be easy. The Count comes by and continually asks for pairs of shoes, running the Prince ragged and counting each pair until there are 19 pairs of shoes. The Prince becomes fed up with selling shoes and decides to be someone else.
Cartoon 19 popcorn kernels
(EKA: Episode 2855)
Animation Abstract count to 19
(EKA: Episode 2855)
Animation Number creatures #19
(EKA: Episode 2874)
Song Hoots the Owl sings "This is How We Take a Bath."
(EKA: Episode 3216)
Muppets Big Bird talks about asking questions and, using Zoe as an example, asks about her banana dance.
(EKA: Episode 3424)
Cartoon A pattern of daisies and tulips - can you tell what comes next? (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 2256)
Animation "Pineapple Addition"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3159)
SCENE 4 Donning a purple cape, the Prince decides to be a Count, but grows weary of it after reluctantly counting to 10 with a couple of kids. The Count briefly shows up, overhearing that the Prince is a Count too, prompting the Prince to storm off.
Animation Counting 1-10 and 10-0 in Spanish (Maria voice-over)
(EKA: Episode 3008)
Muppets Grover sings "Over, Under, Around and Through."
(EKA: Episode 0258)
Film People go under, over, through and around a hoop. (Luis voice-over)
(First: Episode 3140)
Cartoon The dot gets on top of the lowercase letter i.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 0815)
Animation Ornate I's swing through the air to a song.
(EKA: Episode 2921)
Cartoon I for Ink (angry bird)
(EKA: Episode 0514)
Animation A showcase of how many fun things can be done with paper.
(EKA: Episode 3482)
Film Wanda Falbo (Word Fairy) and Barkley present a word which represents large, shaggy animals who like to chase sticks (or wands).
(EKA: Episode 2621)
Animation The word DOG is spelled out over a wiener dog.
(EKA: Episode 3425)
Song "Washin' the Dog"
(EKA: Episode 3143)

SCENE 5 Prince Charming figures out what (not who) he wants to be: an animal. He makes several animal sounds, which attracts a dalmatian, a chicken and a pig, much to his dismay. After Ruthie announces the sponsors, Prince Charming decides he wants to be a prince again. Just then, an off-screen princess calls out for help, so Prince Charming exits, leading the animals away. Ruthie and Elmo sign-off and excitedly wave good-bye.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Tarah talks to Big Bird and Celina about getting her own racing chair, like the one her friend Ryan is riding on.

Known missing segments

Picture Segment Description
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: The King and I
(EKA: Episode 2695)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk dance to Aaron Copland's "Hoedown" with some ribbon twirlers.
Part 1
Muppets Two-Headed Monster tries on shoes.
(EKA: Episode 2365)
Muppets Big Bird and the Birdketeers present the letter K.
(First: Episode 3391)

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