Sesame Street
Plot Ernestine watches Natasha
repeat of 3395
Air date December 19, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors E, T, 13
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3395

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 The Furry Arms is in its usually state of chaos. Downstairs, Ernestine the Telephone Operator answers a guest's question about today's sponsors. Humphrey and Ingrid bring Natasha to her in need of help: the chef has called in sick, forcing them to fill in and they need someone to watch Natasha. Ernestine volunteers to take care of her.
4115t
Song "Happy Happiness"
(First: Episode 3320)
4129x
Animation E / e Gregorian chant
(First: Episode 3300)
4140-jawsE
Film Jaws spoof presenting the letter E.
(First: Episode 3300)
Enterexitdoors
Cartoon A man explains that the letter E begins both Enter and Exit. Another man named Roy runs through the doors.
(First: Episode 0406)
3816c
Song "Beautiful Baby" (remake)
JoesLap
Cartoon Joe's Lap (limerick) (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 0825)
BBZoeBetween
Muppets Big Bird talks about between by showing that he is in the middle between Zoe and Radar.
(First: Episode 3500)
Word.TELEPHONE
Animation The word TELEPHONE is displayed, followed by a ringing telephone.
(First: Episode 3048)
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SCENE 2 Ernestine shows Natasha how to be an operator. She pretends to take a call and turns the headset toward Natasha, who just blows a raspberry into it. Ernestine tells her this is the wrong thing to do, when a real caller phones in. Natasha does it again and the guest becomes very upset. Ernestine argues with them, until she sees what a bad example she's setting.
Song.WhenYouGrowUp
Song "When You Grow Up"
(First: Episode 2912)
ElmoPrairie.Space
Muppets Astronaut Prairie Dawn floats on a space shuttle, when Elmo pops up out of nowhere, offering to help her. He soon learns that there is no need for a policeman, a construction worker, or a farmer in space (unless there's a cow).
(First: Episode 2862)
2096s
Film Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet. (new music added)
(First: Episode 1966)
BTFF.Trombone1
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk - Dixie dance
Part 1
BeingABirdkateer
Insert Monty thinks he has found his calling, and sings about “Being a Birdketeer.”
(First: Episode 3330)
3508shpritzer
Film Fast and slow on the Shpritzer.
(First: Episode 3455)
Tellycookie01
Muppets Telly Monster demonstrates "Fast" and "Slow" to Cookie Monster by using a plate of cookies. To demonstrate slow, Telly eats one of the cookies in slow bites. After finishing eating, he asks Cookie Monster to eat a cookie slowly. Cookie Monster gives it a try, but ends up gobbling all the cookies on the plate. Telly considers it to be fast rather than slow, but Cookie Monster says it was slow in his opinion.
(First: Episode 3253)
E-shriek
Cartoon A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
Wegmandogs.E
Film Wegman's dogs form a letter E.
(First: Episode 3267)
PlanetE
Animation Planet E / e
(First: Episode 2840)
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Song Jerry Nelson sings "I'm the Big One Now."
(First: Episode 2876)
10.Latin
Animation Counting to 10 (Latin rhythm)
(First: Episode 3045)
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Animation Counting from 10-0 (Latin rhythm)
(First: Episode 3048)
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SCENE 3 Linda teaches the kids the sign for "butterfly" as Carlo sings about the insect.
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Film How to say "butterfly" in sign language
(First: Episode 3341)
Grover-butterfly
Muppets Grover sits in a park and recites a poem about a butterfly that he sees.
(EKA: Episode 2448)
PurpleBucket
Cartoon "I Have a Purple Bucket"
(First: Episode 3467)
Adrian&Lamont

Adrian&Lamont2
Film Lamont, who lives in the city, visits his friend Adrian, who lives in the country. Together they ride bikes, swim, and have dinner with Adrian's family.
(First: Episode 2800)
Airplanes.T
Animation Airplanes carve the capital and lowercase T.
(First: Episode 3230)
4121am
Film Kids dance with the letter T, which is for triangle.
(First: Episode 3271)
Tisfortrash
Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket
(First: Episode 0020)
Mydaddysapilot
Film A girl narrates a film of helping her dad, a pilot, fly a small plane. They fly through New York City, past the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty.
(First: Episode 3431)
BTFF.Trombone2
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk - Dixie dance
Part 2'
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SCENE 4 The girls receive a call from a guest requesting a ham sandwich. Ernestine points out they have the wrong number; they need to call extension #13, which she offers to transfer them to. Instead, she plugs them into her own extension and claims to be room service.
Growing13
Animation Growing Numbers #13
(First: Episode 2924)
13burgers
Animation Thirteen hamburgers dance around.
(First: Episode 2785)
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Cartoon Number creatures #13
(First: Episode 2691)
BabyHonker
Muppets A baby Honker hatches from an egg and learns to honk like all the Honkers.
(First: Episode 1616)
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Cartoon Babies and doggies pattern: What comes next?
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3039)
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Song "There's a Lot of Different Ways to Get to School" (sung by Jerry Nelson)
(First: Episode 2751)
SchoolAfternoon1

SchoolAfternoon2
Muppets A series of trailers for school-related dramas are shown on WCTW's "School in the Afternoon" block.
(EKA: Episode 2494)
Circles.funkymusic
Film / Animation Circles of all kinds are displayed as funky rap music plays.
(First: Episode 3126)
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SCENE 5 Humphrey and Ingrid return to collect Natasha, who has picked up Ernestine's trademark snort. All the monsters then find they can do it. After they leave, Ernestine answers another call about the sponsors, including the Children's Television Workshop mention. "If you don't mind me saying so, I think you should know that by now, Ms. Cooney," she adds.


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