Sesame Street
Plot The Jack in the Box
Air date January 6, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors O, 19
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3561

Picture Segment Description
3561a
SCENE 1 Baby Bear and Zoe study a strange box outside Finders Keepers. Baby Bear believes it's a toy, but Zoe asserts it's a mere box. Ruthie tells them they're both right: it's a Jack-in-the-Box. She demonstrates how it works and they request she play it over and over, until she must return to work.
3561b
SCENE 1 cont'd Suddenly, they witness a large, letter O rolling past and decide to follow it.
Luxojrsurprise
Animation Luxo Jr. examines a box. A smaller lamp pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
(First: Episode 2851)
Linda.TOY
Cast Big Bird winds up Linda, who displays the word TOY.
(First: Episode 2908)
Word.TOY
Animation The word TOY is displayed, followed by a wind-up drum-playing panda.
(First: Episode 3067)
ABCdiva
Muppets A diva sings the Alphabet Song while the stagehand instructs the gaffers to raise and lower the alphabet sign, but the diva thinks he's asking her to alter her singing voice.
(First: Episode 2964)
2293c
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(EKA: Episode 1206)
GroverSamantha.duckduckgoose
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment: Samantha shows Grover how to play "Duck Duck Goose."
Film.Monkeyscleaning
Film At a zoo, monkeys clean each other and run around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 2505)
3983q
Cartoon A lady receives a letter O in the mail, which promptly rolls around her living room.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3348)
3561c
SCENE 2 The O makes its way to Oscar's trash can and hovers above it. Oscar believes it's because his name begins with O, but Zoe and Baby Bear think it led them to the can so they can all play together. They beg Oscar to play a game and he devises one: they must find a way to get him to come out from his can. Baby Bear has an idea.
Soul-o
Cartoon Soul O
(First: Episode 3375)
Film.Kids.dancing
Film Children dance to different rhythms from around the world.
(EKA: Episode 2499)
3976z
Cartoon
Two viewers with Picassoesque facial features in an art gallery critically examine the portrait of a viewer.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3442)
Folge2413-10
Muppets Elmo is sleeping over at Telly’s However Elmo can't sleep due to Telly's snoring. Elmo turn on the radio, so he can't hear Telly snoring, however the music is so loud that they can't sleep. Telly then tries to put his hand over his mouth and nose, however that don't work since he can't breath. Elmo then asks for some earmuffs, that worked. However now Telly can't sleep, because Elmo snores, luckily Telly has another pair of earmuffs.
(First: Episode 3487)
WegmanDogs.Oneofthesethings-2
Song "One of These Things" (with Wegman's dogs and a poodle)
(First: Episode 3114)
Vlcsnap-2015-07-17-12h42m44s148
Animation Gayle the Mer-Monster shows Doug the Monster how to come in and out of the water.
InOutSchool
Film Kids walk IN and OUT of a school.
3560.ComingSoon
SCENE 3 Baby Bear describes his plan to Zoe: they'll attach a large crank to Oscar's can, much like the Jack-in-the-Box, which will send him flying out once they turn it.
OPEN.Jackintheboxes
Cartoon The word OPEN is spelled out in jack-in-the-boxes.
Song.Tothevet
Muppets Farley takes his pet "To the Vet" as he sings about it.
Whatsoundacatmakes
Film What sound does a cat make?
(First: Episode 3414)
ZerkelDan
Cartoon A Zerkel named Dan demonstrates -an words.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3515)
ProspectParkFieldTrip
Film A class goes on a field trip to Prospect Park, where Ranger Roseanne gives them a tour.
(First: Episode 2944)
NumberCreatures19
Animation Number creatures #19
(EKA: Episode 2769)
3983d
Cartoon Rap #19
(EKA: Episode 2560)
Abstract19
Animation Abstract count to 19
(First: Episode 2827)
3561d
SCENE 4 The crank is installed and Baby Bear turns in with increasing speed, but nothing happens. He theorizes they need the music to go along with it and they return to Ruthie.
Song.DownBelowStreet
Song 14 Karat Soul sing about what's "Down Below the Street."
(EKA: Episode 2674)
Erniebert-playhouse
Muppets Ernie plays house while Bert tries to guess who he's pretending to be.
(First: Episode 3529)
3958w1
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie sings about the things she can imagine herself doing "In My Head."
(First: Episode 3526)
Film.Were5
Film Kids talk about how many things they can do now that they're five years old.
(First: Episode 1403)
Farleypurple
Muppets "Forty Blocks From My Home"
(EKA: Episode 2614)
2356-30
Cartoon A man counts 40 stars at night.
(EKA: Episode 2243)
3561e
SCENE 5 Ruthie helps them remember the song by singing it to them over and over.
Toon.Orange
Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 0975)
Oklahoma-jones
Muppets Director Kermit is filming Oklahoma with Forgetful Jones as the star. Forgetful is supposed to enter sing "Oklahoma!" but sings "Aklahoma!", "Eeklahoma!", and "Iklahoma!" instead. When he finally gets it right, the production assistant says it's time for lunch.
(EKA: Episode 2594)
Overandoverhorse
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
Artist: John Paratore
(EKA: Episode 0198)
4029k
Film A girl named Shirley performs in the circus; her father is famous Ringing Bros. clown David Larible. Other acts in the circus include elephant training and elephant jumping.
(First: Episode 3529)
3561f

3561g
SCENE 6 Baby Bear and Zoe sing "Pop Goes the Weasel" as they turn the crank, which still doesn't work. They argue over it, which brings Oscar out to listen. They realize they've won the game and leave happily, making Oscar angry. Ruthie announces the sponsors.
3561-CS
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Kingston Livingston III introduces his "Crew 4" with a hip-hop song.



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