Sesame Street
Plot Kingston's Crew 4
Air date January 7, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors N, 4
This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.


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SCENE 1 Gordon and Big Bird meet Kingston Livingston III's crew, the "Crew 4," named such because there are four of them. They perform a rap about their crew, showing off their 4-hats. Kingston then queries about Big Bird's soccer ball and learns the Sesame Street soccer team is meeting in the park. Big Bird invites Kingston to join and as soon as he shows interest, the crew ditches him.
Cartoon Animal Rock #4
SCENE 2 Kingston and Gordon catch up with the crew, who rap out their problem: they can't be "Crew 4" if Kingston leaves to play soccer. Gordon suggests they join the soccer game too, thus they will remain a quartet, but the crew doesn't like soccer and storms off.
Cartoon "From Your Head"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 3474)
SCENE 3 Gordon and Kingston have whipped up a solution: they've made special "Crew 3" hats for the gang to wear when Kingston's not around, which they can then swap out for their "Crew 4" hats when he returns. The group doesn't like being without Kingston and leaves, feeling sad. Big Bird comes by to collect Kingston for the game and believes he has a solution.
Song "It's All Right to Cry"
(EKA: Episode 3154)
SCENE 4 Big Bird's solution is to have Gordon fill in for Kingston. Despite Gordon's enthusiasm, the crew rejects him, preferring to have Kingston in their crew.
Cartoon A schoolyard of gloves invites other gloves to join them.
(EKA: Episode 1575)
SCENE 6 Kingston has joined the soccer game, when his crew arrives. They've decide to help cheer him on, allowing them to remain Crew 4. They rap and cheer as he joins the game, with Gordon dancing along with them. Kingston announces the sponsors.
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Known missing segments

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Muppets NTV host Nora Nicks introduces Nick Normal and the Nickmatics singing "The Letter N."
(EKA: Episode 2176)
Muppets / Celebrity Maya Angelou sings "My Name" with Lexine, Carlo and Elmo.
(First: Episode 3139)
Muppets Betty Lou learns some Spanish words from her friend Carlos, including "Amigo."
(First: Episode 1966)

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