Sesame Street
Plot Rosita's crayon
Air date February 3, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors Q, 2
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Rosita welcomes the viewer from the Park, where she presents the sponsors by writing them with her special blue crayon (given to her from her uncle Francesco). Big Bird finds Rosita and notices her crayon, wishing he had one of his own. He asks to borrow it, which Rosita gladly gives to him, but reminds him to return it to her when he's finished. Big Bird walks off wondering what to do with it...
Cartoon A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
(EKA: Episode 2140)

SCENE 2 Big Bird comes across Celina at the telephone booth, who needs help writing down a phone number and doesn't have a pen. Big Bird reveals he has a crayon, but begins to ramble about many different methods of writing, causing Celina to forget the phone number. Fortunately, Big Bird remembers it, and Celina jots it down. As Big Bird leaves, Count von Count approaches Big Bird needing something to count, so Big Bird invites him to his nest.
Cartoon 40 lemmings (doo-wop)
(EKA: Episode 2884)

SCENE 3 Big Bird has now used the blue crayon to make hundreds of marks on an easel, but he feels like doing something more with it than making marks, such as writing a story. The Count doesn't mind counting something else and leaves. Rosita checks on Big Bird and the blue crayon before he decides to write his own story.
Cartoon A hand draws a castle with a growling dragon inside, which scares the princess until her knight in shining armor leads the dragon away.
(EKA: Episode 0932)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk: Jug band dance
Part 1

SCENE 4 Bob encounters Big Bird, who's just finished a picture to go with his new story, The King Who Loved the Color Blue. As Bob listens, Big Bird narrates about how the titular king decides to make everything in the castle a monochromatic blue with his crayon, only for his servants to leave him. Realizing the consequences of his action, the king reverts his doing with a rag, bringing back the colors and his servants, and living happily ever after. After the story, Bob invites Big Bird to the park to see Linda and Barkley, but he declines, and now decides to use Rosita's crayon to draw a picture of one of his friends.
Film A girl draws a picture of her friend Amelia.
(EKA: Episode 2784)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk: Jug band dance
Part 2
SCENE 5 Big Bird finishes his drawing, but discovers he's used up all of Rosita's blue crayon! Rosita checks on Big Bird again, unaware he's hiding it from her view, and reminds him to return it soon. Big Bird contemplates what to do, and fearing Rosita will get angry, he ultimately decides to take the bus to the South and leave the crayon at his easel.
SCENE 5 cont'd Celina finds Big Bird leaving Sesame Street and stops him, asking why he's heading South. Big Bird explains his situation, and Celina suggests that he talk to Rosita. Big Bird agrees, but asks Celina to hold his luggage "just in case."
Film A paper crumples to reveal Q, q and Qq.
(EKA: Episode 3105)
Cartoon A boy draws a portrait of himself and calls it ME.
(EKA: Episode 2124)

SCENE 6 As Big Bird waits anxiously, Rosita returns and asks for her blue crayon. Big Bird shows her the used up crayon, but Rosita thinks he's joking, until he puts it in her hand. Her mood turns angry when she realizes what happened, but when Big Bird shows her the picture he drew – Rosita – she brightens up and makes up for the situation by accepting his drawing, as a token of friendship. The two embrace while Celina announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Gabi and Rosita document as Big Bird describes how to walk through a doorway (with disastrous results).

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