Sesame Street
Plot Cinderella's Fairy Godmother visits
Air date February 6, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors D, 5
This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Bob conducts an orchestra of kids playing the Sesame Street Theme, with Prairie Dawn on piano. After they're finished, they suddenly hear a sobbing woman (Whoopi Goldberg), who they discover is the Fairy Godmother of Cinderella. Since Cinderella doesn't need her anymore, she's out of a job and wants to be someone's Godmother. Bob declines her offer, but Prairie Dawn (seeing the magic of her wand) decides to give it a whirl. As the Fairy Godmother waltzes away in joy, Bob and Prairie wonder what it'll be like.
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(First: Episode 3017)
Song Lillian sings "Face Facts."
(First: Episode 2760)

SCENE 2 Bob and Prairie Dawn enjoy some apples when the Fairy Godmother approaches them, asking if Prairie's ready for the ball. Prairie becomes confused at the ordeal, but the Godmother assures her there's really a ball (having experienced it with Cinderella previously). She spots an apple in Prairie's hands, and with a wave of her magic wand, transforms it into a coach. The Godmother heads off for her next calling, leaving Prairie completely speechless.
Cartoon Apple: a riddle
(First: Episode 2889)
SCENE 3 Prairie complains about her apple, but Bob reminds her she can summon her Fairy Godmother. She calls for her, who arrives in a flash, but the Fairy Godmother realizes she's forgotten Prairie's carriage. She looks for mice, but the sight of Bob immediately changes her mind, meaning Bob gets transformed into a horse! The Godmother bids them a good time at the ball, while Horse-Bob asks for hay.
Toon differentmes
Cartoon A boy talks about his various moods. (new music added)
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(EKA: Episode 0831)
SCENE 4 The Fairy Godmother is summoned back, who is told to listen to Prairie and Horse-Bob's problem. However, she discovers that Prairie doesn't have a fancy dress, so she changes her outfit to a beautiful gown. Prairie grumbles in frustration as her Godmother walks off.
Cartoon All the instruments in Sousaville love Mr. Tuba's music, but when he plays with them, he doesn't play the same music they're playing.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2829)

SCENE 5 The Godmother becomes curious why Prairie hasn't left for the ball. Prairie explains how she's much unlike Cinderella, and would rather not go to the ball and instead play her piano. The Godmother reverts everything back to normal, and Prairie decides she doesn't need her, which makes her sad again. Bob suddenly thinks of a job for her...

SCENE 6 Bob brings the orchestra back and gives the Fairy Godmother a new job: being a conductor. As she gives an hand conducting the orchestra, Prairie Dawn and Bob announce the sponsors. "Wait 'til I tell Cinderella about this!" says the Fairy Godmother.
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Known missing segments

Picture Segment Description
Muppets Ernie has four apples, and wants to draw the number 4, showing that he has four apples. However, Cookie Monster wants to eat an apple, so Ernie crosses out the 4 and draws a 3. Then Cookie Monster decides not to eat the apple, causing Ernie to have to cross out the 4 again and draw another 3, over and over again.
(First: Episode 0140)

Muppets Colambo in "The Lost Slipper Caper"
Colambo helps Cinderella figure out what happened to her glass slipper. The Prince shows up with it, and takes Colambo with him to the palace.
(First: Episode 2983)

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