Sesame Street
Plot Humphrey and Natasha at the library
Air date March 19, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors E, 14
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Roxie Marie greets the viewer as Humphrey plays an extended game of peek-a-boo with Natasha, who starts to grow tired of it. She suggests he read a book instead, so he begins reading from Roxie's fifth grade math book, which doesn't suit Natasha. Roxie then suggests he borrow a more appropriate book from the library, a place Humphrey is not familiar with. Roxie tells him to follow her.
Song "In the Library"
(EKA: Episode 3446)

SCENE 2 The trio arrives at the library and Humphrey promises his daughter that behind the doors is a "whole new world" certain to make Natasha happy. They meet Luis and Linda inside and they explain what Linda's role is. Linda carries Natasha off and Roxie looks for a book, leaving Humphrey on his own. He decides to see what's going on.
SCENE 2 cont'd Linda has situated Natasha at a table with a perfect book - Tickle the Elephant. Humphrey reads the interactive story, which both he and Natasha really enjoy. He starts to read it again, unaware Natasha has slipped out of her highchair.
Cartoon A mouse demonstrates between by squeezing between two elephants.
(EKA: Episode 2624)

SCENE 3 Roxie Marie introduces F. N. Jones, the author and illustrator of Tickle the Elephant. He's making a personal appearance at the library to read his story and fields some questions first. When asked what inspired the story, he calls in his pet elephant, Simba, who loves being tickled. Natasha appears and starts tickling him, then acts out the story as Jones reads it. Simba begins tickling Natasha instead, inspiring Jones to write a new book - Tickle Natasha!
Animation A piece of paper floats down onto a table, then folds itself into a paper crane, which flies away.
(EKA: Episode 2920)
SCENE 4 Humphrey, still unaware Natasha is gone, reads the book yet again. Natasha slips back into her highchair just as he finishes, when Roxie Marie tries introducing him to F.N. Jones. Humphrey mistakes Simba for the author and praises his work.
Cartoon / Film Gordon narrates "The Maestro Plays," a story featuring adverbs.
(EKA: Episode 3579)
SCENE 5 Humphrey continues reading the book, as Simba continues tickling Natasha. Jones begins writing his next story as Roxie Marie announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Big Bird introduces his friend Carrie, who is blind.

Known missing segments

Picture Segment Description
Muppets Elmo sings a happy "Be Doodle Dee Dum" with help on the chorus from Zoe, Telly Monster, a Honker, and Baby Bear. He explains that the silly song can be sung anywhere and will help cheer up the singer. Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Ernie, Bert and Rosita also make brief cameos.
Muppets Big Bird talks about between by showing that he is in the middle between Zoe and Radar.
Cartoon A girl fantasizes what she could do without leaving her room if her nose, ears, legs, and arms got bigger.
(EKA: Episode 3285)
Song 14 Karat Soul sings “Hand Talk."
(First: Episode 2622)

Muppets The Count's Fairytale Theatre: The Count tells a new version of "This Little Piggy Went to the Market" for ten toes. The little piggy who stayed home, did so to read a book: War and Pigs, and the tenth pig gets shot out of a cannon.
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Rapunzel
(EKA: Episode 0692)

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