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Sesame Street
Plot Staring contest (repeat from Season 26)
Air date March 19, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors S, Y, 8
Syndication
Releases

3618

This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.
Picture Segment Description
3618a
SCENE 1
Big Bird is tiding his nest for his playdate with Snuffy, where they will play “Snuffle-tag” all day in the park. Suddenly, he hears some commotion nearby and goes to investigate.
3618b
SCENE 1 cont’d
Big Bird finds Carlo supervising a staring contest between Lexine and Tarah. Carlo explains the rules of the game as they begin another round, which Lexine looses. Big Bird then faces against Tarah and wins. Excited, Big Bird goes to tell Snuffy about the game.
3150c
Cartoon
A little girl sings "There Is Only One Me."
(EKA: Episode 3069)
Ernie and Bert welcome you
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Bert asks who Ernie is decorating the room for. It turns out to be the viewer at home.
(EKA: Episode 0352)
YellowYak
Animation
Y: Yuri, a yellow yak, eats yams and yogurt.
Y.Yell
Film
Y for yell, yellow, yodel
(EKA: Episode 3522)
Y.Yawn
Cartoon
Y for yawn
(EKA: Episode 0301)
3618c

3618d
SCENE 2
Snuffy tells the viewer how excited he is to play Snuffle-tag, when Big Bird arrives and tells him about staring contests. However, Snuffy still wants to play tag. Big Bird suggests they take turns and play Snuffle-Tag after they have a staring contest. Although he is sure he will win, Big Bird blinks and looses the game. He insists they play again, but looses a second time. Snuffy finds the game fun and they start a new round.
4137v
Cartoon
"Just look for letters in all the parts you know"
DolphinSignLanguage
Film
At the harbor, kids learn about dolphins, and how to communicate with them using signals.
(EKA: Episode 3010)
Toon.AMOR
Cartoon
AMOR, amor, amor ... amoramor ... amoramor ...
(EKA: Episode 2404)
Groverjesselove
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover and Jesse talk about love.
(EKA: Episode 2573)
AlphabetJungle
Cartoon
"Alphabet Jungle"
(EKA: Episode 2879)
3618e
SCENE 3
As the pair continues staring, Big Bird blinks and looses for the nineteenth time in a row. Snuffy is growing weary of the game, but Big Bird insists they keep playing until he scores at least one game. Snuffy then gets an idea to let Big Bird win, but Big Bird sees through it. Big Bird promises they’ll play Snuffle-Tag once he wins, then goes off to find help.
3979zc
Song
"It's a Long Hard Road, But I'm Gonna Get There."
(EKA: Episode 3426)
1709u
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster shares a pair of headphones.
(EKA: Episode 1709)
S-scribble
Cartoon
S for scribble, scrub, scrunch, splash, spring, spin, stomp, scream, stop, sorry
Artist: Fred Garbers
4127za
Film
Kids hold an S and a square
(EKA: Episode 3314)
S-vines
Cartoon
The letter S grows on a vine.
3618f

3618g
SCENE 4
Big Bird enlists Carlo to help him. He has borrowed “Staring Made E-Z” from the library. The first practice method builds his concentration skills. He opens and closes his eyes, then looks at the sky, the ground, his wing then turns around. After spinning so much, he crashes. The book thinks he is now ready and Big Bird calls Snuffy in to play a rematch. Big Bird looses again, however. The book then suggests he watch the following segment...
Spacefrogs.10
Animation
Space frogs count to 10.
(EKA: Episode 3109)
Onmypond
Muppets
Kermit sings "On My Pond".
(EKA: Episode 2356)
Frankthefish
Cartoon
Frank the fish calls Carl and tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
Artist: Peter Chung
(EKA: Episode 2746)
3618h
SCENE 5
The next exercise requires knowledge of the alphabet, a nest, a tennis racket and a monster. Zoe happens by and is commissioned into the exercise. The exercise has him recite the alphabet while staring at the nest, the racket and Zoe while she hops. Zoe’s hopping makes him dizzy and crash once more. Big Bird calls Snuffy in once more, but looses again. The book then advises him to relax and watch a song about Sammy the Snake...
CarolSammy
Muppets / Celebrity
Carol Channing sings a spoof of "Hello, Dolly!" with Sammy the Snake, praising his ability to look and sound like an S.
(EKA: Episode 2227)
3618i
SCENE 5
cont'd
For the next exercise, Big Bird must stare at the letter S without blinking.
Jungle-S
Film
Kid jungle explorers sight a wild letter S.
3958e
Muppets
Kingston Livingston III sings Just Happy to Be Me.
(EKA: Episode 3189)
8harvesters
Animation
Counting 8 harvesters
(EKA: Episode 2981)
3618j
SCENE 6
Next, he must stare at a number 8.
3976zf
Video
Eight children dance in a colorblock grid.
(EKA: Episode 3132)
3150p
Song
"It's Harder the First Time" - Children try various activities (riding tricycles, tying shoes, etc.) and progressively improve.
(EKA: Episode 3038)
3618k
SCENE 7
Big Bird has completed all the exercises and is ready to take on Snuffy. Once they play again, Big Bird looses. The book suggests he quit staring and find something else he’s good at, like Snuffle-Tag. They both begin playing the game as they head down the street, which Big Bird proves to be an expert at. He thinks a book on the game would help Snuffy, but Carlo leaves before he can bring up the idea to him.
GrubbyGru
Cartoon
A girl explains why she likes the poet Grubby Gru.
Artist: Mo Willems
(EKA: Episode 3280)
Toon.spider
Cartoon
A spider refuses to give up spinning a web, no matter how badly injured he becomes.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 2238)
3618l
SCENE 8
Savion dances a little and is about to announce the sponsors, when Big Bird rushes to him and asks him to say them without blinking. He announces them, but Big Bird thinks he blinked and has him start over.
3618CS
COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: Zoe expresses to Celina her efforts to make Elmo talking during the "No-Talking Game."


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