Sesame Street
Plot The Princesses and the Stick
Air date April 7, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors L, 6
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN An announcer (Martin P. Robinson) introduces today's story of "The Princesses and the Stick," as well as the cast. He then throws it to the theme song...

SCENE 1 Narrator Celina begins reading the story. The princesses (Rosita and Gabi) love their favorite toy, a stick. To show how much they love it, they decide to buy a nice ribbon to decorate it with. They leave the stick behind as they go off.
SCENE 1 cont'd Just then, two baseball players (Luis and Lexine) are sad because they don't have a bat. They spot the stick and think it will be perfect. They take it to the park and when the princesses return, they weep for their missing stick. What will happen next? Stay tuned to find out!

SCENE 2 As the story continues, the ball players leave the stick behind as they go get a drink. Soon, a hat catcher (Carlo) comes by, sad that one of his hats is stuck out of reach in a tree. He spots the stick and uses it to retrieve the hat, making him happy. The ball players return to see their stick is gone and join the princesses as they all sob together.

SCENE 3 In the next chapter of the story, the hat catcher leaves the stick behind and a fisherman (Telly) happens upon in. He needs a fishing pole and thinks the stick will work fine. He takes it to the pond and catches a large fish (Bob). The hat catcher sees the stick is missing and cries, joined by the princesses and ball players. Stay tunes for the final part!

SCENE 4 In the final chapter of "The Princesses and the Stick," the fisherman leaves the stick with the fish as he goes to get a drink. The fish also becomes thirsty and dives into the pond, taking the stick with him. The fisherman returns and begins sobbing when he sees the stick is gone. Everyone joins him in crying, when the fish returns with the stick. Since they all want it, he suggests they cooperate and take turns, giving them all a happy ending.
SCENE 4 cont'd The cast all take a bow as the announcer recites today's sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Big Bird believes a banana (Bob) is his sister.

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