Sesame Street
Plot The Princesses and the Stick
Air date April 7, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors L, 6
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Picture Segment Description
3626a
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...
3626b

3626c
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.
3626d
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!
PurpleBucket
Cartoon "I Have a Purple Bucket"
(First: Episode 3467)
SearchFish01

SearchFish02
Muppets In Search of Fish - Wolfgang the Seal tries to look for fish at the New York Aquarium.
(First: Episode 3528)
4116x
Film The letter L dances at the beach.
(First: Episode 3573)
Typewriter.L
Cartoon The Typewriter: L for lion
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1201)
L.Ringmybell
Song "L Rings My Bell"
(First: Episode 3580)
BTFF-irish1
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: Irish step dance
Part 1
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3626f
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.
3977e
Song "It's All Right to Cry"
(First: Episode 3154)
200013
Cartoon A scientist builds a robot that has real feelings, such as sad, happy and afraid. (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 0812)
Farleypurple
Muppets "Forty Blocks From My Home"
(EKA: Episode 2614)
LuxoJr.frontback
Animation Luxo Jr. displays its front and back, eventually getting exhausted.
(First: Episode 3279)
FrontandBackDemo
Muppets Grover talks about front and back, but whenever Grover wants to talk about front, the camera suddenly cuts to a shot of his back, and whenever he wants to talk about back, the camera cuts to a shot of his front.
(First: Episode 0139)
Makingamap
Film Kids draw a map of their neighborhood, and then learn how maps are really made.
(First: Episode 2760)
BTFF-irish2
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: Irish step dance
Part 2
BBZoe.ReadMe

BBZoe.ReadMe2
Muppets When Zoe wants Maria to read to her, Big Bird tells her what to say: "Read Me a Story."
(First: Episode 3388)
AnansiBaboons
Cartoon Anansi the Spider tells a story of how he helped the monkey and the baboon reach a compromise.
(First: Episode 3361)
3981r
Film L is for look, legs, light, lemonade, and ladybug.
(First: Episode 3427)
SamRamey.LToreador
Muppets / Celebrity Samuel Ramey performs "L Toreador."
(First: Episode 3337)
L-Lion.Hale
Cartoon L for Lion (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1457)
Wegman.Cockadoodle
Film Wegman's dogs act out the nursery rhyme Cock-a-Doodle-Doo.
(First: Episode 3572)
NoBirdsAllowed
Cartoon Some animals want a boy to share his birthday cake with them, but he keeps changing his "No ______ allowed" sign, until they all offer him a glass of milk.
Artist: Gene Barretta
(First: Episode 3558)
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3626h
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!
WhyIlovemybrothersshoes
Cartoon Leanna Williams explains why she loves her brother’s shoes - she has fun with the box they came in.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2985)
Prettyfish-refilm
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
Refilmed version
(First: Episode 2490)
FishyFishyFishy
Muppets Ernie & BertBert and Ernie go fishing. Ernie catches fish by yelling "Heeeeere fishy, fishy, fishy!", and they come flying into the boat. Bert tries it, but only catches a shark.
(First: Episode 1641)
Toon.Table
Cartoon Four people cooperate building a table.
(EKA: Episode 0772)
3606.ColdDance
Insert Gordon does the "Cold Dance" with some kids and Natasha.
(First: Episode 3359)
3958u
Cartoon Snowmen show the word COLD.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3606)
Film-citygarden
Film Some kids talk about a garden they have in the middle of the city.
(First: Episode 2889)
3141o
Film Six children dance in a colorblock grid.
(First: Episode 3141)
3806d
Animation "Six Circus Balls"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3001)
3960zc
Cartoon Six camels
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2275)
RWilliams.Elmo.stick
Muppets / Celebrity Robin Williams shows Elmo the many fun things one can do with a stick.
(First: Episode 2835)
TheStranger
Cartoon "The Stranger" - a song about a baseball team hesitantly allowing a newcomer to join them, who ends up helping them win the game.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 2256)
3625-CS

3626i
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.
3626j
SCENE 4 cont'd The cast all take a bow as the announcer recites today's sponsors.
3626-CS
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Big Bird believes a banana (Bob) is his sister.



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