Sesame Street
Plot Telly and Zoe become Readers
repeat of 3364
Air date April 9, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors U, X, 9
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Celina gives Zoe and Telly some cowboy and cowgirl accessories. She tells them they can use them to pretend to be cowpokes who love to read. The monsters don't understand, so Celina points them to the following...
Readersoftheopenrange
Muppets "Readers of the Open Range"
(EKA: Episode 2274)
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SCENE 1 cont'd Telly and Zoe sing the song from the segment, though Zoe immediately forgets who they're supposed to be. Celina points her toward another segment starring the Readers...
Readersoftheopenrangeskit
Muppets The Readers of the Open Range help the citizens of Bisbee, Arizona find out where they live.
(First: Episode 3364)
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SCENE 1 cont'd Telly and Zoe look forward to being Readers, but realize they're too young to read many words. Celina has them read their names to prove there are some words they can read, meaning there must be others. The monsters ride off singing the "Readers" theme.
WriteYourName
Song "Write Your Name"
(First: Episode 3274)
Utrain
Cartoon A U train spells the words "unite," "U-turn," "underground," "up," and "universe."
(First: Episode 0624)
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Muppets The Martians discover a "U."
(First: Episode 3387)
Speechballoon.Up
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for UP
(EKA: Episode 1541)
4140-moodsong
Song "You Can Get Right Up": a song about getting active to cheer up.
(First: Episode 3142)
4127zb
Cartoon The word "Subway" rides the MBTA subway.
(First: Episode 3375)
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SCENE 2 The (Pretend) Readers gallop down the street until they reach Oscar's Newsstand. Oscar mistakenly helps them read his "NEWSSTAND" sign. They can't afford any newspapers or magazines to read, so they continue to read the sign over and over.
Monsternewspaper
Cartoon A man demonstrates what newspapers are made of, and finds an ad for "One slightly used monster."
(First: Episode 2919)
Recycle-paper
Film How paper is recycled
(First: Episode 2627)
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Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
EthelMermaid
Muppets Ethel Mermaid sings "I Get a Kick Out of U."
(First: Episode 3127)
Cartoonup
Cartoon A man jumps up onto an UP.
(EKA: Episode 0598)
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SCENE 3 The monsters are still reading the sign, when they're approached by the lead Reader himself - Verne! The rest of his posse is off doing other jobs, so he's looking for some replacements. He invites them become real Readers of the Open Range and join him on a "word round-up."
CowboyX
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(EKA: Episode 0351)
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Film A big X emerges, Jaws-like, in a swimming pool.
(First: Episode 3341)
4148-Xball
Animation A group of 19th-century sportsmen have fun with an X ball, which falls out of the painting. (Martin P. Robinson voiceover)
(First: Episode 3506)
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Cast Charlie Chaplin (Maria) falls in love with a painting at the art museum.
(EKA: Episode 2269)
AnimalTshirt
Animation Can you find the animals hiding in the T-shirt?
Artist: Deanna Morse
(First: Episode 2873)
DucksSwim

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Film Ducks swim and fly.
Music: Chopin's Valse Op. 64, no. 2
(EKA: Episode 2614)
The Readers make their way through the paused film to read the word "DUCKS."
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Animation "Animal Books"
Artist: Steve Segal
(First: Episode 3396)


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3140z
Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
In Arizona, Big Bird sees how kids help charros put on a rodeo, and rides a horse.
(First: Episode 3049)
CHinton.Gracias
Cartoon A Spanish-speaking man falls into a hole, and a dragon helps him out.
Artist: Chris Hinton
(EKA: Episode 2290)
3449muffet
Film Wegman's dogs: Little Miss Muffet deals with a spider.(First: Episode 3449)
9birds
Cartoon Nine birds land in a tree.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1501)
CloudNine
Muppets The Count sings about how he loves counting clouds, because when he does, he's "on Cloud Nine" (literally).
(First: Episode 3382)
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Cartoon Clown Honking #9
(First: Episode 3219)
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SCENE 4 The Readers return to the street, where they come across a boy having problems opening his juice. Verne shows them how reading can help by pointing out the text on the bottle, which reads, "Turn To Open."
TallShortTexans
Cartoon "Tall Short Texans"
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3135)
Bananaking1

Bananaking2
Celebrity Davey and Joey Monkey listen as Marisa Tomei reads "The Monkey King," a story about a maiden who worked as a waitress at Banana King, until she was visited by the sad Monkey King.
(First: Episode 3233)
Toon.Hannah
Cartoon A poem about Hannah and Anna who lead similar lives in the city and the country.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 2984)
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Song "In the Library"
(First: Episode 3423)
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SCENE 5 Telly and Zoe run into Celina and tell her all the fun they've had today. Celina become starstruck when Verne arrives and asks they readers to help read the sponsors. Verne hits the trail, making the monsters promise they'll keep reading.


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