Sesame Street
Plot Wolfgang gets "The Fishie Touch"
Air date May 14, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors S, 14
This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria introduces the sponsors as she snacks on a knish at Hooper's Store. This attracts Wolfgang the Seal, who mistakenly thinks it's a fish. He does the same when Telly's friend Trish stops by. Mr. Handford goes to check if the store has any fish to calm Wofgang down.
Cartoon A girl explains why she likes the poet Grubby Groo.
Artist: Mo Willems
(EKA: Episode 3225)

SCENE 2 Mr. Handford reports that the store is out of fish and Wolfgang sobs. His cries are heard by his Fairy Godperson, who offers to grant him a wish of fish. With a musical spell, he grants Wolfgang with "The Fishie Touch," meaning whatever his nose touches will turn into a fish. The Godperson poofs out to his next client, while Wolfgang uses his new power to turn Maria's knish (and a newspaper) into fish to eat).
SCENE Wolfgang continues using his "fishie touch," but accidentally turns Telly into a fish.

SCENE Telly flops his way back to the arbor, only being able to shout, "I'm a fish!" Maria convinces Wolfgang to summon the Fairy Godperson in hopes that he can turn Telly back into a monster. Wolfgang thinks back to how he was able to bring him the first time and begins barking like mad. The Fairy Godperson returns and tells Maria he can only change Telly back if Wolfgang wishes it. Wolfgang thinks it over and decides to make the wish. With another ditty, the Godperson changes Telly back to normal. Now, everyone requests he wish away his "Fishie Touch."
Cartoon "Sing a Song of 14"
(EKA: Episode 2757)

SCENE Everyone keeps begging Wolfgang to wish away his power. "I've never seen a seal under so much pressure," the Godperson notes. Mr. Handford tells Wolfgang that from now on, he'll have a plentiful stock of fish handy at Hooper's whenever he's hungry (thanks to a local fish supplier). Wolfgang wishes away his magic powers, when the first fish delivery arrives. Wolfgang digs in, as the Godperson magically presents the sponsors.

Known missing segments

Picture Segment Description
Muppets Humphrey and Ingrid wonder what their Super Baby is going to do that starts with S. She goes to sleep.
Muppets A Jimmy Durante-type monster sings about the importance of the nose.
(EKA: Episode 3218)
Cartoon Parts of a face are drawn in black on-screen before forming a picture.
(EKA: Episode 3320)
Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 0304)


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