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Sesame Street
Plot Friends of 3 at the Furry Arms Hotel
Air date May 16, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors E and "the friends of 3"
Syndication
Releases

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Picture Segment Description
3655a

3655b
SCENE 1
Telly welcomes the viewer and explains to Maria and Luis that he's going to the Furry Arms for a special "Friends of 3" party. He's wearing three hats and bringing his triangles, anxiously wondering who the special guest will be. Benny Rabbit won't let him in however; he's only one and they're only admitting parties of 3. Telly begs Maria and Luis to join him and they relent, then struggle to fit through the revolving door.
BearsOpposites
Animation
Teddy bears demonstrate opposites.
2096s
Film
Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet. (new music added)
(First: Episode 2096)
HonkerDuckieDingerJamboree
Muppets
Ernie sings "The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree."
(EKA: Episode 2773)
4140-schoolsupplies
Animation
Writing utensils form the upper and lowercase letter E.
(EKA: Episode 3092)
4140-jawsE
Film
Jaws spoof presenting the letter E.
(EKA: Episode 3300)
3187z
Cartoon
E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(EKA: Episode 1199)
3736.BTFF.MarkMorris
Muppets
Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk dance with Mark Morris.
Toon.beingapig
Cartoon
A pig sings "I Love Being a Pig." (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 0592)
3655c

3655d
SCENE 2
Telly is amazed at all the numerical decorations around the hotel and meets the evening's three hosts - Sherry Netherland, Humphrey and Natasha. Though there are few in attendance, Ms. Nertherland welcomes the guests to the 3rd Tri-Annual Friends of Three party, then introduces the night's first 3 guests - the Three Little Pigs, who sing "The Alphabet Song." Everyone joins in as they sing the song over and over.
Arnold
Animation
Arnold uses his imagination.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(EKA: Episode 2754)
3977q
Muppets

Grover and Rosita explain the concept of "love" in 15 seconds. Grover exasperates about the assignment, but Rosita intervenes just in time.

FluffyPetey
Cartoon
Fluffy recalls being a homeless dog, getting taken in to the dog pound, and meeting his new pal Petey.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2981)
3995o
Song
"I'm in Great Shape": Kids dance with triangles, circles and squares.
(EKA: Episode 3300)
Magician.badday
Cartoon
A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance. (new music and sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 2609)
3655e

3655f
SCENE 3
Ms. Netherland introduces the next guest - the Amazing Mumford, who brings Maria on as his assistant. She holds a pineapple he intends to turn into 3, but magically makes 3 Marias instead! Luis faints instantly, while Mumford dashes off (leaving his wand with Ms. Netherland).
4pineapples
Animation
2 pineapples plus 2 pineapples equals 4.
(EKA: Episode 3159)
Toon.camels
Cartoon
Two camels at a watering hole learn to share.
(EKA: Episode 3565)
Timeforarhyme
Song
"It's Time for a Rhyme"
(First: Episode 3151)
BruceMoose
Cartoon
Bruce the moose invites Toulouse LaGoose over for juice.
(EKA: Episode 2687)
MOMA.Picasso
Muppets
Big Bird and Baby Bear visit the Museum of Modern Art, and look at a sculpture by Pablo Picasso.
Yellowcar
Cartoon
A car drives by the water.
(EKA: Episode 3554)
GymnastsUnderOverThroughAround
Film
People go under, over, through and around a hoop. (Luis voice-over)
(First: Episode 3140)
Computer.E
Animation
Computer E / e
(EKA: Episode 3071)
1446f
Cartoon
Typewriter Guy: E-Ear
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1446)
Wegmandogs.E
Film
Wegman's dogs form a letter E.
(EKA: Episode 3426)
3655g
SCENE 4
To pass the time, Ms. Netherland starts a game of "Three of These Things" using herself and the 3 Marias. She waves the wand and turns her into a single Maria.
3136zc
Film
Three taxi chairs
(EKA: Episode 3119)
ElmoZoe.AboveBelow
Muppets
Elmo and Zoe demonstrate above and below with a cloud.
(EKA: Episode 3438)
OrvilleMaze
Cartoon
Orville the mouse (voice of Joey Mazzarino) feels proud of his new job as a lab rat for Dr. Igor. His job is to find a piece of cheese at the end of a maze, which proves to be difficult.
Artist: ArtistMike
ChineseNewYear

Xiao-mei-china
Film
Xiao-Mei from northern China describes a festival at the end of every year that her family participates in. Each day of the festival, there is a new show to watch, a series of parades and lots of food like noodles and dumplings. Women prepare floats for the parade while men dress up as river animals. Xiao-Mei's favorite part or the festival is the lion dance. Xiao-Mei also demonstrates how she can walk on stilts which are strapped to her legs, and hopes someday to dance in the big parade.
(EKA: Episode 3408)
3136z
Cartoon
The dancing birds dance fast and slow.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 3109)
3655h
SCENE 5
Ms. Netherland makes an announcement - the mystery guest hasn't arrived! She instead brings out the Count, who gives a passionate speech about the number 3. He then introduces his favorite films about the number...
3981g
Cartoon
In Egypt, three lemons make lemonade.
(EKA: Episode 3285)
3981f
Video
Three kids dance in three columns.
(EKA: Episode 3167)
Toon.3blackbirds
Cartoon
Luis counts three blackbirds, which lay three eggs.
(EKA: Episode 2274)
3655i
SCENE 5 cont'd
The Count introduces the mystery guest - the actual number 3! He gives a speech about how shy he is and almost didn't show up to the party. He rushes off, which upsets Telly.
Surpriseflower
Animation
Kids are surprised when animated things pop up out of nowhere.
3827-cookiesurprise
Muppets
Cookie Monster does something unexpected by not eating a plate of cookies. Once the audience understands surprise, he then reverts to form and eats the cookies.
Film-MILK
Film
On the farm, a boy enjoys a glass of MILK.
(EKA: Episode 3302)
Cecille-brushdown
Animation
Cecille sings "Brushin' Down the Doggies."
(EKA: Episode 3052)
3989o
Film
A boy named Anthony and his parents are trapeze artists in a circus. David Larible, a clown from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, appears in some scenes.
(EKA: Episode 3579)
Esmae's doll
Cartoon
Esmae's wooden clown breaks, and she is about to throw it away, when it suggests she use glue to fix it.
(EKA: Episode 2916)
3655j
SCENE 6
The party is over, but Telly is sad he didn't get to meet the number 3. He thanks Maria and Luis for joining him. When he's alone, the number 3 appears and asks for a quiet place to eat dinner. Telly recommends other things they can do on the street. Luis announces the sponsors.

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