Sesame Street
Plot Rosita and the Silly Spell
Air date December 2, 1997
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Molly Boylan
Sponsors S, 16

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN The Silly Sorceress appears onto the street. She tells the viewer of her love for the letter S and introduces a silly spell she'll be casting: anyone who touches the letter S positioned in the arbor will be stuck to it! She sees someone coming and vanishes.
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SCENE 1 Rosita and Big Bird welcome the viewer as they approach the letter S, which they will be discussing today. They demonstrate some S words, including "smell," and Rosita smells the letter. Suddenly, as her nose makes physical contact with it, the S sticks to her nose. Big Bird then can't help but point out all the S words that come from Rosita's silly situation.
3465.stopsign
Animation The camera encounters STOP signs in many locations.
(First: Episode 3465)
Erniebert-playhouse
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie plays house while Bert tries to guess who he's pretending to be.
(First: Episode 3529)
ColoredTools
Animation Colored tools build a house out of colored rectangles, squares and triangles.
(First: Episode 3263)
3150h
Film A little body sings the "Cold Ocean Blues" at the beach.
(First: Episode 3150)
SearchFish01

SearchFish02
Muppets In Search of Fish - Wolfgang the Seal tries to look for fish at the New York Aquarium.
(First: Episode 3528)
Frankthefish
Cartoon "Water Conservation": Frank the fish calls Carl and tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
Artist: Peter Chung
(First: Episode 2689)
CongaCountingSong
Song "Conga Counting Song"
(First: Episode 2778)
Jungleroom.KarenAqua
Cartoon A boy imagines his room turning into a jungle.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2808)
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SCENE 2 Rosita is still stuck with the S, though Big Bird thinks it'll be useful for their song; it provides a nice visual aid. They sing a Latin-flavored song about how S is their favorite letter.
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Film Kids hold an S and a square
(First: Episode 3278)
Airplanes.S
Animation Airplanes carve the capital and lowercase S.
(First: Episode 3214)
TheHeartofaFrog
Muppets Kermit the Frog goes to see his doctor, who listens to his heart. Describing what he hears as "groovy", the doctor sings "Heart of a Frog" about different kinds of noises (backed by frog nurses).
(First: Episode 2650)
Babyrhythm
Film A boy anticipates the arrival of his new baby sibling. He listens to the heartbeat of both his mom and the baby, then sounds them out with pots, colanders and a grater.
(First: Episode 3643)
Wandaskneees
Cartoon Lazy Wanda's knees converse with each other.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1075)
RobinWilliams.knees
Celebrity Robin Williams demonstrates the uses of knees.
(First: Episode 2765)
3959h
Cartoon Shoes dance to a square dance tune.
(First: Episode 3450)
ExcuseMe
Cartoon One of These Footprints says "excuse me."
(EKA: Episode 2326)
Song.brushboogie
Muppets / Cast "Brush Boogie"
(First: Episode 2827)
YourOldFriendToothbrush!
Cartoon A toothbrush talks to a mouth about what could happen if not taken care of.
(First: Episode 1476)
ToothpasteFactory
Song "Toothpaste Factory Rap"
(First: Episode 3266)
2059za
Cartoon Mi kat iz ... gone
(EKA: Episode 2059)
3960l
Muppets Kingston Livingston III sings "A Cat Had a Birthday."
(First: Episode 3331)
S-vines
Cartoon The letter S grows on a vine.
(First: Episode 3278)
S-Splash!
Film S is for SPLASH!
(First: Episode 3639)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird has an idea to remove the S. He plucks one of his own feathers and tickles Rosita's nose, thinking she'll sneeze it right off. Rosita gives a powerful sneeze, but the letter remains stuck.
DontbeaSnerd
Cartoon Don't be a Snerd when you sneeze.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1854)
DJgoestothedoctor
Film D.J. goes to the doctor, gets weighed and measured, and gets a shot.
(First: Episode 3595)
Circles.funkymusic
Film / Animation Circles of all kinds are displayed as funky rap music plays.
(First: Episode 3126)
Geometry of Circles 1 - Circle with Flower
Cartoon Geometry of Circles #1 "Circle with Flower"
(First: Episode 1393)
ElmoTelly.sillyanimals
Muppets Elmo and Telly sing "Baby Say It Loud," a silly song about a silly cow and a silly duck.
(First: Episode 3611)
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Cartoon A baby climbs up the stairs all by himself.
(EKA: Episode 1736)
Alphabet
Muppets Baby Bear and a boy named Miles sing the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3649)
2682y
Cartoon A rooster finds a purpose in his life when he's given the job to wake everyone on a farm.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1347)
Babychick
Film What sound does a baby chick make?
(First: Episode 3419)
NumberCreatures.16
Cartoon Number creatures #16
(First: Episode 2755)
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Film Kid mural painting #16
(First: Episode 3625)
16tvsets
Animation 16 TV sets are counted.
(First: Episode 2850)
Grovertaxi
Muppets Grover and Mr. Johnson: Grover the taxi driver picks up Mr. Johnson, who's startled to find his usual waiter driving a cab. Mr. Johnson wants to go to the library. Grover says that that is a very wise choice, and talks about the great things about a library. "Of course, you could also go to the zoo," he observes, and talks about the benefits of visiting the zoo. He also suggests the museum, or a movie. Mr. Johnson insists that they go to the library -- but Grover says they'll have to wait until he gets his cab fixed.
(First: Episode 2984)
WriteYourName
Song "Write Your Name"
(First: Episode 3274)
Drawingonface
Cartoon Different emotions are drawn on a face, until the character grabs the pencil.
(First: Episode 3531)
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Cartoon A baby demonstrates 'happy,' 'surprised' and 'sad.'
(First: Episode 3396)
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SCENE 4 Rosita expresses how sad she is, bringing the return of the Silly Sorceress ("sad" being the only S word she doesn't like). She shows them the solution - do the feather trick again, but she has the aid of her magic S-wand and her magic rhyme. Rosita gives another powerful sneeze, sending the S flying off her nose.
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SCENE 4 cont'd Just when all seems well, an Anything Muppet man comes in; the S landed on his nose and now it's stuck. As the Silly Sorceress works to remove it, Rosita and Big Bird announce the sponsors.
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COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Elmo dreams that there are two Elmos.


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