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Sesame Street
Plot Havin' a ball on Sesame Street
Air date February 5, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors T, 1
Syndication
Releases

3714

Picture Segment Description
3714a
COLD OPEN
A yellow ball rolls over to Luis. He picks it up, and calls out to see if it belongs to anyone. No one answers, so he starts playing with it.
3714b

3714c
SCENE 1
Luis shows Herry Monster the ball he found, and welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street. Gordon compliments his ball, and they briefly play catch. Maria tells him to come in and start working, but he'd rather play catch with her. Elmo shows up, pretending to be The Count (thunder and all!), ready to count the number of times they throw the ball to each other. They toss it back and forth 20 times, then give the ball to Elmo to play with.
20shells
Animation
Counting 20 shells
(EKA: Episode 3674)
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)
GroverSamantha.Alphabet
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Samantha sings The Alphabet Song while Grover dances.
(EKA: Episode 3683)
4134u
Animation
Cecille sings "I'm Gonna Get to You."
(EKA: Episode 2951)
3714d
SCENE 2
Elmo-Count counts the number of balls he has (which is 1), and it thunders.
We'rethenumber1
Animation
A group of 1s chant, "We're the number 1!"
(EKA: Episode 3688)
CountPatrickStewart
Muppets / Celebrity
The Count has difficulty arranging the numbers from 0 to 9 in order, because the number 1 won't keep still. Patrick Stewart helps solve his problem by commanding, "Make it so, number 1!" The line doesn't work when The Count uses it, however.
Jugglingbear
Cartoon
A juggling bear helps a little girl learn to juggle. (new music)
(EKA: Episode 2291)
4130m
Song
"Doing the Family Thing"
(EKA: Episode 3284)
FlashGizmo.NearFar
Cartoon
Flash Gizmo, Space Cadet
Near and far
Kidsballs.nearfar
Film
Kids demonstrate near and far with soccer balls.
(EKA: Episode 3683)
3714e
SCENE 3
Elmo-Count says hello to Mr. Handford and some kids. The kids walk over to the courtyard, where they want to play soccer with Big Bird - but Gabi points out that they don't have a ball. However, The Amazing Mumford says he can make a ball appear by magic. His dietetic magic spell ("A la tofu and sprouts!") brings a boy named Paul, so he tries his regular spell instead (which brings a wall).
3714f
SCENE 3
cont'd
Elmo-Count shows up, and gives the ball to the kids. Now they can play soccer!
ZerkelJake
Cartoon
A Zerkel named Jake demonstrates -ake words.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
Film.CircusTraining
Film
A gymnastics team practices tricks for the circus.
(EKA: Episode 3006)
ArtistMike.Smallcarclowns
Cartoon
A woman visits a car dealer, looking for a small car. She will only take a car small enough to fit her clowns.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3079)
EBShola.balls
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Ernie, Bert and Shola demonstrate "big," "small," "smaller, and "smallest" with four balls.
(EKA: Episode 0735)
3957e
Animation
Cecille sings "The Game of Make Believe." (no intro)
(EKA: Episode 2900)
3714g
SCENE 4
As Big Bird and the kids play soccer with the yellow ball, Telly Monster hopes Oscar the Grouch will want to play with him today ...
SomebodyComeandPlay.Snowleopards
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
Snow leopards version
(EKA: Episode 2638)
AliceK.throwball
Cartoon
Alice Kadeezenberry learns how to throw a ball by watching others do it.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
2477j
Muppets
Two-Headed Monster: HAT
(EKA: Episode 2477)
StopMotionATwords
Cartoon
Song: AT words
(EKA: Episode 3291)
3713.ComingSoon

3714h
SCENE 5
Telly begs Oscar to play something with him today, but Oscar refuses. Meanwhile, Big Bird kicks the ball way high up in the air, and it lands in Telly's hands! He looks up and says "Thank you, Ball Fairy, wherever you are!" He accidentally drops the ball into Oscar's trash can, where it starts bouncing all around. Gabi comes over to him, and he tells her where the ball went. They listen as it hits all of Oscar's animals, and makes even more of a mess inside the can.
3714i
SCENE 5
cont'd
Telly worries that Oscar will be mad at him for throwing the ball into his can, but nothing could be further from the truth: the ball has made more of a mess inside Oscar's can than even Oscar could make, which he likes so much, he asks Telly to drop the ball again.
3853-02
Cartoon
Name That Sound: identify animal sounds.
4121am
Film
Kids dance with the letter T, which is for triangle.
(EKA: Episode 3507)
TypewriterT
Cartoon
The Typewriter has an electric train.
(EKA: Episode 1046)
4027v
Film
Wegman's dogs form T, which is for train.
(EKA: Episode 3355)
SamDiffBalls
Muppets
Kermit tries to explain the difference between two balls, but they keep changing to make themselves the same. The balls are large and yellow with colorful stripes and the ability to talk!
Cecille.UpDown
Animation
Cecille sings "Up Down, In Out, Over and Under." (no intro)
(First: Episode 2746)
3714j
SCENE 6
While Oscar has fun with the ball inside his can, Celina and Cookie Monster stop by the can out of curiosity, then shrug, and walk away.
3714k
SCENE 6
cont'd
The ball suddenly bounces out of Oscar's can ... where will it end up next?
3956q
Song
Reggae 'Bounce.'
Airplanes.T
Animation
Airplanes carve the capital and lowercase T.
(EKA: Episode 3257)
FloatingKids.BigT
Film
The floating kids form a capital T.
(EKA: Episode 3121)
3959p
Cartoon
Ten tiny T's in top hats do the tippy tappy tango and take tea.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3257)
3164zc
Muppets
The Martians are a "Yip-Yip Family."
(EKA: Episode 2874)
Deadfish
Cartoon
A girl narrates a poem about the sad time when her goldfish died. (new music added)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2228)
3714l
SCENE 7
Ruthie notices that Humphrey and Ingrid don't know how to get Natasha to cheer up. Just then, the ball lands in her carriage, and she starts playing with it. Her idea of a fun game is repeatedly throwing the ball away, and crying until Ruthie brings it back to her. Finally, she gets sleepy and takes a nap.
StopMotion.Toys
Animation
Stop-motion: The word TOY is spelled in blocks.
(EKA: Episode 3702)
PDS1

PDS2
Muppets
Prairie Dawn, Scientist
Prairie Dawn demonstrates how air moves things, with a some leaves, a feather, and her lunch bag - all of which the wind blows away, along with Prairie. "Who's working the wind machine?!"
AnnieEyeball.Air
Cartoon
Dr. Annie Eyeball looks at air.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2616)
OldFilm.DangerSign
Film
Kids watch a silent movie with a man resting on the train tracks with an oncoming trolley - DANGER!
(EKA: Episode 1755)
4125s
Animation
Cecille sings "I Wanna Be Me." (no intro)
(EKA: Episode 2822)
3714m
SCENE 8
Ruthie returns to Finders Keepers, relieved that Natasha fell asleep. She leaves the ball outside, and goes inside to get a glass of water. When she's gone, the ball observes how much fun he had today, and thinks he should come back to Sesame Street sometime, but now he's gotta bounce away. He shoots up into the air.
3714n

Wiggleprise
SCENE 8
cont'd
Ruthie comes back outside, and wonders where the ball went, as Luis announces the sponsors (and mentions that Slimey's ship is still moon-bound).
3714.ComingSoon
COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: Stinky thinks he's in love with Maria ...


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