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Sesame Street
Plot The Kingston Crew
Air date February 10, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors V, 8
Syndication
Releases

3717

Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1
Kingston Livingston III welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and tells us what he and his crew will be presenting today: the alphabet, the number 8, and other fun stuff. His crew arrives, but Loretta points out that his jersey doesn't have the number 8 on it like theirs do, and he explains that he felt like wearing something different today (sometimes, he feels like doing things his own way). They do their number 8 cheer, and Kingston suddenly comes up with another way to do the cheer. When he does it, the crew reacts negatively, because they intended to do everything in the same way today.
Cartoon
"Captain Spacey" counts 8 planets until the 25-cent rocket machine runs out of juice.
(EKA: Episode 3554)
Muppets
The Rainbow Fish counts groups of 8 in the ocean.
(EKA: Episode 2909)
Cartoon
Noodles & Nedd
Noodles accidentally breaks Nedd's toy airplane, but Nedd glues it back together, and all is forgiven.
(EKA: Episode 3690)
Film
A girl narrates a film of helping her dad, a pilot, fly a small plane. They fly through New York City, past the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty.
(EKA: Episode 3673)
Cartoon
The word AIRPORT (with photographs of such)
(EKA: Episode 3397)
Muppets
Elmo and his imaginary self sing about what he would do "If Elmo Had Teeth".
Cartoon
In a circus setting, a girl becomes excited about getting her first loose tooth.
Artist: Steven Fonti
(EKA: Episode 3614)

SCENE 2
The Kingston Crew intends to do the Alphabet Twist in the same way with some kids. When it's done, he comes up with another dance: the Funky Chicken Alphabet, which none of the other crew members seem to agree with. They are such conformists that they threaten to stop playing with Kingston if he doesn't follow their lead all the time. He decides that the crew is not for him, and feels sad as they walk away.
Film
The letters of the alphabet are found in signs all over the city. (ska music, child voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 3692)
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover makes sure Kerrington knows the difference between loud and soft.
Cartoon
African quilt pattern
(EKA: Episode 3194)
Film
A three-year-old African boy narrates a film about a day in his life.
Cartoon
"Cooperation" - a reggae song about a group of animals who wash a car together. (re-recorded version)
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 2493)

Insert
As the World Takes Turns
In this soap opera parody, Telly is in desperate need for Gordon's help inserting his straw into his juice box, but Zoe also needs his assistance so she can blow her nose after sneezing. The problem is solved by taking turns.
Animation
Ornate Vs spin around as a song about them plays.
(EKA: Episode 2987)
Film
V for violin: kids play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" on the violin.
(EKA: Episode 3280)
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
Muppets
Guy Smiley sings "I'll Love You in Springtime."
(EKA: Episode 2641)
Film
Kids talk about how they like sledding down snowy hills.
(EKA: Episode 3540)
Cartoon
Snowmen show the word COLD.
(EKA: Episode 3606)
Muppets
Big Bird and Zoe play a "same and different" game.
Animation
In a Van Gogh painting, a baby takes its first steps to Papa.
(EKA: Episode 3492)
SCENE 3
Ruthie encounters Kingston looking sad. He explains to her that his crew left him because he didn't want to conform to their ways all the time. He sits on her lap and they sing a "same/different" song, which inspires him to tell his friends how he feels.
Cartoon
Different emotions are drawn on a face, until the character grabs the pencil.
Film
Katie is going to be a big sister.
(EKA: Episode 2909)
Cartoon
Lillian discusses the adjustments she had to make when her parents had a new baby. She ultimately appreciates her sister.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(EKA: Episode 2835)
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster is in a disagreement about where to go for vacation: the mountains or the seashore. Cookie Monster says he likes both, better than going to Cucamonga for the National Cookie Convention. 2-Head gets inspired, and heads off for Cucamonga, leaving Cookie to choose between the mountains and the seashore.
(EKA: Episode 2837)
Song
"Ja, Ja, That is the Mountain"
(EKA: Episode 2780)
Muppets / Celebrity
The Count waits for the rain, while Alice Walker explains to Elmo why rain is important. It finally rains, and they start counting the raindrops.
Cartoon
"Imagination Rain" (re-recorded audio)
(EKA: Episode 1082)
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie is thirsty, and imagines that he's drinking nice cold water. Irritated, Bert tells him to go get a real glass of water. Ernie does, but then he annoys Bert by saying that now he's hungry.
(EKA: Episode 0679)
Film
V for voice, violin, Victrola, etc.
(EKA: Episode 3429)
Animation
V Limerick: A vulture makes valentines.
Film
Wegman's dogs form the letter V, for violin and valentine.
(EKA: Episode 3689)
Cartoon
A little boy asks his big brother questions about what happens at school. (new music added)
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 3086)
Song

"Off to School" A parody of Chuck Berry's "Hail Hail Rock & Roll," accompanied by footage of a day at school.
(EKA: Episode 3055)

Cartoon
Sign Man: WALK TALL
(EKA: Episode 1161)


SCENE 4
The crew looks anxiously for Kingston, even asking the viewer for help. Kingston shows up, and explains that he wants to work out his conflict with them. Through talking it out, they each learn that they're happier with each other. Kingston decides to do a "Funky Chicken" close - announcing the sponsors while dancing. Ruthie announces that Slimey's ship is still moon-bound.
COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: Mr. Handford serves Telly a very tall sandwich with "everything" on it.


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