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Sesame Street
Plot Club 40
Air date February 23, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors I, 9
Syndication
Releases

3726

Picture Segment Description
3726a
SCENE 1
Carlo comes across Elmo, Telly, Baby Bear and the kids, who are having another meeting of "Club 40". They explain to Carlo that in Club 40, they count all the way up to 40. Carlo thinks their meetings would be short, until he learns that sometimes, the meetings can last all day.
3187u
Cartoon
"I'm Curious"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 3066)
Drumsexperiment
Muppets
Ernie conducts an experiment. He wants to see if Bert can sleep while Ernie sits at his drums and doesn't play them. Fortunately for him, Bert can't get to sleep that night, so Ernie drums away.
(EKA: Episode 3487)
BirdsEye
Song
"Did You Ever Want to See What the Birdies See?"
(EKA: Episode 3681)
Word.TOY
Animation
The word TOY is displayed, followed by a wind-up drum-playing panda.
(EKA: Episode 3067)
BBRadar
Muppets
Big Bird describes (and acts out) a time when he lost Radar. "Having a good memory will sure come in handy sometimes!"
(EKA: Episode 3410)
PGTW.Surprise
Video
Kids demonstrate surprise by winding a jack-in-the-box, as “Pop Goes the Weasel” plays.
(EKA: Episode 3664)
3726b
SCENE 2
Before they can start counting, the club must exercise first, since they use their whole body when counting and need them in tip-top shape. Carlo now sees why counting to 40 can take awhile.
Eeh,arh,erh,EXERCISE
Cartoon
Three scribbles exercise.
(EKA: Episode 2482)
3995o
Song
"I'm in Great Shape, You're in Great Shape": Kids dance with triangles, circles and squares.
(EKA: Episode 3300)
Shapes.shield
Animation
Looking for shapes on a shield (Maria voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 3049)
Grover-exit
Muppets
Grover tries to explain an EXIT sign, but monsters keep trampling over him. He moves over away from the door, but the EXIT sign moves with him.
(EKA: Episode 3578)
KeithHaring.EXIT
Animation
A Keith Haring mural comes to life after some kids EXIT.
(EKA: Episode 3006)
PDocter.Flyboy
Cartoon
A determined little boy makes several attempts to fly, and eventually gets his dad to take him on an airplane. (new music added)
Artist: Pete Docter
(EKA: Episode 3673)
3726c
SCENE 3
Now energized, the group begins counting to 40, with Elmo starting off. He counts all the way to 8, then halts, forgetting the next number. Carlo thinks they should just tell him the next number, but Telly explains it's a common situation, so they always bring in special guests to remind Elmo. Telly welcomes today's guests, who are both out-of-this-world...
Wormsinspace.9
Muppets
Worms in Space
The worms form the number 9.
MartianBeauty
Cartoon
"Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0424)
3726d
SCENE 3 cont'd
Elmo sings the final verse of the previous song, leading them to the number 9 in their countdown. Telly calls on Jasmine to count up to 9 again. They all continue the count up to 20, then head for their mid-count playground break.
3957s
Song
"Playground Map Song"
(EKA: Episode 2882)
Zork.Australia
Cartoon
Zork lands in Australia, where a kangaroo greets him.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3023)
4121ar
Celebrity
Little Richard sings "Rubber Duckie."
(EKA: Episode 3309)
3786l
Animation
The word "LOVE" in various situations.
(EKA: Episode 3636)
FamilyPortrait
Film / Animation
A girl dances her way into a family portrait.
(EKA: Episode 3134)
Painting.flipcoin
Cartoon
In a painting, a man flips a coin, and it flies in and out of buildings.
(EKA: Episode 3291)
CMZoeInsideOutside
Muppets
Cookie Monster and Zoe demonstrate "inside" and "outside"; Cookie takes a cookie outside of the box, and puts it inside his mouth and tummy.
(EKA: Episode 3688)
Crayonsplay
Animation
A group of round crayons draws a house, and is hesitant to let a square yellow crayon join, until it draws the sun. They all cooperate to make a rainbow.
(EKA: Episode 3105)
3726e
SCENE 4
The group returns from their break and Telly has Patrick report their current number status. They continue counting: "21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, POPCORN!" That means it's now time for their snack break, which always comes after 29. Carlo too digs into their popcorn.
3726.Wegmandogs.popcorn
Film
Wegman's dogs cook popcorn in three different ways.
Ichant
Animation
I / i Gregorian Chant
(EKA: Episode 3409)
Groverandi
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater: The King and I
(EKA: Episode 2695)
3726.SandI
Animation
Sand I / i
Balletdancers
Insert
None, some and all of the dancers dance as Big Bird narrates.
(EKA: Episode 3427)
Washington.Barretta

Washington.Barretta.2
Cartoon
George Washington cannot cross the Delaware unless some of his men are in the FRONT and some are in the BACK.
Artist: Gene Barretta
CongaCountingSong
Song
"Conga Counting Song"
(EKA: Episode 3010)
3726f
SCENE 5
After their snack, Baby Bear gives the current re-cap of their progress. Just when they almost reach 40, Elmo feels he must go to the bathroom. Telly excuses him and announces they must wait until he comes back and makes sure anyone who needs to go goes. Shortly after, Telly runs off as well.
3726.BOYS
Animation
A sign above a bathroom reads "boys", while boys exit the room.
4129za
Film
Jerry Nelson, Roscoe Orman and Fran Brill narrate "Great Moments at the Sink," in which Timothy brushes his teeth.
ArtistMike.Loosetooth
Cartoon
A girl recites a poem about her first loose tooth.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3465)
500018
Muppets
Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you want me to keep an eye on your hat?" The man says yes. Harvey then puts a letter I on top of the man's hat, crushing it in the process.
(EKA: Episode 0288)
3963h
Cartoon
Pencil box I/i
(EKA: Episode 3040)
I-candles
Animation
I / i candles
(EKA: Episode 3107)
Fido's birthday
Song
"It's Fido's Birthday" - a song about a birthday party for a goldfish.
(EKA: Episode 3684)
Bugs GW Stamp
Muppets
The Twiddlebugs get a new postage stamp portrait of George Washington, but have trouble getting it to stick to the wall. They finally get it to work, but it is upside down.
(EKA: Episode 0961)
40lemmings
Cartoon
40 lemmings (doo-wop)
(EKA: Episode 2946)
3726g

3726h
SCENE 6
Now they've reached 39, Telly thinks Carlo should be an honorary Club 40 clubber. He then proclaims that because they have a new member, they're going to start the count back from 1 so Carlo can count too. After they count all the way to 40, Telly announces the sponsors.
Wiggleprise
SCENE 6 cont'd
Baby Bear also announces that Slimey's ship is still on it’s way to the moon.
3726CS
COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: Telly brings Dear Crabby to help Ruthie be more like a grouch.


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