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Sesame Street
Plot The Best Friends Pageant
Air date December 18, 1998
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Sponsors U, 17
Syndication 123 Sesame Street, PBS Sprout
Releases

3810

This episode guide is missing segments cut from Noggin's broadcast.
Picture Segment Description
3810a

3810b
SCENE 1
Big Bird welcomes the viewer and is approached by Snuffy to play tag. Big Bird offers to be "it", an act Snuffy appreciates. They start singing a song about being best friends, joined by other pairs of friends (Miles and Gabi, Telly and Baby Bear, Gordon and Susan, and a Dinger and Honker).
3810c
SCENE 1
cont'd
As Big Bird and Snuffy play tag down the street, Prairie Dawn gets inspired by all the friends around her and Maria and decides to make a show about them.
GroverCarlinaLove
Muppets
Muppet and Kid Moments: Grover and Karlena talk about the word "love" on a sign.
(EKA: Episode 2483)
3810d
SCENE 2
Telly and Baby Bear read a poster Prairie has made, asking for any best friends for her show. When she asks what they'd like to do in the show, they argue over what kind of act they'll do and storm off.
3980e1
Muppets
The Martians discover a "U."
(First: Episode 3387)
3980f
Cartoon
U knocks on the door of P's apartment. When she answers the door, they go UP.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3745)
3810e
SCENE 3
Prairie approaches Miles and Gabi, who'd like to be in her show. They recall a time when they ran a lemonade stand together, but start arguing over who made their lemonade too sweet. Oscar appears, adoring the sounds of fighting. Prairie again finds herself one pair short.
Cooperation.Sporn

3810f
Cartoon
"Cooperation" - a reggae song about a group of animals who wash a car together. (re-recorded version)
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 2493)
Prairie appears over the end of the cartoon, calling out to the animals to be in her show.
Song.thatswhatfriendsarefor
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: "That's What Friends Are For": Ernie sings to Bert about friends being tolerant of each other's differences, while Bert just wants to sleep.
(EKA: Episode 2073)
3810g
SCENE 4
Prairie laments her woes to Maria, stating all the friends are arguing, even the Honker and Dinger (though she can't understand about what) and Big Bird and Snuffy, who argue over who's "it." Maria tells her that as the director, she should get them to cooperate.
NoodlesNedd.Bed
Cartoon
Noodles & Nedd make the bed.
Artist: John R. Dilworth
(EKA: Episode 3697)
3810h
SCENE 5
Prairie tries to tell the arguing friends to cooperate, but they're too caught up in their feuds to listen.
3810i
SCENE 6
Oscar tells the friends to keep arguing, so as to keep Prairie's pageant cancelled. They all get upset; they never wanted the show to get cancelled and feel bad for how they've hurt Prairie. They all decide to compromise and get along. Telly thanks a disappointed Oscar for being such a good friend.
Song.dressedup-kids
Song
"Dressed Up" (remake)
(EKA: Episode 3427)
ErnieAlexa
Muppets
Ernie's Show and Tell
Ernie's friend Alexa surprises him with a bag of jewels.
3810j
SCENE 7
The friends all find Prairie and show her that they're all cooperating now and beg her to put her show back on. Prairie un-cancels her pageant and rushes them all to rehearsal.
Toon.UP
Cartoon
A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP. (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 0869)
Film.FlyGirl
Film
A girl likes to pretend she can fly.
(EKA: Episode 2977)
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SCENE 8
Prairie's show gets underway. Baby Bear paints Telly as he bounces on his pogo stick (until they collide), Miles and Gabi make lemonade, Big Bird and Snuffy take turns during tag and the Honker and Dinger resolve a conflict. Everyone cheers for the best friends!
Ewjackets
Muppets
Elmo's World: Jackets
(First: Episode 3806)
3810m
SCENE 9
Prairie announces the sponsors while the Earth shakes from Big Bird and Snuffy's game of tag.

Known edits

Picture Segment Description
LikeUDoes
Celebrity
Melissa Etheridge sings "Like the Way U Does."
(EKA: Episode 3529)

Notes


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