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Episode 3824

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Sesame Street
Plot The Ding-Along
Air date January 7, 1999
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Sponsors D, 18
Syndication 123 Sesame Street, PBS Sprout

GroverSamantha.Alphabet

Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1
Big Bird, Telly and Zoe struggle to read a bulletin posted by two Dingers. Gina reads it for them; it advertises a "Ding Along" held by the Dingers today. It encourages participants to bring something they can ding with, so everyone runs to get something.
NoBirdsAllowed
Cartoon
Some animals want a boy to share his birthday cake with them, but he keeps changing his "No ______ allowed" sign, until they all offer him a glass of milk.
Artist: Gene Barretta
(First: Episode 3560)
Girlsclapyankeedoodle
Film
Two girls sing "Dipsy Doodle D" while clapping each others hands.
(EKA: Episode 3357)
Toon-cancan
Cartoon
D for Dance: Ladies on stage dance a can-can to the tune of "The Infernal Gallop" from Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, the lyrics of which are all the letter D.
(EKA: Episode 3499)
D-candles
Animation
D Candles
(EKA: Episode 3085)
Noimage
Muppets
Elmo dances to a ragtime tune.
(EKA: Episode 3636)
3978b1
Insert
The floating kids form a triangle.
(EKA: Episode 3122)
Noimage
SCENE 2
Telly shows Big Bird his dinging item - a triangle! Big Bird still wonders what he'll bring.
3957zh
Cartoon
A lizard, a girl and a dog dance.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 2795)
Noimage
Muppets
Ernie's Show and Tell: Zachary shows Ernie his baton, which he uses to conduct Ernie in singing the "Sesame Street Theme."
Hubley.Penguintap
Cartoon
A penguin repeats the rhythms of the sounds it hears, which include a drum, a door knock, a saw and a typewriter.
Artists: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 0272)
Noimage
SCENE 3
Telly noisily plays his triangle, so Bob suggests he play it quieter. Telly enjoys the different ways he can play it.
3786f
Muppets
Ernie and Rubber Duckie introduce Suzie Kabloozie, especially because they enjoy saying her name.
(First: Episode 3786)
SuzieSing
Cartoon
Suzie Kabloozie sings "Sing."
Artist: Mo Willems
(EKA: Episode 3794)
Taikodrums
Film
A mother helps her child play the drums.
(EKA: Episode 3156)
GroverSamantha.Alphabet
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Samantha sings The Alphabet Song while Grover dances.
(EKA: Episode 3683)
Hornsection
Animation
A quartet of horns arranges themselves in the proper order to play Beethoven's "Ode to Joy."
(EKA: Episode 3769)
Noimage
SCENE 4
Telly practices repeating rhythms made by Bob. Soon, he's able to play a simple waltz as Bob sings.
3451shpritzer
Film
Kids play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on the Shpritzer.
(EKA: Episode 3451)
Musicianspractice
Insert
The Tokyo String Quartet and some kids show how important it is to practice, as Big Bird provides voiceover.
(EKA: Episode 3410)
ErniePoem.Timeforthedogsagain
Muppets
Ernie recites a poem which introduces the next Wegman dogs segment ...
(EKA: Episode 3813)
Wegmandogs
Film
Wegman's dogs are really sound sleepers - neither an alarm, nor a jackhammer nor an elephant will wake them up.
(EKA: Episode 3010)
Noimage
SCENE 5
While Big Bird searches for a dinging item in his nest, Gina plays "Three of These Dings" using her own Dinger hat, Rosita's hand bell, Zoe's Zoemobile bell and a toy xylophone.
PhotoRhythm
Film
A rhythm is made of breaking eggs, door slams, cans dropping, ice, and feet stepping.
(EKA: Episode 3682)
2head.TwinkleTwinkle
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster looks at a star and sings "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
(EKA: Episode 3434)
4026s
Film
A child performs a poem called "Night" in sign language.
(EKA: Episode 3698)
3816z
Muppets
Ernie and Rubber Duckie introduce the number of the day.
(First: Episode 3786)
18stars
Animation
The number 18 in space.
(EKA: Episode 3696)
3993c
Film
Kid mural painting #18.
(EKA: Episode 3681)
Quilt.18
Animation
Characters on a quilt form the number 18.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 3778)
Noimage
SCENE 6
Big Bird can't find anything in his nest, just as a Dinger alerts him the Ding Along is staring. He also reports there's no more Dinger hats. Big Bird considers staying home, when the Dinger claims his own head can be Big Bird's bell.
Alien-symphony
Cartoon
Various alien creatures perform in an otherwordly music performance conducted by a trumpet-nosed creature.
(EKA: Episode 1210)
ErniePoem.CM
Muppets
Ernie recites a poem which introduces a Cookie Monster segment ...
Soundofmusicgrover
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater: "The Sound of Music" (re-filmed Alistair Cookie wraparounds, theme missing)
(EKA: Episode 2243)
Dingy
Song
"D, You're de Letter For Me"
(EKA: Episode 3721)
Noimage
Muppets
Ernie: "D is for duckie! That's good enough for me."
D-d-d-dinosaur!
Animation
D ... daring ... dazzling ... delightful ... dizzy ... dreaded ... dinosaur!
(EKA: Episode 3611)
4131z
Cartoon
Ds are found on a city street
(EKA: Episode 3611)
Noimage
SCENE 7
Everyone gathers in the Arbor for the Ding Along. After considering playing "My Favorite Dings" and "How are Dings in in Glocca Morra?," they settle on "Sing" (or rather, "Ding.").
Ewmusic-accordion
Muppets
Elmo's World: Music
Noimage
SCENE 8
Big Bird announces the sponsors, assisted by the Dingers.

Notes

  • Eric Jacobson makes one of his earliest appearances as Grover, who is present at the Ding-a-Long.


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