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Sesame Street
Plot Building the USS Terrific
Air date January 18, 1999
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Sponsors B, 19
Syndication 123 Sesame Street, PBS Sprout
Releases

3831

Picture Segment Description
3831ussterrific
SCENE 1
Big Bird introduces the letter of the day, B, and shows off the new boat kit he got from his Granny Bird. Gordon, Telly, Elizabeth, Barkley, and two children gather around to help build the boat. The boat they're going to build is called the USS Terrific.
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SCENE 1
cont'd
Elizabeth is confused when the box is opened and they see nothing but parts. Gordon begins to read the directions, which tell the customer to take the pieces of the kit out of the box and put them together according to the diagrams. Everyone marvels at the amazing-looking parts, including the unusually loud foghorn. Telly and Big Bird loooooooove this boat!
2485o
Muppets
Ernie: Captain Ernest pilots The Love Boat. He loves his boat, and soon all of the passengers join him in expressing their love for the boat. (beginning edited)
(EKA: Episode 2485)
Bisonbath
Cartoon
B for bathtub, ball, boat, boot, boomerang, brush and bison
(EKA: Episode 3154)
3154h
Film
Alphaquest: B
(EKA: Episode 2866)
Dogboat
Film
William Wegman's dogs form the letter B, and Fay Ray balances a boat on her head.
This segment was cut in the Noggin version.
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SCENE 2
Gordon continues reading the instructions. They count and name the parts of the boat, some of which Gordon explains. Telly then becomes worried that the boat could sink, since lifeboats come with the accessories.
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SCENE 2
cont'd
They are just about to start building the boat, when Barkley grabs the directions and runs away. They all chase after him.
SSNews.Columbus
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Christopher Columbus before he begins his voyage to discover America. Kermit tries to tell him that the third ship is tied to the dock, but it's too late -- the dock breaks free, and takes Kermit along with the ship.
(EKA: Episode 0700)
Rocketshapes
Animation
Wooden shapes group themselves by color, then regroup by shape, then assemble themselves into a rocket ship.
(EKA: Episode 3286)
This segment was cut in the Noggin version.
3831e
SCENE 3
The team continues to chase after Barkley, who still has the directions.
Character.brad
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Bert is preparing to give his nephew Brad a bath, but Ernie is horrified that there are no bath toys. He brings so many toys that Bert feels there is no longer room for Brad. So as not to waste the water, Ernie hops into the tub.
(EKA: Episode 1134)
3786j
Animation
Which legs belong on the tiger?
(EKA: Episode 3786)
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SCENE 4
Barkley is finally found sleeping on the directions. Gordon manages to gently pull them out, and the crew assembles the parts of the boat.
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SCENE 4
cont'd
When they prepare to put the boat into the tub, they realize that the tub has no water ...
3154n
Song
Jerry Nelson sings "Don't Waste Water."
(EKA: Episode 2900)
This segment was cut in the Noggin version, which has a direct transition to the next segment.
Word.AGUA
Cartoon
The word AGUA is shown, followed by a river.
(EKA: Episode 3280)
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3831j
SCENE 5
The team brainstorms on how to fill the tub with water. Telly asks Alan for a glass of water and pours it into the tub, but it is clear that more than just a glass of water will suffice. They get a hose from Alan, but the hose is too short. Elizabeth suggests they move the tub closer, and finally the tub is filled. While they are occupied filling the tub, Oscar fills the boat with marbles - "She'll be the prettiest submarine on Sesame Street!"
Fido's birthday
Song
"It's Fido's Birthday" - a song about a birthday party for a goldfish.
(EKA: Episode 3684)
NumberCreatures19
Animation
Number creatures #19
(EKA: Episode 2874)
GrowingNumbers.19
Film
Growing Numbers #19
(EKA: Episode 3093)
3980za
Cartoon
19 popcorn kernels appear and then pop to display the number 19.
(EKA: Episode 2855)
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3831l
SCENE 6
When the team puts the boat in the water, it quickly sinks to the bottom of the tub. Gordon fishes it out, and discovers that it has marbles at the bottom. They think they know who did it ...
4135suziepirate
Cartoon
Suzie Kabloozie reads about pirates.
(EKA: Episode 3460)
3831oinkerBsong
Muppets
The Oinker Sisters sing "Where Can You Be B?".
(EKA: Episode 3672)
Baseballfilm
Film
B for ball, bat, base and baseball
(EKA: Episode 3481)
3962f
Animation
B / b candles
(EKA: Episode 3155)
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SCENE 7
The team asks Oscar why he put marbles in the boat, and Oscar says that he did it because, according to a grouch, toy boats are supposed to sink. Eventually they agree to disagree - Grouches like boats that sink, but everyone else likes boats that float, and since this is Big Bird's boat, they want it to float. They return his marbles and he puts them back in his boat, the Queen Muddy.
It's the ocean
Cartoon
Cap'n Feenie asks, "What is it?" It's the ocean.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3086)
4121ar
Celebrity
Little Richard sings "Rubber Duckie."
(EKA: Episode 3309)
This segment was cut in the Noggin version.
Toon.camels
Cartoon
Two camels at a watering hole learn to share.
(EKA: Episode 3565)
3831morgan-grover
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Morgan sings the alphabet for Grover.
(EKA: Episode 3133)
2485za
Song
Joe Raposo sings "I Believe in Little Things".
re-filmed version
(EKA: Episode 2485)
This segment was cut in the Noggin version.
3831n
SCENE 8
Elizabeth plays a kazoo fanfare as the boat is launched again. It successfully floats, and everyone agrees that they Love This Boat!
Ewwater-scuba
Muppets
Elmo's World: Water
3831o
SCENE 9
Big Bird announces the sponsors, and that Sesame Street is a production of the Children's Television Boat Shop -- or Workshop.


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