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Episode 3900

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Sesame Street
Plot Elmo and Lulu write a story together
Air date April 21, 2000
Season Season 31 (2000)
Sponsors S, 4, "the Princess Who Had Very Very Very Long Hair"
Syndication 123 Sesame Street, PBS Sprout

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Lulu welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street. She is excited today because she is going to write a story. At that moment, Miles calls out to Lulu and tells her that he is ready to write her story as he comes out from 123 Sesame Street with a pen and a binder full of paper. Lulu explains that since she doesn’t know how to write very well, Miles will do the writing for her.
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SCENE 1
cont'd
As they were going off to find a place to write, Elmo appears and ask what Lulu and Miles are doing. Lulu explains to Elmo that she is going to tell a story while Miles writes it down. Elmo wants to help Lulu with the story, but he doesn’t know how to write. So Lulu told Elmo that he can help tell the story while Miles writes and Elmo was very happy to hear that. Before they can start on writing the story, Elmo and Lulu hugged Miles to thank him for his help.
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Cartoon
Hands embrace the word "LOVE." (new music and sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 0926)
S-Shadow
Animation
S for shadow, soccer balls, sand, and slide
(EKA: Episode 3639)
S-vines
Cartoon
The letter S grows on a vine.
(EKA: Episode 3618)
Western-S
Song
A cowboy sings about S words.
(EKA: Episode 3720)
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SCENE 2
After everyone finds a place to sit and getting ready, Lulu and Elmo are ready to tell the story to Miles. However, they both talk at the same time that Miles couldn’t hear what they were saying for him to write. So Lulu suggested that she and Elmo take turns at telling the story. Once they settle on Lulu going first since it was her story, Lulu comes up with the title of the story called, ‘‘The Princess Who Had Very Very Very Long Hair.’’ Miles wrote the title and also wrote Elmo and Lulu’s name as the author, which delighted Elmo and Lulu.
Alienbasketball
Cartoon
Aliens have a hard time playing basketball, until they decide to take turns.
(EKA: Episode 3814)
BB.Navona
Muppets
Sesame Street Goes to Day Care
Big Bird and Navona sing the alphabet song.
(First: Episode 3837)
Navajoblanket
Animation

A Navajo blanket is formed as tribal music plays.
(EKA: Episode 2963)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.

Billythefish
Film / Animation

A class makes up a story about a fish named Billy, which is told through animation based on the kids' drawings.
(EKA: Episode 3434)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.

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SCENE 3
Lulu starts off the story by introducing us to the princess, who had very very long hair. The princess loves her hair that she takes care of it by brushing and washing it. However, the hair was so long, the princess couldn’t walk, skip, run, or do anything without tripping over her hair.
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SCENE 3
cont'd
At that moment, Lulu gets stuck on how the princess was going to solve her problem, so she lets Elmo take a turn on telling the story to see how he can solve the problem. So Elmo thought and said that he might need a minute to think.
3136w
Song

"Fixin' My Hair"
(EKA: Episode 2734)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.

Wigsalesmangrover
Muppets

Grover attempts to sell Mr. Johnson a wig, but when he finally finds one that suits him, it turns out to be a guinea pig.
(EKA: Episode 3445)

Numberguy4
Cartoon
Number Guy: ‘’’How Many Elephants Can You Fit in a Room?’’’ The answer is 4.
(EKA: Episode 3358)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
4109zn
Film
Four kids dance in a colorblock grid.
(EKA: Episode 3149)
4dolphins
Cartoon
Four dolphins
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2921)
In the Noggin version, this segment is duplicated to replace "Fixin' My Hair."
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SCENE 4
After thinking, Elmo was ready to tell the next part. The princess called her Royal Problem Solver to help solve her long hair problem. The Royal Problem Solver told her to not move so she would not trip over her hair. So the princess stood very still for a long time and she didn’t trip, but she was not happy standing still in one place. Even when she took one step, she tripped over her long hair.
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SCENE 4
cont'd
The story comes to a halt because Elmo didn’t know what to tell next and Lulu also don’t know what to tell either. So Elmo, Lulu, and Miles all did some thinking.
Balletdancers
Insert
None, some and all of the dancers dance as Big Bird narrates.
(EKA: Episode 3386)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
S-quilt
Cartoon
Characters on a quilt form the letter S.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 3368)
4127za
Film
Kids hold an S and a square
(EKA: Episode 3314)
Angryannie-korty
Cartoon
"Angry Annie": A small girl vents her rage at the world, frustrated by the problems of everyday life, until her younger brother offers her part of his orange. (new music added)
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2495)
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SCENE 5
After much thought, Lulu came with an idea and got ready to tell her part. The princess called the Royal Problem Solver again and told him that she is tired of standing still so she won’t trip over her hair. The Royal Problem Solver came up with an idea of having someone carry her long hair from the ground. The princess likes the idea and gives her hair for the Royal Problem Solver to carry. Although she was able to do things without tripping, the Royal Problem Solver got tangled in the princess’ long hair and got dragged whenever the princess moved. Elmo wants to take a turn at telling the story, but he feels thirsty. Lulu also feels thirsty, so Miles goes get them something to drink.
Waterfountain
Song
"Drink of Water"
(EKA: Episode 2951)
Word.AGUA
Cartoon
The word AGUA is shown, followed by a river.
(EKA: Episode 3280)
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SCENE 6
After they all drink their juice box, Elmo is ready to tell the next part. The Royal Problem Solver decided that the princess should get a haircut. However, the princess didn’t want her hair to be cut because she loves her hair and taking care of it. The Royal Problem Solver says that she can still do that even though her hair is short, but she won’t trip over it. After the princess thought about it and after tripping as she thought, she decides to send for The Royal Barber to cut her hair.
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SCENE 6
cont'd
Elmo and Lulu continue to say “cut and cut” because the princess has a lot of hair to be cut as Miles tries to write every single word down.
Wegmandogs.hairstylist
Film
At a barbershop, Wegman's dogs act as hair stylists.
(First: Episode 3814)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
SquirrelNutZippers
Muppets / Celebrity
Squirrel Nut Zippers sings "Put a Lid on It," and put various objects on Mr. Johnson's head.
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
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Film
Ornate 4s fly through the air.
(EKA: Episode 3317)
LunarLounge1
Cartoon
The Quadratic Equations (from the Lunar Lounge) sing about 4 and their four heads.
(EKA: Episode 3712)
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SCENE 7
After much cutting, the Royal Barber is finish. The princess takes a look in the mirror to see her short hair and replies that she doesn’t like it…she loves it! She then became the Princess who had Very Very Very Short Hair and was able to do things without tripping on her long hair. However, when she started to run, she still had to watch where she was going after she crashed. Still, the princess was so happy that she hugged and kissed them.
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SCENE 7
cont'd
Lulu ends the story with a “Very Very Very Happily Ever After.” Miles comments on what a good story it is and Lulu thanks him for writing it. Elmo also thanks Miles and thanks Lulu for having him help with the story. Before Elmo goes off to feed Dorothy, he asks Miles to read the story title again. As Elmo leaves, Lulu asks Miles if he could read the story again and Miles gladly does it.
Ew-babies
Muppets
Elmo's World: Babies
(First: Episode 3854)
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SCENE 8
After Miles finish reading the story, Lulu comments what a great story that she and Elmo told. Miles ask if she wants him to read it again and Lulu happily accept it. Elmo announces the sponsors. A credit crawl follows.

Alterations

Picture Segment Description
2096t
Cartoon
S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.
(First: Episode 0063)
This segment replaced the AGUA film in the Sprout version.
0926t
Cartoon
A cat tries to teach the alley cats to play music in harmony.
(EKA: Episode 0926)
This segment replaced the Wegman's Dogs film in the Sprout version.
Sunmoon
Cartoon
Anansi the spider tells the story of how the sun and the moon came to live in the sky.
(EKA: Episode 3741)
This segment replaced "Put a Lid on It" in the Sprout version.

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