Shalom Sesame
Release date 1990
Writer Louise Gikow
Director Moti Aviram (Israel)
Niles Goodsite (USA)
Sponsors tsadie, mem, achad-'esre and secret places


Picture Segment Description

COLD OPEN Jeremy Miller and Yoav are packing up for a trip to the beach, checking if the have their #3 and #10 suntan oil. Kippi Ben Kippod comes out with his new pet goat, Sheba. They tell him to leave him in his cave, so he won’t get sunburn, but Kippi tells them he has his own suntan oil – “Suntan Kippitone 200”

SCENE 1 They bring Sheba back to the cave. When they’re about to leave, a rock disappears, revealing a cave; Sheba runs in. Yoav tells them of the story of the magic goat who appears to reveal the secret caves. Kippi and the others enter the cave to find him.
Cartoon A frog hops on a "tsadie" and is flung into a bucket of paint.
Muppets Kermit the Frog performs "Disco Frog."
SCENE 2 Back in the caves, Kippi hears Sheba from the direction, but Jeremy tells him that they just went that way. Kippi then settles with him saying he’ll go back the way they came while they go off in the other direction.

SCENE 2 cont'd Jeremy and Yoav emerge from a cave and find themselves in Jerusalem, but go back to the caves when Kippi calls them.
Cartoon The story of two hardworking brothers, one with a family and one who lives alone, divide the wheat they cut. At night, the brother who lives alone decides his brother has a family to support, so he gives some wheat to his pile. After he leaves, the other brother takes a stack from his pile and adds it to his brother's. When they see each other doing it they decide how generous they both are and legend says that where they hugged that night, the Temple of Solomon was built.
Muppets "I'm Between"
Film Arabic kids play hide and seek.
SCENE 3 The gang wanders into Bet Guvrin. Kippi remembers he visited this cave when looking for a cave of his own. Jeremy tells the origin of the cave, which he read on a plaque on the cave wall.
Cartoon A shepherd’s lamb runs into a cave. When he goes in to find the lamb, he discovers the Dead Sea Scrolls.
SCENE 4 They enter another cave and hear Sheba and follow the sound of his bleating.
Film Kids show two cities in Ako – the light one (above ground) and dark one (underground).
Cartoon Rap #11
Muppets Ernie and Bert go fishing where Ernie shows of his special fish call.
Bert's lines are dubbed in Hebrew.

SCENE 5 Kippi hears the sound of rushing water, which Jeremy believes is the sound of his shoes sloshing. They emerge from the cave to find a beach, where they find Sheba as well. They plan to spend the rest of the day relaxing there, until the lifeguard points out a sign to them – “No Goats”, forcing them to leave.
Muppets Moishe Oofnik sings his "Sailor Song" as he sails around the world in his boat.
Celebrity Tracey Gold talks about the “Malon Mem”, a hotel where everything starts with the Hebrew letter Mem. With the help of Joshua Rifkind, she explains how - in Hebrew - "hotel" (malon), "juice" (mitz) and "water" (mayim) all begin with the same letter. In the process, Tracey trips on a "mizvadah" (suitcase) and falls into the hotel swimming pool.
SCENE 6 The gang gets back to Kippi’s cave. The rock reappears and the cave is covered once again. However, Sheba gets loose again, but Jeremy refuses to go, but is pulled along anyway.
Closing Moishe Oofnik announces the sponsors.


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