Sesame English
Plot Tingo and Niki are late for school
Writer Louise Gikow
Director Rick Fernandes, Greg Lehane
Sponsors L, R, 12
Releases Weather, Seasons & Time 2

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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 As Tingo is sleeping, the alarm clock rings at 7’o clock and Tingo turns it off to go back to sleep. Half an hour later, the alarm clock rings again and Tingo turns it off again. He wonders what time it is and looks at the clock. He notices it is 7:30 and screams in panic that he and Niki are going to be late for school, which starts at 8'o clock.
Animation "Counting Alarm Clock" (new voice-over added)
Cartoon At a construction site, a blue man builds a cuckoo clock, which gives him his lunch. (new voice-over and sound effects added)
SCENE 2 Tingo wakes up Niki and tells her that it is 7:30 and they are going to be late. They quickly get ready as Tingo screams, “It’s late!”
Cartoon A strange poem with L words.
(First: Episode 129: Bugged)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La". (refilmed version using original soundtrack)
(Ernie’s part cut)

Insert Niki and Tingo tango and sing about the letters R and L.
Ernie and an R
Muppets Ernie makes the sound of the letter, R.
Film Jaws spoof with the letter R. (new voice-over added)
Muppets "Honk Around the Clock" (cuts off after counting backwards)
SCENE 3 Niki is ready to go, but Tingo wants to eat breakfast even though they are late. Niki replies that it is too late for breakfast, but Tingo insist that its not too late and tries to gobble down a bowl of cereal and a pancake before Niki drags him away from the table.
SCENE 3 cont'd Moments later, Niki and Tingo come back to the house and Tingo apologies to Niki. He tells the viewer that he forgot that today is Sunday and that in the U.S.A, there is no school on Sunday. So while Niki goes to sleep, Tingo continues to eat his breakfast.

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