Sesame English
Plot Tingo loses his backpack
Writer Ellis Weiner
Director Leslie Williams
Sponsors X, 15
Releases Friends 1

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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Niki and Tingo arrive back home from school. Tingo is smitten with his teacher, Ms. Huong and roams around the basement in a daze. To impress her, he plans to start doing his homework, but he can't find his backpack anywhere and it's filled with all his necessities, like paper, pens and books. He calls Niki for help.
Film In stop-motion, assorted furniture places themselves in a classroom.
Cartoon Abstract count #15
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
Cartoon Number creatures #15

SCENE 2 Tingo spies various things that he believes are his backpack, but are really Niki's bag and baseball cap. Niki gets an idea to give him her paper and writing utensils, but he still needs his books. As Niki continues the search, Tingo hears her doorbell ring. He is shocked to find outside the door is his teacher Ms. Huong.
Film A man in an X suit jumps on the beach.
Film An X rises out of a pool. (new voice-over added)
Cartoon Stamped and painted X animation.
Muppets Grover tells Debo that the letter that's on the wall is an X, but that it's a secret. Kermit overhears Grover mention a secret and wants to know what the letter is. (tiny edits at beginning and end)
SCENE 3 As soon as Niki opens the door, Tingo flies behind the couch to hide from his crush. She reveals that she has his backpack that he left at school. Ms. Houng notices they have basketball nearby and claims she loves to play, which makes Tingo ever more lovestruck.


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