Sesame English
Plot Tingo joins Niki's band
Writer Chris Nee
Director Greg Lehane

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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Tingo has been invited to join Niki's band, Children at Play. He scours his trunk and finds an Elvis Presley-style jacket. He assumes a seat at the piano and play's a rockin' tune, though Niki tells him he won't be playing piano in the band. He practices on Tom's guitar instead, until he's told he won't be playing that either. He assumes he'll be doing the drums.
Insert The Tokyo String Quartet and some kids show how important it is to practice. (new voice-over and text added)
SCENE 2 Tingo wails on Mike's drumset, but is told he isn't playing that either. Niki tells him he'll be playing the cymbals instead and gives him a pair. Tingo has a hard time balancing and falls over.
Grover again
Muppets "Sing After Me" by Grover and Madeline Kahn. (edited)
Cartoon Number Creatures #20
Cartoon Musicians in a painting learn to cooperate to play music. (new voice-over added)
SCENE 3 Niki instructs Tingo to play the cymbals at the end of the song, but he constantly disrupts the song playing too early. They finally get a good rehearsal, but Tingo is so entranced by the song, he forgets his part.
Animation A chicken lays 20 eggs, which hatch.
SCENE 4 Children At Play appears at their concert. Tingo plays his part perfectly and becomes stunned and flattered when the crowd goes wild.

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