Sesame Street
Chip and Dip bother the newlyweds
Air date November 30, 1988
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors K, Z, 2
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 In the morning, Maria and Luis see Chip and Dip meowing in hunger at their living room window. Maria recalls giving them some milk a little while ago and now, they're always coming back for more. She sees this as a potential problem, but Luis believes they should just give the cats something to drink for now. Once the window is opened, the cats complain that it's too cold outside, so Luis lets them in for some warmth. Soon, they're requesting even more food, and some yarn.
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Cartoon Bruce the moose invites Toulouse LaGoose over for juice.
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie plays a game with Bert where Ernie plays riffs on his drum set and Bert has to repeat them back. Bert is surprisingly good at the game.
(First: Episode 1809)
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Cartoon Snacks on Parade: Peanut Butter
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1301)
Film.Flamingos.jpg Film Flamingos walk around to classical music.
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Muppets A Muppet inchworm and a bug sing "The Inch Worm" in a field of flowers.
(First: Episode 0168)
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Cartoon K for kangaroo
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SCENE 2 Maria is about to go jogging and sees Chip and Dip are still around, sleeping on Luis' favorite chair. She tells him the cats are going to start living here, but Luis is certain they'll leave after their nap. Luis tries to get in some writing before they have to open the Fix-It Shop, but Chip and Dip's snoring prevents him from concentrating. Just as he puts in some headphones and music to listen to, he realizes the cats have been faking being asleep and they ask for some tummy rubs.
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Animation A boy adds his crayons, then uses them to draw a number 5.
(EKA: Episode 2345)
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Film A look at how families do chores both on a farm and in the city.
(First: Episode 2226)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster asks John-John if he knows the difference between up and down.
(First: Episode 0565)
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Cartoon At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2085)
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Song "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
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Muppets Cookie Monster discovers Cousin Monster doesn't want cookies and would rather eat Ernie's healthy food.
(First: Episode 1240)
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Cartoon Boy and the UP balloons
(First: Episode 0364)
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SCENE 3 Chip and Dip begin giving suggestions on how to redecorate the apartment for their needs, when Luis proposes teaching them a special dance. He puts on a conga tape and leads them in a conga line right out the door.
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Film Slide puzzle - truck
(First: Episode 0403)
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Cartoon Miss Fortune makes guesses about a dog.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0483)
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Muppets / Celebrity Harry Belafonte sings of about the "Coconut Counting Man," who is actually The Count.
(First: Episode 1692)
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Cartoon A lion named Kent says that he gets a Kick out of being King of the Forest.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0463)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Little Things".
re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2485)
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Muppets In ancient times, Grover invents the wheel to help Biff move a stone up a hill.
(First: Episode 0915)
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Film Stop-frame animation of a girl on a beach, reading a book containing pictures of various sea creatures that come to life as she comes to their pages.
(First: Episode 1434)
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SCENE 4 Maria and Luis set up the Fix-It Shop, when Chip and Dip appear and ask for more food. Maria has had it and vents her anger, then realizes how silly she's being and permits Luis to keep the two as pets if he wants. Chip and Dip, however, don't want to be anyone's pets - they just want to hang loose. They go to bother Oscar instead.
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Cartoon Junior has to jump across the pond to make the frog chorus.
(First: Episode 0926)
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Muppets Game Show: Happiness Begins at 40
Guy Smiley gets the Sad Family out of their rut by having them count to 40.
(First: Episode 2467)
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Cartoon They'd play with me if I had...
(First: Episode 0815)
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Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "Do-Op Hop".
(First: Episode 2071)
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Cartoon The Pink Panther - K For Karate
(First: Episode 0241)
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Song "Garbageman's Blues Song"
(First: Episode 1875)
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Cartoon Super 2 solves problems by doubling things.
(First: Episode 1643)
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SCENE 5 While enjoying the calm and quiet at home, Luis goes to tend to their new flowerbox, purchased from the same woman who sells Ernie and Bert their flowers. This means that their flowerbox has come not only with flowers, but Twiddlebugs, who've set up a park in this particular space. Luis doesn't see this as much of an issue, until the Twiddlebugs start up a round of tennis and break one of the windows.
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Cartoon A clam tells a fisherman why he's not catching any fish: he pulled all the plants out of the pond.
(First: Episode 0408)
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Insert Big Bird watches the shape dancers make a rectangle.
(First: Episode 1276)
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Film A zydeco band plays "Allons a Lafayette" while people dance.
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Cartoon Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
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Muppets Over the Top sing "ZZ Blues."
(First: Episode 2317)
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Cartoon Uncle Al tells his nephew a story about a dog he had, but gets mixed up with the details.
Artist: Marv Newland
(First: Episode 0510)
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SCENE 6 Luis has netted the window to prevent any further accidents and observes the tie game some more.


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