Sesame Street
Take a Cowboy/Cowgirl to Lunch Day
(repeat of 2290)
Air date December 9, 1988
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors L, N, 10


Picture Segment Description

Insert Oscar the Grouch warns Chip and Dip to stay away from his trash can, but it only prompts them to sing a song about how they are the same with the exception of their voices.
(First: Episode 2209)
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
Muppets Story: "The Geefle and the Gonk"
The Geefle and the Gonk, two aliens, learn how to cooperate and gather nectarines together.
(First: Episode 0452)
Cartoon L for Lion (sand)
(First: Episode 2107)
Cast Maria and Luis perform "You Say Hola and I Say Hola."
(First: Episode 2062)
Animation Two balls play on a seesaw, when a third one wants to join them (ending up in the middle).
(First: Episode 2054)
Film A girl meets a blind woman who has a seeing-eye dog.
(First: Episode 0952)

Insert Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Gordon, and Susan observe some of Mr. Snuffleupagus's home movies, including the one titled "Snuffy's First Steps".
(First: Episode 2267)
Cartoon "L Look Around Song"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1483)
Film At a zoo, monkeys clean each other and run around.
Music: Joe Raposo
Muppets "Rebel L"
(First: Episode 2217)
Animation A kerosene lamp assembles itself in stop-motion.
(First: Episode 1473)
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo sees Yo-Yo Ma's cello and thinks it's a "big fiddle" that belongs to Mr. Snuffleupagus, in contrast to Elmo's "little fiddle" (a violin). After Bob and Yo-Yo straighten things out, he and Elmo play music together.
(First: Episode 2221)
Cartoon A woman displays a BUS STOP sign to a crowd.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1231)
Film A Latino boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feet of ten brown bears.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1336)
Muppets "At the Bus Stop Sign"
(First: Episode 1392)
Cartoon Two caterpillars plus three caterpillars equal five.
(First: Episode 2324)
Film A girl visits the stamp factory to see how stamps are made.
(First: Episode 2263)
SCENE 1 Forgetful Jones is at the Fix-It Shop to remind Luis about taking him to Take a Cowboy/Cowgirl to Lunch Day, which he uncharacteristically remembers (thanks to his calendar).
Cartoon Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles.
Aritst: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0240)
Song Olivia sings "The Riddle."
(First: Episode 1721)
Muppets Cookie Monster does a taste test to compare square shaped, triangle shaped, and circle shaped cookies.
(First: Episode 1750)
Cartoon N is for nose
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1206)
SCENE 2 David makes sure he has all the proper food prepared for "Take a Cowboy/Cowgirl to Lunch Day." He takes the cart outside and takes the cowpokes orders.
Cartoon Ten Turtles
Artist: Bud Luckey
Music: Steve Zuckerman
(First: Episode 0425)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. He tries to, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. He tells Ernie that he'll wake up the whole neighborhood, and to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon mydoghappy
Cartoon A boy demonstrates why his dog's name is Happy.
(First: Episode 0537)

SCENE 3 Luis and the cowpokes have had a great time at lunch. He wonders about the origin of the holiday; Forgetful shows him the origin book, "The Story of Forgettinest Jones or How Take a Cowboy/Cowgirl to Lunch Day Began". In the story, all the other cowboys and cowgirls are upset that Forgettinest (Forgetful's great, great grandfather) always forgets his lunch and takes parts of everyone else's. He arrives at the saloon, without lunch, but is shot down by his friends. As he exits, he spots a stampede of sheep heading through the joint. Everyone thanks him by sharing their lunch and declare him a hero, then take a nap.

SCENE 3 cont'd Luis has finished the story and sees the rest of the group asleep, which is part of the tradition. Forgetful nods off too and Luis announces the sponsors.

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