Sesame Street
David's peanut butter
Air date February 24, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors C, M, 19


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 David puts up a sign in Hooper's Store reading "David's Peanut Butter," advertising peanut butter he's made himself. Hiroshi comes by and has a sample, but is much more engrossed in the sign. He grabs it, pulls out his supplies and makes into a work of art. He retrains the wordage, but adds tons of color and picture of a peanut butter jar. An Anything Muppet woman (Camille Bonora) comes in and the sign immediately catches her eye. She doesn't want to buy any peanut butter, though - she purchases the pretty sign instead.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Peanut Butter." (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 1966)
Cartoon Joe's Lap (limerick)
(First: Episode 0617)
Fish Cowboy Hat.JPG
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to put a pot on Bert's head. Bert asks Ernie why he's doing that, and Ernie says that he broke a cookie jar. Ernie has to put the cookies somewhere, so he put them in the sugar bowl – and put the sugar in the flowerpot, which meant that he had to put the flower in a milk bottle. He put the milk in the soda bottle, the soda into the fishbowl, and the fish in Bert's cowboy hat. Bert asks, "Now what am I going to wear when I want to play cowboy?" Ernie puts the pot on Bert's head and says, "Ride 'em, cowboy, Bert!"
(First: Episode 0305)
Cartoon Rap #19

SCENE 2 David puts up a new sign and hopes more customers will buy some peanut butter. Gladys the Cow enters, dressed as a peanut. She's written a promotional performance piece to help sell his peanut butter. As a part of the show, David provides her some peanut butter, but it closes her mouth and makes her lines unintelligible... except to a pair of Muppet peanuts (Kevin Clash and Bonora) who applaud her work. They don't want to buy any peanut butter, but they do want to be in it.
Cartoon A man in a bowler hat examines what's behind each door.
(First: Episode 1409)
Muppets "M-M-M Monster Meal"
(First: Episode 0380)
Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a match slowly falls to the ground.
(First: Episode 0149)
Cartoon Melvin the Moving Man has magnificent muscles.
Music: Dick Lavsky and Alan Cagan, Narrator: Allen Swift
(First: Episode 0207)
Muppets Elmo enjoys being Super Grover's friend and thinks they're the same. Grover tries to prove they're different.
(First: Episode 2343)
Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a tree falls to the ground, but then bounces back up!
(First: Episode 0149)
SCENE 3 Don Music has a song to promote David's peanut butter, only he can't think of a rhyme for "far." He finally realizes the rhyme (jar) and sings his finished tune (to the tune of "My Darlin' Clementine"), joined by the two Muppet peanuts from before. The song works so well, Don buys up the entire stock and hires the peanuts to sing all his new peanut-themed songs.
Cartoon A spider refuses to give up spinning a web, no matter how badly injured he becomes.
(First: Episode 1652)

Muppets Spaceship Surprise
The crew lands on the Planet CH, where they are greeted by Chunky Cheese.
(EKA: Episode 2414)
Film Joe Raposo: On the beach (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird introduces Yo-Yo Ma, who plays cello with two Honkers and a Dinger.
(First: Episode 2220)
Cartoon C for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)

SCENE 4 Hiroshi does some painting in the yard, when he suddenly finds himself the contestant on Sonny Friendly's traveling game show - Win, Lose or Paint. All he has to do is paint a portrait of Sonny Friendly and his prize could be a famous painting, such as the Mona Lisa. Sonny loves the painting, meaning Hiroshi has won. His prize is the painting he's just made, as Sonny believes that because he's famous, the painting by extension is as well.
Animation A girl skips home through the city, hearing all kinds of noises. When she gets home, she repeats all the noises she heard with a little dance.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1877)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Instead of a pea, this princess sleeps on things beginning with C.
(First: Episode 2527)
Film Joe Raposo sings "Dressed Up."
(First: Episode 0302)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
SCENE 5 Gladys is getting her portrait done by Hiroshi and is appalled by his work, which renders her in an abstract, geometric form. Hiroshi sings "What I See" to explain how he sees shapes in all of her body parts. Seeing it with new eyes, Gladys agrees the painting is the most unique (and beautiful) portrayal of a cow.
1095o.jpg Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
Muppets Ernie counts 3 Honkers as they arrange themselves in different ways.
(First: Episode 1746)
Film A zydeco band plays "Allons a Lafayette" while people dance.
(First: Episode 2498)
SCENE 6 Gladys and Meryl Sheep see a lump of clay on Hiroshi's turntable and each believe it is a sculpture of themselves. Hiroshi tells them it's not actually sculpted yet, but their bickering has inspired him to sculpt a "cow-sheep."
Cartoon Moonlight count to 20 (Maria voice-over added)
(First: Episode 1456)
1041operator.jpg Film A woman repairs wires for the telephone company.
(First: Episode 0771)
Muppets Polly Darton sings "I'm Under the Weather Over You."
(First: Episode 1702)
Animation M / m (Gordon voiceover)
(First: Episode 2232)
SCENE 7 Hiroshi's work is complete, but now the two animals debate over whether it's a "cow-sheep" or a "sheep-cow." David announces the sponsors and the credits roll.

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