Sesame Street
Gina's tunafish pyramid
Air date March 6, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors A, O, 8


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Today, Hooper's Store is having a sale on tunafish. Gina has the cans all stacked in a pyramid formation and counts them. Mr. Snuffleupagus comes by and orders some spaghetti. He cools it down by blowing on it, knocking over the tunafish cans in the process.
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Healthy Food."
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Film Two boys working at the family Mexican restaurant show how they prepare for the day, and how tacos and enchiladas are made.
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Cartoon La letra O - opera, oeste, orquidea, ojos, ocho, y el orquestra de orangutanes.
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Film Letter O hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
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Cartoon Maria (in voice-over) counts five oranges, which are then eaten by a snake.
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SCENE 2 Gina has restacked the cans, when Big Bird and Clara come in to get a baseball for their game. Later outside, someone hits a long fly ball that flies right through the Hooper's window and knocks over the cans.
Cartoon 8 Bats
Artist: Owe Gustafson
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Muppets Polly Darton sings "Waitin' at the Bus Stop Sign for You."
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Marmoset
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Animation "The King of Eight"
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Film Close-ups of animals. Kids try to guess what they are.
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Cartoon A for apricot, alligator, acrobat, accordion, artist, airplane.
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SCENE 3 Once again, Gina has restored the stack of tunafish. The Amazing Mumford happens in and orders some corned beef hash to show off his new rhyming trick. He waves his wand and gives Gina a sash. She asks for an encore and his trick causes the cans to crash on the floor. Mumford then makes a dash for the exit.
Cartoon The long rattlesnake thinks he's better than the short one, until the short one outsmarts him by making him bite his own tail. "Wanna borrow my snakebite kit?"
Artists: Bud Luckey and Rudy Zamora
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Muppets "Would You Like to Buy an O?"
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Animation The big green balls and one little orange ball ride over the top of the hills. The little one can't make it over the big hill, but conquers the small hill.
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Muppets / Celebrity Tony Danza and Big Bird play tennis without a ball, and count twenty hits, while Kevin Clash announces.
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Film Cat block structure.
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Song Drink of Water
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SCENE 4 Count von Count counts the tunafish cans as Gina puts them back up. He exits gently upon warning, and goes looking for something else to count. Snuffy offers to jump up and down for him outside, causing disaster for Gina once more.
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Animation A/a (Gordon voice-over)
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Song David sings "Can You Tell Me What Belongs Here?" with kids dressed as kittens and bunnies.
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Cartoon A little boy asks his big brother questions about what happens at school.
Artist: John Korty
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SCENE 5 Gina decides, since it's time to say goodbye, to purposely knock over the cans herself one last time. She has a good laugh as the Count announces the sponsors.

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