Sesame Street
Gabi starts daycare
Air date February 12, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Norman Stiles
Sponsors B, R, 12
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar and Grundgetta are in the midst of an argument, when Monster on the Spot reporter Telly arrives to cover the story of two Grouches cooperating. Oscar and Grundgetta deny this, until Telly points out their argument involves taking turns, which is considered cooperation.
Cartoon A bully says the alphabet to a mild-mannered gardener, who hits him in the face with a pie at the end.
(First: Episode 0279)
Fish Cowboy Hat
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)
Animation Stop-motion: A bunny tries to make a bench with blocks, but needs a chick's help.
(First: Episode 1463)
Song Joe Raposo sings "I Like Alaska," along with a montage of kids saying what their hobbies are, and what they like about their community.
(EKA: Episode 2356)
Cartoon Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0410)
SCENE 2 Oscar and Grundgetta answer several, angry phone calls from fellow Grouches, who caught Telly's broadcast. Telly appears once more to show how the Grouches are cooperating now, much to their dismay.
Cartoon A pencil tries to write the word DANCE.
(First: Episode 1966)
Muppets / Celebrity Celia Cruz tells Big Bird about a hummingbird, and sings "Zunzun."
(First: Episode 2298)
Film I hab a cauld ib by dose.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1170)
Song "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
SCENE 3 Luis and Maria are on their way to Mrs. Lillian Edwards' place to drop of Gabi for day care. Oscar tries to make a point that "peek-a-boo" is actually a Grouchy baby game, though the others don't see it that way. Oscar then finds himself the subject of another Monster on the Spot report, which poses why Oscar has been doing such un-Grouchy things today.
Cartoon The Bellhop has to make 12 wake-up calls.
(First: Episode 2529)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Diana talk about ideas.
(First: Episode 2582)
Cartoon What if an anteater had the features of a giraffe?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0422)
Film Olivia briefly narrates a film of re-paving a street.
(First: Episode 1161)
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros
(First: Episode 2518)

Muppets Camp Wannagohoma: Grover tries to show the campers what is alive in the forest, but they keep correcting him.
(First: Episode 1791)
Film Colored sand forms the letter B and a buffalo.
(EKA: Episode 2427)
SCENE 4 Maria intends to remain alongside Gabi at Lillian's day care, while Luis goes off to work. Oscar then arrives to confirm whether or not "peek-a-boo" is a Grouchy game. Lillian happens to agree somewhat, making her perfect to watch over Irvine as well, who is brought in by Bruno. Lillian plays "peek-a-boo" with all the kids at day care.
Cartoon Bruce the moose invites Toulouse LaGoose over for juice.
(First: Episode 2498)
Muppets "Forty Blocks From My Home"
(First: Episode 2614)
Cartoon The man is only afraid of one thing: FEAR.
(First: Episode 0816)
Film Exploring on the ocean rocks
(First: Episode 1414)
SCENE 5 Everyone joins Lillian on the couch, which they pretend is a car, as they sing "Let's Go Driving."
Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
Film A gym instructor helps children perform a variety of stretching and bending exercises.
(First: Episode 1018)

Muppets Sesame Street Movie Classics presents: "High 12"
In a parody of High Noon, Clementine doesn't want Forgetful Jones to meet Sinister Sam, the meanest hombre west of the Pecos, at the train tracks at noon, especially since it's their wedding day. But both he and Buster (in song, referencing "Do Not Forsake Me" from High Noon) convince her that "a man's got to do what a man's got to do". Sinister Sam shows up and, in a threatening manner, informs Forgetful Jones that he's got something to say to him, "I think it was mighty nice of you to remember to meet my train!" They all hit the saloon for lemonade, leaving Clementine dejected.
(First: Episode 2614)
Cartoon A bird talks to a girl about what's inside the street. When she questions his credibility, he stammers, "A little worm told me!"
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1918)
SCENE 6 Everyone is taking their naps. Lillian, aided by a Muppet band, then gets them all to "Wake Up!"
Cartoon "The Story of Princess Twelvia".
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1676)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Old MacDonald says a spaceship has landed on his farm. A dog emerges with a frisbee in its mouth, and MacDonald mistakes the frisbee for the spaceship. But before long, a real spaceship lands on the farm, and out of it come the Martians. The scene ends in chaos.
(First: Episode 2021)
Video Four break-dancers dance.
(First: Episode 2607)
SCENE 7 Maria, Luis and Gabi depart from day care as the sponsors are announced.

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