Sesame Street
A day with Flo Bear
Air date March 29, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Josh Selig
Sponsors E, U, 3

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Telly welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and asks Ruby to scratch the itch on his back. She decides to turn it into an experiment: can he scratch his back with his foot? He falls over when he tries it, so the answer is no. Telly has an experiment idea of his own: can he scratch his back on Ruby's shoulder? Yes he can!
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Film Joe Raposo sings "Dressed Up."
(First: Episode 0302)
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Cartoon Dr. Nancy Einstein does some experimenting with ice cubes.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2582)
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Film Looking for rectangles in the city (Maria voice-over)
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Muppets Old West: Clementine breaks the bad news to everyone: Bad Bart is coming to town to "give someone what they deserve"! She says he will come when the cow moos four times. They listen for it, and first hear a train toot four times, then a dog bark four times, and finally the cow. Bad Bart steps into the saloon, looks for the bartender, and reminds him that last week, he ordered sarsaparilla, but the bartender didn't have it, so he went to another town to get it, and kept him waiting. Bad Bart forgot to pay the bartender for it, so he gives the bartender what he deserves: some coins.
(First: Episode 1940)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: E-Ear
(First: Episode 0807)
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SCENE 2 Snuffy and some kids get ready to play a "Three of These Things" game with some vegetables set on a table. To Bob's surprise, Flo Bear is also going to be part of the game. Snuffy points to the carrot, squash, cauliflower, and then to Flo. He sings the song, then asks the kids to guess which one doesn't belong. They decide that Flo is the answer, and she proudly agrees. Snuffy then asks Bob to be one of the "things" in his next game.
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Cartoon A frog looks for AGUA.
(First: Episode 1942)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie sings "Happy Birthday" to a letter U, which blows out the candle on the cake.
(First: Episode 1306)
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Film Operation Playground: A group of students at P.S. 87 come up with ideas for a new playground, and raise money for the effort. Together with their parents and other people from the neighborhood, they build the playground.
(First: Episode 2360)
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Muppets Cookie Monster appears as a guest on Murphy Brownbag's "Lunch Talk" and shares his tips of a healthy, monster meal.
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Cartoon A man talks about going to the city, without noticing he's walking right through it.
(First: Episode 0770)
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SCENE 3 While Hiroshi has his lunch in the arbor, Buster passes by with the kids, who are carrying his groceries (three bales of hay). Hiroshi, surprised to learn that Buster only eats hay for each meal, suggests he should try new foods, and offers him a bite of his cheese sandwich. Buster, who has never tried cheese, takes a nibble, then a bigger bite, and ends up devouring the entire sandwich. Buster offers him some hay, using the same logic Hiroshi used earlier.
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Cartoon "Part of the Whole"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
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Muppets Kermit shows what's inside of Herry Monster using the X-ray machine.
(First: Episode 1974)
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Cartoon The One Two Three Dogs do circus stunts.
(First: Episode 1480)
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Song "Frog Kick"
(First: Episode 2155)
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Cartoon A U train spells the words Unite, U-turn, Underground, Up, and Universe.
(First: Episode 0624)
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SCENE 4 Susan finishes reading her book, when she notices Snuffy looking for something. She asks him what it is, and he reveals that he's looking for some love. She explains to him that love is a feeling, not something that can be seen. Snuffy realizes that he cares a lot about Susan, and tells her he loves her. She has to leave, and Snuffy gives the famous "Tis better to have loved and lost" lament.
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Cartoon E for Eel
(First: Episode 0408)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson eats at an airport restaurant while on his way to South America. When Grover learns about Mr. Johnson's trip, he gives a big lecture on South America, causing Mr. Johnson to miss his flight.
(First: Episode 2616)
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Cartoon Hortense counts 3 peas.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2519)
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Muppets / Celebrity Cab Calloway and the Count sing "I Want to Count."
(First: Episode 1545)
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Cartoon What if a frog and a fly switched bodies? What do you think would happen?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
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SCENE 5 Flo Bear runs into Hiroshi, asking him if he's seen her friend Virginia Wolf. She has to let Virginia know that she won't be able to meet her today, so he suggests that she write a note to Virginia. He gives her a sheet, but she takes his pad instead, explaining, "I'm a writer. I do not write little notes. I write big notes, I write epic notes! I write masterpieces!" She begins writing the first chapter of her long note ...
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Video Four break-dancers dance.
(First: Episode 2607)
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Cartoon What's missing? (a guitar)
(EKA: Episode 2375)
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Song "Beautiful Baby" song, over footage of various babies and their parents.
(First: Episode 1484)
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Muppets The American Revolution
The founding fathers argue over what bird should be chosen as the national bird.
(First: Episode 2332)
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Cartoon E for End
(First: Episode 0460)
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SCENE 6 Flo has reached the last of her twenty-page note, describing everything that's happened to her this week. Right after she rushes off, Virginia Wolf emerges. Hiroshi gives her the note, but since she doesn't have her reading glasses, he has to read it to her. He begins, and Flo announces the sponsors.


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