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Sesame Street
Air date April 23, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Josh Selig
Sponsors A, W, 19


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Bob witnesses Big Bird and the kids come up with an original way to welcome the viewer - by wearing fruit on their heads, bells on their ankles and dancing to polka music.
Cartoon Rap #19
(First: Episode 2560)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert build a snowman, but Ernie fears that the snowman will be cold if they don't dress him. Even though Bert tries to tell him that snowmen aren't alive and can't feel the cold, that doesn't stop Ernie from dressing the snowman in Bert's clothing.
(First: Episode 1824)

Film A boy narrates a film of what happens when it changes from fall to winter.
(First: Episode 2459)
Cartoon A pig sings "Pig's Love Song."
(First: Episode 0462)
Muppets / Celebrity Susan Sarandon learns the Meryl Sheep method of acting: switching emotions while saying the alphabet.
(First: Episode 2567)
Film Island (in sped-up film, kids travel to an island)
Muppets "Sounds of Our Lives": Dirk tries to pop Deirdre the question, but keeps getting interrupted by sounds, like an alarm clock or a train passing through the house... until he gives up and makes the sound of a slamming door.
Cartoon A spring bounces under and over animals.
(First: Episode 1236)
SCENE 2 Bob is ready to read The Mystery of the Missing Yak to Telly Monster, who claims he's "all ears." He then clarifies for Bob that he doesn't mean it literally and points out his other body parts. As Bob begins to read, they're joined by a monster (Jim Martin) with a Mickey Mouse-esque voice who's literally all ears.
Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party.
(First: Episode 0293)
Insert Olivia sings "Birdland" at Birdland.
(First: Episode 2304)
All shots with David in the audience are omitted from the segment in this episode.
Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1579)
SCENE 3 Big Bird proudly shows the Birdketeers how he can go to the top of the steps of 123 Sesame Street. He finds it's lonely at the top and calls upon everyone to join him. "It's nice having friends in high places," he says.
Film A baby chick hatches from an egg. (Music: Joe Raposo)
(First: Episode 0690)
Cartoon W For Wilbur
(First: Episode 0366)

Insert Bob is about to throw out a broom handle, when Oscar claims it and uses it as a part of his junk band, who sing their newest song ("Oscar's Junk Band").
Animation Number creatures #19
(First: Episode 2718)
Muppets Grover the Salesman: When Grover comes to Kermit's home dressed in salesman attire, Kermit quickly tells Grover that he doesn't want whatever it is that Grover is selling, since Grover always tries to sell him things that he has no use for. However, Grover tells Kermit that he has come to give him something: a hairpiece. Once it is on Kermit's head, Kermit decides that it doesn't look very good. Grover agrees, and offers to sell him a comb, a hair brush, some shampoo, and hair tonic.
(First: Episode 1972)
Song Bob sings Joe Raposo's "Look a Little Closer." (horse)
(First: Episode 2642)
Cartoon Zork lands in Australia, where a kangaroo greets him.
Artist: ArtistMike
SCENE 4 Big Bird ropes Bob and Linda into playing a new game he's created - Mystery Friend, where they must guess who his masked, mystery friend is. Mr. Snuffleupagus strolls out in a mask and Bob and Linda play along despite how obvious the answer is. Big Bird later comments, "Sometimes grown-ups are so smart, it's annoying."
Cartoon I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(First: Episode 1170)
Muppets The Martians: Book
Aardvark edited.JPG
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2520)
Animation A/a (Gordon voice-over)
(First: Episode 2240)
SCENE 5 Oscar asks Gina to participate in a Grouch experiment he wishes to conduct. He goes back into his can, then reappears to tell her to get lost. She's confused at first, but after three times, she decides to leave, providing Oscar with his evidence - it took three sayings of "Get lost!" to get her to leave.
Cartoon W for witch
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1182)
Muppets Four monsters, including Elmo, sing "We Are All Monsters." (redubbed version)
Original version: (First: Episode 1405)
Film Alphaquest: W
(First: Episode 2712)
Film Footage of a sunflower seed factory, where birdseed bells are manufactured.
(First: Episode 1181)
Cartoon All living things need clean water.
SCENE 6 Telly draws a star and sings some of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to himself, as Gina approaches from behind and listens in. She asks him to sing some more, but he refuses - if he sings and she likes it, she might tell her friends about him and soon, he'll have to be traveling the world as a singing star...and he'll miss his mommy. Gina assures him that he's overreacting as usual and if that ever happened, he could always bring his mommy along with him. He perks up and starts to sing for her, and they dance together. Bob announces the sponsors.

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