Sesame Street
Plot Taking a trip to Africa
Air date April 25, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors C, F, 10
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Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1 Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus imagine themselves on an island in the middle of the ocean. They enjoy the idea of visiting someplace new, so they decide to take a trip.
Scribbles
Cartoon Spike's Scribble Theatre Presents: "Island"
(First: Episode 2673)
HappinessBeginsat40

Happiness40
Muppets Game Show: Happiness Begins at 40
Guy Smiley gets the Sad Family out of their rut by having them count to 40.
(First: Episode 2467)
1710p
Cartoon Sign Man: WALK TALL
(First: Episode 1161)
FayRug
Film Fay Ray gets on and off a rug.
(First: Episode 2635)
1095o Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
Molove
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones climb the "Mountain of Love."
3balls.seesaw
Animation Two balls play on a seesaw, when a third ball wants to join them (ending up in the middle).
(First: Episode 2054)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Gina comes by to see if Big Bird can help at Hooper's Store later and learns of his trip plans, though he feels he's forgotten something. They see everything he intends to bring with him, when he realizes he hasn't planned on where he and Snuffy are going!
AlphabetJungle
Cartoon "Alphabet Jungle"
EB.Ernieforgot
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie comes from finishing his bath, and tells Bert that there's something that he forgot. Bert asks if he's washed behind his ears, his neck, and his elbows. Finally, Ernie remembers that he forgot to turn off the water in the tub -- as the water level rises.
(First: Episode 0347)
Ringmaster10
Cartoon The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feats of ten brown bears.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1336)
MeganCast
Film Megan goes to the doctor and gets a cast on her arm so it can heal.
(First: Episode 1205)
Wandasparents
Cast / Celebrity Wanda the Word Fairy introduces the viewer to her parents.
(First: Episode 2678)
Ballooneleph
Cartoon A man tries to push a huge balloon elephant through a narrow doorway, and a girl helps him by deflating it.
(First: Episode 1824)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Ruby has Gina watch as she asks the pair if she can join them on their trip.
Typewriterguy
Cartoon The Typewriter: C-cat
(First: Episode 0779)
2head.bubbles
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster blows bubbles.
(EKA: Episode 2098)
Toon.3Cuckoos
Cartoon Three birds enter a cuckoo clock to do their job.
(First: Episode 0407)
Song.frogstruggle
Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(First: Episode 0492)
Gnomes flower vase
Cartoon Three little men climb up the three flower stems.
(First: Episode 0634)
Sesame Street 2 Near and Far
Muppets Grover demonstrates near and far.
(First: Episode 0787)
F.Fire
Cartoon F for fire, fountain, face, farmer, etc.
(First: Episode 1614)
2744Scene
SCENE 4 Ruby informs Gordon and Linda that she, Big Bird and Snuffy will be taking a trip to Africa. Ruby shows off her exploring hat, as well as the stuff she has in her pocketbook (which she stores in her backpack). Big Bird breaks some bad news - they can't take the trip because Snuffy's mommy won't allow them to cross the street without a grown-up friend. Linda offers to take them to Africa with a plan.
AfricanFish
Film In a village in Africa, people catch fish and celebrate afterwards.
(First: Episode 2669)
Toon.Jillhill
Cartoon Jill walks up a hill to pick a daffodil.
Artist: Jim Jinkins
(First: Episode 2538)
Cmamsharecookie
Muppets Cookie Monster is about to eat a cookie, when a sad-looking girl approaches and stares at him. He tries to eat the cookie, but can't do it. He breaks the cookie in half and shares the cookie with the girl. He eats his half of the cookie. When the girl eats her, she eats it just like Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0623)
3958j
Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(First: Episode 0335)
Doo Wop Hop
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "Do-Op Hop".
(First: Episode 2071)
2963-C11
Cartoon A boy builds a house out of blocks, and when the girl builds a Victorian house, the boy calls her a copycat.
(First: Episode 0780)
1839zj
Film As a boy plays with a tugboat in the bathtub, we watch footage of a real tugboat.
(First: Episode 0801)
3159h
Cartoon "Do The Continental" - two kids jump into Africa.
Artist: Peter Wallach Enterprises
2744Scene2
SCENE 5 Instead of actually visiting Africa, Linda provides the youngsters with a book mapping out Africa. With some help from Gordon, they "visit" different parts of the continent by reading different parts of the book.
C- Cap
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap
(First: Episode 0154)
2404n
Muppets In the park, Bert overhears the sound of a tuba - his favorite instrument. It's actually Simon Soundman, who's "just practicing." Bert begs Simon to teach him how to make that sound by himself, but Bert ends up attracting Gladys the Cow, who thinks she heard the romantic call of a bull.
(EKA: Episode 2386)
WillyWimpleWater
Cartoon Willie Wimple went a-boatin' and polluted the river.
(EKA: Episode 0590)
Chinchilla
Film College students volunteer at the San Francisco Children's Zoo, which has such animals as ferrets, opossums, and chinchillas.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 2227)
Henson Scanimate 10
Insert Scanimate Films #10
(First: Episode 0120)
2744Scene3
SCENE 6 Ruby tells Gina she's going to take a trip to the moon...using a book about it, that is. They do a make-believe blast off before the sponsors are announced.


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