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Sesame Street
Gina studies for finals
Air date May 7, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors H, Y, 4


Picture Segment Description
Muppets / Celebrity Vincent Van Grouch (Danny DeVito), curator of the Museum of Trash, has a look at Oscar the Grouch's pieces of Grouch art, and is always finding reasons why they are not grouchy or rotten enough for the museum.
(First: Episode 2156)
Cartoon Four Ducks
(First: Episode 1481)
Film Two girls walk on an island together, and a map of the island is shown.
(First: Episode 2650)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert thinks that Ernie has eaten his cookies, but it turns out that Cookie Monster (dressed as Ernie) ate the cookies.
(First: Episode 0158)
Cartoon Two pirates plan a voyage.
(First: Episode 1591)
SCENE 1 Telly finds Gina studying for her very last high school exam. She explains to him what tests and graduation are, adding that if she doesn't pass this test, she may not graduate. Telly begins to panic and resolves to help her out. He produces a megaphone, alerting everyone to let her study in peace.
Film A gemsbok runs fast, then faster.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The hare challenges The Tortoise to a rematch: this time, the Tortoise comes equipped with a jet-pack.
(First: Episode 2690)
Cartoon Y is for Yo-Yo
(First: Episode 0036)
2096i.jpg Song Joe Raposo sings "Peanut Butter." (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 1966)
SCENE 2 Telly has informed everyone on Sesame Street about Gina's exam, except for Linda. He worries how he'd be able to tell her, since she can't hear him and he doesn't know enough sign language to communicate effectively. Maria teaches him how he can sign it and he successfully tells Linda. Unfortunately, Barkley doesn't understand and starts bothering Gina.
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: The 400 Blows
Grover has to blow out the candles on his birthday cake 400 times, but since this is Part 1, he only gets up to 40 before he faints.
(First: Episode 2680)
Cartoon "Song of the Inuit Child"
(First: Episode 2112)
SCENE 3 Gina decides to take a study break, just Mike shows up. He uncharacteristically wants nothing to eat and displays a bad attitude. He's upset that since he's only a junior, he'll have to face another year of high school without his best friend and won't get to see her as much. Telly reassures Mike that they can still see each other out on the street, which perks him up. Gina returns with a sandwich, which Mike starts to dig into.
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: H - Horse
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1167)
Muppets The Count extinguishes electric candles by counting them with his finger. As he heads up the stairs for bed, he steps on Fatatita. He also tells his wolf Yuba to run and play with his friends.
(First: Episode 0545)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Weaver Bird."
(First: Episode 0372)
Animation El Numero Cuatro (Luis voice-over)
(First: Episode 2116)
SCENE 4 Oscar decides to give Gina his graduation present early, though Telly frets that she should be studying, otherwise there won't be a graduation. His gift is a set of keys to the Sloppy Jalopy. Naturally, the car won't start when she tries to start it. Oscar is proud of his trick, but Telly considers it a nice gesture, as it affords Gina more time to study.
Cartoon A young bespectacled man with an accordion asks how much it costs to cross the bridge. The Bridgekeeper says admission is free, but requires that the young man show him three triangles. Two of them are found in the bridgework, and the man uses the bridgekeeper's staff to draw a third triangle in the dirt. Although the bridgekeeper has his order filled, he asks the man to play a tune on his accordion. This additional request takes the young man by surprise, but he is told to do so for the opportunity to cross the bridge.
(First: Episode 1572)
Muppets An Anything Muppet family sings "Let's Go Driving".
(First: Episode 2095)
Cartoon 4 Carpenters
(First: Episode 1616)
SCENE 5 Big Bird and Snuffy hear Telly's declaration about Gina and decide to pitch in by standing guard. Snuffy is a little confused about being near and away from, so Big Bird demonstrates. By the time they get to Gina, she's already through studying and leaves. They decide to review the difference between up and down instead.
Film Alphaquest: H
Heading over the hills in a helicopter to a hippo's house.
Muppets Fashion Report
Ernie gives a report on what the well-dressed trees are wearing each season.
(First: Episode 2417)
Cartoon A girl runs home to her CASA.
(First: Episode 0503)
Film Shots of the Louisiana bayou are shown, as harmonica music is played.
(First: Episode 2507)
Muppets Little Bird's CASA is drawn.
(First: Episode 2095)
Cartoon A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
(First: Episode 2053)
SCENE 6 Gina and Mike want to take Oscar's car for a spin and after several false starts, Gina is able to get the engine going. They want to listen to some music, but Oscar's radio can only tune into Grouch stations, playing sounds of pigs, jackhammers and screechy violins. The two decide to make their own music and drive off singing the "Sesame Street Theme." Oscar is disappointed to see his gift bring so much joy.
Animation Sand Y/y
(First: Episode 0626)
Muppets "It is I, Captain Vegetable!"
(First: Episode 1741)
Cartoon Five Purple Konkers
(First: Episode 0775)
SCENE 7 Gina and Mike return from their drive. Oscar is saddened that they didn't even have to push it and Mike hopes that next year, he'll be able to drive it as a graduation gift. Telly announces the sponsors as the teens continue teasing Oscar.

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