Sesame Street
A new plant at the library
Air date November 27, 1990
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by David Korr
Directed by Emily Squires
Production October 1, 1990
Sponsors C, U, 14


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 A Grouch newsie hurls the morning paper into Oscar's trash can, right into the swimming pool. Oscar complains about the service: his paper was too easy to find and Grouches prefer their newspapers difficult to locate. The newsie quips that the newspaper is Gordon's and that Oscar's is somewhere a few blocks away. Oscar goes off to look, leaving Gordon with the drenched paper.
Cartoon Actor demonstrates anger towards casting director - literally!
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Film A boy describes how his father's farm makes milk.
(First: Episode 2719)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for carrot
(First: Episode 0203)
Film A scuba diver collects shells, which some kids count in voice-over.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0474)

Muppets While Ernie is away visiting the Count, Bert has the place all to himself... or so he thinks! A group of sheep burst into the room and proceed to sing him a song ("Bert's Blanket") about how his blanket was made (with a flashback scene where Ernie is portrayed as a farmer). Bert then corrects them on the actual production phase.
(First: Episode 2391)
Cartoon Footprints move over to the tune of "Here Are Some Things".
(First: Episode 0505)
SCENE 2 Oscar has a trick he's going to play on Bob and his band. He ropes them all into a game of "Three of These Things," using three bunches of trash and the orchestra. The band clearly doesn't belong, so Oscar tries to get them to leave. Bob refuses to move and the two start arguing.
Cartoon The detective sees a hippo bouncing on a trampoline, and wonders how the hippo can bounce, since hippos are heavy, but the hippo thinks that he is light.
(First: Episode 2537)

Muppets "Ladies and gentlemen, the Starlight Hotel takes great pride in presenting the world's favorite six-year-old entertainer, Miss Prairie Dawn!" Prairie sings "All By Myself" with a backup group of monsters.
(First: Episode 1824)
Film Kids with special needs do gymnastics at the Mamaroneck Co-Op Camp.
(First: Episode 0953)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on Rapunzel, who has been locked in a tower by the wicked witch. Prince Charming comes to rescue her by asking to let down her hair, and she literally does... by having her hair fall off her head.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon "Sing a Song of 14"
(First: Episode 2670)
Film Fay Ray subtracts one ball.
(First: Episode 2634)
SCENE 3 Linda and Lisa add a plant by the Grouch section of the Sesame Street Library and measure it to track its growth. Oscar wants it gone, but Linda says it's staying for good. Oscar begins scheming...
Cartoon Ranger Armbuckle talks about how plants travel -- by sowing their seeds.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2727)
Film Looking for circles in the city (Maria voice-over)
(First: Episode 2711)
Oldc 06
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater
Grover is playing an old man in a rowboat, which is on a giant letter C.
(First: Episode 2710)
Cartoon C is for Candle (the candle blows back)
(First: Episode 0703)
Film In an Alaskan village, a doctor makes a regular visit to a clinic.
(EKA: Episode 2390)
Cartoon C is for Canary
(First: Episode 0703)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Grover and Katie think of rhymes.
(First: Episode 1644)
Song "Old Button Hole"
(First: Episode 1727)
Toon heavylight
Cartoon Heavy and light characters are weighed on a scale.
(First: Episode 0843)

SCENE 4 Oscar replaces the plant with a bigger one, believing it will convince Linda and Lisa the plant is growing too fast and they'll have to get rid of it before it takes over the entire library. Linda and Lisa catch on quickly and decide to mess with Oscar back, claiming the plant hasn't grown at all. He convinces them to measure it and they conclude it has grown, but don't believe it'll take over the library. Oscar decides to redouble his efforts.
Cartoon Big / bigger / biggest (bikes)
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Film Trees are very nice places, for animals and for people.
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Cartoon U for uniform.
(First: Episode 0702)
Clip 7
Film A Stool For Me
(First: Episode 0513)
Cartoon Geronimo 10-0: The parachute becomes a large mattress.
(First: Episode 2245)
Muppets Teacher Little Chrissy sings about how important it is to "Raise Your Hand."
(First: Episode 1959)
SCENE 5 Linda and Lisa notice the tree Oscar's now replaced the plant with. Linda still won't get rid of it, thinking they instead convert the library into a park area for people to swing and eat picnics, getting rid of all the books and shelves. Oscar doesn't like the idea of losing his Grouch books and claims the tree is now shrinking.
Cartoon The Great Inventor Series: Science Salutes the Men and Women Who Have Changed the Way We Live. Cartoon about the days when people tried drinking ice cream soda before straws were invented. Awful messes were made getting more of the refreshment on their clothes than in their bellies. Until one day an ice cream parlor janitor noticed that when people brought their leashed pet anteaters in to enjoy an ice cream soda, the floor was always sucked completely clean. Realizing that nature had solved the problem, the janitor invented artificial anteater noses that strapped on over people's mouths... which eventually evolved into the modern straw.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2595)
Film Animals and children bathe in water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0615)
Cartoon A U train spells the words Unite, U-turn, Underground and Universe.
(First: Episode 0624)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper goes to a man and asks, "Can I take a picture of U?" The man gives him permission, but Harvey tells him that his shoes are untied, and when the man looks down, Harvey slaps the letter U on top of his head and takes a picture of it.
(First: Episode 0468)
Cast Maria as Chaplin gets their suspenders stuck on a wall while reaching for the door, demonstrating long, longer, and longest.
(First: Episode 0786)
Cartoon A story of a man who hates frogs, until his swamp becomes infested with flies.
(First: Episode 0387)
Muppets Bip Bipadotta sings about "Air."
(First: Episode 2568)
Animation Number creatures #14
(First: Episode 2712)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a sandwich.
(First: Episode 1479)

SCENE 6 Oscar replaces the tree with the original plant, assuring the books will be staying. Oscar relents to having the plant around, as long as he can keep his books. He starts perusing the shelves, while Lisa announces the sponsors.

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