Sesame Street
Elmo's Rangers
Air date November 29, 1990
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Nancy Sans
Directed by Emily Squires
Production September 17, 1990
Sponsors F, L, 17


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Elmo, Maria, Gabi and the kids finish up their lunches, when it's time to clean up. Elmo calls all the kids over toward the wall as they collect their paper bags. A fanfare signals the arrival of "Elmo's Rangers!" Elmo and the kids turn their paper bags into hats and recite some important, environmental tips when cleaning a mess. Elmo invites Maria and Gabi to join, but there aren't enough bags to make hats from, so Elmo suggests Maria make one from her lunch basket. Elmo's Rangers take all the trash and properly throw it into the trashcan.
Song "Every Bit of Litter Hurts"
(First: Episode 2721)
Cartoon "Yo Soy Un ..."
(First: Episode 0777)
Film Alphaquest: F
A faucet finishes a fire, and flood of freaky fish.
Cartoon A pink circle splits into a cat, and a gray circle splits into a mouse.
(First: Episode 0452)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Don Music tries to write "Mary Had a Little Lamb", but he can't come up with a word that rhymes with "snow". Kermit suggests that Don try another angle, which leads to Don writing the hit song "Mary Had a Bicycle." Don sings the song, with back-up vocals from the Monotones.
(First: Episode 0698)
Cartoon Number creatures 17
(First: Episode 2745)

SCENE 2 Telly finishes eating a banana, but can't do anything with his peel. He doesn't want to leave it on the ground (someone could slip and hurt themselves) and he can't spot a trash can anywhere, meaning he'll have to stand there with his banana peel for the rest of his life! He calls for help, attracting the ears of Elmo's Rangers. Elmo helps Telly remember he has a certain best friend who lives in a trash can nearby. Telly follows the rangers to Oscar's trash can, where he properly disposes of his peel. Elmo commemorates the occasion by making Telly one of Elmo's Rangers too, earning him his own paper bag hat.
SCENE 2 cont'd Oscar tells the rangers to scram and begins admiring his latest piece of trash.
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
Muppets Marshal Grover and Fred the Wonder Horse spot a kitty stuck in a tree. Grover tries to find ways to get the kitty down such as shaking the tree trunk. He finally came to the conclusion that to get the kitty down, he would climb up the tree to bring it down. However, Fred has another idea to bring the kitty down by calling the kitty by saying "Kitty" and the kitty comes down. Now that the kitty is down, they now have another problem - how is Grover going to get down?
(First: Episode 1639)
Cartoon A rolling circle becomes a square, then a triangle, and various other shapes.
(First: Episode 1465)
Little Bird next to Cookie Monster.jpg
Muppets Little Bird explains "next to". Then Cookie Monster cuddles up next to Little Bird.
(First: Episode 0167)
Song "Beautiful Baby" song, over footage of various babies and their parents.
(First: Episode 1484)

SCENE 3 Luis reads the newspaper before heading back to work at the Fix-It Shop, leaving it on the worktable. Elmo's Rangers come by and assume it's litter. Luis stops them before they head to the recycling center and explains he'll be re-using the newspaper for other tasks. Elmo's Rangers huddle together and decide that Luis' environmental efforts are worthy enough to make him one of Elmo's Rangers, awarding him a paper hat.
SCENE 3 cont'd Maria comes to the shop and notices Luis' ranger hat. "You're lucky, you got a bag to wear. I had to wear a basket," she quips.
Animation Lollipop and feathers - what goes where?
(First: Episode 0772)
Muppets At the beach, the Twiddlebugs notice that only Thomas has a beach umbrella, which they decide to share. They soon notice that they have no idea where the ocean is.
(First: Episode 2641)
Song "Sawmill" - Folk singers detail how lumber is made into usable wood. (beginning edited)
(First: Episode 0657)
Cartoon "The Stranger" - a song about a baseball team hesitantly allowing a newcomer to join them, who ends up helping them win the game.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2108)
SCENE 4 Elmo stops Mike on his way home and requests his bike and sandwich wrapper for a round of "Three of These Things." Mike can't figure out what item doesn't belong, so Elmo's Rangers point the answer - the paper doesn't belong on the ground; it belongs in the trash can.
Cartoon A Flea circus performs feats beginning with the letter F.
(First: Episode 0309)
Film Jack Rabbit
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)
Muppets Bert sings "Keep the Park Clean for the Pigeons" to address the importance of proper trash disposal for the sake of pigeons.
(First: Episode 2727)
Cartoon Mi kat iz ... gone
(First: Episode 1967)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a laughing man.
(First: Episode 1845)
Cartoon Four people cooperate building a table.
(First: Episode 0537)
SCENE 5 At night, everyone gazes at the moon and Elmo wonders if the rest of the world shares in his attention to the environment. Luis strums his guitar and sings "Todos un Pueblo" to show how everyone on the world is connected (over footage of various film inserts from all over the globe).
Cartoon A man learns that it's better not to pick the flowers.
(First: Episode 0416)
Film In Alaska, a sculptor makes carvings of cold climate animals.
Music: David Snell
(First: Episode 2365)
Cartoon It's a squirrel
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1736)
Celebrity James Taylor performs "Jellyman Kelly" with a bunch of kids.
(First: Episode 1800)
Animation Kids talk about families, often mentioning having rhinoceroses as pets.
Film Kids count ten buses as they drive by.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets "Rebel L"
(First: Episode 2217)
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)

SCENE 6 Luis sings a bit of "Me gusta la leche" before alerting all the kids of their bedtimes. Elmo's Rangers demonstrate they can do more than clean as they announce the sponsors. Maria leads them all home and Luis finishes by mentioning the Children's Television Workshop. "¡Bueñas noches!

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