Sesame Street
A rainy day on Sesame Street
(repeat of 2528)
Air date December 3, 1990
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Directed by Emily Squires
Production October 19, 1988
Sponsors B, L, 10

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 It's a rainy day on Sesame Street and nobody appreciates it more than Oscar the Grouch. He watches as Bob and Linda attempt to sign to each other, but find it difficult to while holding their umbrellas (which they end up dropping). They notice Oscar enjoying their situation, so they toss their umbrellas aside and sing about "Signing in the Rain."
Cartoon Letter B becomes a banana and broccoli
(First: Episode 2513)
Film Two Navajo kids go to school in Arizona. This year, Dante enters pre-school.
(First: Episode 2680)
Cartoon The Bellhop must take 10 terriers for a walk.
(First: Episode 2507)
Muppets Here is Your Life: A sneaker is profiled.
(First: Episode 2203)
Cartoon L - shooting stars
(First: Episode 2237)
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SCENE 2 Elmo wants to see a rainbow and studies the ground below. Big Bird happens by and informs him that rainbows are up in the sky, not on the ground. Elmo thanks Big Bird and cranes his head up.
Cartoon Campers don't want to play ring toss with Zork, until their counselor reminds them not to be judgmental.
Muppets / Celebrity On a rainy night, the Count brings Susan Sarandon to a locked castle. He knocks on the door just for the sake of counting the knocks, until it's revealed that the castle is his own. He then proceeds to unlock the numerous locks, counting them in the process.
(First: Episode 2528)
Cartoon Snacks on Parade - The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1171)
Film Alphaquest: B
(First: Episode 2706)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Healthy Food."
(First: Episode 2404)
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Cartoon Three little men climb up the three flower stems.
(First: Episode 0634)
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SCENE 3 Elmo cheers for the rainbow he sees, but is told by Maria that it's actually thunder and lightning. She recommends he goes inside until it's safe.
Film Colored sand forms the letter B and a boat.
(First: Episode 2374)
Muppets Waiter Grover has a new method of remembering orders: He makes up a poem to remember what is ordered and who ordered it. Mr. Johnson orders a cheeseburger with a pickle and French fries, which Grover interprets as "Round and tasty on a bun, pickles, French fries, yum, yum, yum!" However, he brings Mr. Johnson a grapefruit on a bun.
(First: Episode 2418)
Song Jeff Redd sings "Between."
(First: Episode 2738)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster looks at a star and sings "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
(First: Episode 2737)
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
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SCENE 4 Over at the Fix-It Shop, Big Bird tries to teach Natasha about the rain and umbrellas, but Maria points out she's just a baby and can't comprehend his lesson. Big Bird recalls when Maria first educated him on umbrellas...
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SCENE 4 cont'd The scene flashes back to a similar rainy day at the Fix-It Shop, where Maria realizes she's left her sweater out on the stoop. Big Bird offers to get it, but can't figure out the correct way to use the umbrella she's given him. They finally go together and find her sweater completely drenched.
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SCENE 4 cont'd Big Bird asks Natasha how she liked the story and she responds by kissing his beak. "She liked it," he notes.
Cartoon Before dinnertime, a boy discovers a worm under a rock and some baby birds in their nest.
(First: Episode 1508)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit the Frog and Joey talk about body parts.
(First: Episode 2149)
Cartoon The alphabet is presented in a chain reaction of events.
(First: Episode 1113)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Little Things."
re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2485)
Cartoon "The Little Letter L: A Poem by Louise"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1526)
Muppets Live from the Nestropolitan Opera, Phil Harmonic introduces the staged production of Peligro starring Placido Flamingo.
(First: Episode 2273)
Cartoon The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feats of ten brown bears.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1336)
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SCENE 5 Out in front of the Fix-It Shop, Oscar, Grundgetta and their Grouch friend Smudgey prepare to have a barbecue, complete with hotdogs (with chocolate sauce), hamburgers and marshmallows. Maria peers from the door and tells them the rain will prevent them from lighting the grill and being able to cook and eat their food - which is exactly how a Grouch barbecue works.
Cartoon "Animal Elevator": 1-10
(First: Episode 2530)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks who Ernie is decorating the room for. It turns out to be the viewer at home.
(First: Episode 0352)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Peanut Butter." (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 1966)
Song Kids perform an interpretation of Joe Raposo's "Peanut Butter," as choreographed by Jacques d'Amboise.
Cartoon Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat
Voice: Daws Butler
(First: Episode 0770)
Muppets "The Opposite Song"
(First: Episode 1111)
Cartoon Bolt and Nut show how they work together.
(First: Episode 0569)
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SCENE 6 The rain has stopped and Elmo finally sees a rainbow in the sky. Everyone else gathers to catch a glimpse as the sponsors are announced.

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