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Sesame Street
Talking about love
Air date January 4, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Jeff Moss
Directed by Jon Stone
Production September 20, 1990 (scenes 1-2)
November 13, 1990 (scenes 3-6)
Sponsors B, D, 13


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria tells the viewer that today, they'll be discussing love. She invites Oscar to partake in the lesson, but he wants no part of it, instead opting to watch over Irvine. Maria starts off by explaining what she loves about Gabi. Oscar does the same with Irvine, as the two sing "Loving All Those Things."
Cartoon A man talks about how much he loves his bones.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2628)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Marmoset.
(First: Episode 2487)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert build a snowman, but Ernie fears that the snowman will be cold if they don't dress him. Even though Bert tries to tell him that snowmen aren't alive and can't feel the cold, that doesn't stop Ernie from dressing the snowman in Bert's clothing.
(First: Episode 1824)
Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings and counts thirteen turkeys.
(First: Episode 2711)

SCENE 2 Linda joins Maria as she discusses how much she and Barkley love each other. Oscar tries to show much more he and Fluffy love each other. They both show this by letting their pets give their paw (or trunk) to shake, then a drink of water. However, in Fluffy's case, she further shows her love for Oscar by squirting the water back in Linda's face.
Cartoon A cat desperately tries to open a can of cat food by himself while his mistress is on the phone.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(First: Episode 2151)
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Muppets Little Chrissy sings "Eight Balls of Fur."
(First: Episode 2669)
Film Photographic collage demonstration of ALL, MOST, SOME and NONE of an apple.
(First: Episode 0979)
Cast Gordon acts out Maria's 13 Step Method of Lifting a Heavy Barbell. (new music added)
(First: Episode 2595)
Animation Thirteen hamburgers dance around.

SCENE 3 Elmo and Telly join the others and talk about things they love, while Oscar constantly makes noise. He points out that this is something he loves.
Film Alphaquest: B
(First: Episode 2706)
Muppets Grover tries to ignore three monsters who look big and scary to him. When they notice him carrying a flute, they grab his attention and ask -- in what appears to be a threatening way -- if Grover wants to play. The three monsters pull out a clarinet, an oboe and a bassoon and begin to play, urging Grover to join in.
(First: Episode 1412)
Cartoon A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
(First: Episode 2053)
Film An Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(First: Episode 0429)
Animation D / d (drums and drumsticks)
(First: Episode 2188)

SCENE 4 Telly and Elmo bring their dolls Freddy and Baby David to talk about how much they love them. Oscar inserts himself into the discussion once more to talk about the thing he loves the most - trash. He dumps out all is trash onto the sidewalk and sings "I Love Trash" (lip-syncing to the 1970 recording).
This scene, minus the intro with the cast, would be used as a stand-alone insert.
Cartoon Two green martians fight over a flower, until they see a monolith crumble to form the word AMOR.
(First: Episode 0821)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
In London, Kermit tries to talk about the London Fog, but is interrupted by the London Frog, a Grenadier Guardsman carrying "The Famous London Log," and a London Hog. By the time he's ready to talk, the Fog has evaporated, and the others gather around to dance the London Clog.
(First: Episode 2360)
Film Looking for squares in the city (Maria voiceover)
(First: Episode 2721)
Cartoon A bird transforms into a plane, a car, a cat, a fish, a submarine, Submarine Man, and back to a bird.
Artist: Vince Collins
(First: Episode 1616)

Insert Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Gordon, and Susan observes some of Mr. Snuffleupagus's home movies, including the one titled "Snuffy's First Steps."
(First: Episode 2267)
Film Footage of a baby learning to walk.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0427)
Muppets A heartbroken groom sings "Don't Walk."
(First: Episode 2454)
Film A girl goes to the shoemaker and watches him as he repairs her shoes.
(First: Episode 0987)
Cartoon The Typewriter: D - Daisy
(First: Episode 0795)
SCENE 5 Maria, Elmo and the kids continue talking about things that they love.
Film A girl watches her dad shave his face.
(First: Episode 2607)
Cartoon Number creatures #13
(First: Episode 2691)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert is sitting in his chair and reading the paper, when Ernie comes along and starts reading over Bert's shoulder. They decide to share the paper. Ernie rips it in half, which seems to work until Bert starts reading over Ernie's shoulder.
(First: Episode 1193)
Film Colored sand forms the letter B and a buffalo.
(First: Episode 2427)
Film With their teacher, kids play clapping and dancing games about the rhythm in their names.
(First: Episode 1735)
SCENE 6 Maria sums up everything they've learned about love today, especially Oscar's involvement. He points out there's one more thing he loves that he hasn't mentioned yet - saying goodbye! Elmo announces the sponsors and the credits roll.

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