Sesame Street
Preston's gift for Mike
Air date January 28, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Directed by Ted May
Production November 2, 1990
Sponsors S, U, 20
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Mike looks after Hooper's Store while Gina runs some errands. Preston Rabbit appears and insists on giving Mike a present. Mike remarks how quiet the store has been, so Preston produces a boombox playing loud sounds of traffic. Mike shuts it off and tells Preston he prefers it quiet. Bob comes by in need of a large tube of toothpaste, but Mike doesn't see any in stock. Preston runs out, inspired.
Cartoon The Bellhop is sent to the grocery store to get twenty grapefruits. He counts to 20 on the way there so that he can remember the quantity, but forgets what item he was sent for.
(First: Episode 2533)
Song "Llama at Dentist Song"
(First: Episode 1241)
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word SHAKE, and an earthquake happens.
(First: Episode 2557)
Cartoon A toothbrush talks to a mouth about what could happen if not taken care of.
(First: Episode 1476)
SCENE 2 Preston returns and shows Mike the giant tube of toothpaste, then proceeds to sing about it. Mike points out that a large tube of toothpaste is still small, small enough to use with a normal toothbrush. Preston still doesn't get the hint and runs off to get more presents.
Animation Sand S/s
(First: Episode 0622)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Little Things".
re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2485)
Cartoon Jill walks up a hill to pick a daffodil.
Artist: Jim Jinkins
(First: Episode 2538)
Muppets Four monsters, including Elmo, sing "We Are All Monsters." (redubbed version)
(First: Episode 2731)
Cartoon Two caterpillars plus three caterpillars equal five
(First: Episode 2324)
Song 14 Karat Soul sings "Hand Talk."
(First: Episode 2622)
Cartoon Jasper and Julius: Apple
(First: Episode 0485)
SCENE 3 Preston has returned with a giant toothbrush to go with the giant tube. Mike tries to clarify again, but Preston runs out to find further presents.
Cartoon What's missing? (parrot)
(First: Episode 2103)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: The Taming of the Shoe
"Grovero" is accompanied by a talking shoe, whom he convinces to cooperate with him and help him get to the Padua Mall.
(First: Episode 2587)
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)
Film A look at how families do chores both on a farm and in the city.
(First: Episode 2226)
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Humpty Dumpty has fallen off a wall, and Kermit interviews one of the king's horses. He is put together again, but then Kermit gives him a congratulatory pat on the back, and he falls off the wall again.
(First: Episode 0657)
Animation A hand arranges blocks to form benches so a bunny and a chick can have tea.
(First: Episode 1488)
SCENE 4 Bob sees the large items Preston has gifted upon them. Preston comes back with another present - the gift of cooperation! He's brought two horses, Harriet and Desmond, to carry the items up to Bob's place. Bob insists that even if they got them upstairs, they'd never fit in his bathroom. Preston goes off to find the solution, leaving them stuck with the horses.
Cartoon Two groups of mountain goats try to pass each other on a mountain road.
(First: Episode 0780)
Muppets In the woods, a nature-loving baritone (Jim Henson) sings "Ah, For the Joys of the Countryside" about how much he loves the country, without noticing that his surroundings are being converted into a city.
(First: Episode 1008)
Cartoon Don't be a Snerd when you sneeze.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1487)
Film Feet wearing all different types of shoes dance.
(First: Episode 2601)
Socks 1-10
Cartoon A caterpillar dances in ten socks.
(First: Episode 2246)
Celebrity Raven-Symoné sings a jazzy version of "Pop Goes the Weasel" with Telly.
Cartoon Two kids want to use their empty box as a pretend submarine or airplane. They agree to imagine it's a rocketship.
Artist: Cordell Barker
(First: Episode 2369)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Healthy Food."
(First: Episode 2404)
Animation A frog is formed out of seeds.
(First: Episode 2379)
Film Kids learn how to use a computer at a public school.
(First: Episode 1853)
Cartoon A man jumps up onto an UP.
(First: Episode 0546)
SCENE 5 Preston's next gift comes in the form of famed Grouch magician, the Great Blechini! He, with the help of the Grouchketeers, will make the toothbrush and tube disappear. They all the say the magic words and the items disappear...all except the giant mound of toothpaste from inside the tube.
Film / Muppets Alphaquest: S
A swimsuit, Grover as a silly surfer, a seagull, the sunset and a submarine.
(First: Episode 2729)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — On a boring day, Ernie suggests some ideas to Bert, but then Bert has an exciting idea of his own. He shows off his bottlecap collection to Ernie, who remembers that he found a Figgy Fizz bottle cap -- the very one that Bert needed to complete his collection.
(First: Episode 0240)
Cartoon Number Creatures #20
(First: Episode 2687)
SCENE 6 As Bob and Mike clean up the toothpaste, Preston sulks and thinks they're mad at him. They assure him that they appreciate his gestures. Preston is moved by how nice they moved, they deserve a present! He runs off as the sponsors are announced.

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