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Sesame Street
Getting exercise
Air date February 6, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by John Weidman
Directed by Lisa Simon
Production October 10, 1990 (scenes 1-3)
October 29, 1990 (scenes 4-6)
Sponsors R, Z, 8


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Susan finds Telly about to go on a morning run with Gordon, but he's carrying several items with him - an umbrella in case of rain, an extra pair of shoes in case he slips on a puddle and loses them, and a stool to get them in they fly into a tree. She convinces him to ditch it all.
Animation Cecille sings β€œUp Down, In Out, Over and Under.”
(First: Episode 2746)
Film Two boys working at the family Mexican restaurant show how they prepare for the day, and how tacos and enchiladas are made.
(First: Episode 1890)
Cartoon Something's missing ... is it a frog or a dog?
(First: Episode 2389)
Muppets Cookie Monster goes on a picnic, with a basket full of cookies. A bug flies by, and tries to get into the basket, buzzing furiously. Cookie Monster tries to give the bug a little cookie if it'll go away. The bug refuses, buzzing even more strenuously. Cookie tries a big cookie, but it still refuses. Cookie offers an almond cookie, a raisin cookie, a pistachio nut cookie, and a crunchy granola cookie. He realizes that the little bug doesn't like cookies. All he has left is a letter Z. The bug is excited, and buzzes off with the Z.
(First: Episode 1484)
Cartoon A boy imagines his room turning into a jungle.
Artist: Karen Aqua
SCENE 2 Telly and Gordon return from their run, panting. Oscar emerges from his can, wearing a jersey and also out of breath. They deduce from the sounds they hear from inside the can (and the ball that flies out) that Oscar, Grundgetta and his elephants are playing basketball.
Cartoon The Bellhop has to bring 8 steamer trunks down 8 flights of stairs.
(First: Episode 2511)
Video Fay demonstrates addition by placing 4 balls on a table.
Artist: William Wegman
(First: Episode 2612)
Cartoon Dr. Annie Eyeball, PhD., looks at breathing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2586)
Muppets Telly is shocked to see Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats at the library. They explain that in addition to being rock stars, they're also "Rock 'N Roll Readers."
(First: Episode 2612)
Rhino Limerick.JPG
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros.
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
Film A garfish swims around.
(First: Episode 0254)
SCENE 3 Susan doesn't believe Gordon's story about Oscar and goes to check it out herself. She ends up with a face full of water when the elephants hit the showers.
Cartoon A man learns that it's better not to pick the flowers.
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie comes up with a way for him to remember to put his basketball away before he goes to sleep: he remembers with his mind, which is in his head; his head is round, and so is the basketball. His plan works the first time, but not when Bert wants to go to sleep.
(First: Episode 0134)
Film Alphaquest: R
Running down a road past a rabbit, a radio, some rocks, and a rainbow.
(First: Episode 2726)
Cast Linda teaches a boy how to say "STREET" in sign language.
(First: Episode 2644)
Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 0778)
Celebrity Robin Williams demonstrates with his shoe how to tell if something is alive.
(First: Episode 2749)
Cartoon A girl tries on big, bigger, and the biggest shoes.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0252)
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Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "You're Alive."
(First: Episode 1482)
SCENE 4 Ask Oscar
Telly reads a question from Sy Smelly, asking how to annoy his neighbors. Oscar demonstrates bothering Gordon and Susan by banging a wooden spoon on his can. His next question asks about how sound is produced. Oscar prepares to demonstrate with his spoon again, but Telly suggests something else. Oscar goes into his can to find an alternative method.
Cartoon A woman identifies farm animals by their sounds.
(First: Episode 1476)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit witnesses as Don Music tries to rewrite "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." He succeeds and is joined by a country-western band, who sings "Whistle, Whistle, Little Bird."
(First: Episode 1210)
Cartoon A dog chases a cat around, through, over, and under a doghouse.
(First: Episode 1020)
Film A boy hikes up a mountain with his family.
Location: Mount Battie, overlooking Camden, Maine.
(First: Episode 2734)
Cartoon R for rhinoceros, racquet, robot
(First: Episode 2443)
SCENE 5 Oscar has assembled the Grouchketeers to help produce sound. He has Telly and the kids hum and play some wax paper-comb kazoos, pointing out the vibrations causing the sound. Telly wants some further examples, so the kids all grab wooden spoons and start banging on Oscar's can.
Song "Ookyook Song," a Joe Raposo song with the Alaskan words for all the things you need to put on when it's ukiuq (winter).
(First: Episode 2360)
Muppets Polly Darton sings "I'm Under the Weather Over You."
(First: Episode 1702)
Cartoon A moving truck takes the number 8.
(First: Episode 1446)
Film / Animation Lake (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 2700)
Cartoon The Typewriter: R for Rope
(First: Episode 0764)
Animation A snail shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2039)

SCENE 6 Big Bird wishes he could play basketball with some kids in the yard, but doesn't know them and feels he won't be included. The Amazing Mumford tries to remedy the situation with magic, but only manages to mess things up. Uncle Wally has a trick of his own to try - asking the kids to play. Both of them get in the game, as Mumford remarks, "And he didn't even use a wand." As Gordon announces the sponsors, Telly invites Oscar to join the game, but he declines (there's no elephants involved).

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