Sesame Street
Celebrating the letter K
Air date February 11, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Nancy Sans
Directed by Jon Stone
Production November 16, 1990
Sponsors K, T, 14
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN A group of girls do a chant about the letter K.
SCENE 1 Telly and the kids flash signs with the letter "K" on them and chant the letter. Telly expects Oscar to provide them with a K word, but he naturally refuses.
Animation An owl is formed out of seeds.
(First: Episode 2368)
Muppets An Anything Muppet sings a "Pretty Little Song" with a canary, but neither of them can figure out when it ends.
(First: Episode 1298)
Cartoon A man tries to push a huge balloon elephant through a narrow doorway, and a girl helps him by deflating it.
(First: Episode 1824)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert, and Shola demonstrate "big," "small," "smaller, and "smallest" with four balls.
(First: Episode 0544)
Animation 2 houses plus 3 houses equal 5.
(First: Episode 0283)
SCENE 2 Telly and the kids disguise themselves as Grouches, hoping to dupe Oscar into showing them a K word. Oscar sees through this immediately and rejects Telly's suggestions of showing a kangaroo or koala, since Grouches don't like cute animals like those. He instead provides Telly with an handful of something Grouches do like - fish (even though it doesn't begin with K).
Cartoon Gloria Globe is about to pull a rabbit out of her hat, but pulls out a kangaroo instead, which belongs in Australia.
Song "Starfish" by Joe Raposo.
(re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 2487)
Cartoon Mi kat iz ... gone
(First: Episode 1967)
Film Sounds Around the House v2: chimes, snoring, a boy pretending to be an airplane, a man playing a trumpet, and a motorcycle outside.
(First: Episode 1713)
SCENE 3 Maria and Luis try to provide Telly and the kids with some K-word items, but Telly insists that they must get something from Oscar. Before they head out, Maria gives Telly a kiss. She and Luis use their kaleidoscope to view the following...
Animation Floral patterns are formed to Eastern European music.
(First: Episode 1808)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit explores the lab of Professor Nucleus Von Fission, who has just built a robot called the Six Dollar Man, out of parts which cost him six dollars total. The robot destroys the lab, while Von Fission laughs. Kermit is horrified, but Von Fission explains, "What do you expect for six dollars?"
(First: Episode 0933)
Song Kevin Clash sings "Skin."
(First: Episode 2749)
Muppets Construction worker Sally Smith is the surprise contestant of the on-location game "This Is Your Lunch." Sally must guess the contents of her lunchbox correctly after each food item gives her clues.
(First: Episode 1631)
Fox and crow.JPG
Cartoon A minstrel sings about a fox who outsmarts a crow.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0631)
SCENE 4 Telly and the kids barrage Oscar with blown kisses until he relents and gives them some things beginning with K, including a kazoo, kite, and kayak.
Cartoon K is for kiss.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
Celebrity Linda Ronstadt sings a special rewritten version of "Y Andalé" with a mariachi band.
(First: Episode 2487)
Cartoon "We Are Kids From Far and Wide": Sierra Leone
(First: Episode 2770)
Song "Ja, Ja, That is the Mountain"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2780)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie tells Bert to stand still in front of the camera so that he can "trace" Bert's face on the screen.
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon A horse falls apart into a jigsaw puzzle.
(First: Episode 0784)
Insert A group of girls to clapping chant about the number 14.
Animation Can you find the elephant in the painting?
Muppets Polly Darton and Benny Rabbit sing "14 Carrot Love."
Film Footage of kids playing professions, alternating with footage of analogous real-life jobs.
Animation T for toothbrush and toothpaste
Muppets On a boring day, two hipsters sing "Meet Me at the Bus Stop" and decide to do so.
(First: Episode 1451)
Animation Slide puzzle - elephant
(First: Episode 0389)
SCENE 5 Count von Count stops by Oscar's can and requests 14 of something he can count. Oscar refuses, but complies under the threat of more kisses from Telly and the kids. Oscar gives the Count 14 smelly fish. The Count then goes to take a bath to wash the smell out.
Cartoon Abstract count to 14.
Film Maria and some kids count katydids hiding in the leaves.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 2364)
Muppets Annette Monster and Frankie Monster sing "Love the Ocean" to urge others to "show respect for the sea" and refrain from throwing trash in the water.
(First: Episode 2680)
Cartoon T for treasure (Jim Thurman VO)
(First: Episode 1990)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a pair of headphones.
(First: Episode 1628)
Cartoon What if an elephant and a mouse had their features switched around?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0212)
SCENE 6 Oscar is bothered once more by Telly, the Count, some Honkers and the kids, who announce the day's sponsors.

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