Sesame Street
Gina buys fish
Air date February 13, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Tony Geiss
Directed by Emily Squires
Production November 26 & 28, 1990
Sponsors A, D, 7


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Early in the morning, Gina returns to Hooper's Store with some fish. She speaks to the viewer quietly, as to not wake up her neighbors, but also to keep Wolfgang the Seal from hearing about them and allowing his barking to wake everyone up. She makes it inside, but Wolfgang appears when she says "fish." He barks loudly, waking everyone around up. She tells him he can't have any fish, so he leaves, but she has a feeling he'll be back...
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SCENE 2 Gina prepares the fish as today's lunch special, saving one in particular for Luis. Wolfgang wheels his horns over to the store and starts playing "Frere Jacques." Gina notes that Uncle Wally always rewards Wolfgang's playing with a fish and allows him to have one. He then starts playing "Feelings" and Gina, feeling guilty, gives him another fish. When Luis enters, he sees Wolfgang playing and rewards him with the last fish, only to realize he's given up his lunch.
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SCENE 5 Gina gets three more fish and accidentally utters it aloud, attracting Wolfgang back to the store. "Why even try?" she asks before proceeding to feed Wolfgang.


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