Sesame Street
Plot Noel Cowherd visits
Air date March 1, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Tony Geiss
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors I, Y, 20
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon meets Noel Cowherd, who is visiting an old friend on Sesame Street. He catches up with his old pal, Forgetful Jones (who doesn't remember who Noel is).
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)
Muppets Phil Harmonic hosts another evening at the Nestropolitan Opera, featuring a performance by Placido Flamingo, "The Dentist of Seville."
(First: Episode 2789)
Cartoon At a construction site, a blue man builds a cuckoo clock, which gives him his lunch.
(EKA: Episode 2495)
Song "At the Coastline" (Beach Boys style)
(First: Episode 2792)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog asks the Three Little Pigs how they feel after the Big Bad Wolf blew their houses down.
(EKA: Episode 2096)
Animation Can you find the flamingos?
(First: Episode 2791)
SCENE 2 Noel gathers the kids to them them how he became the faster drawer in the west...
SCENE 2 cont'd In a Western saloon, Billy the Grownup enters, boasting about his drawing skills. Noel bursts in and challenges him to a "square fight" - drawing squares. Noel wins fair and square and the two go off to paint the town red.
SCENE 2 cont'd Noel demonstrates his skill further by drawing some shapes in the air as the kids identify them.
Cartoon Es un perro
(EKA: Episode 2243)
Muppets / Celebrity Randy Travis sings "You Gotta Ask Some Questions."
(First: Episode 2782)
Animation Two balls play on a seesaw, when a third ball wants to join them (ending up in the middle).
(EKA: Episode 2292)
Film Exploring on the ocean rocks
(EKA: Episode 1446)
Cast Maria and Luis play castaways on an island, when Bob shows up as a new friend.
(First: Episode 1476)
Cartoon The Typewriter: Y for Yo-Yo
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0898)

SCENE 3 Noel draws a letter Y and he and Forgetful explain why cowboys love the letter - because a lot of their cowboy lingo starts with Y, including "yup", "yonder" ("Yonder lies da ranch of my faddah!"), "yippie" and "yahoo". Their yahooing attracts Buster the Horse, who joins them.
Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo
(First: Episode 0043)
Muppets A square monster tires to learn the "In and Out" disco dance.
(First: Episode 1328)
Cartoon A blue man demonstrates in and out with the help of a barrel.
(EKA: Episode 2363)
Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0312)
Cartoon Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(EKA: Episode 0592)
Cast Gordon, Maria, Luis, Bob, Gina, and Big Bird sing "Goodbye Fly".
(First: Episode 2720)
Cartoon A magician performs a trick that makes birds appear, and fish can be glimpsed between them.
Artist: Vince Collins
(First: Episode 1614)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath".
(First: Episode 2518)
Re-filmed version
Animation Blue, red and yellow ovals play "Old MacDonald."
(EKA: Episode 2018)
Muppets Oscar sings "Just Throw It My Way."
(First: Episode 2794)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I for Island.
(EKA: Episode 0340)
SCENE 4 Gina sees Sonny Friendly is on his way to Hooper's Store and is certain he's going to do another game show with a lousy prize. She gets an idea on how to turn the tables on him. As soon as he reaches the store to start his show, Gina welcomes him to "Gina's Sesame Street Game Show," complete with audience and using his catchphrases. He bewilderedly accepts to play, where he can win all the milk he can drink for just one penny. She draws a number on her menu and asks him to guess what it is. With a clue, he correctly guesses it's 20. He gives her a penny and she gives him a glass of milk. When he's done, she takes back the glass, as that's all he can drink for a penny. Sonny offers her a job working for him.
Cartoon An elephant counts to 20.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2549)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Erik surprise each other.
(First: Episode 1689)
Film Scenes of flowers set to harmonica music
(First: Episode 2497)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie purchases a straw hat for Bert, and asks Cookie Monster which box the hat will go in.
(First: Episode 0438)
Cartoon Shooting stars form the letter I/i.
(EKA: Episode 2291)
SCENE 5 Gordon has set up a barbecue outside, where the kids and cowboys sit. Noel tells a tall tale about a very long cow, while Gordon holds up the illustrations.
Cartoon Two men compete to be in front.
(EKA: Episode 0858)
Muppets Anything Muppets perform an opera about front and back (to the tune of "The Blue Danube").
(EKA: Episode 2253)
Cartoon A cowboy sings about "Feelings That Are Real."
(EKA: Episode 0954)
SCENE 6 Noel has to be going now, but first, Forgetful reads the sponsors off of a note (which Noel draws on screen). The Friday full-length credit scroll follows.


  • This episode was taped on October 5, 1990.
  • This episode was later repeated in Season 24 as Episode 3050.

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