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Sesame Street
Cleaning the lot, part 2 โ€“ Gordon organizes everyone to clean up the lot
Air date March 19, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Belinda Ward
Directed by Jon Stone
Production January 23, 1991
Sponsors C, M, 7


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Telly calls Gordon for help: a pigeon is trying to eat a sign he made for the vacant lot. Oscar overhears and is interested, then calls for Bruno.
SCENE 1 The gang makes it to the lot, where they meet Audrey and Louise, the Pigeon Sisters. Louise has a big appetite and continues pecking at the sign, mistaking it for a cracker. Audrey helps her read it - "Help Clean Up the Lot - 11:00 Today."
Cartoon Sign Sounds: One Way
(First: Episode 1125)
Muppets The Sublime Miss M performs "The Sublime Ms. M."
Cartoon M for Mask
(First: Episode 2079)
Film Kids talk about how many things they can do now that they're five years old.
(First: Episode 1403)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” On the deck of The Love Boat, a uniformed Ernie expresses how much he loves this boat. "Ernest" shares his love with Amanda, a grumpy patron, a fish, and soon several passengers who join them in their love for this boat.
(First: Episode 1958)
Cartoon Seven rabbits
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1493)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Forgetful Jones asks Daniela to help him read a sign - ME.
(First: Episode 2709)
Cartoon A boy draws a portrait of himself and calls it ME.
(First: Episode 2085)
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Muppets Pageant: Where Milk Comes From
1095l.jpg Cartoon C is for Candle (the candle blows back)
(First: Episode 0703)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Grover and Katie think of rhymes.
(First: Episode 1644)
Cartoon "Seven Sweet Sopranos" on a shaky piano
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1656)
Film Slide puzzle - boy
(First: Episode 0428)
SCENE 2 Telly moves the sign over to Oscar's trash can and has also asked Polly Darton and her backup dogs to sing a song ("A-Cleanin' Up the Lot"). The song attracts the rest of the street, who are ready to help.
Animation A map of China morphs into the shape of animals and things that are found there.
(First: Episode 2782)
Muppets Robin Williams asks Elmo and the kids whether they would allow a nonsense talking, horned two-headed stranger to play baseball with them. The Two-Headed Monster shows up to play.
(First: Episode 2795)
Film / Muppets Alphaquest: M
The girl uses mittens to make monster mush, which is eaten by a Muppet monster.
(First: Episode 2724)
Cartoon Joe's Lap (limerick)
(First: Episode 0617)
Muppets How Now Brown and the Moo Wave perform the song "Danger's No Stranger."
(First: Episode 2030)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of an elephant.
(First: Episode 0593)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster is in a disagreement about where to go for vacation: the mountains or the seashore. Cookie Monster says he likes both, better than going to Cucamonga for the National Cookie Convention. 2-Head gets inspired, and heads off for Cucamonga, leaving Cookie to choose between the mountains and the seashore.
Animation Sand C/c
(First: Episode 0625)
Insert Big Bird reads a poem about how hard it is to be a sheep, and become cold when giving up one's wool: "So let's be fair when snow is deep, let's put the sweater on the sheep." Accompanied with cotton sheep illustrations.
(First: Episode 1828)
Cartoon A lizard sings about how she likes to be "Above it All", as well as below.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2559)
Film Two Navajo kids go to school in Arizona. This year, Dante enters pre-school.
(First: Episode 2680)
Muppets On a cold day, the Twiddlebugs try to figure out what they should close to make themselves warm. After they try closing a book, a lunchbox and their mouths, Tina sees they must close the door. Once they're warm, they decide to go outside, but can't find what they should open.
(First: Episode 1621)
Cartoon Rap #7
(First: Episode 2506)
Film A group of kids pick apples in an orchard, and take them into the cider mill to make apple cider.
(First: Episode 1585)
Cartoon A playground is destroyed by bad weather, and a teacher has her class rebuild it from memory.
(First: Episode 1453)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit interviews a bird who sings about how her parents still love her even though they don't live together anymore (though it is not directly stated whether her parents are divorced or separated).
(First: Episode 2695)
Cartoon A female head is drawn as its voice-over lists its parts, ending with earrings that "do nothing" ... and promptly wiggle around.
Artist: James Rizzi
(First: Episode 0821)
SCENE 3 Everyone is assembled in the lot to clean it. Gordon reminds everyone to wear their gloves and boots, including Forgetful Jones (who's forgotten he's already wearing them). The Sanitation department neglected to send them recycling bins, so Gordon and Forgetful go check on them.
Film Old bottles are made into new bottles at a recycling plant.
Music: "Black Eyed Peas" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0917)
Muppets "Listen to the Bells"
(First: Episode 1955)
Cartoon Black cat, white cat, orange cat, marmalade cat, mouse cat, bird cat, chasing balls of string cat.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1141)
Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0444)

SCENE 4 Gordon and Forgetful return empty handed; the bins won't be delivered until tomorrow. Everyone looks forward to cleaning the next day, as Audrey announces the sponsors.

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