Sesame Street
Cleaning the lot, part 4 – Planting a garden in the lot
Air date March 21, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Nancy Sans
Directed by Jon Stone
Production January 25, 1991
Sponsors S, V, 20


Picture Segment Description


SCENE 1 Gordon confirms with everyone on the plans for a garden in the cleaned up vacant lot. Snuffy, Elmo and Prairie Dawn volunteer to plant the vegetable area, marked with a "V" sign. Uncle Wally, Bob, Linda and Miles go to plant flowers in the "F" section. Maria, Luis and Gina are assigned to planting trees where a "T" is labeled, when Luis asks about a nearby sign with a "G" on it. Oscar pops up and notes the "G" stands for Grouches, as he and some other Grouches start complaining about the process.
Cartoon Number Creatures #20
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit interviews Alice, from the Lewis Carroll tales. For this adventure, she eats something that makes her grow.
(First: Episode 1765)
Cartoon Knights use different words for "big."
Aritst: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1985)
Film Some kids have a bike race by the river.
(First: Episode 1419)
Muppets A little boy tells his grown-up friends to "Take My Hand" while they cross the street.
(First: Episode 1857)
Cartoon V for volcano, violet, and violin
(First: Episode 1762)

SCENE 2 The grown-ups have a difficult time digging through the old, dried-up dirt to plant flowers. They get help from Slimey and his troupe of Worm Scouts, who chew and dig through the dirt.
Cartoon Jazz Alphabet: male vocalists shout each letter.
(First: Episode 0619)
Ernie's Bert Sculpture
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie makes a clay bust of Bert, but runs out of clay for the nose, so he pulls Bert's nose off and puts it on the statue.
(First: Episode 0463)
Film Orangutans playing (piano music)
(First: Episode 2486)
Cartoon S for Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1158)
Muppets Bip Bipadotta sings "Opposite Stuff."
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Cartoon A map of Brazil morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(First: Episode 2806)
SCENE 3 Gordon declares a break, as Prairie Dawn leads a pageant about vegetables starring Elmo (as a radish), Big Bird (as a corn cob) and Snuffy (as a cabbage).
Cartoon V for volcano
(First: Episode 1980)
Muppets Farmer Ernie sings "Grow High Grow Low" about how some plants grow high while some grow low.
(First: Episode 2448)
Cartoon Un circulo
(First: Episode 1657)
Film Wendy makes cookies with her grandmother. They later visit Wendy's great-grandmother at the nursing home, and give her some of the cookies.
(EKA: Episode 2244)
Cartoon Pirates sing a doo-wop song about how they are preparing for their journey.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 2236)
Celebrity James Taylor performs "Jellyman Kelly" with a bunch of kids.
(First: Episode 1800)
Cartoon Cars WALK.
(First: Episode 0556)
Song "It's Easy"
(First: Episode 1727)
Cartoon A caterpillar sings "Exercise, Exercise."
Artist: ArtistMike
Muppets Grover goes to the doctor for a check-up, and describes to the viewer what the doctor is doing. Grover gets scared when it's time for a booster shot, but is so scared that he doesn't notice when he gets it.
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Animation Arrows give a presentation of the human body.
Cartoon Leanna Williams must save the world by cleaning it.
Artist: ArtistMike
Film Saxophone factory
(First: Episode 1446)
Cartoon Three characters try to watch a baseball game over a fence, then cooperate by stacking their blocks.
(First: Episode 0478)
SCENE 4 Lillian brings a wagon full of children from her home care to check out the garden, which is almost fully planted and furnished. Elmo wishes the growing process didn't take so long, prompting Lillian and the cast to sing "A Little Bit."
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
Muppets Hoots plays jazz in a park, accompanied by Chip and Dip. They are encountered by Mary, who wants them to play a new version of her nursery rhyme, which involves another lamb.
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)
Film A piece of construction equipment and a giraffe are shown side-by-side.
(First: Episode 1550)
Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
Muppets "Forty Blocks From My Home"
(First: Episode 2614)
Song "Above and Below" (Christopher Cerf)

SCENE 5 Gordon thanks everyone for their hard work as they admire the garden. He goes to get the hose and start watering the planets, when a downpour begins. Everyone watches as the plants get their first drink of water, as the Pigeon Sisters announce the sponsors (though Louise calls it the "Children's Television Crumbshop).

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