Sesame Street
Elmo looks for newspapers to recycle
Air date March 25, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Nancy Sans
Directed by Emily Squires
Production November 20, 1990
Sponsors E, N, 16
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Muppets / Celebrity Bo knows letters, counting, up/down, empty/full, near/far, COOKIES, and Bo Peep.
Cartoon Is no one afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?
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Muppets "Sixteen Samba"
(First: Episode 2822)
Film A girl draws a picture of her friend Amelia.
(First: Episode 2784)
Lowercase n
Cartoon "Lowercase n"
(First: Episode 0358)
Muppets Two-Headed Monster tries on shoes.
(First: Episode 2142)
I'm a macaw, Myrtle
Film A male voiceover and his friend Myrtle observe a macaw in a tree.
(First: Episode 0409)
Insert Maria sings a counting song and game that teaches the kids to count in Spanish.
(First: Episode 1926)
Animation Stop-motion: tap-dancing shoes.
(EKA: Episode 2367)

Muppets Caveperson Days
Caveperson Bert invents a window so that he and Ernie can see outside without going all the way to the cave's exit.
(First: Episode 2607)
Cartoon E for End
(First: Episode 0460)
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy: Robert W. Shipshape gets a hat for his birthday, and it blows into the street. R.W. remembers not to cross the street without an adult; Teeny Little Superguy helps him across.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1924)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
(First: Episode 0439)
SCENE 1 Elmo is curious about a large "mountain" of newspapers outside Hooper's Store and why people are adding to it. Gordon points out the sign reading, "Today is newspaper recycling day," and explains why paper needs to be recycled. Elmo is hooked and wants to find some old newspapers to recycle.
Cartoon A song tells the story of Max, who loves to chop down trees. One tree turns out to be a magic genie, who turns Max into a tree. Max soon grows respect for trees and once returned human, vows to never chop one down again.
(First: Episode 0572)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentChip and Dip hold a sign with the word "CAT" written on it and ask Danny if he knows what it says. When they learn that he can't read the sign, they give him clues.
(First: Episode 2805)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy demonstrates the things feet can do.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0455)
Cast A voiceover instructs Maria as Chaplin where to put the shirts and the towels.
(First: Episode 0541)
Muppets Kermit sings about his youth, or as he calls it, "My Polliwog Ways."
(First: Episode 1443)
Letter E
Animation E / e (elephant / jazzy trumpet)
(First: Episode 2222)
SCENE 2 Elmo sees that the Count has some newspapers and hopes he'll be allowed to take them for recycling. The Count counts all 10 newspapers and announces that he plans on taking them to the pile himself.
Socks 1-10
Cartoon A caterpillar dances in ten socks.
(First: Episode 2246)
Muppets Clementine sings about "My Triangle Home."
(First: Episode 2476)
Film Two Navajo children visit their grandparents who live on a ranch.
(First: Episode 2665)
Cartoon The Typewriter: N for Nose
(EKA: Episode 0763)
Muppets Grover sells newspapers in the street. He thinks they are for making paper hats, but a customer shows him they are actually for reading. The customer wants to buy a newspaper, but Grover won't stop reading the paper that the customer wants to buy. Grover reads about construction of a new building, a parade, and an expected rain shower, all of which occur as Grover reads.
(First: Episode 1966)
Cartoon The Bellhop must take Mrs. Stein's bags to floor 16.
(First: Episode 2496)
SCENE 3 Elmo wants to take the old newspapers that Big Bird and Alice have, when Big Bird tells him that by using them to paint on, they're already being recycled.
Cartoon A domestic cat paints various wild feline versions of himself on his owner's canvas.
(First: Episode 1521)
Song "Don't Waste Water"
(First: Episode 2804)
Cartoon Jasper and Julius: Apple
(First: Episode 0485)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the beach, Ernie notices that Bert is missing; all he sees is Bert's hat. Sherlock Hemlock helps find Bert, and in the process, discovers that Ernie accidentally buried Bert under the sand.
(First: Episode 0278)
Cartoon A British man narrates how chewing gum is made in Guatemala.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2830)
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
(First: Episode 0506)
Cartoon "Wash Your Hands Before You Eat"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1523)
SCENE 4 Elmo now wants the tattered, Grouch newspaper Oscar has. Oscar takes his sweet time reading, as Elmo points out that the truck to collect the newspapers will be coming any moment. Oscar finally finishes and Elmo rushes over to the truck, just in time for his newspaper to be collected. He faints when he learns that tomorrow is bottle recycling day. He revives briefly to announce the sponsors.

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