Sesame Street
Big Bird yells "TOOTHPASTE!"
Air date April 22, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)writer=Norman Stiles
Directed by Lisa Simon
Production December 12, 1990
Sponsors F, Q, 10, "toothpaste"

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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
2861a
COLD OPEN Gordon announces today, Jelani will teach him how to skateboard. Big Bird skates by, yelling "TOOTHPASTE! TOOTHPASTE!" with a sign bearing the word. Why? "You'll see," he tells Gordon.
2861b
SCENE 1 Big Bird explains why he's saying "TOOTHPASTE!": today's letter is F, and kids use toothpaste to brush their teeth, some baby teeth fall out and the tooth fairy (an F-word) collects them
3958j
Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(First: Episode 0335)
Song.doggypaddle
Song Joe Raposo sings "Doggy Paddle."
(First: Episode 1967)
SandMonkey
Animation It's a monkey
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1767)
HeyFood
Muppets Cookie Monster and The Beetles sing "Hey Food."
(First: Episode 1815)
2861c
SCENE 2 Big Bird skates by Gordon and Jelani, since the previous segment was about food. And what do you do after you eat? You brush your teeth with..."TOOTHPASTE! TOOTHPASTE!"
3141y
Song "Take Care of That Smile"
(First: Episode 2745)
Bellhop10
Cartoon The Bellhop must take 10 terriers for a walk.
(First: Episode 2507)
Film.Falltowinter

Inthesnow
Film A boy narrates a film of what happens when it changes from fall to winter.
(First: Episode 2459)
PlacidoTelephone
Muppets Phil Harmonic hosts another evening at the Nestropolitan Opera, featuring a performance by Placido Flamingo, "The Telephone of Brazil," to the tune of "Funiculì, Funiculà."
(EKA: Episode 2457)
EmptyFullPlayground
Film Empty / full playground (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0415)
Bayoualphabet
Muppets Kermit says his "ABC's of the Swamp."
(First: Episode 1960)
PlanetQ
Animation Planet Q / q
(First: Episode 2838)
Toothpaste
Muppets The Singing Dentists sing "Say Toothpaste, Somebody!"
(First: Episode 2705)
2861d
SCENE 3 Gordon and Jelani sing the previous song to themselves. Big Bird skates by, without his sign and not yelling. They think this is the perfect time for him to yell it, but Big Bird's loaned his sign to the Birdketeers, who march by with it.
Ringmaster10
Cartoon The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feats of ten brown bears.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1336)
2269l
Cast Maria as Chaplin falls in love with a painting (Linda) at the art museum.
(First: Episode 2033)
Luxojrsurprise
Animation Luxo Sr. examines a box. Luxo Jr. pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
(First: Episode 2851)
Blindfieldtrip
Film A blind class goes on a field trip to the park, using their other senses to experience their surroundings. The teacher sings "If You're Happy and You Know It."
(First: Episode 2566)
Qballoon
Cartoon Q/q (balloons)
(First: Episode 2241)
BaaBamba
Cast Luis sings "Baa Baa Bamba".
(First: Episode 2360)
F.Fire
Cartoon F for fire, fountain, face, farmer, etc.
(First: Episode 1614)
Zydecoband
Film A zydeco band plays "Bayou Pon Pon" while people dance and the townspeople of New Orleans wave at the camera.
(First: Episode 2502)
3957zh
Cartoon A lizard, a girl and a dog dance.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2795)
Superguy pet
Cartoon Teeny Little Super Guy
RW wants a pet spoon, so TLSG teaches him the importance of being responsible with a pet.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1986)
0871k
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry & John-John observe a letter Q.
(First: Episode 0571)
Floralpattern
Animation Floral patterns are formed to Eastern European music.
(First: Episode 1808)
Fay.1ball
Film Fay Ray subtracts one ball.
(First: Episode 2634)
Gina-followleader
Cast Gina plays and sings "Follow the Leader" with the kids.
(First: Episode 2604)
RalphMarvin
Cartoon Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn't have a mouth, a nose and ears.
(First: Episode 0468)
AlaskaDogs
Film A boy talks about living in Alaska and about racing sled dogs.
(EKA: Episode 2388)
3136r
Cartoon Edgar Turtle sings "Hey Diddle Diddle."
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 2404)
Whoopi-wh
Celebrity Whoopi Goldberg introduces the sound "WH" and then yells, "Whoopi!"
3993r
Cartoon Jim Thurman sings "Calcutta Joe."
Animation by Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(First: Episode 2492)
Venice 07
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "The Monsters of Venice"
(First: Episode 2836)
2795t
Film Island (in sped-up film, kids travel to an island)
(First: Episode 2700)
1446p
Cartoon F stands for flower, forest, fox, frog and fantastic.
(First: Episode 1102)
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SCENE 4 Gordon helps Jelani with his schoolwork, when an announcer (Joey Mazzarino) declares it's "Poetry Time on Sesame Street." He recites a poem about a girl named Ruth, who chased words. The last thing she chases is a big yellow bird with the word "TOOTHPASTE!" The announcer then recites the sponsors.


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