Sesame Street
The Happiest People in the World
Air date November 14, 1991
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Lou Berger
Production September 9, 1991
Sponsors H, V, 3
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Oscar seeks shelter in the Fix-It Shop from the happiest people in the world, Herb and Glo, who don't leave him alone. The two love to travel the globe and find joy in everything, and Herb likes to sing about the things that make him happy. Oscar convinces them to leave him alone, which will make him truly happy. The happy couple now focuses their attention on Maria and Luis, who take the first opportunity to introduce them to Mr. Handford (their next, unwitting victim).
Film A zydeco band plays "Bayou Pon Pon" while people dance and the townspeople of New Orleans wave at the camera.
(First: Episode 2502)
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: H - Horse
(First: Episode 1167)
Muppets The Count sings "The Batty Bat."
(First: Episode 2096)
Pinball 03
Cartoon Pinball #3
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0978)
SCENE 2 Big Bird prepares to say the alphabet, when Mr. Handford introduces him to Herb and Glo (and then escapes). The two gush over how he says A and B and allow him to finish before making any more comments. Herb sings another song of joy.
SCENE 2 cont'd Gordon, Susan and Miles arrive and Big Bird hastily forces an introduction before ditching them. The two continue to gush and sing as Miles attempts to count now.
Cartoon "Alphabet Jungle"
(First: Episode 2733)
Film Some kids have a bike race by the river.
(First: Episode 1419)
Cartoon V for volcano, violet, and violin
(First: Episode 1762)
Muppets "Do De Rubber Duck"
(First: Episode 2304)
Cartoon Three birds enter a cuckoo clock to do their job.
(First: Episode 0407)

SCENE 3 The Robinsons pass along Herb and Glo to Snuffy, whom Glo believes is a variety of elephant. Snuffy explains the distinction, which is made more clear when a real elephant passes by. Herb attempts to get a photo by his snuffle, when the two are blown off when Snuffy sneezes. Herb sings another one of his songs, when Snuffy sees the chance to pass them along to more friends (Bob, Linda, Gina and Savion).
Cartoon The Four Squares sing "It's Hip To Be a Square."
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(First: Episode 2615)
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo thinks that Whoopi Goldberg's skin is a very pretty brown. Whoopi likes Elmo's soft red fur. Elmo admires Whoopi's bouncy hair, too. Elmo suggests that they trade, but Whoopi says that they can't -- it doesn't come off. But even if she could trade, she wouldn't want to. She likes her skin and her hair, and she wants to keep it. Elmo says that he wants to keep his fur, too.
(First: Episode 2746)
Film A boy draws a picture of his friend, Katie.
(First: Episode 2760)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The Big Bad Wolf plays a game of "Three of These Things" with Kermit and The Three Little Pigs. Since Kermit doesn't belong with the pigs, the wolf blows him out of the picture.
(First: Episode 2329)
Cartoon A circle becomes a clock, balloon, sun, etc.
(First: Episode 0358)
Insert Big Bird and Snuffy sing a guessing game song about each other.
(First: Episode 2813)

Film A little girl narrates a film about how cans can be recycled. She washes them and collects them in a wagon, which she takes to the recycling center. There it is sorted and separated with a magnet. After its loaded onto trucks, it is taken to a factory to be melted and shaped into new cans like the ones seen in her fridge at home.
(First: Episode 2740)
Cartoon V for volcano
(First: Episode 1980)
Muppets Grover teaches the campers at Camp Wannagohoma about trees.
(First: Episode 1486)
Cartoon How they say "good night" in Haiti and in India.
(First: Episode 1824)
Muppets Oscar sings "I Love Trash."
(First: Episode 2785)
Cartoon Leanna Williams must save the world by cleaning it.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2839)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks Chelsea, What is love?
(First: Episode 2397)
Cartoon A man tries to get directions to a parking space, and eventually uses a map to get there.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 2734)
SCENE 4 Everyone hides from Herb and Flo in Hooper's Store. Gina makes sure the coast is clear before they all vacate. Unfortunately, the two tourists find them and want to say goodbye to the nicest people they've ever met. They take some photos and ask directions to the highway. Mr. Handford draws them a map, which Herb greatly admires. They drive off, but return moments later so Herb can sing his happy song about how great the map is. Big Bird announces the sponsors.

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