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Sesame Street
Rosita debuts
Air date November 27, 1991
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors N, X, 17
Releases HBO Max


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird watches as Maria tests out the TV she just repaired. They turn it on and watch...

Muppets NTV host Nora Nicks introducing Nick Normal and the Nickmatics with their new hit song, "The Letter N."
(First: Episode 2071)
SCENE 1 cont'd After the song, Nora Nicks arrives in the shop and Big Bird questions how she got here so fast from her show. Nora explains that the TV was playing a moving picture of her. Maria takes a Polaroid picture of Nora for her scrapbook.
Film Human and animal babies learn to walk.
(First: Episode 1728)
Cartoon / Film Things that begin with N: nail, nest, net, notebook, needle, noodle, nuts, napkins, nose. (Don't make noise at night). The letter N is nice.
(First: Episode 0659)
Muppets Telly and Elmo sing about the difference between "Heavy and Light."
(First: Episode 2809)
Cartoon Light and heavy (bird falls on man)
(First: Episode 0785)
Song "Sharing Swing with Kids Song (Share in Your Fun with Another Someone)"
(First: Episode 0926)
SCENE 2 Prairie Dawn asks Savion why he wears his hat to the side. He says it's because some people like wearing their hats this way. Prairie, taking inspiration, quickly switches her dress backwards and does her hair to match.
Cartoon Number creatures #17.
(First: Episode 2745)
Muppets Ernie sings "D-U-C-K-I-E."
(First: Episode 1957)
Cartoon The Typewriter gets a check-up with help from an x-ray.
(First: Episode 0787)
Muppets Is Barkley a DOG or a BANANA?
(First: Episode 2724)
Cartoon A pig sings "Pig's Love Song."
(First: Episode 0462)


SCENE 3 Rosita introduces herself to Mr. Handford who learns to pronounce her full name. An elderly woman (Camille Bonora) comes into Hooper's Store to use the telephone so she can call her granddaughter. This inspires Rosita, a granddaughter herself, to show the woman how she hugs and kisses her grandmother. The woman remembers that her granddaughter isn't home, so she decides instead to call her niece. Rosita then demonstrates the dances she learned from her aunt and starts dancing with the woman. She remembers that her niece isn't home either and is about to call a friend, when Rosita shows how she jumps around with her friends. Exhausted, the woman finally decides to go home to her dog. Rosita shows how she chases her dog, chasing the woman out of the store. Mr. Handford notes that Rosita is a very interesting monster.

This scene can be viewed at SesameStreet's YouTube Channel. (YouTube)

Cartoon A ball goes up and down a musical staircase.
(First: Episode 2151)
Film In Alaska, a sculptor makes carvings of cold climate animals.
Music: David Snell
(First: Episode 2365)
Cut from the HBO Max version
Cartoon An N-terview with an N
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog witnesses how the mailman and salesman knock at the door while the Big Bad Wolf chases Little Red Riding Hood around the bed. Eventually, the Woodsman shows up, and Red and the Wolf chase him for cutting down a maple tree which was their favorite one.
(First: Episode 0621)
Song "Rollin' on the River"
(First: Episode 2783)
Film Sheep dog
(First: Episode 1012)
SCENE 4 Prairie Dawn, still wearing her dress and hair backwards, looks in a mirror and assesses what she thinks of the situation. She then meets Rosita. While Rosita fixates over Prairie's look, Prairie tries to learn Rosita's full name. Once she gets it down, Savion asks Prairie what she thinks of her new look. Prairie remarks that it makes it hard to learn someone's name as she and Rosita head off.
Cartoon Two men compete to be in front.
(First: Episode 0789)
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones climb the "Mountain of Love."
(First: Episode 2733)
Film A boy narrates a film of cows being fed hay during winter.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0787)

Muppets Upon Mr. Johnson's latest visit to Charlie's Restaurant, the waitstaff has been implemented with a new service device. Grover instructs his guest to ring the bell three times to get his attention, instead of yelling across such an upper-crust establishment. After Mr. Johnson has trouble deciphering the speed with which he must ring the bell, he calls Andre the manager out to address his concerns. Andre, having been interrupted while eating a sour cream soufflΓ©, doesn't think there's anything wrong with the bell. In fact, he thinks it looks so good that he eats it, as Mr. Johnson notices the time, and rushes out of the restaurant.
(First: Episode 2848)
Film A bald eagle flies over houses, a beach, and other locations.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0411)
Cartoon Look both ways before you cross the street
Artist: Ray Favata
(First: Episode 1397)

SCENE 5 Mr. Handford serves an Hispanic meal to Rosita and Prairie, containing dishes from multiple countries. After they eat their meal together, Rosita suggests they now beat their chests and growl, as is customary among monsters.
Cartoon Name That Food ("Will you eat it?")
(First: Episode 1491)
Muppets / Celebrity Randy Travis sings "How Should I Tell You I Love You" while Telly acts it out.
(First: Episode 2800)
Cut from the HBO Max version
Cartoon A man assembles the word LOVE, and a bird pecks the O into the shape of a heart.
(First: Episode 0791)
Muppets Caveperson Days
Caveman Bert reminds Caveman Ernie (his son) to take out the trash. Ernie realizes that his drum can also be used as a wastebasket, and is able to take several pieces of garbage to the dump at once instead of one at a time.
(First: Episode 2667)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Little Things".
re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2485)

SCENE 6 Big Bird finds Prairie and claims he had a amazing day, until he asks about Prairie's looks. She explains how her day with Rosita went, which makes his day seem insignificant.

As Rosita announces the sponsors offscreen, Big Bird suggests that maybe Prairie's new friend could teach him how to growl, to which Rosita responds with one, much to the two's surprise.

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