Sesame Street
Old MacDonald relocates to Sesame Street
(repeat of 2683)
Air date December 5, 1991
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by John Weidman
Sponsors D, L, 3


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird welcomes the viewer in the wee hours of the morning. He likes to listen to the sounds of people waking up, such as Gordon's alarm clock and baby Gabi crying. Suddenly, some farm animals begin to flock into his nest area, followed by Old MacDonald. He tells Big Bird that he wanted a change of scenery from the farm and has brought all his animals to live in the city. He feels like having breakfast, so Big Bird leads him to Hooper's Store.
Animation Blue, red and yellow ovals play "Old MacDonald."
(First: Episode 2002)
Rhyme With BUY.jpg
Muppets Cookie Monster comes to the bakery looking for something delicious that rhymes with BUY. He tries the I (from the MIKE'S BAKERY sign) and the baker's TIE, both of which aren't that delicious. Finally, Guy Smiley comes in and loudly announces that he would like to BUY a PIE. Cookie then knows what he can get in the bakery that rhymes with BUY and is delicious: it's GUY! A chase ensues, and Cookie asks the baker to send him the bill.
(First: Episode 0481)
Film Storks fly around and dance in their nest as flamenco music plays.
(First: Episode 2862)
Muppets The Count has prepared himself a picnic not far from his castle. As he counts the ants who come to take away his food, he eventually has nothing left. Which is just as well, since it has started to rain.
(First: Episode 2132)
Cartoon Luis counts three blackbirds, which lay three eggs.
(First: Episode 2194)
SCENE 2 Gina is introduced to Old MacDonald, who consults the newspaper to find any available apartments for him and his animals. The first listing he reads is for a studio that welcomes pets. He believes this is perfect and rounds up the animals to scope it out. Gina is skeptical, while Big Bird sings, "Old MacDonald had a studio apartment..."
Cartoon L for Lion (sand)
(First: Episode 2107)
Film Kids go roller-skating in a playground as ragtime music plays.
(First: Episode 1234)
Muppets Astronaut Prairie Dawn floats on a space shuttle, when Elmo pops up out of nowhere, offering to help her. He soon learns that there is no need for a policeman, a construction worker, or a farmer in space (unless there's a cow).
(First: Episode 2862)
Cartoon The Typewriter: D - Daisy
(First: Episode 0795)

Muppets While Ernie is away visiting the Count, Bert has the place all to himself, or so he thinks! A group of sheep burst into the room and proceed to sing him a song ("Bert's Blanket") about how his blanket was made (with a flashback scene where Ernie is portrayed as a farmer). He then corrects them on the actual production phase.
(First: Episode 2391)
Cartoon A bear (Jim Thurman) stacks 10 cans.
(First: Episode 1978)
SCENE 3 Bob now meets Old MacDonald as they return from the apartment. The landlord wouldn't rent to them, as "pets" pertains more to dogs and cats. But he has a plan - he's placed "DOG" signs on all the animals and has them try to bark. Gina points out how the plan won't work. Bob has to head off to a music lesson and Old MacDonald invites himself and his crew (it helps him think).
Cartoon Small b is a boy with a belly who walks a small d, a dog with a belly turned around.
Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1186)
Muppets / Celebrity Cab Calloway sings "Hi De Ho Man."
(First: Episode 1540)
Cartoon A boy's friends bring him flowers to cheer him up, not knowing that he's allergic to them.
(First: Episode 1524)
Muppets A baby Honker hatches from an egg and learns to honk like all the Honkers.
(First: Episode 1616)
Film Gilberto, who lives in Central America, learns how bricks are made.
(First: Episode 2744)
Cartoon Three penguins dance.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1480)
SCENE 4 In Bob's apartment, Telly is ready for his tuba lesson. He tries to play "London Bridge," but is constantly interrupted by the animals making their usual noises. Telly thinks of a compromise by playing "Old MacDonald," which the animals sing along to.
Cartoon "The Little Letter L: A Poem by Louise"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1526)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Peanut Butter." (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 1966)
Song Kids perform an interpretation of Joe Raposo's "Peanut Butter," as choreographed by Jacques d'Amboise.
(First: Episode 2761)
Cartoon D for danger, dragon, doctor, dinner, and dessert
(First: Episode 2235)

Cast Gordon hosts "What Happens Next," in which the viewer has to guess what kind of humiliation Maria as Chaplin is going to face before Gordon rings the Dinger's ding-dong bell. First, the tramp slips on a banana peel, then collapses when sitting on a three-legged bench. Finally, when a rain cloud is about to rain on him, he shifts the cloud over to the left of the screen so it rains on Gordon instead.
(First: Episode 2328)
Cartoon Joe's Lap (limerick)
(First: Episode 0617)
SCENE 5 In the yard, Bob, Telly and the kids play "Old MacDonald" as he and the animals sing. The song has made him homesick and he decides to return to the farm. He promises to visit one day again and Gina responds that the street folk should do the same.
Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover shows Torian the difference between back and front.
(First: Episode 2588)
Cartoon Slot-machine legs: Cowboy & horse
(First: Episode 1702)
Film "One Thousand Faces"
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog interviews the Invisible Man, who tap dances for him, and later introduces his family which crowds Kermit. All that is seen of the Invisible Man and his kin are their hats.
(First: Episode 1009)
Cartoon L for Laugh
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(First: Episode 2767)
SCENE 6 At Hooper's, Bob wonders who might show up on the street next. Sure enough, Little Miss Muffet appears and orders some curds and whey. She gets frightened away by the spider soon after. Old MacDonald announces the sponsors.

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