Sesame Street
Chicago goes hunting
Air date December 30, 1991
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors H, P, 4


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN In a spoof of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer intro, Chicago declares he and the kids are going hunting today.
SCENE 1 With the help of the kids and grown-ups, Chicago sings about how he's a "Vegetable Lion." The others all provide him with fruits and vegetables as he mentions them in the song.
Animation Sand P / p
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Film Bus trip around town (guitar soundtrack)
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Animation Can you find the animals hiding in the T-shirt?
Artist: Deanna Morse
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Muppets The Martians find a telephone.
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Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0300)
SCENE 2 At the Fix-it Shop, Snuffy waits for Maria to finish fixing his wagon. Chicago comes by, still hunting for vegetables, and lets out a hungry roar, scaring Snuffy away. Maria suggests that he roar more quietly, and he seems to have trouble grasping the concept at first, until she shows him how to do it.
Snuffy comes back, fearful that Chicago will roar again, but is reassured by Maria that he has a new quiet roar. Snuffy is now calm, until Chicago demonstrates the way he used to roar. "It's a jungle out here," he remarks.
Cartoon Adding up five ladybugs and five lizards
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Muppets Elmo loudly interrupts Kermit's demonstration of "quiet" and "loud". Elmo loudly insists on helping Kermit demonstrate the difference, and Kermit manages to get Elmo to whisper as they talk about being quiet.
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Animation Four butterflies fly across a film of a waterfall.
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Song "Mom and Me"
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Cartoon H - Horse
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SCENE 3 Big Bird and Snuffy count the cabbages they have, which add up to 8. They put them in the wagon, but accidentally leave one behind. Chicago finds it, and is surprised to find that it doesn't move when he tries to chase it. Luis tells him that vegetables can't run, and offers to help him with his exercise.
Song Jeff Redd sings "Between."
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Cartoon Passengers on a crowded subway illustrate between.
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Muppets The Count sings about Bones.
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Cartoon A peasant tries to woo a pretty girl by reciting the famous "Roses are Red" poem. The lines are fed to him by a poet behind a bush, whom she eventually runs off with.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
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Film Footage of a Chinese noodle factory.
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SCENE 4 Big Bird and Snuffy ask Maria if she's seen a cabbage, because they appear to be missing one of their eight cabbages. She tells them to retrace their steps, and they start walking backwards.
Cartoon "I Can Remember": A little girl remembers what to buy at the store (A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter) by visualizing her mother giving the instructions.
Artist: Jim Simon
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Celebrity At Birdland, Hoots introduces Bobby McFerrin, who does a call-and-response scat song with the audience.
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Cartoon P is for Puddle
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Fish Cowboy Hat
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to put a pot on Bert's head. Bert asks Ernie why he's doing that, and Ernie says that he broke a cookie jar. Ernie has to put the cookies somewhere, so he put them in the sugar bowl – and put the sugar in the flowerpot, which meant that he had to put the flower in a milk bottle. He put the milk in the soda bottle, the soda into the fishbowl, and the fish in Bert's cowboy hat. Bert asks, "Now what am I going to wear when I want to play cowboy?" Ernie puts the pot on Bert's head and says, "Ride 'em, cowboy, Bert!"
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Song "Above and Below" (Christopher Cerf)
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SCENE 5 Luis attaches the cabbage to a string so that Chicago can chase it. Big Bird and Snuffy continue walking backwards, and see that Chicago has their missing cabbage. They realize they have a conflict over who needs the cabbage more. Snuffy comes up with a solution: they can bring the cabbage-on-a-stick to lunch, and Chicago can chase it on the way.
Cartoon Two monkeys argue over what to watch on TV, growing bigger the angrier they get.
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Muppets Telly is shocked to see Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats at the library. They explain that in addition to being rock stars, they're also "Rock 'N Roll Readers."
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: H is for hole
(First: Episode 0080)
Song Bob sings Joe Raposo's "Look a Little Closer." (dog)
(First: Episode 267)
SCENE 6 Big Bird, Snuffy, Chicago and the kids (his "Cubs") have fun playing with the cabbage on a stick.
Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
Film Three dolphins jump together.
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Cartoon P is for Painting
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit goes to Peter Piper's Pickled Peppers Patch to interview Peter Piper, but he only gets to meet other members of his family, whose names all begin with a common letter. At the end, Peter Piper's cousin states that Peter Piper is in Portland pressing pants.
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Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Animation by Jeff Hale
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Film Empty / full classroom (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0415)
SCENE 7 Big Bird, Snuffy, Chicago and the kids have finished their meal of "cabbage a la mode", and are now sleepy. Big Bird and Snuffy announce the sponsors quietly as Chicago roars in his sleep.

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