Sesame Street
The Important Report
(repeat of 2702)
Air date January 9, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors D, W, 18
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo freezes the opening theme and appears over it, informing the viewer what the word important means and how we'll be seeing lots of important things today.
SCENE 1 Gordon shows the viewer a photo of Miles on his first day of kindergarten, which he is off to have framed. He mentions that it means a lot to, prompting Elmo to pop up and repeat "Important!"
Animation Yellow drops don't want to play with a red ball at first, but they make a good flower together.
(First: Episode 1895)
Film Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
Cartoon The Typewriter: D - Daisy
(First: Episode 0766)
Song Bob sings Joe Raposo's "Look a Little Closer". (horse)
(First: Episode 2642)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Prince Charming, who is looking for Cinderella. The prince tries to see whose foot matches the glass slipper. However, the shoe fits someone unexpected. (Kermit: "Boy, these fairy tales are starting to get me down.")
(First: Episode 1233)
Cartoon W - wallpaper
(First: Episode 0291)
Film Kids narrate a film of how a lift bridge works.
(First: Episode 2253)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Chris play the Tickle-Stop game.
(First: Episode 1300)
Cartoon Gloria Globe pulls a tiger out of her hat, which belongs in India.
(First: Episode 2789)
SCENE 2 Elmo visits Luis at the Fix-It Shop, where he reinserts a rod into a broken lamp. Elmo figures that it is an important piece and causes Luis to break it further with his exclamations.
Cartoon Number creatures 18
(First: Episode 2668)

Film Lamont, who lives in the city, visits his friend Adrian, who lives in the country. Together they ride bikes, swim, and have dinner with Adrian's family.
(First: Episode 2800)
Cartoon The numbers keep changing from 1 to 20 as corny music plays in the background.
(First: Episode 1465)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster is in a disagreement about where to go for vacation: the mountains or the seashore. Cookie Monster says he likes both, better than going to Cucamonga for the National Cookie Convention. 2-Head gets inspired, and heads off for Cucamonga, leaving Cookie to choose between the mountains and the seashore.
(First: Episode 2837)
Cartoon Lillian is proud because she climbed a mountain all by herself.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2749)
Film A girl visits the stamp factory to see how stamps are made.
(First: Episode 2263)
Twinkle Twinkle red yellow
Animation Red and yellow dots play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
(First: Episode 1979)
SCENE 3 Elmo now wants to see if Gina has anything important. Gina points out that the bag of rags she's carrying isn't as she searches for the keys to Hooper's Store, where the phone rings inside. Gina is upset, because she probably missed a call from Mike. Elmo apologizes and Gina tells him that his kindness means a lot to her. "It's important!"
Song A piece of land with water all around it is an "Island."
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2760)
Cast Maria as Chaplin (joined by Linda and Luis) looks for a way to stay dry in the rain.
(First: Episode 1739)
Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)
Muppets Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Prairie Dawn, and Herry Monster sing "I Think That It Is Wonderful."
(First: Episode 2492)
Film Some kids have a bike race by the river.
(First: Episode 1419)
Cartoon A man demonstrates what newspapers are made of, and finds an ad for "One slightly used monster."
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts Here is Your Life, surprising Oak Tree with the story of his life. The guests include Granny Fanny Nesselrode, who planted the tree as an acorn, Cloud and Sun, who gave the tree rain and sunshine, and Marty Table and Sarah Chair, who were made from the tree's friends.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon W for witch
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1182)
SCENE 4 Elmo observes Oscar, hoping he'll do something important. Oscar instead tells him to beat it. Since it would be a lot to him if Elmo did, Elmo declares this important!
Film "Simple Pleasures" by Bobby McFerrin is played over footage of a girl trying to play frisbee with a dog on the beach.
(First: Episode 2876)
Clip 4
Muppets Grover watches Mumford practice a trick, making a rabbit come out of his hat. Mumford has trouble getting a rabbit to come out of the hat, and both are oblivious to the fact that Grover is turning into a rabbit.
(First: Episode 0407)
Cartoon A story/song about a duckling who wants to join the others playing at the water's edge.
(First: Episode 2852)
Film In a village in Africa, people catch fish and celebrate afterwards.
(First: Episode 2669)
Animation D / d (drums and drumsticks)
(EKA: Episode 2326)
Film At a bus stop, three men of different ethnicities (including Bill Irwin) dance to a hip hop beat played on a radio.
Film Animals fight.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0567)
Animation Abstract #18
(First: Episode 2859)

SCENE 5 Gordon and Luis share photos of their kids, whom they consider to be important. They look around for Elmo to show up and he does, just a few moments later (by leaping through the air and landing between them). He takes care of one last important thing - announcing the day's sponsors.

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