Sesame Street
Celebrating Around Day
Air date January 14, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Nancy Sans
Production September 20 & 27, 1991
Sponsors R, U, 15


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Luis and Elmo wish the viewer a happy "Around Day," where one walks around somebody they love. Elmo demonstrates by going around Luis.
SCENE 1 Prairie Dawn, covered in special "Around Day" circle pins, walks over to Maria at the Fix-It Shop and can't see her celebratory circle. Although Maria has never heard of Around Day, she accepts one of Prairie's pins. Prairie makes a circle around Maria, since she loves her, then heads off. Luis enters and does the same, complimenting Maria's pin.
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Marmoset.
(First: Episode 2487)
Geometry of Circles 2 - Seven Circles with Designs
Cartoon Geometry of Circles #2 "Seven Circles with Designs"
(First: Episode 1394)
Song Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice."
(First: Episode 1708)
Cartoon R is for Rooster, Robber, and Rake...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets "Readers of the Open Range"
(First: Episode 2141)
Cartoon HEN / PEN / TEN / MEN
(EKA: Episode 2064)
1041scuba Film Scuba diver - on, into, under, through, around
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 1041)
Cartoon A female head is drawn as its voice-over lists its parts, ending with earrings that "do nothing" ... and promptly wiggle around.
Artist: James Rizzi
(EKA: Episode 0821)
SCENE 2 Herry Monster gives Savion a homemade Around Day card. He's disappointed that Savion doesn't have one to reciprocate, so Savion does an Around Day dance instead.
Cartoon I thought a thought ... about circles.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 2500)
Muppets The Oinker Sisters sing "The Boogie-Woogie Piggies."
Cartoon A man jumps up onto an UP.
(First: Episode 0546)
Film A metal crane and a real crane look alike.
(EKA: Episode 2179)
Cartoon Rap #15
(First: Episode 2567)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert tells John-John that he's lost his paper clips, and he feels sad. He asks John-John to show how he looks when he feels sad. Then Bert feels angry about losing his paper clips, and John-John acts out that emotion. Bert remembers where he left his collection, and John-John acts happy, too.
(First: Episode 0443)
Cartoon Little Red Riding Hood uses a map to get to Grandma's house.
(EKA: Episode 2750)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — On the deck of The Love Boat, a uniformed Ernie expresses how much he loves this boat. "Ernest" shares his love with Amanda, a grumpy patron, a fish, and soon several passengers who join them in their love for this boat.
(First: Episode 1958)
Cartoon A man explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
Song David sings "Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
Re-filmed version
(EKA: Episode 2546)

SCENE 3 Telly wants Baby Natasha to crawl around him to show him that she loves him. Instead, she crawls straight down the block.
Animation Cecille sings "Brushin' Down the Doggies."
(First: Episode 2862)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster trips over the parts of the word TRIP.
(First: Episode 2721)
Film / Animation Oranges are peeled and sliced in stop-motion, and some kids eat them.
(EKA: Episode 2223)
SCENE 4 Telly recruits Maria for his demonstration, hoping Natasha is more likely to crawl around her. Natasha instead crawls under Maria's legs and then goes off course.
Cartoon A little girl leaves everything on in the house, until the TV set recites a poem about sharing electricity.
(First: Episode 2845)
Beat The Time
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time". In order to win a cookie, Cookie Monster has to bring in three things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man's "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), and finally a "train" which destroys the set.
(First: Episode 0446)
Cartoon R for rhinoceros, racquet, robot
(EKA: Episode 2443)
Film Cheri goes fishing with her abuelo.
(First: Episode 2784)
Muppets The Beetles are "Thinking of U."
(First: Episode 1486)
Cartoon "Love" word animation
(EKA: Episode 0926)
SCENE 5 Telly has a fool-proof way to get Natasha to go around Maria - since she's in her baby carriage, Telly wheels it around Maria.
Cartoon All the instruments in Sousaville love Mr. Tuba's music, but when he plays with them, he doesn't play the same music they're playing.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2829)
Film A boy takes dance lessons at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
(EKA: Episode 1839)
Cartoon Abstract count to 15
(First: Episode 2851)
Muppets / Celebrity Cab Calloway and the Count sing "I Want to Count."
(EKA: Episode 1545)
Cartoon A penguin repeats the rhythms of the sounds it hears, which include a drum, a door knock, a saw and a typewriter.
Artists: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 0272)
SCENE 6 Luis closes up shop for the Around Day parade. Maria continues to wonder why she's never heard of the holiday, and Luis reminds her of previous Around Days when she was away, or ill, etc.

Snuffy leads them to the arbor, where Prairie reiterates to the crowd how the parade works - they pick a special "Around Day Person" to walk around. She gives clues as to who it is and it turns out to be Maria! Everyone walks around her as Luis announces the sponsors.

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