Sesame Street
Plot Merry scares people / Chicago visits the library
Air date January 16, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors D, I, 13

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Picture Segment Description
3188a
SCENE 1 Merry Monster pops up, shouting "Wubba wubba wubba!" She's practicing scaring people today (being a monster and all). She tries scaring Maria, who's merely surprised. Maria needs to concentrate on her work, so Merry instead practices scaring herself.
Luxojrsurprise
Animation Luxo Jr. examines a box. A smaller lamp pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
(First: Episode 2851)
Twiddlebugs.Beach
Muppets At the beach, the Twiddlebugs notice that only Thomas has a beach umbrella, which they decide to share. They soon notice that they have no idea where the ocean is.
(First: Episode 2641)
Abstract13
Animation Abstract count to 13.
(First: Episode 2809)
BlindKidFilm
Film A blind boy narrates his day. He reads braille, adds with an abacus, and plays in the playground with his friends.
(First: Episode 1757)
Oldtoynewtoy
Cartoon A gorilla outgrows his toy fire truck, and is about to throw it away, when he decides to pass it on to his little brother.
(First: Episode 2840)
2head.Surprise
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster demonstrates surprise.
3035.wind
Cartoon The wind blows one hat after another off a pig's head, onto the heads of birds. "The wind is very, very strong."
(EKA: Episode 2501)
3188b
SCENE 2 Merry attempts to scare Prairie Dawn, who doesn't even flinch. She encourages Merry to keep trying though and offers some suggestions on how to scare someone. Prairie's suggestions succeed in scaring Merry off. "Maybe I have discovered a brand new talent," Prairie comments.
Catfollowsqueak
Cartoon A cat follows its ears to a squeaking noise, which he thinks is coming from mice, but it's coming from swings.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1518)
3150u
Song "Rollin' on the River"
(First: Episode 2783)
200007
Cartoon A real Indian boy tells two boys who are playing Cowboy and Indian that Indians don't say "ugh". The other kids tell him that they heard the expression on TV.
(First: Episode 0771)
Frogsoftheglen Muppets Kermit sings "The Frogs in the Glen."
(First: Episode 1786)
3956v
Film A girl draws a picture of her friend Amelia.
(First: Episode 2784)
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SCENE 3 Merry uses Prairie's advice on Barkley, who leaps onto Linda's lap, whimpering. Gordon and Linda don't think that was very nice and Merry apologizes. She starts speaking softly to him and he calms down and begins to lick her face.
Dogspoem
Cartoon A poem about dogs of different sizes, feelings and colors.
Artist: Deanna Morse
StandByYourCan
Muppets Hammy Swinette sings "Stand By Your Can."
(First: Episode 2796)
Dinosaur.UpDown
Cartoon A dinosaur demonstrates up and down with a pull-down window shade.
(First: Episode 2887)
Word.ICE
Animation The word ICE is formed with ice cubes, which melt.
(First: Episode 1177)
NancyEinstein.icecubes
Cartoon Dr. Nancy Einstein learns about ice cubes.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2582)
ElkFeeding
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Elk feeding.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0793)
2257zc
Cartoon I for Iron
(First: Episode 0314)
1800-15
Celebrity James Taylor performs "Jellyman Kelly" with a bunch of kids.
(First: Episode 1800)
Istars
Cartoon Shooting stars form the letter I/i.
(First: Episode 2218)
Chicken Soup Needs a Spoon
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover serves Mr. Johnson a bowl of chicken soup. Johnson says that he can't eat the soup, and Grover can't guess why. "That settles it," Johnson sighs. "From now on, I'm bringing my lunch to work in a paper sack." He finally explains to Grover that he can't eat the soup because he doesn't have a spoon.
(First: Episode 0358)
Growing13
Animation Growing Numbers #13
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3188e
SCENE 4 Chicago the Lion visits the library for the first time and Linda suggests he look around for a book he might like. He pounces on a book case looking for a book on vegetables and Maria remarks Linda should get a book on lion taming.
Followsnake
Cartoon A snake has a knot in his middle, and he can't find his end. The detective helps the snake find his end ... playing drums in a band.
(First: Episode 2600)
E&Btomuchtv
Muppets On a rainy day, Ernie watches TV, when Bert suggests he do something else, like write a story. Thus, Ernie sets everything out on the table, including pencils, paper, a pencil sharpener, and a wastebasket (which somehow ended up on Bert's head). Ernie is now ready to write a story, but instead, he leaves everything set out for when he gets an idea.
(First: Episode 1293)
LetterI.BeepBeep
Cartoon Letter I (Beep Beep)
(First: Episode 0427)
Girlsteps
Film Examples of people and animals going down.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
3142j
Cartoon Is no one afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?
(EKA: Episode 2405)
2356-24
Cast Big Bird, Susan and Bob sing "Can Read" while at a newsstand.
(First: Episode 2268)
3963j
Cartoon CGI sheep graze out I and i.
(First: Episode 2896)
Film.Ibeam
Film An I-beam is molded at a steel factory as heavy industrial-type music underscores the action. The segment ends on a video freeze of the finished beam, which is shaped like the letter "I."
(First: Episode 1077)
3963c
Cartoon A shy girl wants to join a group bouncing a ball. (audible dialogue)
Artist: Joanna Priestley
(First: Episode 2849)
Episode2924
SCENE 5 Gordon reads "The Broccoli from Another Planet," when Chicago pounces on him for his book. Gordon tells him he must wait his turn. Chicago waits patiently, then pounces on Gordon.
3142b
Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings and counts thirteen turkeys.
(First: Episode 2711)
Countsheep

Fauxsheep
Muppets The Count's main jumping-over-the-bed flock of sheep quits on him, so he calls the "24 Hour Emergency Counting Service". A reluctant deliveryman in sheep's clothing laments, "It's not an easy way to make a livin' ..."
(EKA: Episode 2122)
0926r
Cartoon A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0914)
Orangepoem
Animation A poem about oranges.
(First: Episode 2881)
Film.Countingshells
Film A scuba diver collects shells, which some kids count in voice-over.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0474)
3993r
Cartoon Jim Thurman sings "Calcutta Joe."
Animation by Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(First: Episode 2492)
DionYou!
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper approaches a man and says, "Knock, knock!" The man asks, "Who's there?". Harvey says, "Dion." The man asks, "Dion who?" Then Harvey slaps a letter D on the man's chest and says, "D on you!"
(First: Episode 0292)
DragonDoctor
Cartoon D for danger, dragon, doctor, dinner, and dessert
(EKA: Episode 2235)
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SCENE 6 Chicago's roars of laughter from reading start frightening the other patrons. Maria asks that he keep his laughter to a dull roar. He becomes so happy when he learns he can take the book home with him, he roars with joy. The patrons all run out afraid. Gordon announces the sponsors, while Chicago wonders where everyone went.

Notes

Sources

  1. YouTube upload by Gabriel Velez


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