Sesame Street
A day with Debra
Air date January 30, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Lou Berger
Sponsors M, X, 6


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Big Bird and The Birdketeers are zooming around because today's letter of the day is M, for motorcycle.
SCENE 1 Luis and Maria try to work when it's quiet, but every time they mention an "M" word, Big Bird and the kids zoom by on their pretend motorcycles and repeat the word.
Animation M / m (Gordon voiceover)
(First: Episode 2232)
Muppets Kermit sings "Caribbean Amphibian."
(First: Episode 2205)
Cartoon A story of a cat who hated rain, wished for it to stop, and witnessed the disastrous effects without it.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2724)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Families."
(First: Episode 0454)
Isadora's sneakers.jpg
Animation Isadora's sneakers describe all the fun they've had this past year, as the seasons change.
(First: Episode 2758)
SCENE 2 Debra Winger drops off her broken toaster at the Fix-It Shop, saying she misses her morning toast. This attracts Big Bird and the kids, who ask her to play with them. She recalls the imaginary motorcycle she used to have and happens to have it now. She joins them in riding around as a means of waiting for the toaster to be fixed.
Animation The letter M in various typefaces.
(First: Episode 2864)
Film In an Alaskan village, a doctor makes a regular visit to a clinic.
(First: Episode 2390)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has gone shopping -- buying bread for himself, and peanut butter for Bert. They realize that it's dull to eat what they have separately, and they decide to cooperate, so they can each have a peanut butter sandwich.
(First: Episode 0279)
2096i.jpg Song Joe Raposo sings "Peanut Butter". (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 1966)
Cartoon Household appliances count 1-10 and 10-0.
(First: Episode 2840)
SCENE 3 Debra stops everything and says she wants to pretend to do something else. She says that another thing she did when she was little was pretending what she would be when she grew up. She helps them all pretend to be doctors, chefs, and cowboys. Big Bird decides to pretend to be a doctor...who helps patients via his motorcycle.
Film Megan goes to the doctor and gets a cast on her arm so it can heal.
(First: Episode 1205)
Cartoon The letter X appears on-screen.
(First: Episode 2779)
Muppets Two brothers, First and Last, sing about how their names affect how they do things.
(First: Episode 0134)
Animation First leaf, last leaf
(First: Episode 0794)
SCENE 4 The Count learns that Debra will not count to 40 with him, even though they have a contract about it and "their people" talked about it. She explains she's not in the mood to count to 40, but rather to 41. He is delighted and they count to 41 as if they were having a conversation.
Cartoon "Six Soccer Socks"
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1670)

Muppets Spaceship Surprise
The crew lands on the Planet CH, where they are greeted by Chunky Cheese.
(First: Episode 2414)
Cartoon An elephant, a zebra, a hedgehog, an ostrich, a frog and a ladybug create a rhythm with their footsteps.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2794)
Film Kids have a lost dog poster made using an old-style printing press.
(First: Episode 1222)
Animation Apples fall from a tree, which bothers the hill beneath it, as Irish music underscores the segment.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0628)
Cast Savion shows Elmo how to tie his shoelace in song.
(First: Episode 2850)
Film SALIDA (word spins around)
(First: Episode 0967)
Cartoon The Great Inventor Series: Science Salutes the Men and Women Who Have Changed the Way We Live. Cartoon about the days when people tried drinking ice cream soda before straws were invented. Awful messes were made getting more of the refreshment on their clothes than in their bellies. Then one day an ice cream parlor janitor noticed that when people brought their leashed pet anteaters in to enjoy an ice cream soda, the floor was always sucked completely clean. Realizing that nature had solved the problem, the janitor invented artificial anteater noses that strapped on over people's mouths...which eventually evolved into the modern straw.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2595)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Bein' a Pig."
(First: Episode 2356)
Cartoon Stamped and painted X animation.
Muppets Ernie and Elmo sing about the parts that make up "One Fine Face."
(First: Episode 2220)
Cartoon Six pigs
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1472)
Insert A group of girls perform a clap-cheer about happiness.
(First: Episode 2830)
Cartoon A cowboy sings about "Feelings That Are Real."
(First: Episode 0954)
Muppets News anchorman Kermit concludes his news program with a weather report by their new news anchor, Simon Soundman, who does a weather report using sounds for different kinds of weather (wind blowing, a foghorn for fog, and rain and thunder for a rainstorm,). Kermit fires him and calls for another weatherman, who has a more "visual" approach to reporting it.
(First: Episode 0631)
Cartoon An elephant (voiced by Marshall Efron) asks Nesbitt (voiced by Don Arioli) for directions to the zoo, but won't listen to him long enough.
Artist: Janet Perlman
(First: Episode 1631)
Song "Sharing Swing with Kids Song (Share in Your Fun with Another Someone)"
(First: Episode 0926)
Animation The numbers 1-6 are carried away and/or demolished by construction equipment.
(First: Episode 2270)
Song "Cow Dog Song"
(First: Episode 0783)
SCENE 5 Debra arrives to pick up her toaster, but Maria states the ones on the table belong to "Redford, Nicholson and Marlon". While they talk about it, the Count announces the sponsors, as Big Bird and the kids zoom by once more.

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