Sesame Street
Elmo stands on his head / Bob babysits Natasha
Air date February 3, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Production September 23, 1991
Sponsors L, Z, 8
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Elmo, standing upside down on his head, welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street and sees how many things he can do before falling down. He starts by reciting the alphabet. Next, he watches a segment about the number 8...
Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
Afterwards, Elmo says he could see the number 8, because it looks the same upside down as it does right-side up. A stylized 8 appears and rotates to prove his point. Then, Elmo thinks about what else he can do while standing on his head, until he realizes that he's already doing something: thinking.

Film A boy narrates a film of what happens when it changes from fall to winter.
(First: Episode 2459)
Cartoon ifwedare
Cartoon A poem about changing seasons.
(First: Episode 0726)
Muppets Telly hosts "Here and There" from the library, where it's quiet. His co-host, Debra Starr, is at the airport, where it's loud. The loud noises of the airport eventually make it hard for Telly to hear Debra, so he has to talk louder into the microphone for Debra to hear him, which results in his expulsion.
(First: Episode 2864)
Cartoon "The Little Letter L: A Poem by Louise"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1526)
Film Kids go roller-skating in a playground as ragtime music plays.
(First: Episode 1234)

SCENE 2 Elmo continues to think of what to do while standing on his head when a pair of feet wearing tap shoes walks towards him. It happens to be Savion, who asks Elmo if he can practice his tap dancing. Elmo gladly accepts and watches him practice. After Savion finishes, Elmo decides to practice tap dancing while standing on his head and he finally falls down, learning that he can't do both at the same time.
Cartoon A boy learns to play his violin by practicing.
(First: Episode 1513)
Muppets Ernie sings "Dance Myself to Sleep."
(First: Episode 1705)
Cartoon An elephant and a bear try to cross a bridge to deliver their packages, but they're in each other's way. All voices by Hal Smith.
(First: Episode 0538)
Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
Cartoon Birds pop balloons of all the letters of the alphabet, making them lowercase.
(First: Episode 2552)
Film How sweaters are made from sheep's wool.
(First: Episode 1009)
SCENE 3 Savion gives a special tap dancing class for Slimey. Elmo's confused by this since Slimey doesn't have legs or feet. Slimey then hops along with one tap shoe on the end of his body. Savion puts another shoe on Slimey's head to make him tap dance with both ends. Elmo remarks "Slimey is a very talented worm."
Animation Arrows give a presentation of the human body.
(First: Episode 2839)
Muppets Director Kermit is making a western film with Forgetful Jones as the star. Forgetful is supposed to enter through the saloon doors and shout, "Everybody freeze!" Of course, he forgets this, and instead enters under, around and over the door. He gets the line right for the first three takes, but when he finally goes through the door: "Everybody ... frolic!"
(First: Episode 1922)
Cartoon A dog chases a cat around, through, over, and under a doghouse.
(First: Episode 1020)
Film A boy goes to the dentist and gets his teeth cleaned.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0476)
Muppets A Lavender Anything Muppet and a choir sing "Lonely".
(First: Episode 1165)
Cartoon "L Look Around Song"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1483)

SCENE 4 Flo Bear comes by to give Natasha a reading lesson. She tries to teach her the word "milk", using a sign with the word written on it, but Bob explains that she's too young to read and can't talk yet. Flo questions Natasha's babbling, and Bob replies that it's baby talk. Flo then takes out a sign written in baby talk, which Natasha reads out perfectly.
Song "Brothers Song"
(First: Episode 1476)
Cartoon A man rearranges a LIMK sign to make the word "MILK".
(First: Episode 1116)
Muppets / Celebrity Sneak Peek Previews
Oscar and Telly get a lesson on "Thumbs up, thumbs down" from Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel.
(First: Episode 2791)
Cartoon A boy leads his sister up and down a staircase.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0526)
Muppets / Cast "Brush Boogie"
(First: Episode 2827)
Cartoon The Typewriter: Z for Zoo
(First: Episode 0776)
Film Kids pick green beans in the field. Later their mom cooks the beans, and they eat them.
(First: Episode 0944)
Muppets Farmer Ernie sings "Grow High Grow Low" about how some plants grow high while some grow low.
(First: Episode 2448)
Film Olivia briefly narrates a film of re-paving a street.
(First: Episode 1161)
Cast Linda signs the word "pie," and gets hit with one, to Gordon's surprise.
(First: Episode 2712)
Cartoon Eight frogs
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1506)
Muppets / Celebrity Harry Belafonte sings of about the "Coconut Counting Man," who is actually The Count.
(First: Episode 1692)
Cartoon Animals who eat crunchy things have nice teeth.
(First: Episode 1487)

SCENE 5 Chicago the Lion plays a pretend hunting game with the kids, who are dressed as vegetables. Chicago's loud roars bother Bob, who's trying to get Natasha to take her nap, so he decides to express his excitement without roaring, letting out a Tarzan yell instead.
SCENE 5 cont'd As Chicago runs off for the hunt, Elmo announces the sponsors.


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