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Sesame Street
A ridiculous day with Monty
Air date February 6, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Norman Stiles
Sponsors F, I, 5

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Elmo scales a snowy mountain top to announce the sponsors. It turns out to be a set, with assistance from Gordon.
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SCENE 1 Big Bird rollerskates down the street, when he finds Telly admiring a large triangle. Big Bird doesn't see what's so special about it and is told to really look at it. Soon, some dramatic music plays and a spotlight shines on the triangle. Big Bird likes the music and lighting, but still doesn't see what Telly sees and leaves.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird then runs into Rosita, who asks him if he's ever really looked at a square before.
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Song Jerry Nelson sings "Salt, My Salt."
(First: Episode 2909)
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Muppets On Vacation with Guy Smiley
Guy Smiley and his tour guide have difficulty taking pictures of animals in the jungle because of Guy's uncontrollably loud voice. A tiger recognizes him, and offers to take a picture of him and some other animals. "Say TREES!"
(First: Episode 1949)
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Cartoon CGI sheep graze out I and i.
(First: Episode 2896)
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Muppets Kermit the Frog goes to see his doctor, who listens to his heart. Describing what he hears as "groovy," the doctor sings "Heart of a Frog" about different kinds of noises (backed by frog nurses)
(First: Episode 2650)
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Film Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
(First: Episode 0497)
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SCENE 2 Elmo sings "Elmo's Jive Five" with two back-up monsters. After the song, Gordon comes out and compliments his performance.
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Animation Today's Secret Drawing is a fireman.
(First: Episode 0200)
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Film Shots of the Louisiana bayou are shown, as harmonica music is played.
(First: Episode 2507)
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Muppets Caveman Days
King Ernie needs to clean his yucky teeth. The Royal Smart Person brings a big brush (used for sweeping), then a middle-sized brush (used for brushing hair), then a smaller brush (used for painting), and finally a really small brush (a toothbrush). Just as Ernie proclaims that he'll "brush every tooth in the entire kingdom," a saber-toothed tiger comes in, seizes the toothbrush, and begins to use it himself!
(First: Episode 1388)
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Song "Imagination Landscape"
(First: Episode 2904)
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SCENE 3 Monty leans into frame (sans his hat) and announces "something exactly the same, yet completely different." Two Lillians then appear and the first Lillian describes what's the same about them. On the other hand, the second Lillian has a different voice (supplied by Jim Martin). Monty appears again and introduces something short and tall...
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Film A boy compares the growth of the sunflowers to his own height.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0589)
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Muppets "It's Zydeco"
(First: Episode 2666)
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Cartoon Fleas have fun in fur!
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0630)
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Muppets Astronaut Prairie Dawn floats on a space shuttle, when Elmo pops up out of nowhere, offering to help her. He soon learns that there is no need for a policeman, a construction worker, or a farmer in space (unless there's a cow).
(EKA: Episode 2862)
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Film Feet wearing all different types of shoes dance.
(First: Episode 2601)
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SCENE 4 Monty reports for a "Ridiculous Network News" newsbreak (accompanied by a crashing sound effect). Before he can report, Big Bird wonders what "ridiculous" means. Monty gives his own demonstrations of ridiculous actions. He gets a news story that a man was just doing the same silly things. He then announces a song break...
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Song Joe Raposo sings "There's a Bird On Me".
(First: Episode 0416)
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SCENE 4 cont'd Monty, now with a bird on his cap, reports that colds have broken out all over Sesame Street. The street is then shown to be covered with signs reading "COLD." Some residents have "chest colds", "head colds", and Monty even catches a "COLD." When asked about the cause of the epidemic, Lillian states it's because "COLD" is the word of the day. Monty signs off while collapsing under the "COLD"'s weight, then introduces something to sink your teeth into...
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Muppets "It is I, Captain Vegetable!"
(First: Episode 1741)
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Cartoon What kind of print does a hand make?
(First: Episode 0776)
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Muppets / Celebrity Randy Travis sings "You Gotta Ask Some Questions."
(First: Episode 2782)
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Cartoon A lost number 5 looks for his brother.
(First: Episode 0934)
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Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "Goats."
(First: Episode 2366)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird is having a Birdketeer meeting, when Monty shows up with his bird-hat. He says the bird on top is well trained, as it never flies away. Big Bird tells him that the bird's not alive. Monty is shocked and leaves to get a new hat with a live bird on it.
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Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(First: Episode 0335)
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Muppets How Now Brown and the Moo Wave perform the song "Danger's No Stranger."
(First: Episode 2030)
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Film Katie is going to be a big sister.
(First: Episode 2769)
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Cartoon Jive Five
(First: Episode 1664)
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Cast Luis and Maria sing "You Say Hola and I Say Hola."
(First: Episode 2062)
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Cartoon Shooting stars form the letter I/i.
(First: Episode 2218)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird and the kids announce the sponsors. Monty comes back with a new hat with a "live" squirrel on it. Big Bird points out that's not alive either, but Monty says he is and has him mention the Children's Television Workshop (using a false voice). He then leaves to gather nuts for the winter.

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