Sesame Street
Luis, Gordon and Wolfgang go fishing
Air date March 6, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Belinda Ward
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors J, N, 13


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Gina lists the sponsors for today's show. We'll also find out the reason Wolfgang is acting nuttier than usual.

SCENE 1 Gina has now lost sight of Wolfgang. Luis and Gordon peer out of the 123 Sesame Street doors to make sure the coast is clear. They explain to Gina they're going fishing and don't want Wolfgang to know. Since the seal's out of sight, they quickly load up the car and head inside. However, as soon as they turn on the car, they see Wolfgang has been in the back seat the entire time.
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SCENE 2 Luis and Gordon try to get Wolfgang out of the car, but nothing seems to work. Gina has an idea - she lures him out with a fish and has him follow it back to Hooper's Store. Luis and Gordon quickly get in the car, but Wolfgang is once again in the backseat. Gina has another idea...
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SCENE 3 Gina returns with Wolfgang's favorite book - Dr. Seuss's One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. He gets out and begins reading it with her, until the two start up the car. Luis and Gordon celebrate as they drive off, not noticing Wolfgang (and the book) are now in the backseat.
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SCENE 4 Wolfgang joins the two on the docks. Luis and Gordon catch some seaweed and a sneaker instead. Wolfgang hops into the water and begins tossing fish up at them, though more than they can handle...
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SCENE 5 Luis and Gordon are still being bombarded with fish and tell Wolfgang to get back on the dock. They've filled up their buckets, nets and hands with fish that they have no more room for. They do have somewhere else the fish can go - inside Wolfgang.
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SCENE 6 Back on the street, Luis and Gordon tell Gina how great a fisherman Wolfgang is and tell him he can join them for fishing anytime. Wolfgang immediately hops back in the car and honks the horn for them. While Luis and Gordon try to get him out, Gina announces the sponsors.

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