Sesame Street
The Opposite Show
Air date March 9, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors R, V, 2
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar cuts the opening theme short after the first line. He reports to Gordon and the kids that today happens to be a very cloudy day, so the song doesn't accurately reflect the day. He rewrites the theme with his own personal, Grouchy touch.
Cartoon Kids observe cloud formations, until it starts to rain.
(First: Episode 2074)
Muppets Prairie Dawn directs Grover in "Singin' in the Rain."
Film Armadillos on film
(First: Episode 2488)
Animation "We Are Kids From Far and Wide": Jittar, who lives in Thailand, describes the holiday of Songkran.
(First: Episode 2765)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie realizes that Bert's not home and that he can do whatever he wants. He acts out a typical scenario in which he plays the radio loud and Bert tells him to turn it down ... but it doesn't feel the same without Bert around.
(First: Episode 1949)
Cartoon V for volcano
(First: Episode 1980)
SCENE 2 Big Bird has found three, colorful ribbons and wants to tie one around Barkley's neck (with Linda's help). He's disappointed that none of them fit, until Linda ties them all together.
Song Lillian sings "Face Facts."
(First: Episode 2760)

Muppets The Two-Headed Monster are the teachers of a two-headed-oriented classroom, with Elmo and Telly as their pupil/pupils (they are sharing the same shirt). The first lesson is to say "Good Morning" in monster language, then how to argue over what to read.
(First: Episode 2853)
Cartoon R for rose
(EKA: Episode 2363)
Muppets The Count sings about what he does when there's "Nothing to Count" - he imagines counting birdies and elephants.
(First: Episode 1940)
Cartoon Imagination (Boy Imagines Being Zoo Animals)
(First: Episode 0383)
Animation A kerosene lamp assembles itself in stop-motion.
(First: Episode 1473)
Insert Tim Robbins plays every role in Prairie Dawn's pageant about the four seasons.
(First: Episode 2855)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Pretty Baby."
(First: Episode 0040)
Muppets Clementine and Buster get on a train, and try to tell Forgetful Jones that he's supposed to get on the train with them, but Forgetful Jones would much rather remember on his own why he's at the train station. The train leaves just as Forgetful remembers why he's there.
(First: Episode 1654)
Animation Ornate Vs spin around as a song about them plays.
(First: Episode 2942)
SCENE 3 An announcer introduces The Opposite Show, starring Maria and Fluffy. The two will demonstrate dry and wet. Maria is dry and produces an umbrella when Fluffy is about to squirt some water, thus getting the umbrella wet. She closes it just when the announcer calls for an encore and she gets a face full of water.
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet. (dog washing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Muppets A shark sings about his "Perfectly Pearl-White Teeth."
(First: Episode 1446)
Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
Film A boy talks about living in Alaska and about racing sled dogs.
(EKA: Episode 2388)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert and Sherlock Hemlock ask John-John if he wants to count, and John-John enthusiastically rises to the occasion.
(First: Episode 1474)
Animation A voiceover counts forty dots, each one rising on a musical scale as their colors shift from red to orange.
(EKA: Episode 2406)
SCENE 4 Next on The Opposite Show, Maria shows quiet by speaking softly. She puts on some earmuffs for Fluffy's turn to show loud. Fluffy lets out a long, loud noise, effectively destroying Maria's earmuffs and standing her hair on end.
Animation Cecille sings "I'm Gonna Get to You."
(First: Episode 2873)
Muppets Instead of cookies, Cookie Monster recites a poem about galoshes -- or at least he tries.
(First: Episode 1626)
Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
Film How paper is recycled
(First: Episode 2710)
SCENE 5 Special guest star Big Bird joins The Opposite Show for a demonstration of in and out. Fluffy puts her trunk in and out of a bag of peanuts, then Maria puts her spoon in and out of her ice cream and mouth. Big Bird goes in his nest area, then comes out, smashing Maria with the door and getting ice cream all over her.
Hippo coconut
Cartoon A hippo has difficulty getting the succulent fruit down from a tree, and enlists the help of another hippo.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1899)
Muppets Ernie sings "Little Plant."
(First: Episode 2144)
Film Cat block structure.
(First: Episode 1824)
Film Alphaquest: R
Running down a road past a rabbit, a radio, some rocks, and a rainbow.
(First: Episode 2726)
Muppets "The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary and Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
(First: Episode 1149)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
SCENE 6 The announcer introduces the I'm Sorry Maria Show, where Big Bird and Fluffy apologize to Maria (with a bandage across her nose). Maria then announces the sponsors.

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