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Gina calls out sick
Air date March 17, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Production October 16, 1991
Sponsors K, T, 20


Picture Segment Description


SCENE 1 Gina is too sick to come into work at Hooper's Store today, so Mr. Handford has Savion. Gina tries to assure she's fine, but Mr. Handford and Savion assure her they've got the store covered. Big Bird comes in for his usual breakfast, but is upset that Gina isn't making it (she always makes his breakfast). Savion instead prepares him his surprise breakfast. He hands Big Bird the ingredients as he adds them to the bowl. Big Bird doesn't get the surprise; he was told the ingredients ahead of time. The surprise is that Big Bird made it himself! Gina calls in again and is saddened to hear things are going well without her.
Film Forward and backward are demonstrated as a family prepares breakfast.
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Cartoon Yo-yo elevator
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Muppets Fairy Tales Today
Prairie Dawn tries to interview Goldilocks on her new story, "Goldilocks and the Four Penguins." However, Prairie's question-asking is never just right for Goldilocks to comprehend (either too loud, too soft, etc.).
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Cartoon T for typewriter and toe
Artist: John Korty
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Muppets / Cast "Sing Your Synonyms"
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Cartoon Two men push two large bird eggs to the top of two hills.
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Film Fay Ray gets on and off a rug.
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Cartoon Number Creatures #20
(First: Episode 2687)

SCENE 2 Savion assures Gina again on the phone that everything in the store is fine. She hears The Count enter and tells Savion last time the Count appeared, he had her take everything off the shelves to count. Savion avoids the mess by blowing some bubbles for him to count.
Cartoon "Animal Elevator": 10-1 (subtraction)
(First: Episode 2523)
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Muppets Little Bird explains "next to". Then Cookie Monster cuddles up next to Little Bird.
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Cartoon A girl imagines being next to a tree, a house and a car. "Now I'm going over there," she says. "There's nothing here to be next to!"
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Film A zookeeper feeds some polar bears sardines.
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Cartoon A cat catches a TELEPHONE and eats it.
Artists: The Hubleys
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Muppets "Daddy Helps with the Dishes" - three families sing about how they help each other doing chores, cooking and homework.
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Cartoon A snake is on, in, under, and stuck in a tree branch.
Film The Count (in voiceover) subtracts from five to one to zero children on a park bench.
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Cartoon An orange creature shows things that measure.
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Muppets Grover takes several dogs for a walk, explaining that dogs need exercise as much as people do.
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Cartoon K for kangaroo
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SCENE 3 While Savion serves some Honkers, Prairie Dawn calls Gina to see how she's doing. She tells her she's written a play about today's experiences...and how Savion saved the day.
Film A girl draws a picture of her friend, Dai Xi.
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Cartoon The numbers keep changing from 1 to 20 as corny music plays in the background.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie keeps taking glasses of water outside the apartment. Bert thinks of possible uses Ernie could have for this water. As it turns out, the kitchen faucet is broken, and Ernie's trying to get rid of the water before the apartment floods.
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Cartoon "The Wasteroon Song" - three water drops complain about people wasting water, calling them "Wasteroons."
Artist: ArtistMike
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Insert A group of girls do a chant about the letter K.
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Animation Sand K/k
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Film A blind class goes on a field trip downtown, and visits a produce stand.
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Animation A picture puzzle of the letter T is put together. A man walks up to it, and calls a taxi.
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Animation A white shell is uncovered in the sand.
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Cartoon A pig sings "Pig's Love Song."
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Muppets The Amazing Mumford sounds out the word MAGIC, then makes himself disappear.
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Cartoon A boy demonstrates why his dog's name is Happy.
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SCENE 4 Savion, the Count and Prairie all visit Gina's room. The Count has brought the bubbles to cheer her up and Prairie has a book - 1001 Careers. Savion admits how hard running the store is and tells Gina how great she is. He puts on a Fred Astaire tape for them to watch, while the Count counts bubbles.
Cartoon I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
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Animation Teeny Little Super Guy: Robert W. Shipshape gets a hat for his birthday, and it blows into the street. R.W. remembers not to cross the street without an adult; Teeny Little Superguy helps him across.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
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Cartoon Edgar Turtle sings "Hey Diddle Diddle."
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Muppets After fighting with each other, the Two-Headed Monster reads the word "Love" and forgets their feud.
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Film Growing Numbers #20
Muppets In song, a boy wanders into the Animal Lost and Found, looking for his pet named Homer. The shopkeeper says, "Describe Your Pet to Me."
Cartoon Un pajaro.
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SCENE 5 Herry Monster picks out a get well card for Gina, but doesn't remember how to mail it. Savion prepares the envelope for him and Herry rushes to the mailbox. After his immediate return, he's shocked to find out it'll take a few days before Gina receives it; he wants her to see it now! Herry rushes out of the store again.

SCENE 5 cont'd Mr. Handford and Savion witness Herry trying to pull the mailbox from the ground, attempting to bring the whole thing to Gina. They get him to stop and suggest he go visit her instead. Herry runs off and the two return to the store, as Big Bird announces the sponsors.


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