Sesame Street
Plot Kalamazoo!
Air date March 25, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Josh Selig
Sponsors W, Z, 13
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Bob asks Elmo where he's heading off to today. Elmo replies, "Kalamazoo!" and repeats the word over and over.
SCENE 1 Bob asks Big Bird why Elmo keeps repeating "Kalamazoo." Big Bird states it's to help demonstrate emotions. He names different feelings, as Elmo says "Kalamazoo" in a different way to reflect them.
Cartoon "Island of Emotion"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 2822)
Film The Count (in voiceover) subtracts from five to four to two children on a park bench.
(First: Episode 2951)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert explore an Egyptian pyramid. Bert is excited, but Ernie is afraid. They see statues that look like them. Bert decides to explore a tunnel while Ernie looks at the statues, and then the Ernie statue starts tapping and talking to Ernie. But when Ernie calls Bert back to the room, the statue doesn't move. Ernie is scared until the statue starts singing Rubber Duckie with him. Bert doesn't believe Ernie, until he says "Bye-bye, statue," and the statue replies "Bye-bye!" and laughs... just like Ernie.
(First: Episode 1621)
Cartoon W for witch
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2407)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "The Goat."
(EKA: Episode 2366)
SCENE 2 Big Bird conducts Elmo and the Kalamazoo Chorus as they say "Kalamazoo" thirteen times. Afterwards, they follow it up with the old favorite "I Left My Heart in Kalamazoo."
Cartoon A mouse riding an armadillo sings a song about 13, his lucky number.
(First: Episode 2828)

Muppets Upon Mr. Johnson's latest visit to Charlie's Restaurant, the waitstaff has been implemented with a new service device. Grover instructs his guest to ring the bell three times to get his attention, instead of yelling across such an upper-crust establishment. After Mr. Johnson has trouble deciphering the speed with which he must ring the bell, he calls Andre the manager out to address his concerns. Andre, having been interrupted while eating a sour cream soufflé, doesn't think there's anything wrong with the bell. In fact, he thinks it looks so good that he eats it, as Mr. Johnson notices the time, and rushes out of the restaurant.
(First: Episode 2848)
Cartoon An alien lands on Earth, looking for a Z to eat. He snatches one off a policeman's uniform, eats it, and rests.
Artist: Tom Gabbay
(EKA: Episode 2489)
Song "Beet Beet, Sugar Beet"
(EKA: Episode 1219)

Muppets A series of trailers for school-related dramas are shown on WCTW's "School in the Afternoon" block.
(EKA: Episode 2494)
Cartoon A bear counts bees and disturbs their beehive.
(First: Episode 0083)
SCENE 3 Bob watches Elmo's demonstration of same and different using Joseph and Jamar as examples. As the demonstration comes to a close, Elmo points out one last similarity between the two - they were both born in...Kalamazoo!

Film Lamont, who lives in the city, visits his friend Adrian, who lives in the country. Together they ride bikes, swim, and have dinner with Adrian's family.
(First: Episode 2800)
Cartoon Birds pop balloons of all the letters of the alphabet, making them lowercase.
(EKA: Episode 2642)
Muppets Over the Top, a ZZ Top-like band, sings "ZZ Blues."
(First: Episode 2317)
Cartoon "Water Conservation": Frank the fish calls Carl and tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
Artist: Peter Chung
(EKA: Episode 2746)
Song "There's a Lot of Different Ways to Get to School" (sung by Jerry Nelson)
(First: Episode 2751)
SCENE 4 Elmo runs back and forth, still chanting "Kalamazoo!" as Bob tries to read. Elmo points out that his dad told him that he has a third cousin on his mother's sister's side who lives in Kalamazoo, but he's just repeating the word for fun. He then promises not to annoy Bob by saying "Kalamazoo" over and over, and proceeds to shout "Albuquerque" again and again (he has a great uncle on his father's brother's side who lives there).
Song "Paying Attention Song" (Charlie Tyson)
(EKA: Episode 1101)
Cartoon A map of Brazil morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(EKA: Episode 2839)
Muppets / Celebrity Joe Williams sings "The Birdland Jump."
(EKA: Episode 2412)
Cartoon Gloria talks about 'W'
(EKA: Episode 1201)
SCENE 5 The Amazing Mumford prepares to do a magic trick and points out he has nothing up his sleeve. Telly enters and notes that his arm, elbow and shoulder are actually in his sleeve. Mumford eventually lets Telly do the trick on his own, pulling a grumbling Benny Rabbit from the hat.
Cartoon Lazy Wanda's knees converse with each other.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1114)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The miller's daughter is in danger of losing her baby if she cannot guess the first name of Rumpelstiltskin. Kermit offers a hotline, Sesame Street-555, for people to call in and help her. The name ends up being Bruce Rumpelstiltskin, but unfortunately for Kermit, he picked the wrong place to hide: the baby's carriage!
(First: Episode 0724)

Cartoon / Film Three frogs say "reduce, reuse, recycle!" and hop around the globe.
A boy who lives in Bali narrates a film about how his community recycles their resources.
Animation Growing Numbers #13
(First: Episode 2924)
Cast Maria (as Charlie Chaplin) tries to throw away a newspaper into a rapidly moving litter can. When she finally does, the exit door also moves and she breaks down the wall.
(EKA: Episode 1840)
Film Three dolphins jump together.
(EKA: Episode 0874)
SCENE 6 Telly informs Mumford of what just happened. Mumford encourages him to give the trick another go and Benny re-appears once more. Mumford tries to bring him out and apologize, but Elmo pops out instead, shouting "Albuquerque!" Benny announces the sponsors.

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