Sesame Street
Maribelle's broken cowbell
Air date April 15, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by David Johnson
Sponsors C, I, 10


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Elmo plans to explore an imaginary jungle. He shows Mr. Handford his imaginary supplies, but doesn't need to go very far - the jungle is Hooper's!
Animation Cecille sings "The Game of Make Believe."
(First: Episode 2864)
Film The Count (in voiceover) subtracts from five to three to zero children on a park bench.
(First: Episode 2942)
Cartoon Bud the Bird flies above and below in a bumper car.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 2901)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster tries on different pairs of shoes, but can't agree on one pair. They end up agreeing to wear shoe boxes instead.
(First: Episode 2142)
Cartoon Ten Turtles
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
Celebrity James Taylor sings "That Grouchy Face" to Oscar.
(First: Episode 1777)
Cartoon An ostrich, a girl, and a pig do some exercises, and move the couch away.
Film Kids narrate a film about how Yufka, a Turkish flat-bread, is made.
(First: Episode 2937)
Cartoon C for candle (blows man away).
(First: Episode 0703)
Muppets The Singing Dentists sing "Say Toothpaste, Somebody!" (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 2705)
Cartoon A beaver does his exercises, while his friends make fun of him. He then uses his strength to save his friends when the dam breaks.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 2067)
Film In time-lapse footage, a construction crew builds a house and paints it green, and a family moves into it.
(First: Episode 1171)

Muppets The Count reads some kids a poem about "The Countess Who Lived in the Woods." She is visited by cold, needy animals, all of whom she helps out by giving them the things she was about to count.
(First: Episode 2944)
Cartoon "Alphabet Imagination": A female voice quickly recites the alphabet followed by a male voice narrating each letter in a series of psychedelic vignettes.
(First: Episode 0345)
Muppets "Don't Throw That Trash on the Ground"
(First: Episode 2680)
Cartoon CGI sheep graze out I and i.
(First: Episode 2896)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Families." (ending edited)
(First: Episode 0454)
Cartoon A bird lays ten eggs.
Artist: Tom Gabbay
(First: Episode 1576)
Cast Lillian sings a "Simple Clapping Song" with some kids.
(First: Episode 2827)
Cartoon Two men try to go over a very steep hill.
(First: Episode 1522)
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy recalls how he learned about the meaning of DANGER.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1971)
1095o Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy watches a circle around him get bigger and smaller.
(First: Episode 0285)
Cartoon Apple: a riddle
(First: Episode 2889)
Cartoon A paranoid bird doesn't like to be surprised ... unless it's a surprise party.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2088)
SCENE 2 Big Bird hears a siren blaring, but it's not coming from a fire engine - it's from a cowbell. The cow, Maribelle, states her cow bell is broken and is making the siren. Big Bird suggests she head to the Fix-It Shop, but they're stopped by a policeman who thinks Maribelle's a fire engine.
Animation Sand I/i
(First: Episode 0619)
Film "Sesame Street Creature Feature": Today's featured creature is the Slug, who sings "I'm a Slug"
Muppets Prairie Dawn tries to play Johann Sebastian Bach's "Minuet in G Major" with Elmo on the violin.
Cartoon "The Adventures of Clever Bill!" The main character solves conflicts between two fighting giants and two fighting girls.
(First: Episode 2068)
Song "The First Time" - Children try various activities (riding tricycles, tying shoes, etc.) and progressively improve.
(First: Episode 2950)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I for Island.
(First: Episode 0314)
SCENE 3 Maria struggles to fix Maribelle's cowbell. She hits it with a mallet, which results in it making Big Ben-esque chimes. Monty arrives, thinking it's tea time.
Cartoon A man tries to figure out where a squeaky sound is coming from; it turns out to be a giant's squeaky shoes. "Surprise!"
(First: Episode 0770)
Film Cars on the street go fast, then slow, then fast again.
Muppets Cookie Monster tells his little cousin monster to get him something special that starts with the letter C. He hopes she'll bring him a cookie, but she brings a carrot, a cucumber, a cauliflower, and an ear of corn. Finally, she realizes that cousin also starts with C, and assumes he was referring to her.
(First: Episode 1319)
Cartoon The Bellhop must take 10 terriers for a walk.
(First: Episode 2507)
SCENE 4 Maria isn't able to fix the bell, so she gives Maribelle a brand new one. The clanking attracts her cow friends, who wish to go grazing. They mistake the Fix-It shop for a pasture. Big Bird announces the sponsors, while the policeman shows up to add to the commotion.

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