Sesame Street
Mr. Quincy's 10-second toaster
Air date November 24, 1992
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Sara Compton
Production September 14 & 17, 1992
Sponsors E, T, 8


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird and Maria are in the Fix-It Shop, when a man named Mr. Quincy enters. He wants his 10-second toaster fixed and demonstrates the problem: the toast is ready after 9 seconds. Maria figures he's the type of guy who likes things working exactly as they should and states she'll have it fixed in 10 minutes. Big Bird suggests she hold herself to that.
Cartoon Household appliances count 1-10 and 10-0.
(First: Episode 2840)
Muppets / Celebrity Joe Williams sings "The Birdland Jump."
(First: Episode 2260)
Cartoon A moving truck takes the number 8.
(First: Episode 1446)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has gone shopping -- buying bread for himself, and peanut butter for Bert. They realize that it's dull to eat what they have separately, and they decide to cooperate, so they can each have a peanut butter sandwich.
(First: Episode 0279)
Animation School supplies make the letter E.
(First: Episode 2880)
SCENE 2 Maria has fixed the toaster and the toast is ready after exactly 10 seconds. Mr. Quincy is happy to have his toaster fixed and his scheduled breakfast can continue as normal once more.
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
Muppets Annette Monster and Frankie Monster sing "Love the Ocean" to urge others to "show respect for the sea" and refrain from throwing trash in the water.
(First: Episode 2680)
Cartoon The Ringmaster showcases eight skating penguins. (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 1291)
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Film Fay Ray climbs over a box.
(First: Episode 2620)
Muppets Kermit sings "Get Along" with some Anything Muppet greasers, the Martians, the Twiddlebugs, and a cow.
(First: Episode 2600)
Cartoon An army of ants gets to the bakery, only to find that it's closed.
(First: Episode 2088)
SCENE 3 Maria runs into Mary, whose little lamb has stopped following her. Maria helps demonstrate the different things the lamb would do the same as Mary. She compliments Maria on her following abilities and asks if she can start following her. Maria states she's too busy to follow Mary, so Mary decides to follow Maria.
Cartoon Spinning T (to the tango beat)
(First: Episode 2933)
Film Scenes of flowers set to harmonica music
(First: Episode 2497)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts the Letter of the Day Pageant.
(First: Episode 2212)
Animation A poem about oranges.
(First: Episode 2881)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentJohn-John and Herry Monster count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0441)
Animation A girl's narration describing the city is illustrated with cutout animation.
(First: Episode 2838)
SCENE 4 Mr. Quincy heads to Hooper's Store for his noon lunch and Big Bird warns Mr. Handford about his pickiness. Mr. Quincy orders the foot-long hot dog, taking out his ruler to make sure it's a foot long. The first hot dog is a tad short, and the second is a tad too long. He finally gets a hot dog that's exactly 1 foot long, but he requests the bun be just as long.
Animation Stop-motion: what goes in the hot dog bun?
(First: Episode 1494)
Cartoon An orange creature shows things that measure.
(EKA: Episode 1969)
Song "Don't Waste Water"
(First: Episode 2804)
Cartoon Mi kat iz ... gone
(First: Episode 1967)
Muppets "The Ten Commandments of Health"
(First: Episode 1139)
Cartoon T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0298)
SCENE 5 Mr. Handford, in voice-over, probes the street for something to draw a circle around. He settles for Oscar's head (using a telestrator). Oscar protests as his can is circled, then has a line drawn under it. He retaliates by making his own large circle that fills the screen, then paints it in completely.
Film Circles in everyday objects.
(First: Episode 0464)
Animation Planet E / e
(First: Episode 2840)
Muppets Live from the Nestropolitan Opera, Phil Harmonic introduces the staged production of Peligro starring Placido Flamingo.
(First: Episode 2273)
Cartoon A sleepy man counts 8 sheep.
(First: Episode 2113)
Film A boy hikes up a mountain with his family.
(First: Episode 2734)
Cartoon A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0914)
Film A scuba diver collects shells, which some kids count in voice-over.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0474)
Cartoon A ball goes up and down a musical staircase.
(First: Episode 2151)
SCENE 6 Mary and Maria finish fixing their respective radios, when Mary decides she's not going to follow Maria anymore and instead spend some time on her own. She does join her in announcing the sponsors.


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